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People of Adaptec

Meet our leadership team.

Andrew Creathorn
Andrew CreathornPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Andrew brings a dynamic combination of technical, commercial and strategic business insight to his role as the President & CEO of Adaptec. With more than 30 years of experience in various business, manufacturing and engineering positions he brings a progressive approach to growth focusing on the customers’ experience and continuous improvement. Andrew has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Teesside University in the North of England and advanced training in business leadership from Indiana University. Andrew strives to balances the technical, operational and customer service needs of all of Adaptec’s partners and clients.
Imran Parekh
Imran ParekhChief Financial Officer
As CFO, Imran provides strong, sound leadership to the financials of the company. A respected leader with high performing analytical skills and extensive management experience in the manufacturing space, he oversees all fiscal aspects of Adaptec with integrity and skilled business acumen. Imran holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Finance from the University at Buffalo.
Jeff Gambrill
Jeff GambrillExecutive Vice President, Sales
As the EVP of Sales, Jeff is passionate about finding the right solutions for Adaptec’s customers. 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.
Robert Manion
Robert ManionExecutive Vice President, Business Development
Bob Manion has extensive business experience stemming from many years at Adaptec Solutions, as well as other leading Fortune 500 companies. Bob has earned both an MBA and a B.S. in Business Management and is a role model in putting the customer first by fostering business integrity and customer appreciation. He is also highly knowledgeable in a variety of process improvement areas such as Six Sigma and Lean. In his free time Bob enjoys time on the lake with his family.
Jim Morris
Jim Morris Executive Vice President, Business Development
Jim has a long history in robotics; as a pioneer of the industry he has more than 30 years of expertise providing custom solutions to complex customer requirements. Jim is the founder of Automated Cells & Equipment which is now a part of Adaptec Solutions. Jim has earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and his MBA from St. Ambrose University. When not at work, Jim enjoys family time and being on the water sailing and boating.
David Cole
David ColeVice President, Business Development
David brings 20-plus years of operations management experience. Joining JTD Manufacturing in 1986 as a machinist, he advanced to the role of operations manager, where he remained until 2001. That year, alongside Steve Usher and the late Dan Staser, he became a founding member of Integrated Solutions – an automated material handling company specializing in conveyor systems and robotics – which is now a part of Adaptec Solutions. David earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Delta State University.
Steve Usher
Steve UsherDirector, Engineering & Operations
Steve has nearly four decades of engineering experience across various industries. He started work as an engineering apprentice for a major manufacturer of lighting machinery, later completing his five-year apprenticeship with an associate degree in mechanical engineering from Twickenham College of Technology in England. After many years of equipment commissioning across the globe, he was recruited by General Electric to move to the United States in 1989 to assist in the design of high-speed, cam-operated equipment. He later joined JTD Manufacturing in 1997, working in special equipment design. In 2001, he was a founding member of Integrated Solutions, along with David Cole and the late Dan Staser.
Michael Lucey
Michael LuceyDirector, Application Engineering & Marketing
Mike has 20 years of experience with Adaptec Solutions. Prior to Adaptec, Mike held roles in systems engineering and materials handling & automation consulting. Mike leads key business function areas including conceptual design, cost estimating, marketing, product design and product management. Mike earned a BS in Management and Economics from SUNY Empire State College.
Chris Cornett
Chris CornettDirector of Service and Aftermarket
Chris brings 19 years of experience spanning from the military to private sector. His extensive experience in aftermarket environments brings technical and business insight to this portion of the organization. Chris earned his MBA from NC State University and is an avid Wolfpack fan. Chris enjoys spending time with his family and fishing in his spare time.
Karen Marsh
Karen MarshHuman Resources Manager
Karen is a senior human resources professional with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of business areas including high tech engineering, manufacturing and the service industry. Karen’s human resources experience includes work in 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.
Brian McGrath
Brian McGrathController
Brian brings extensive financial experience providing accounting and management advisory services to public and private companies ranging from development stage to Fortune 500. Prior to joining Adaptec as Controller, Brian served as an audit manager at PwC, managing all facets of audit planning, SOX controls assessment, testing and validation, 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.