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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

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Gerardine Ferlins

Founder and Acting President

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Gerardine Ferlins

Founder and Acting President

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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.

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Tom Ferrin

Chief Revenue Officer

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Tom Ferrin

Chief Revenue Officer

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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.

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Stephanie Gronvall

Director of Marketing

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Stephanie Gronvall

Director of Marketing

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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.

Dan Habhegger, Chief Financial Officer at Cirtronics

Dan Habhegger

Chief Financial Officer

Dan Habhegger, Chief Financial Officer at Cirtronics

Dan Habhegger

Chief Financial Officer

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Responsible for Cirtronics' financial strategy and implementation

Dan joined Cirtronics at the beginning of 2023, bringing over 25 years of extensive financial, analytical, and leadership experience in various industries – including transportation, software, and medical devices.

Dan 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. Dan oversees all fiduciary commitments, including ongoing transparent communication to our employee-owners, ensuring and supporting our culture of openness.

Dan received his BS in Finance from Western International University, as well as his MBA in International Management from University of Phoenix. An avid golfer in his free time, Dan also enjoys traveling and hiking with his fiancé. While he enjoys watching most New England sports teams, Dan’s roots run deep – he’s a Wisconsinite at heart as he is not only a Packers fan, but also a shareholder in the team!

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Bob Lodi

Director of Procurement

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Bob Lodi

Director of Procurement

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End to End Supply Chain through strategic sourcing, supply chain management, international logistics, and Design for Supply Chain (DfSC)

Bob came to Cirtronics with over 30 years of procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and solution development experience.  Bob’s supply chain expertise ranges from silicon to sales, having worked in a variety of industries including Semiconductor, Medical Device, Information Technology, Contract Manufacturing, Distribution, and Logistics. He is responsible for driving end to end supply chain strategies that deliver value to Cirtronics’ customers, while supporting our global sourcing and procurement team to maintain their agility and resourcefulness in accommodating un-forecasted changes.

Bob 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.

Bob received his BS in Transportation & Logistics from Northeastern University (Go Huskies!) and attended Washington State University’s MBA Program (Go Cougars!). In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, reading, riding his motorcycle, as well as advocating for animal welfare, mental health, and Boston’s sports teams.

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Jim McCall

Director of Manufacturing

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Jim McCall

Director of Manufacturing

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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.

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Deena Spanos

Director of Customer Operations
In Memoriam

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Deena Spanos

Director of Customer Operations
In Memoriam

Relationship facilitator for all new customers, Account Management Team coordinator

Our long time Cirtronics family member, Deena Spanos, passed away in February 2023, after a 13-year battle with cancer. Deena’s loss will be with us forever, but we will treasure our memories with her and continue to celebrate the amazing and strong woman she was. Please enjoy these poetic words from our own Jim McCall, as a memorial to Deena’s life, light, and legacy.

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Ted Trask

Director of Corporate Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

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Ted Trask

Director of Corporate Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

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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.

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