Our Leadership Team
Mark Kemp, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mark joined Tecomet in 2015 as President and COO, in May of 2016 he was appointed to CEO by the Tecomet Board of Directors. Mark also serves as a member of Tecomet’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Tecomet, Mark spent 16 years with Flextronics (Flex) in progressively responsible leadership roles where he established a reputation for significantly scaling a medical outsourcing business through organic growth, asset deals and mergers & acquisitions.
Mark believes that building a company culture focused on both customer service and personal accountability produces a sustainable strategic advantage. Today, Mark’s vision is dedicated to leading a team that understands the importance of their role by promoting transparent employee communications and creating product & service solutions that support our global customers increasing “solutions” requirements.
Mark is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Leadership Development Program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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.
Bob Lynch, Vice President Research & Development
Bob’s role with Tecomet dates back to when company was known as Thermo Electron. His career path has evolved substantially with Tecomet’s significant growth over the last 35+ years in an Engineering Design & Development capacity. Known for his curiosity and willingness to adopt new technologies, Bob has been instrumental in developing porous coating implant technologies that are now routinely used to encourage bone growth.
Today, Bob is relied upon to lead the company’s development efforts to new directions by developing new technology strategies in areas such as additive manufacturing and photochemical etching. Bob’s enthusiasm for both research and design and the science required to achieve these growth related areas have led him in many different experiences ranging from testing set-ups to creating the manufacturing methodologies required to achieve these aspirations. He serves as a tremendous mentor and is relied upon to provide guidance to team members working in the development field.
Bob studied at Merrimack College.
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.
Pam Green, Vice President of Human Resources
Pam joined Tecomet in the spring of 2016. With more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, she has most recently served the in the global medical device manufacturing industry. In her role today, Pam welcomes the opportunity to assist the Tecomet workforce by consistently looking for ways to continue their succession planning path in order to match the rapid pace within our growing industry.
Possessing a strong belief in continuous improvement and the principle that corporations should invest in their people, Pam supports the continual growth of every employee. She regularly looks for developmental assignments matching the unique skills and talents demonstrated by the employee with the corresponding career growth opportunity. Pam routinely focuses on growing the overall human resource base and preparing the company to meet new and upcoming challenges.
Pam graduated with a BA from Ball State University and an MS from Rutgers University.
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 Certificate in Economics and a MBA from the University of Cincinnati.