161 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 • 45 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

    Using all the Right Resources with Peter Mirabello, Metal Finishing Technologies

    Using all the Right Resources with Peter Mirabello, Metal Finishing Technologies

    This episode with Peter Mirabello, Chairman and CEO of Metal Finishing Technologies, focuses on learning about, valuing, and growing the resources around you - whether it's a previously hidden subset of your business, developing the right leaders, or learning about and taking advantage of the external resources offered in CT. 
     
    Peter and Ari talked about travel, leadership, diversification, workforce development, sustainability, and even the periodic table!
     
    Metal Finishing Technologies' Website: https://www.mftech.com/
    MFT's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metal-finishing-technologies-llc/
    MFT's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Metal-Finishing-Technologies-102014982498244
    MFT's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mft_plating
    Peter's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-mirabello-94067516/
     
    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/

    • 37 min
    Letting Optimism Lead You to the Best Risks with Mike Polo, ACMT

    Letting Optimism Lead You to the Best Risks with Mike Polo, ACMT

    Michael Polo, Founder and President, of ACMT has a unique story leading him to manufacturing and an even better story of building ACMT!
    In this episode of the podcast, Mike shares his many stories with Ari to show that risk pays off, creativity wins, and trying the impossible can sometimes be your best bet.
    This rapid fire episode is full of fun and laughter that leads to some great manufacturing wisdom along the way.  
    ACMT's Website: https://acmt.aero/
    ACMT's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/adchem-manufacturing-technologies-inc-/
    Michael's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-polo-81260912/
    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/

    • 44 min
    3rd Anniversary Special: Sikorsky's Digital Transformation Journey with Mike Ambrose

    3rd Anniversary Special: Sikorsky's Digital Transformation Journey with Mike Ambrose

    The Made in America podcast has been around for not 1, not 2, but 3 years! In honor of our 3rd anniversary, we are excited to welcome Mike Ambrose, VP of Enterprise Business Transformation from Sikorsky!
    Mike joins Ari to share his unique journey into Sikorsky, how artificial intelligence has allowed them to make huge strides, and why collaboration with your workforce is key.
    He discusses how helicopter technology has allowed them to do business more efficiently and effectively. Mike also stresses the importance of digital transformation and how it helps their team understand how to improve modeling and design processes!
    Sikorsky's Website: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/capabilities/sikorsky.html
    Sikorsky's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sikorsky/
    Sikorsky's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SikorskyAircraft
    Mike's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ambrose-151b56a/
    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/

    • 49 min
    The Most Important Purpose - Changing Lives Through Technology with Nicole Russo, Microboard

    The Most Important Purpose - Changing Lives Through Technology with Nicole Russo, Microboard

    This week, we have a CT manufacturing advocate, friend, and President and CEO of Microboard, Nicole Russo, joining us on the Made in America podcast!
    Nicole joins Ari to discuss the 3 C's - credit, culture, and complexity, how they maintain close relationships with customers, and how regional sector partnerships can help workforce development challenges.
    She's passionate about providing solutions, building an uplifting culture, and growing the business. With technology at the forefront, Nicole and her team, have not only built the only indoor shot-detection system, but are impacting the lives of others around the world!
    Microboard's Website: https://microboard.com/
    Microboard's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/microboard-processing-inc./
    Microboard's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MicroboardToday
    Nicole's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-hoekenga-russo-2436654/
    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/

    • 48 min
    How Chemistry Can Help Solve Global Problems with Bill Smith, Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen

    How Chemistry Can Help Solve Global Problems with Bill Smith, Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen

    This week's Made in America podcast episode features Bill Smith, President and CEO of Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen!
    Bill joins Ari to discuss why he enjoys working in the fuel cell industry, how they are using chemistry for space and underwater exploration and attracting talent for their exciting missions. 
    He also discusses what is powering their growth and how they are addressing climate change challenges. He is confident that green hydrogen can help replace fossil fuels and lead to a more optimistic future!
    Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen's Website: https://infinityfuel.com/
    Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/infinity-fuel-cell-&-hydrogen/
    Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InfinityFuelCellHydrogen
    Bill's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-smith-4a79a41a/
    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/

    • 41 min
    A Special 4th of July Made in America Episode: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.A.

    A Special 4th of July Made in America Episode: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.A.

    In honor of the July 4th holiday, we are releasing a special edition Made in America episode highlighting some of our previous podcast guests!  
    With a theme focused around reshoring, our guests discuss what they are doing to address supply chain issues, get closer to customers, and focus on workforce development efforts. 
    We also explore the ways manufacturers across our state are looking to keep operations and processes close to home. The United States has the capability to compete with those overseas, but we need to be more efficient and effective in order to do so. 
    Together, we can set our country up for success! 
    Featured Guests:
     • Paul Lavoie - State of Connecticut 
     • Dave Cremin - Straton industries 
     • George LaCapra - UniMetal Surface Finishing 
     • Doug Rose - Aero Gear
     • John Joseph - Datanomix
     • Greg Bloom - Capewell
     • Don Allan - Stanley Black and Decker 
     • Chris Murphy - U.S. Senate
     • George Giering - Giering Metal Finishing
     • Sabrina Beck - Altek Electronics
     • Mike Lisowski - FuelCell Energy 
     • Marty Guay - Stanley Black and Decker
     • Joel Camassar - Chapman Manufacturing 
    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/

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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45 Ratings

45 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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