Ayotte is widely recognized as an advocate for employee ownership, receiving the 2013 Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Advocate of the Year Award by the ESOP’s Association New England Chapter. In addition as Senator, she introduced a pro-ESOP bill because she understands employee ownership can be a powerful business model to increase productivity and enable broader participation in the benefits of shared ownership.
Gerardine Ferlins, President and CEO of Cirtronics, said, “We are excited to have Kelly join our advisory board. Along with her wealth of experience and her broad perspective, she brings strong support for employee ownership. We look forward to learning from Kelly over the coming years.”
Kelly Ayotte adds, “I have great appreciation for the excellent employee driven team at Cirtronics which manufactures high quality products for its customers. I look forward to helping Cirtronics continue to create jobs in NH.”
Cirtronics is a great choice for customers looking to build a strategic, interdependent, collaborative relationship with their contract manufacturer. Founded in 1979 in Milford, New Hampshire by Gerardine Ferlins, Cirtronics’ foundation is built on the idea that each individual holds unique potential. The organization’s role is to identify and develop that potential through ongoing collaboration and engagement. The company’s mission is to serve and continually improve under its DUO (Do Unto Others) philosophy. DUO is practiced in every interaction with each of the “6 We Serve”: Customer, Corporation, Employee, Supplier, Environment and Community.
Since 2002, Cirtronics has offered an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), now at 40 percent ownership. Cirtronics’ culture of ownership runs through all aspects of the organization, extending from relationships with suppliers through shipping of every single product. Employee-owners are direct stakeholders who recognize the customer as an extension of their own business. Dedicated to positive outcomes and proactive engagement, employees bring their best to every interaction with customers and to every decision impacting the company infrastructure and offerings. Additionally, Cirtronics is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified, as well as FDA registered.