Meet Our Leadership Team

NHBB’s executive leadership team is comprised of industry experts who bring many years of experience to our company. They cultivate our company’s culture and work tirelessly to help our employees grow and succeed.

Dan Lemieux, President

Dan Lemieux has held the position of NHBB President since April of 2015. His career with MinebeaMitsumi began in 1993 when he joined the Power Systems subsidiary as Controller. Dan has held various executive positions since, including Vice President of Finance and Administration, and ultimately President of Power Systems; Director of Strategic Planning with NMB (USA); and most recently as NHBB’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

In addition to his responsibilities at NHBB, Dan also serves as Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Chief of Machined Component Manufacturing Headquarters, Chief of Aerospace and Machined Parts Division, and General Manager of Regional Affairs for the Americas for the MinebeaMitsumi organization.

Dan is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from the Central Connecticut State University, graduating with honors.

LinkedInPhilip G. (Gerry) Fay, Executive Vice President

Since 2017, Gerry Fay has held the position of NHBB’s Executive Vice President. Gerry’s skills as a visionary strategist and leader have resulted in sustainable growth for the company. Gerry is responsible for the sales/marketing group and sets the example for leading a customer-oriented organization.

Gerry joined MinebeaMitsumi as a sales engineer in 1990 in Scotland, where he was born. In 2003, he moved to the US and naturalized in 2014. He most recently served as President of NMB Technologies Corporation, a sister-company to NHBB.

In addition to his role with NHBB, Gerry is also head of the NHBB/myonic Business Unit, which includes the Peterborough and Chatsworth locations of NHBB, C&A Tool in Indiana, and German-based companies CEROBEAR and myonic. He also has served as Executive Officer within the MinebeaMitsumi organizational structure since 2015.

Gerry holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland with an MSc in International Marketing.

LinkedInRich Bardellini, Executive Vice President

Rich Bardellini has served as Executive Vice President of R&S North America and General Manager of the NHBB Astro Division in Laconia, New Hampshire since 2015. Rich began his career with NHBB in 1993 as an Associate R&D Engineer, and in 2003, he served in the role of operations manager of the Astro Division. In 2007, He was appointed to the position of Vice President of Manufacturing and was responsible for operations at NHBB’s three manufacturing divisions, which, in addition to the Astro Division, includes the HiTech Division in Peterborough, New Hampshire and the Precision Division in Chatsworth, California. Rich has also served as Group Executive Officer for the MinebeaMitsumi Group since 2015.

Rich holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of New Hampshire, and a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Six Sigma Qualtec.

LinkedInJim Petersen, Vice President of Finance & Administration

Jim Petersen has held the position of NHBB Vice President of Finance and Administration since April of 2005. His career with MinebeaMitsumi began in May of 1987 when he joined NMB (USA) as Accounting Manager. Jim has held various positions since, including Controller with NMB (USA); and Division Controller, Director of Financial Services, Director of Finance & Administration, and Corporate Director of Finance & Administration for NHBB.

In addition to his responsibilities at NHBB, Jim has also supported the NHBB/myonic Business Unit.  He has overseen financial consolidation, statement preparation, corporate credit and collections, the divisions’ controllers and their general ledger, inventory management and cost accounting, and accounts payable functions.

As Jim prepares to enter into retirement in January 2025, he is in the process of shifting his responsibilities to the new Director of Finance and transitioning himself into the role of Director of Special Projects.

Jim is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from California State University, Northridge, graduating cum laude.

LinkedInSally O'Brien, Vice President, Head Counsel, and Director of Compliance and Legal Affairs

Sally O'Brien began her career with NHBB in 1988, when she held the position of Inside Sales Representative for the Astro Division in Laconia. After participating in the company’s education program and graduating from law school, Sally moved to the legal department as Corporate Counsel for NHBB and its subsidiaries, with responsibilities including contract review and negotiation, export control, government contracts, intellectual property management and coordination, risk management, and company compliance. In 2007, she was promoted to the office of Senior Counsel and Secretary for NHBB. Sally has served as NHBB’s Vice President, Head Counsel, and Director of Compliance and Legal Affairs since 2019.

Sally earned a BS in Business from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester; an Executive Summary in Business, Strategic Management and Finance from Sloan School of Management at MIT, in Cambridge, MA; and a Law Degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center (UNH School of Law).

LinkedInCathie Anderson, Director NHBB, and Head of Global Sales

Cathie Anderson began her career with MinebeaMitsumi as a Senior Sales Representative at NMB in 1998. In 2004, she served as a Global Business Manager, and then in 2010 worked as a Business Unit Manager where she led multi-regional account teams in sales, engineering and product management. Recognized as a top-performing sales and business development executive, Cathie moved into the position of NHBB Director of Sales in 2017 to oversee NHBB's field sales organization, demonstrating highly developed skills in contract negotiation, account management and sales. She has held the position of Head of Global Sales for MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace and Machined Products Division since 2019. Cathie has a passion for sales force team development, coaching, and mentoring.

Cathie holds a BBA in Marketing and Finance from Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, California, graduating cum laude.

LinkedInCassie Clark, Director of Finance & Administration

Cassie Clark was hired as Director of Finance & Administration in 2023. Her career started as a CPA with Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, MA, and Manchester, NH. Cassie has 25 years of progressive experience in accounting, finance, and financial operations management, with experience in small business services, high-technology start-ups, outdoor sporting goods distribution, and manufacturing.

Cassie is a graduate of Bentley University with a BS in Accountancy and holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

LinkedInMark Compos, Director of Global Procurement

Mark Compos has held the role of NHBB's Director of Global Procurement since 2021. Mark has a lengthy career in supply chain management with a focus on commodity management. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience with aerospace, medical, consumer products, and construction products manufacturing companies.

Mark holds a BS in Supply Chain Management from Southern New Hampshire University, and is a CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional from the Association for Supply Chain Management.

LinkedInTom Johndrow, Director of Human Resources

Tom Johndrow was hired as the NHBB Director of Human Resources in November 2019. He is responsible for all human resources policies, practices, planning, direction, and activities, including NHBB’s talent acquisition and development, human resources shared services, and our Total Rewards program.

Prior to joining NHBB, Tom held a number of human resources roles of increasing scope and complexity at Masonite International, Monsanto (now Bayer Crop Science), and Newell Brands companies.

Tom holds a bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP).

Chris Rawnsley, Director of Safety, Environment & Sustainability

Chris Rawnsley has held the position of NHBB’s Director of Safety, Environment & Sustainability (SES) since 2013, and is responsible for the environmental and safety performance of all NHBB and affiliated divisions. In addition, Chris manages a portfolio of special projects, including state and federal superfund remedial actions. He has been appointed by four New Hampshire governors to be the state’s industrial representative to the New Hampshire Water Council.

Prior to promotion to Director of SES, Chris was Manager of Environmental Affairs for NMB(USA). He started his career in 1989 as Environmental Manager for the HiTech Division of NHBB.

Chris holds a BS in geology from Miami University, and an MS in geochemistry from the State University of New York, Stonybrook.

LinkedInDick Ray, Director of Engineering

Dick Ray has held the position of Director of Engineering for NHBB since 2011. He is responsible for the New Product Development Center in Laconia, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering in Peterborough, as well as for guiding and supporting the applications engineering, new product, new technologies and automation development efforts throughout NHBB.

Dick has expertise in developing solutions for aero-engine applications. His career at NHBB began in September of 1992 when he joined the HiTech Division as a Senior Applications Engineer. Since then, Dick has been a key contributor to the development of NHBB’s aero-engine ball and roller bearing business and several specific product development efforts. Prior to NHBB, he worked as a test engineer at Kaman Aerospace Corporation, and as an applications and product engineer in the Aerospace Bearing Unit of the Torrington Company.

Dick earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University (UMass–Dartmouth).

LinkedInGary West, Director of Information Technology

Gary West’s career with MinebeaMitsumi began in 1986 when he joined NHBB as a Programmer Analyst. He has held various IT roles and management positions at each of the three NHBB locations and our sister companies NMBTC and C&A Tooling, supporting all areas of the business. Most recently, Gary  began heading up the digital transformation initiatives of the NHBB/myonic business unit in 2020. He has held the position of Director of Information Technology since September of 2019.

Gary holds an MBA with a Finance concentration from Southern New Hampshire University, with honors; BS in Management Advisory Services from New Hampshire College, with honors; and has passed the New Hampshire CPA examination.