Our Leadership Team
bill dow, Chairman of the board
Bill served as Tecomet's Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2016 and is currently the Chairman of the Board. He has a broad background in general corporate management with a concentrated focus in the medical device industry 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.
dean freeman, Executive vice president, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dean joined Tecomet in October 2019 with over 20 years financial related experience in various leadership roles. He is recognized for his strong background in both financial leadership practices and the development of global strategic initiatives.Most recently, Dean comes to Tecomet from GCP Applied Technologies, Inc., a global company serving markets primarily in the specialty chemical and building materials industry. In this role, Dean was responsible for global financial planning, accounting, tax and treasury, investor relations, and leadership of their global information technology platform. Dean’s impressive track record of financial leadership also includes roles at Watts Water Technologies, Flowserve Corporation, United Technologies and SPK Corporation. In these roles, Dean drove transformations that resulted in improved processes for forecasting, planning and overall financial support.
Dean honorably served as a Sergeant in the United States Army and earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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.
mike fillion, Executive Vice President Global Operations
Mike joined Tecomet in June of 2019. He is responsible for nearly 2000 production employees at Tecomet’s 18 global medical device manufacturing facilities, including the aerospace and defense division.
Mike comes to Tecomet after leading Global Supply Chain & Operations at ESCO which is the #1 global provider of ground engaging tools (GET) for mining & construction. At ESCO, he sponsored a Break Through Objective (BTO) initiative to turnaround operations, which ultimately led to the sale of the company to a strategic buyer. Mike has 30 years of experience in leading manufacturing operations and businesses at companies such as Pratt & Whitney and Precision Castparts. Additionally, he has led world-class operational excellence throughout supply chain and global operations networks across six continents.
Mike earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Vlad Miskovic, Executive Vice President product management
Vlad was named Tecomet’s first EVP of Product Management during the summer of 2019 after successfully leading the Aerospace and Defense business unit. He is dedicated to leading and executing Tecomet's Product Strategy and the overall business P&L management. With over 20 years of experience, Vlad provides a wealth of industry knowledge and experience managing manufacturing business units including product strategies and market analysis.
In addition, Vlad’s engineering background has been instrumental in leading P&L operations and business development during the last 15 years of Private Equity experience. In his earlier career, Vlad led project management, repair development, customer support, production, and process engineering for jet engine production during his tenure at Pratt & Whitney and Paradigm Precision.
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.