Meet Adaptec’s leadership team.

Jeff Gambrill

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff’s vast career experience, in combination with his educational background, allows him to be a sought after resource for developing key consultative insights. Clients value both his business, as well as, technical solutions approach to problem solving. Jeff has earned both an MBA and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Jeff also holds seven product development patents and has completed numerous continuous education programs in order to stay current and provide the most value to the customers of Adaptec.

Brian McGrath

Chief Financial Officer

Brian brings extensive financial experience including accounting and management advisory services to public and private companies ranging from development stage to Fortune 500. Prior to joining Adaptec as CFO, Brian served in various corporate and global Controller roles after beginning his career with PwC as an audit manager overseeing all facets of audit planning, SOX controls assessment, new accounting standards adoption, and profitability assessment for a diverse client base. Brian earned both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting from SUNY Geneseo.

Bryan Doherty

Chief Technology Officer

Bryan is an automation engineering professional with over 25 years of experience in engineering design, implementation, and installation of automated material handling, robotic, and software systems. He has built many successful multi-disciplined engineering teams over his tenure with a focus on supporting long-term strategic growth. Bryan holds a B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Outside of work, he spends his time with his family, usually behind a video game console.

Bob Manion

Executive VP, Sales & Marketing

With an extensive career in the manufacturing industry, Bob has served in various leadership roles over the last 30+ years. As a results-oriented and energetic leader, Bob emphasizes a mentoring leadership style that focuses on integrity, positivity, and team values. In the past, he has been responsible for the P&L and organic growth of multi-million-dollar global companies. He brings strong process knowledge in Six Sigma, Lean, 5S, value stream mapping, continuous flow, sales, marketing and product development. From the Rochester Institute of Technology, he earned a B.S. in Business Management and an MBA.

Mike Ficarra

Vice President, Engineering & Operations

Mike is a servant leader with over 25 years of managerial and consulting experience in automation and systems integration. Mike began his career as a mechanical engineer which instilled a value for sound engineering design principles and data-driven decision making. Mike’s focus is on the automation side of the business, overseeing engineering and operations.

Karen Marsh

Vice President, Human Resources

Karen is a senior human resources professional with over 20 years of experience in various business areas, including high-tech engineering, manufacturing, and the service industry. Karen’s human resources experience includes employee relations, benefits, recruitment, training, onboarding, and managing change due to mergers and acquisitions. Karen earned a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Counseling Education from Syracuse University.

Jason Reynolds

Vice President, Lifecycle Services

Jason brings over 30 years of construction, warehouse and distribution experience to lead our team field service technicians and installers. His experience ranges from the smallest general construction projects up to Greenfield 1,000,000 SF warehouse and distribution facilities with automated conveyance. Jason holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Ottavio Saluzzi

Vice President, Software Engineering

A multilingual engineering enthusiast, Ottavio has been working on large and complex automation projects for more than 15 years, covering all vertical markets with clients from around the globe, keen on adopting new technologies that help optimize business processes. Ottavio holds a M.S. in Communication Technologies from the University of Lugano in Switzerland. Out of the office, he enjoys playing the piano, hiking, and reading.

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