177 episodes

Each week Ari interviews a thriving manufacturing leader and discovers the secrets to their success. He uncovers each guests' 'manufacturing story' - their path into and through the industry,

Ari digs into successes and best practices of each company and leader, as well as challenges and discoveries, to help listeners and guests learn from each other. Discover the strategies these great leaders have used to start, develop, and grow their business - workforce development, leadership, sales/marketing, investments, technology, mergers, workplace culture and so much more!

Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices throughout the eastern seaboard and into the Midwest. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.

Do you know someone who would be a great guest or have a topic you'd really like to learn about? Let us know! Reach out to our podcast producer: Sara Duprey, sduprey@compassmsp.com

Made in America with Ari Santiago Ari Santiago

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

Each week Ari interviews a thriving manufacturing leader and discovers the secrets to their success. He uncovers each guests' 'manufacturing story' - their path into and through the industry,

Ari digs into successes and best practices of each company and leader, as well as challenges and discoveries, to help listeners and guests learn from each other. Discover the strategies these great leaders have used to start, develop, and grow their business - workforce development, leadership, sales/marketing, investments, technology, mergers, workplace culture and so much more!

Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices throughout the eastern seaboard and into the Midwest. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.

Do you know someone who would be a great guest or have a topic you'd really like to learn about? Let us know! Reach out to our podcast producer: Sara Duprey, sduprey@compassmsp.com

    Lasting 190 years with cultural relevance with Cici Bevin, Bevin Brothers Manufacturing

    Lasting 190 years with cultural relevance with Cici Bevin, Bevin Brothers Manufacturing

    Cici Bevin is 6th generation, and the Chief Growth Officer, in her family's 190 year old manufacturing business. Although Bevin Brothers Manufacturing also manufactures compressed gas cylinders, they are most famous for their brand, Bevin Bells - the last standing American bell manufacturer.
     
    Cici talks to Ari about the incredible history of the company and their many pivots from making sleigh bells (back when sleighs were standard transportation!) to bells for household machines like washers, to cow bells and Salvation Army holiday bells and more.
     
    The business has been through some amazing ups and downs, and Cici and Ari talk about many of them. This is a fascinating episode!
     
    Cici's Favorite Business Book: Who moved my cheese? Spender Johnson, MD (And a side note, her favorite non-business book is Altas Shrugged!)
     
    Cici Bevin, Bevin Brothers Manufacturing
    Company Website: https://bevinbells.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bevinbells/
    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bevinbells/
    Cici's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cicigordon/
     
    Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
    Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
    Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
     
    Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/
     
    Ari and Cici discuss:
    Customer service
    Foreign competition
    Teamwork
    Cultural icons
    Sleigh bells
    Polar Express

    • 40 min
    Creating new products to solve customer problems with Tim Kane, Goodway Technologies

    Creating new products to solve customer problems with Tim Kane, Goodway Technologies

    In his twenties, Tim Kane, President and CEO of Goodway Technologies, got a taste of patenting new products that solved problems he knew he could fix - he never looked back!
    Over the years, Tim has found holes in the industrial cleaning market and has used ingenuity and a great team of engineers to build the solutions his customers need. In the process he has taken Goodway Technologies from zero to 85 patents!
    Tim credits peer communities like YPO for helping him learn skills along the way to make himself and his business stronger.   
    Tim's Favorite Business Podcast: How I Built This
    Tim Kane, Goodway Technologies
    Company Website: https://www.goodway.com/
    Company LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/goodway-technologies
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoodwayTechnologies
    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodwaytechnologies/
    Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodwayMachines
    Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoodwayTechnologies
    Tim's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-kane-71329142/
    Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
    Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
    Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
    Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/
    Ari and Tim discuss:
    Patents
    HVAC
    Industrial cleaning
    YPO
    Innovation

    • 45 min
    Part 2- Live from the 2022 ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow!

    Part 2- Live from the 2022 ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow!

    Here's another set of phenomenal interviews from the floor of the Aerospace Component Manufacturer's Aerospace Alley Tradeshow. It's a high energy location with some high energy guests.
    Ari starts out talking to Paul Lavoie, Connecticut's Chief Manufacturing Officer about the excitement surrounding the tradeshow and the high interest level of the students who attended the morning program. They then do a deeper dive into the state's 4 major initiatives for the Aerospace industry.  
    At 15:46 Kevin Vicha, CEO of Bromford Group, joins Ari to talk about his cool history in the aerospace industry, the growth of Bromford Group and his positivity about getting young students interested in the aerospace field.
    Then, join Ari at 33:07 when he speaks to Susan Kasa, CO & President of Boulevard Machine and Gear about her involvement in the ACM organization and it's work with student as well as the work her company is doing in the space sector.
    Finally, at 44:08 Ari talks to Lou Melluzzo, President and CEO or Air Industries Group, about the cool things they are making, their apprenticeship program, and the value of building and connecting with organizations like the ACM.   
     
    Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut
    Paul's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulslavoie/
    Kevin Vicha, Bromford Group:
    Company Website: https://www.bromfordindustries.com/
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bromford-group/
    Kevin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinvicha/
    Susan Kasa, Boulevard Machine & Gear
    Company Website: https://boulevardmachine.com/
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/boulevard-machine-&-gear-inc/
    Susan's LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-kasa-35aa1011/
    Lou Melluzzo
    Company website: https://airindustriesgroup.com/
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/air-industries-group/
    Lou's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lou-melluzzo-b8685742/
    Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
    Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
    Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
    Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/

    • 58 min
    Part 1- Live from the 2022 ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow!

    Part 1- Live from the 2022 ACM Aerospace Alley Tradeshow!

    We love taking the tradeshow live to the Aerospace Component Manufacturer's Aerospace Alley tradeshow! This episode was recorded with guests from the tradeshow floor and has all the energy you'd expect from a tradeshow.
    Ari starts out with the President of the Aerospace Components Manufacturer's organization, and President of ACMT, Inc, Michael Polo. Michael is so passionate about getting students involved in manufacturing and talks all about how they do that in the ACM and at ACMT, Inc as well.
    At 18:10 Jack Lukasik, President of Satellite Tool & Machine Co, Inc joins Ari to talk about the cool things they are making , the growth of the organization, and their new VP of Engineering.
    Finally, join Ari at 34:37 to hear Paul Surowaniec, General Manager of J&P Manufacturing, talk about their small, but growing turning shop, what it's like working with family, and his excitement about being at his very first ACM tradeshow.
    ACMT Inc:
    Company Website: https://acmt.aero/
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/adchem-manufacturing-technologies-inc-/
    Michael's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-polo-81260912/
    Satellite Tool & Machine Co
    Company Website: http://www.satellitetoolmachine.net/
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/satellite-tool-machine-co-inc
    Jack's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-lukasik-b50159127
    J&P Manufacturing
    Company Website: https://jandpmanufacturing.com/
    Paul's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-j-surowaniec-21bb19167
    Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
    Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
    Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
    Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/

    • 45 min
    Why you should take a seat at the table, with Jim Gildea - Bigelow Tea

    Why you should take a seat at the table, with Jim Gildea - Bigelow Tea

    This episode is a great conversation w Jim Gildea, Director of Manufacturing at Bigelow Tea. Jim talks about getting involved in the educational system and encourages other companies to take a seat at the table to help develop curriculum needed for tomorrow's jobs.
    Jim and Ari talk about the great people-first culture at Bigelow and its effect on employee retention. 
    Jim also tells us all about the really cool manufacturing technology and robotics that make Bigelow run smoothly, but never displace a worker.
    Jim's Favorite Business Book: One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
    Jim Gildea, Bigelow Tea
    Company Website: https://www.bigelowtea.com/
    Company LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/bigelow-tea/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigelowtea
    Company Instagram: https://instagram.com/bigelowtea
    Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigelowtea
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/bigelowtea
    Company Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bigelowtea/
    Jim's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-gildea-b9a717162/
    Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
    Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
    Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
    Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/
    Ari and Jim discuss:
    Technical schools
    Manufacturing curriculum
    Employee retention
    Collaboration
    Manufacturing technology
    Robotics
    Tea

    • 39 min
    The Next Big Thing with Mark Sullivan, Element 119

    The Next Big Thing with Mark Sullivan, Element 119

    In this episode, Ari talks to Mark Sullivan, COO of Element 119 about his progression from ski bum to business consultant to COO.
    They discuss the interesting background of Element 119 and how the company moved from solving problems to growing small businesses all with ceramic coating.
    Ari and Mark dig into some chemistry and environmental impact, but overall this episode is about fast growth and making an impact!  
    Mark's Favorite Business Book: Byron Walker - Small Business Turnaround Plan
    Mark Sullivan, Element 119
    Company Website: https://www.element119.com/
    Company LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/element-119-system-x-ceramic-coatings/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/systemx
    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/systemxceramic/
    Mark's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksullivan1/
    Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
    Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/
    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
    Company YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
    Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
    Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/
    Ari and Mark discuss:
    Environmental engineering
    Ceramic coating
    Sikorsky
    Aerospace
    Automotive industry
    Detailers
    Environmental impact
    Business growth

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

A fantastic show!

Love the approach Ari takes to Made In America - I love hearing the personal stories (successes and failures) and the ‘why’ behind these creators’ and manufacturing leaders’ work. Ari’s excitement to talk his guests and his passion for the industry is palpable. Very enjoyable listening experience, I highly recommend you check it out!

Nj manufacuer ,

Acme Wire

Listen today very informative and a good listen.
Being in manufacturing it was very helpful.

hmark101 ,

Great podcast

Very insightful interviews that bring out interesting stories from the guests and showcase what Connecticut truly has to offer. Well done!

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