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People of Adaptec

Meet our leadership team.

Shirish Pareek
Shirish Pareek Chairman and CEO
Shirish brings a background of global business strategy and operations to Adaptec. Previously, Shirish was the CEO and Founder of Hydraulex Global, which he grew into the largest hydraulics re-manufacturing business in America. Under Shirish’s stewardship, Hydraulex Global achieved $90MM in revenue, exported to 50 countries, employed over 350 staff, and managed five manufacturing plants. Shirish was also formerly a business strategy consultant with McKinsey and Company. Earlier in his career, he also worked as an Oil Field Engineer with Halliburton. Shirish earned a B.S. with University Honors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India and an MBA with a specialization in Operations and Strategy from Carnegie Mellon University.
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.
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.
Chris Cornett
Chris CornettDirector of Service & 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.