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Team Focused Structure

How we work at Cirtronics sets us apart from the typical hierarchical organizational chart structure. Gerardine Ferlins founded the company in 1979 and as a sociologist by education, she founded the company based on principles that foster personal motivation with a team-based, balanced structure. Certainly an organizational chart exists but the dedication of each employee stems from their own drivers for success, not from a chain of command or predetermined channel of communication. This unique kind of structure has proven to be a significant contributor to associate satisfaction and retention.

Cirtronics’ competitive advantage depends on the strength of our talent pipeline, we build from within and our Leadership team is focused on fostering this team environment through these core values. We work hard at maximizing individual potential, maintaining an emphasis on product integrity, and cultivating an environment where creativity can flourish. A fundamental belief in our people and their abilities, continues to be the key to our success.


Meet the Leadership Team


Gerardine Ferlins Gerardine Ferlins
Chief Governance Officer
David Patterson David Patterson
President & CEO
Kevin Longley Kevin Longley
VP & Information Systems Technology Officer
George Mandragouras George Mandragouras
CFO
Tom Ferrin Tom Ferrin
CRO
Linda Langsten Linda Langsten
Leader of People and Culture
Jim McCall Jim McCall
Director of Manufacturing
Deena Spanos Deena Spanos
Director of Customer Operations
Ted Trask Ted Trask
Quality Manager

Gerardine Ferlins – Chief Governance Officer

Gerardine Ferlins

Gerardine Ferlins was a social worker committed to helping people reach their fullest potential. She later worked in a traditional manufacturing environment at Worcester Controls. When Robert McCray sold that company, he offered Ferlins the opportunity to start Cirtronics. When life led her to contract manufacturing she maintained a social ethic. In 2002, Gerardine transitioned Cirtronics to an ESOP company, 40% employee ownership. Gerardine has a BA in Sociology from the College of St. Rose and served on the boards of NH Catholic Charities, BIA, NH Community Loan Fund, and Vested for Growth.

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David Patterson – President & CEO

David Patterson

In 2019, Dave was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cirtronics. Before becoming CEO, Dave had the role of COO since 2012, after initially joining the Cirtronics team in 2010 as the Director of Global Sourcing. Having previously worked as a Commodity Manager at Varian Semiconductor, Dave brought over 18 years of manufacturing experience with him to Cirtronics. Dave majored in Business at Kennedy Western University. He is also an Army Veteran, having spent 10 years in the service of our country.

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Kevin Longley – VP & Information Systems Technology Officer

Kevin Longley

Kevin began his career at Cirtronics in 1980. He has lead the team on MRP, Accounting, Barcode System, Backup Solutions, basically the instrumental hub for all IT Solutions at Cirtronics. He has a degree in Music from University of Notre Dame as well as training in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering with expertise in various Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server, Exchange Server, and Active Directory.

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George Mandragouras – CFO

George Mandragouras

George has worked at Cirtronics since 1997. Prior to working at Cirtronics, he spent 14 years in Public Accounting. Since 1999, George has served on the Board of Directors for the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club and is a founding member of the NH Business for Social Responsibility (NHBSR). He received his BS in Accounting from UMASS Amherst.

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Tom Ferrin – CRO

Tom Ferrin

Tom brings over 30 years of sales, sales management, and ownership experience to the Cirtronics family. Prior to joining Cirtronics he owned a contract manufacturing company for ten years. He is responsible for managing the sales process, the sales group and the account management team. Tom graduated from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Management. Caring for current customers, while strategically expanding the Cirtronics customer base is his primary concern.

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Linda Langsten – Leader of People and Culture

Linda Langsten

Linda joined Cirtronics in 2018 as the Leader of People and Culture. Her role is responsible for developing strategies to ensure that HR initiatives and programs - such as recruitment & retention, employee and leadership development and recognition reinforce the company's culture and values. Prior to working at Cirtronics, Linda spent time in HR leadership roles across various industries such as healthcare, high-tech and aviation. She received her MSW at UNH and maintains her SHRM/SPHR certification.

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Jim McCall – Director of Manufacturing

Jim McCall

Jim has over 35 years in Test and Manufacturing Services and at Cirtronics, Jim oversees all aspects of the manufacturing and engineering operations. He received his degree in Computer Science and Digital Electronics. Certifications include JCIT (Lean Manufacturing), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Aegis, and Facilitation Training.

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Deena Spanos – Director of Customer Operations

Deena Spanos

Deena began her career at Cirtronics in 1996 and has worked in all aspects of the organization, most recently leading the Account Management and Planning operations. She has over two decades of experience in the EMS industry ranging from Tier 3 to Tier 1. She received a BA from UNH with a Communications major.

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Ted Trask – Quality Manager

Ted Trask

Ted came to Cirtronics in 2008 and has nearly 35 years of experience in military avionics, and electronics manufacturing. He is responsible for all facets of quality assurance, regulatory compliance and continual improvement. He received his degree in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce College.

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To learn more about the Cirtronics culture and working at Cirtronics, visit the Careers section of our website.

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