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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving CT 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 throughout the state that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the President, CEO and Founder of IT Direct, a Technology Managed Service Provider in Hartford, CT. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it is making on our local economy. IT Direct focuses on providing its manufacturing clients the technology, support, and strategic guidance they need to not only meet their business goals but to drive future success. 


This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct -

Produced by Miceli Productions -

Oct 1, 2019

Willington Nameplate has done incredible work changing with the times to keep their business in the forefront of manufacturing. In this episode, Brett Greene, President of Willington Nameplate, talks to Ari about their successful efforts to rebrand the company and modernize its marketing. They also discuss the company's search for continuous growth in areas like recruitment, employee growth, and  communication.   

Brett discusses his own unique career development and how he began to focus on working with people. His goal for the company is to all move in one direction, learn from each other, and keep growing.

A thread that is unique to this podcast is Ari and Brett's discussion about company acquisitions. Brett talks about Willington Nameplate's strategic approach, what each acquisition has brought to the company, and what they are looking for in the future.

Brett Greene: Willington Nameplate
Phone: 877-967-4743

Ari Santiago:
Ari Santiago is the President/CEO of IT Direct
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