Our Leadership Team
bill dow, Chairman of the board
Bill served as Tecomet's Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2016. Currently, Bill serves as the Chairman of the Board. Bill's has a broad background in general management focused in medical device and services
Over the last 25 years Bill has served as Chief Executive Officer for firms with revenues from zero to over $500M, with products ranging from high-tech medical instruments involving electronics and software to commodity disposables. Startups, turnarounds and growth maintenance companies have all been included in Bill's portfolio.
Bill earned his BS in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and served in the United States Navy for eight years as a pilot and supply officer.
victor swint, president and Chief executive officer (CEO)
Victor comes to Tecomet after leading a private equity owned manufacturer of fiber-reinforced gasket material through a value building process and successful sale. He has 20 years of experience in leading manufacturing corporations, businesses including Illinois Tool Works, Rockwell Automation and Danaher Corporation.
Victor has a track record of formulating appropriate strategies, driving continuous improvement, generating operational excellence and creating value. He is a team builder that demands the best out of himself and his team. Victor has built and managed several world class management teams for the businesses he has served.
A University of Maryland graduate, Victor also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard.
John Connolly, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
John began his Tecomet career in 2008 and provides overall financial leadership to the company. His overall input and guidance have helped Tecomet to become the largest contract medical device manufacturer in the world. John’s expert knowledge in the contract manufacturing space and his ethical business practices are routinely relied upon to provide astute advice and direction.
With experience of nearly 20 years in the medical device manufacturing industry and ten years in healthcare, John has managed several business related transactions, including key acquisitions. Overall, John is recognized for his contributions and is frequently requested to participate in key strategic Tecomet initiatives.
John has a bachelor’s degree from Cansius College and earned an MBA from the State University of New York.
Art Burghouwt, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Joining Tecomet in 2009, Art leads the Commercial Team and possesses over 30 years of Sales, Marketing and General Management experience. Art’s depth of medical device manufacturing industry knowledge is routinely relied upon for his leadership guidance. Committed to working closely with the customer, Art and his team listen carefully to the clients’ inputs and are continuously striving to meet our global customer’s growth related needs and aspirations.
Overall, Art has significant experiences within the Tecomet organization, including direct facility management, being intimately familiar with products, manufacturing processes, and the ability to recognize when to join Tecomet team resources to achieve our customers’ goals. His strong customer service philosophy extends through the entire Customer Care group which directly influences the customer and their overall experience. Believing that patient care is our utmost responsibility, Art and his team make every attempt possible to assure the products and services we provide exceed our customer expectations.
Art earned his BS from Bucknell University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Dan Howell, Executive Vice President Global Operations
Dan joined Tecomet in the spring of 2016. He is responsible for nearly 2000 production employees at Tecomet’s 18 global medical device manufacturing facilities, including the aerospace and defense division.
Dan’s operational experiences includes an extensive global contract manufacturing knowledge with both Flextronics and Motorola and he strongly advocates transferring process based capabilities across facilities to maximize capacity. A firm believer in Lean manufacturing, Dan embraces bringing efficiencies to our global operations and relies on an empowered workforce to fulfill strong process contributions. Additionally, Dan oversees Tecomet’s supply chain operations where maneuvering products and services globally is another critical aspect of our daily operational business system.
Dan earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Mercer University.
Vlad Miskovic, Executive Vice President Aerospace & Defense
Vlad was named Tecomet’s first EVP of Aerospace and Defense during the summer of 2016. He is dedicated to developing and executing the growth of our aerospace and defense business. With more than 20 years in the aerospace industry, Vlad provides a wealth of industry knowledge and experience managing manufacturing business units including sales team dynamics.
In addition, Vlad’s engineering background has been instrumental in allowing cross over opportunities to several different disciplines across military engine production. Vlad led project management, repair development, customer support, production, and process engineering for military engine production during his tenure at Pratt & Whitney.
Vlad earned a BS in Engineering, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MA from Trident University.
Steve Hinora, Executive Vice President of Quality & Regulatory
Steve joined Othy, Inc. (became Symmetry Medical, Inc.) in 1988 which Tecomet later acquired in December 2014. With over 28 years of experience in the medical device quality and regulatory environment, our customers frequently rely on Steve for his expertise and input. Committed to delivering the highest quality manufactured products, Steve is known as someone who is driven by overall customer excellence and satisfaction. Collaborating closely with our customers to pave new pathways, Steve is known as a reliable leader who solves challenges.
Steve has observed the overall medical device industry quality function grow and change significantly over the last few decades. He leads Tecomet’s large global team dedicated to keeping patients safe and enjoys mentoring junior professionals in his field.
Steve graduated from Concordia University with a BS and an MBA.
alisa mcgowan, executive vice President, chief Human ResourceS officerAlisa joined Tecomet February 2019. Alisa has more than 15 years’ experience in Human Resources. Most recently as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with Interface Performance Materials based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In this role, she was responsible for the full scope of human resources globally. Additionally, she has held HR leadership roles with companies such as Eastman Chemical Company, Rockwell Automation and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Over her career, she has demonstrated a passion for the growth and development organizations and people while driving efficient and effective HR services.
Alisa has a Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and she earned her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame College of Ohio.
jim bradley, VICE PRESIDENT OF information technology
Jim joined Symmetry Medical Inc. in 2012 which Tecomet later acquired in December 2014. With over 30 years of Information Technology experience and over 20 years of Technology Leadership, he is leading several key initiatives by consolidating and harmonizing Tecomet's Global Systems for Manufacturing, Finance, Sales, Quality, Human Resources, Engineering, Cyber Security, Infrastructure and IT Operations. Prior to Tecomet, Jim was the Senior Information Technology Director at Yaskawa Motoman.
Jim's technology experience includes applications development, systems intergration, project and program management and several IT Director roles. He is most passionate about his more than ten years in Data Analytics. Jim has strong beliefs in business and customer partnerships, transparency, structure, discipline and flexibility. Jim also serves as the Board Chair for Technology First, an IT industry trade association in Dayton, OH.
Jim earned both his BBA in Quantitative Analysis with a Certifacte in Economics and a MBA from the University of Cincinnati.