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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 -

Oct 19, 2021

This week's Made in America podcast guest is Doug Rose, President and Founder of Aero Gear, who is known for his manufacturing success story and Italian table wine!

Doug talks to Ari about the importance of keeping up with technology to compete in the global market, embracing change, and developing a philosophy of...

Oct 12, 2021

We are welcoming Cyndi Zoldy, Executive Director of MASC, back onto the Made in America podcast!

Cyndi joins Ari to give updates on her career change from the Smaller Manufacturers' Association (SMA) to Manufacturing Alliance Service Corporation (MASC), what MASC's training capabilities look like, and how exciting it is...

Oct 5, 2021

On this week's Made in America episode, we are welcoming Russell Soder, Managing Director of Pilates Lineage!

Russell talks to Ari about his journey from being an actor to a Pilates equipment manufacturer and how he ended up in New England. He discusses what their go to market strategy looks like, how they stand out...

Sep 28, 2021

We are very excited and honored to welcome Governor Ned Lamont onto the Made in America Podcast!

In this Made in America episode, Governor Lamont and Ari cover some of the hot topics surrounding CT manufacturing including workforce development, programming and support, and business expansion. He shares why he became...

Sep 21, 2021

On this week's Made in America podcast, we welcome Norm Needleman, CEO of Tower Labs!

Norm details his journey from cab driver and mathematician to effervescent products and the state senate. He shares advice on being open to the opportunities around you, how to utilize your skills to advance your career, and what it...