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Lou Guerci

President

Lou Guerci joined Bead in 2015 to lead electronic sales and marketing efforts. In 2020, he was promoted to President where he will continue to build customer relationships as well as lead the company to be more innovative, successful and profitable through growth and acquisition. He has more than 25 years of experience in the electronics and technology sector, working at Winchester Electronics, Amphenol and Teradyne.  Lou has held a various role in marketing, operations and engineering roles like Global Director of Strategic Marketing, Business Unit Manager and Global Account Manager. Lou holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.   He enjoys supporting his children with their sports and activities, trying the latest craft beer or boutique wine with his wife and escaping to New Hampshire for a long weekend.

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Kristen Moreira

CFO

Kristen Moreira joined Bead as Corporate Controller in 2015 and was promoted to CFO in 2018. As CFO, she directs the accounting, treasury, and control functions at both Bead and McGuire Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bead. Prior to joining Bead, Kristen worked as in Audit Manager at CohnReznick. She has more than 10 years experience in public accounting. Kristen holds holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Science in Accounting from UConn. She is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as vice-chair of the ManufactureCT's Finance Committee.

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Aric St. Germain

Operations Manager

Aric St. Germain brings 20 years of manufacturing experience to Bead. He has extensive experience in manufacturing supervision, ISO, Lean, ERP systems, managing production schedules and supply chain management. Prior to joining Bead, Aric was the Operations Manager for 2 facilities at Matrix Aerospace Corporation. Under Aric’s direction, Matrix returned to profitability while improving output and customer satisfaction. He has also held positions such as Materials & Sourcing Manager for O.F. Mossberg & Sons as well as Purchasing Manager / Master Scheduler for Microboard Processing. Aric lives in Shelton with his wife and four children. He’s a football fan and DIY enthusiast and typically has several remodeling projects in the works at his home and the homes of others.

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David Brenton

Director of Engineering

David Brenton had been consulting for Bead on special projects since 2011 and joined the company in 2018. He brings over 40 years of experience in metal forming design and manufacturing. David has previous experience in leadership positions from both engineering and business. He guides the company’s new product development and oversees the implementation of new manufacturing technology. He enjoys playing ice hockey and supporting his daughter's sports activities.

Sylvia Pessin

ERP Manager

Sylvia Pessin joined the company in 2013, bringing over 10 years of marketing knowledge and account management to the Bead team. Her previous role as Customer Relationship Manager was to streamline internal processes surrounding the customer experience. Currently, Sylvia manages the IT and ERP database functions at Bead to ensure system productivity and efficiency. She provides internal training, support and development of system reports to measure business processes. Sylvia and her husband love to travel and enjoy craft beer and walking with their kids and dog along the Connecticut shoreline.

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Regional Sales Manager

Tom Noack joined Bead in May 2016 to grow sales and develop new business across the electronics market. He has 25 plus years of experience in the interconnect and electronics industries, Tom has been in leadership positions within sales and business development at companies such as Autosplice, Advanced Interconnections and ERNI Electronics. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from College of the Holy Cross and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University. He enjoys running and swimming, being poolside with his family and cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies, his kids' alma mater.

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Gerardo Vera

Regional Sales Manager (Mexico)

Gerardo Vera joined Bead Electronics in 2018 to contribute with 20 years of experience leading business in Mexico. An experienced sales person with proven track record of revenue growth, innovative selling strategies and customer satisfaction especially with Interconnection companies like TE Connectivity, Autosplice and Sanmina Cable Assy Division. He gained leadership experience while managing sales teams across multiple regions and industries in Latin America market. Gerardo enjoys running and playing soccer during his free time, always dedicating time to his family - his most precious asset.

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Michelle MacKeil

HR / CI Coordinator

Michelle MacKeil joined Bead as HR / Office Coordinator in June 2017. She has more than 12 years of experience in relationship management and administrative support functions. Prior to joining Bead, she worked at a property management company where she wore many hats; including overseeing the corporate insurance program and serving as primary point of contact for IT support. Michelle holds a B.S. in Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies from the University of Connecticut. She spends her free time running after her two young sons and escaping to the beach.

Jerry Weglinski

Manufacturing Engineer

Jerry joined Bead in 2010, bringing with him 25 years of experience in machine design, automation, process development and process control. He currently moves Bead forward in the areas of quality improvement and new process development as well as updating and maintaining current production equipment. Jerry is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He enjoys time with his family, golf, street rods and riding motorcycles.

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Savanah Yelenik

Accounting Specialist

Savanah Yelenik joined Bead as Accounting Specialist in May 2018. Savanah touches many departments within the company, by supporting the company's accounting and finance functions as well as process improvement. In addition to receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, she is working towards her Master of Accountancy through Scranton University. Prior to joining Bead, Savanah worked in the government sector of accounting and volunteered filing low income household taxes. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her pets and travel the world with her husband.