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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 -

Aug 8, 2023

Pete Hoffman is a third generation leader and president at Orange Research, a leader in filtration, level and flow monitoring. He is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, but bringing his own digital twist.


It's not a surprise that Pete went to school originally for Information Technology, as he aims to digitally transform Orange Research, starting with a new ERP system and then leveraging it to achieve to much more. Pete is also starting his company's journey into Additive Manufacturing and is excited about its potential. 


Throughout this episode, Pete talks about the people and organizations who have helped him and the company to get where it is now. Whether family members, exceptional employees, outstanding consultants, or the organizations that make up the CT manufacturing community, Pete leverages his relationships to bring success to Orange Research.


Pete's favorite business books:

Good to Great, Jim Collins

Traction, Gino Wickman


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Pete and Ari discuss:

Digital Transformation



Family business

Lean manufacturing

Additive manufacturing / 3D printing