Committees

SBANE has a diverse and active committee structure. Committee involvement is an excellent way for our members to become deeply involved with the organization and meet like-minded business owners and CEO’s.

Mike Prior  (Co-Chair)
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Worcester, MA

Liora Stone (Co-Chair)
Precision Engineering Inc.
Uxbridge, Ma

Mission: To strengthen advanced manufacturing in New England, transforming it into a growth sector by applying strategic principals that bring value to its members.

Vision: The SBANE Advanced Manufacturing Committee is a valuable forum where manufacturers share knowledge and find resources to facilitate growth by engaging in industry communication and public advocacy to support entrepreneurship, leadership, and strategic concerns.

Roundtables: SBANE is pleased to announce a new Advanced Manufacturing Roundtable designed to connect manufacturers and facilitate advanced peer learning for continuous improvement. We invite you to join fellow business owners/operators to share ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. The program will launch on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 with “Managing Economic Cycles in Manufacturing” where we will discuss strategies for weathering market swings and reducing their impact on finances, operations, labor, and delivery.

Interested in being part of this committee or attending the upcoming Roundtable? Contact Sarah Henry, Committee Liaison at sarah@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 227, or sign up to receive Roundtable Meeting notifications by clicking here

Robert Treiber II  (Co-Chair)
Boston Engineering Corporation
Waltham, MA

Jack Salerno (Co-Chair)
Triton Systems, Inc.
Chelmsford, MA

Mission: To promote and to foster the interests of small businesses in New England’s Technology and Innovation community and to create an environment for growth through education, advocacy, and networking.

Interested in being part of this committee? Contact Sarah Henry, Committee Liaison at sarah@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 227

Meetings are held on the second Thursday each month from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at SBANE Headquarters

Karyn White  (Co-Chair)
Diamond Antenna & Microwave Corp
Littleton, MA

Rory Z. Fazendeiro  (Co-Chair)
Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
Boston, MA

Mission: To add value to the SBANE membership and increase small businesses’ awareness of the importance of HR management.  The HR Committee accomplishes this goal by:
~ Promoting the HR benefits of SBANE membership and enhancing membership development and retention
~ Providing guidance to the SBANE Board of Directors on pertinent HR issues affecting small business
~ Coordinating and providing relevant educational programs, communications and tools

Interested in being part of this committee? Contact Susan Barber, Committee Liaison at susan@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 236

Phil Papoojian (Co-Chair)
Protavic America, Inc./Mereco Technologies
Londonderry, NH

Paul Kierce (Co-Chair)
ATC Technologies
Wilmington, MA

Mission: To promote and support legislation and other governmental activities which may benefit smaller business and to oppose legislation and other governmental activities which may be detrimental to the interests of smaller business.

Scope: Structured by Committee, with a high degree of participation, Government Relations will address a range of topics effecting Smaller Business that reflect the needs of SBANE membership. The Committee will provide a voice for small business at the local, state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help stimulate business growth.

By nature, government affairs and legislative issues are an evolving paradigm. The Government Relations Committee will interact with legislators, appointees, other SBANE committees, as well as other outside organizations to the end that the interest of the small business remain fluid and benefits are realized.

The Committee, from time-to-time, may assign members to address specific issues and perform various tasks.  These members may also be formed as a sub-committee or be an existing committee within SBANE and will work in collaboration with the Government Relations Committee to ensure continuity.

Interested in being part of this committee? Contact Sarah Henry, Committee Liaison at sarah@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 227

Ann DeBiasio (Co-Chair)
Eastern Insurance
Northborough, MA

Mark Manuel (Co-Chair)
Thomasnet.com
Andover, MA

Mission: The SBANE Member Committee is dedicated to the success of its members’ growth and value through profitable community connections.

Interested in being part of this committee? Contact Sarah Henry, Committee Liaison at sarah@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 227

ML Mackey (Chair)
Beacon Interactive Systems
Waltham, MA

Barbara Maclachlin (Co-Chair)
Quality Support Group
Peabody, MA

Mission: To promote and make visible the network of women within the SBANE Community

Interested in  attending a meeting of the Women’s Business Network?  Subscribe to the email list, or contact Sarah Henry, Committee Liaison at sarah@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 227

Ralph Coppola (Chair)
Meridien Benefits, Inc.
Providence, RI

Mission:  To promote and support legislation and other governmental activities in the State of Rhode Island which may benefit smaller business and to oppose legislation and other governmental activities which may be detrimental to the interests of smaller business.

Kappy Freund
DiCicco, Gulman & Co., LLP
Woburn, MA

Michael Bartucca
RSM
Boston, MA

Mission: The SBANE Young Professionals Network is a new committee that provides opportunities for professionals aged 21-39 to:

  • Network with each other and develop networking skills
  • Expand their network
  • Increase awareness of roles within other companies and other industries
  • Cultivate friendships with peers
  • Continue career education and development

Interested in being part of this committee? Contact Katie Mudarri, Committee Liaison atkatie@sbane.org or by calling 781-890-9070 ext 221

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