Company | Team

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Lou Guerci

President

Lou joined Bead in 2015 with 25+ years of experience in technology at Winchester Electronics and Amphenol. Lou holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his free time, Lou enjoys trying the latest craft beers and boutique wines. 

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Gerardo Vera

Sales Manager (Mexico)

Gerardo joined Bead in 2018 with 20+ years of experience generating revenue growth through innovative selling strategies. He previously held sales positions at interconnect companies such as TE Connectivity, Autosplice, and Sanmina Cable Assy Division. In his free time, Gerardo enjoys staying active while spending time with his family. 

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Jerry Weglinski

Manufacturing Engineer

Jerry joined Bead in 2010 with 25 years of experience in machine design and automation and process development and control. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from CCSU. Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Jerry keeps production running smoothly. An automotive enthusiast, Jerry enjoys riding both hot rods and hogs. 

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Sara Fradette

Production Planner

Sara Fradette joined Bead in April 2021. She communicates with our customers daily and works with the production team to ensure alignment. Sara received an MBA in Strategic Leadership from the University of New Haven in 2021. In her free time, she likes to hike with her husband and her dog.

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Kristen Moreira

CFO

Kristen joined Bead in 2015 with 10+ years of experience in public accounting at CohnReznick as an audit manager. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Science in Accounting from UConn. She is a certified public accountant. In her free time, Kristen loves to watch her kids play baseball and go to the beach.

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David Brenton

Director of Engineering

David joined Bead in 2011 with 40+ years of experience in metal forming design and manufacturing. He previously held leadership positions in both the engineering and business sectors. At Bead, David guides new product development and the implementation of new manufacturing technology. In his free time, David plays ice hockey. 

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Tom Noack

Sales Manager (US)

Tom joined Bead in 2016 with 25+ years of sales experience in industries like Autosplice, Advanced Interconnections, and ERNI Electronics. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Northeastern University. In his free time, Tom plays basketball and runs and cheers on his kid’s alma mater the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Michelle MacKeil

HR/CI Coordinator

Michelle joined Bead in 2017 with 12+ years of experience in relationship management and administrative support. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Urban Economics studies from UConn. Lead manufacturing certified, Sylvia oversees HR and Bead’s CI Program. In her free time, Michelle enjoys beach trips with her two young sons.