Skip Navigation
Hero Background

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team includes innovators and experts whose goal is to share their expertise with the organization to build a stronger corporation and collaborative relationships with our customers.

Our inclusive culture is based on teamwork, service, transparency and integrity. This was by design. To Cirtronics, people matter as much as profits. Our collective responsibilities extend beyond our walls to our customers as well as the greater community. Our Leadership team is dedicated to upholding and applying these foundational principles that permeate the Cirtronics Culture.

We don’t just work together; we grow and succeed together.

Leadership Team

Gerardine Ferlins 1

Gerardine Ferlins

Chief Governance Officer

Gerardine Ferlins 1

Gerardine Ferlins

Chief Governance Officer

LinkedIn

Maintains organizational continuity and participative leadership

Gerardine strongly believes that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when given the opportunity.

She began her career in social work, committed to helping people reach their full potential. In 1979, after gaining experience working in electronics manufacturing, Gerardine founded Cirtronics Corporation. She knew that Cirtronics could offer high quality jobs while providing people opportunities for personal and professional development.

By attracting people who exemplified Cirtronics’ values, and creating positions that matched their individual gifts, Gerardine guided the growth of the company. This unusual approach continues to be key to our strong, collaborative environment where we benefit from the talents of each individual.

From the beginning, Gerardine infused every aspect of Cirtronics with a mission “to serve and continuously improve under the Do Unto Others philosophy.” Gerardine has always believed that we can do well by doing “good”. Our culture of service to our corporation, customers, employee owners, environment, community and suppliers shows in everything we do.

Gerardine generously served on the boards of numerous non-profits including: New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Business Industry Association (BIA) of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Vested for Growth, and Rivier University.

In 2002, in service to the corporation, employees and customers, Gerardine transitioned Cirtronics to an employee-owned company, an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program).

Gerardine’s enthusiasm about the company and belief in each individual’s potential continues to be self-fulfilling. The average tenure at Cirtronics is over 15 years. And Cirtronics feels like family to all 200+ employee-owners.

Mutual respect, transparency, access, and joy underscore Gerardine’s commitment to participative leadership. We’d say she has an “open-door” policy, but that’s not quite accurate. Her door is always open because, by design and request, her office has no doors.

Tom Ferrin 1

Tom Ferrin

Chief Revenue Officer

Tom Ferrin 1

Tom Ferrin

Chief Revenue Officer

LinkedIn

Business development, strategic sales implementation, and tailored customer solutions

Tom came to Cirtronics with over 30 years of sales, sales management, and business ownership experience. He is responsible for aligning our sales process with our best-fit customers. He also manages our talented sales and account management teams, both of whom are critical in customer engagement and communication.

Tom collaborates with the sales team and other groups in the company, to tailor our services to specifically address the needs of each potential new customer and their project. Tom’s ability to forecast market trends and assess the competitive environment helps the company identify and explore new areas for growth.

Tom graduated from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire with a BS degree in Business Management. He’s definitely a team player, and was on the UNH baseball team for 4 years. He’s now an avid golfer and enjoys watching and participating in many other sports.  He comes from a big extended family and enjoys all food-centric social/family gatherings. His positive energy, as well as his level of attention and engagement are a joy.

Stephanie Gronvall

Stephanie Gronvall

Director of Marketing

Stephanie Gronvall

Stephanie Gronvall

Director of Marketing

LinkedIn

Aligning communication to support Cirtronics' values and culture

Stephanie has over 16 years of marketing strategy, brand awareness and communications experience. After working for a well-known communications company supporting national brand management campaigns and growing their lead generation program, Stephanie joined Cirtronics over 10 years ago where she began in a crossover role that bridged Sales and Marketing.

Stephanie is now the Director of Marketing where she oversees all operational aspects of corporate marketing. She leads the marketing team, ensuring alignment of promotional activities and messaging with Cirtronics’ strong values and culture. The marketing team also works closely with the sales team in all lead generation efforts including messaging and values alignment.

In addition to leading the marketing team, Stephanie is also a member of our corporate strategic direction committee, which is tasked with coordinating activities, priorities and long and short-term planning to support Cirtronics’ strategic direction.

Stephanie graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. As a mom of 3 school-aged kids, Stephanie is used to juggling multiple tasks with grace and aplomb. She is also an avid runner and swimmer. We’re all pretty convinced she has superpowers or has figured out cloning.

Jess Kinsey

Jessica Kinsey

Career Development Manager

Jess Kinsey

Jessica Kinsey

Career Development Manager

LinkedIn

Facilitates professional, personal and organizational growth and cultural sustainability

Jessica joined Cirtronics as the Career Development Manager in 2015. Jessica manages The Learning Center (TLC). TLC is dedicated to serving the company and employees by developing training initiatives to promote personal and professional growth for all personnel. A key aspect of her role is to nurture the core philosophies of the Cirtronics organization through those initiatives to ensure the sustainability of the culture as the company grows and evolves.

In addition to her work at Cirtronics, Jess currently serves as the NH State Co-Captain for the New England Chapter of the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Association and as the Board of Directors Co-Chair for NH Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Prior to joining Cirtronics, Jessica served in leadership positions for both non-profit and higher educational organizations. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in St. Joseph, MN with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. The benefits she brings to the company through her broad perspective, strength of her values, her dedication and her creativity, are irrefutable. Don’t let anyone talk you out of that liberal arts degree.

Lenny Lacerte

Lenny Lacerte

Global Sourcing and Procurement Leader

Lenny Lacerte

Lenny Lacerte

Global Sourcing and Procurement Leader

Furthering procurement relationships and commodity management procurement strategy

Lenny is a subject matter expert in Procurement and Procurement Strategy. This includes forecasting, planning, sourcing, and buying. His expertise includes 30+ years of experience in a variety of roles supporting Materials Management in quality-critical markets such as Medical, Military, High-tech and Industrial.

Lenny joined Cirtronics in 2016 and is responsible for leading the global sourcing and procurement team, and requires communication with all departments in the organization. His position includes supporting and furthering Cirtronics’ supply chain strategy as commodity management, while maintaining the agility and resourcefulness to accommodate un-forecasted changes such as those due to global events or changes in customer needs.

Lenny and his team are dedicated to building and maintaining strong, sustainable relationships built on mutual trust and respect with our suppliers across the globe. The overarching goal is always to exceed customer expectations on balancing cost, quality and on-time delivery.

Lenny received his degree in Digital Electronics from Hesser College. In his spare time, Lenny loves working on small construction projects. While there are often unforeseen challenges that require creative problem solving and workarounds, measuring twice, cutting once is always the goal.

Kevin Longly

Kevin Longley

VP & Information Systems Technology Officer

Kevin Longly

Kevin Longley

VP & Information Systems Technology Officer

LinkedIn

Senior technology expert for all corporate and department level IT systems

Kevin was attending college as a music major when he joined Cirtronics in 1980 as a part-time employee. His first job was running the wave solder machine. Adept at learning new things, Kevin was asked if he’d like to try to develop a computerized production schedule and order tracking system on an early gen PC. It was from that humble beginning that Kevin began to establish the groundwork for our IT infrastructure. He’s been the steward of our IT systems ever since, evolving them to their current state of sophistication and efficiency.

As our senior subject matter expert, Kevin is the internal consultant for all IT Solutions and Management at Cirtronics, as well as the manager and mentor of our talented team of IT professionals.

IT is integrated into every department in the organization. Security of our IT system and data is vital to our company and our customers. Kevin and the rest of the IT team have implemented and will continue to evolve multi-level security protocols and backup strategies.

Kevin is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and has expertise in various Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server, Exchange Server, and Active Directory.

Kevin has a degree in Music from University of Notre Dame. He is talented pianist and composer. He writes and sings choral pieces that are both ethereal and complex. Just like IT.

George Mandragouras 1

George Mandragouras

Chief Financial Officer

George Mandragouras 1

George Mandragouras

Chief Financial Officer

LinkedIn

Responsible for Cirtronics’ financial strategy and implementation

George joined Cirtronics in 1997. Prior to working at Cirtronics, he spent 14 years in Public Accounting and brought detailed knowledge of financial tracking and reporting to the company.

George is responsible for all corporate-level business and financial strategy and implementation including managing the finances, finance department, and regulatory reporting. Cirtronics is both privately held and an ESOP (employee owned) company. George oversees all fiduciary commitments, including ongoing transparent communication to our employee-owners, ensuring and supporting our culture of openness.

George’s innate sense of responsibility and stewardship reaches far beyond Cirtronics’ front doors. He is a long-time member of the Board of Directors for the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club and is a founding member of NH Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR), a non-profit that supports organizations in New Hampshire that are dedicated to including social responsibility in their missions and actions.

George received his BS in Accounting from UMASS Amherst.

Joyce Manley 1

Joyce Manley

Board Member / Human Resource Executive

Joyce Manley 1

Joyce Manley

Board Member / Human Resource Executive

LinkedIn

Sustaining Cirtronics’ culture and values by recruiting and developing great-fit employee owners

Upon joining the Cirtronics team in 1984, Joyce identified the family-like atmosphere and the Cirtronics culture of supporting and fostering individual growth as pillars of the company’s success. She developed hiring practices to attract people who fit the culture, and then shaped positions around the individual’s unique capabilities and interests. Her gift in realizing the potential of each individual continues through professional growth opportunities and encouraging movement within the company. By hiring people who are naturally aligned with Cirtronics’ values, we have an extraordinary retention rate, with our average tenure reaching past 15 years.

Joyce was instrumental in Cirtronics becoming an ESOP (Employee Owned Company), as employee ownership was a natural progression based on our values and culture.

In addition to her key role in HR, Joyce serves as the Trustee of the Cirtronics’ ESOP. She also serves on the Cirtronics Board of Advisors, where she champions HR, employee ownership and the importance of sustaining our unique culture as the company continues to grow.

Joyce is deeply dedicated to her family and finds true joy in spending time with them. We are so lucky that she sees all of us as family too.

Jim Mccall 1

Jim McCall

Director of Manufacturing

Jim Mccall 1

Jim McCall

Director of Manufacturing

LinkedIn

Manages manufacturing and engineering operations, including T2M and testing

Jim joined Cirtronics in 1994. With over 35 years in Test and Manufacturing Services, he coordinates all aspects of our manufacturing and engineering operations, from pre-production to testing. As a former Test Technician himself, he communicates easily and often with both internal and external engineering contacts. Jim truly embodies people-first leadership and leads by example. He supports the development of team leaders by identifying professional and personal development opportunities for each member of the entire organization.

His role in service to the customer is to ensure that builds align with design expectations. Key to Cirtronics’ commitment to continuous improvement, Jim manages all monitoring and improvement activities of manufacturing processes, upholding manufacturing quality standards, best practices, and up-to-date training for team members.

Jim’s Certifications include JCIT (Lean Manufacturing), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Aegis, and Facilitation Training. He received his degree in Computer Science and Digital Electronics. Jim is a consummate team player—he is the current Team Captain and plays offense on a local men’s soccer team with whom he has played for years. He believes in competition and fair play. He can often be found working on puzzles or playing chess during lunch, and has a penchant for show tunes. Thank goodness he can sing.

Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson

President & CEO

Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson

President & CEO

LinkedIn

Provides cultural, strategic and fiscal leadership across all facets of the business

Dave brings over 18 years of manufacturing experience with him to Cirtronics. Dave joined Cirtronics in 2010 as Director of Global Sourcing where he was central in the deliberate expansion of our global supply chain strategy. Before joining Cirtronics, Dave worked as a Commodity Manager at Varian Semiconductor.

He was appointed as Cirtronics’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) two years later to leverage his ability to apply his high-level strategic and tactical expertise to our Cirtronics-specific project mix. As COO, Dave guided Cirtronics to ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration to serve our growing list of customers in Medical Technology and Life Sciences. To support our customers in the robotics market, Dave leveraged Cirtronics operations and optimized our plant layout to support the safety and mobility requirements of manufacturing advanced robotic systems.

In 2019, Dave became the second President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cirtronics as our founder and inaugural CEO, Gerardine Ferlins, stepped into the Chief Governance Officer role. The position as CEO at Cirtronics is unusually interactive and facilitative. Organizational decisions often include input and perspectives from diverse stakeholders. While it could be viewed as quite a challenge to promote the continuity of a strong culture and business based on values and service, Dave’s collaborative nature and people-first leadership style is in total alignment with Cirtronics’ culture.

Just a year after becoming CEO, Dave demonstrated his participative leadership style through the unexpected challenges brought by a pandemic. Cirtronics was designated by the Department of Homeland Security as an essential manufacturer due to customers in medical technology and security, and remained open for all customers. During this unprecedented time, Cirtronics underwent many tactical changes to address safety first and foremost, and also changes with sourcing. It’s a testament to the strength of our leadership that we adapted quickly, continued full operations, all personnel were retained, and new customers were brought on board.

Dave majored in Business at Kennedy Western University. He is also an Army Veteran, having spent 10 years in the service to our country. His sense of service and humility shows in everything he does. Dave’s office door is always open, but he is just as likely to be found talking to personnel elsewhere in the facility, checking-in in real time, in person, collaborating and making the most of personal connections.

Deena Spanos1

Deena Spanos

Director of Customer Operations

Deena Spanos1

Deena Spanos

Director of Customer Operations

LinkedIn

Relationship facilitator for all new customers, Account Management Team coordinator

Deena began her career at Cirtronics in 1996, where she is now the Director of Customer Operations. In this critical role, she leads the Account Management team, is responsible for fostering positive, proactive relationships with all new customers, and manages the account management planning and support operations for all customers. Account management includes working with all manufacturing-related teams, Deena manages customer programs, communication, planning and facilitation.

At Cirtronics, Account Management begins before customers are officially onboard. Therefore, her role includes close coordination with the sales team, providing guidance in quoting and forecasting, planning and resource allocation to ensure the best fit possible for our customers.

Deena came to Cirtronics with over two decades of experience in the EMS industry, and her deep understanding of the requirements of board and systems/box build customers is put to good use every single day.

As a long-time cheerleader through high school and college, you’ll see that positive attitude, enthusiastic team spirit and innate encouragement in all the ways she works with you.

Deena received a BA from the University of New Hampshire, majoring in Communications.

Ted Trask 1

Ted Trask

Director of Corporate Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

Ted Trask 1

Ted Trask

Director of Corporate Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

LinkedIn

Oversees quality control systems, analysis and regulatory compliance

Ted came to Cirtronics in 2008 and has nearly 35 years of experience in military avionics and electronics manufacturing.

As the Director of Corporate Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Ted provides overall company leadership and direction to create, monitor and improve quality programs, and reduce costs while meeting customer quality requirements. His attention to detail, and creative problem solving, are put to use every day as we actively apply the tenets of continuous improvement.

With respect to regulatory affairs, Ted’s responsibilities include acting as liaison to and maintaining Cirtronics’ compliance with FDA, ISO and other regulatory bodies.

Along with other senior leadership, Ted is involved in the ideation and development of broad regulatory strategies consistent with business objectives and regulatory requirements. This has included expanding our certifications and registrations in response to customer requirements.

Ted received his degree in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce College. In his spare time, Ted makes beautiful handcrafted wooden pens. Turning from squared stock of different woods requires knowledge, skill, patience and attention. The pens he creates reflect a combination of dedication to and respect for excellence, balancing quality, esthetics and functionality.

Let’s build something amazing together

Talk to us
Sales Team New

Core Certifications

ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ITAR Registered, FDA Registered, Woman-Owned Small Business certified (WBE, WOSB)

View All

What Our Customers Say

Scroll to top