Rick Black - President and CEO
Rick Black and Bill Givens acquired ECRM from AM International, Inc. in August 1983. Mr. Black served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from that time until March 2002, when he was appointed and continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Black has served as President and CEO of Oak Technology, Inc (semi-conductors for CD/DVD and scanner/copier/printers), AM International, Inc. (printing machines, engineering and business equipment), Alusuisse of America, Inc. (engineering, metals and chemicals), and Maremont Corporation, Inc. (automotive parts and textile machinery). Mr. Black serves as Chairman of the Board of GSI Group, Inc ("GSIG" --- laser systems and precision motion control systems) and serves as a director of Allied Fiber Optics Products, Inc. ("AFOP" -- telecom and CATV components), Altigen Communications, Inc. ("ATGN" -- telecom systems), Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (lasers and telecom/CATV systems), and TREX Enterprises, Inc. (imaging and data transmission systems). He is a Trustee of The Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton). Mr. Black holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&am;M, and an MBA at Harvard University.
Michael Hurton - CFO
Michael Hurton was appointed Chief Financial Officer for ERCM in 2003. In his current role, Mr. Hurton is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Human Resources. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hurton held the role of Financial Controller, a position he held since 1993. During his twenty year tenure with ECRM he has held a variety of positions in accounting, finance and information systems. Mr. Hurton holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and an MBA from Babson College.
Joe Chevalier - Vice President of Operations
Joe Chevalier was appointed Vice President of Operations in 2003. In this role, he directs the activities of Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Customer Service to ensure the complete satisfaction of ECRM customers. In his 19 year career with ECRM Joe's involvement with Operations in various management positions have contributed to his current success facilitating the lean manufacturing practices in our Tewksbury plant. Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Dave Connor - Vice President of Engineering
Dave Connor was appointed as Vice President of Engineering in 2009. For the past 14 years he has worked at ECRM leading technological innovation in managing electrical, electronic, mechanical, and optical engineering projects. He is ECRM's resident expert in electronic manufacturing and international regulatory compliance. Dave graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and joined ECRM after working at Shiftwork Systems, Perception Technology (speech response systems), Raytheon (RSL Signal Processing), and Laser Science, Inc. (commercial laser systems).
John L. Marzec III - Director of Product Management
John Marzec was appointed Director of Product Management in 2006. In his current position, John is responsible for all product development at ECRM including metal and polyester CTP, workflow, and imagesetters. Over his fifteen year career at ECRM John has played a significant role in manufacturing, customer support, and product development contributing greatly to the set of solutions geared for the graphic communications industry,