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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices from Miami to Milwaukee and down the eastern seaboard. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.


This podcast is brought to you by CompassMSP -

Produced by Miceli Productions -

Jul 28, 2020

Marcy Minnick is the 3rd generation running Excello Tool Engineering & Manufacturing, Co in Milford, CT. On today's podcast, Marcy and Ari discuss the background and history of Excello Tool. Marcy proudly touts the incredible artistry of her team and gives them credit not only for the success, but the actual existence of the company.

Marcy talks to Ari about coming into the company with a business, rather than manufacturing, background and what she did to garner the respect of her team. Together Ari and Marcy discussed the power of asking for help, the importance of hiring the right experts and the need to maintain flexible at this time to meet a higher customer demand.

Ari and Marcy also delved into the value of joining one of CT's manufacturing associations and what it's like to be a woman in today's manufacturing industry.

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