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Belcan Leadership Team
Lance Kwasniewski joined Belcan in January 1998. He has over 30 years of leadership experience within the construction, industrial equipment, and services industries. Lance’s career with Belcan has spanned over 25 years of progressively increasing responsibility, advancing from business development, central services management, and general management to senior leadership positions across multiple business units, consistently driving and producing exceptional business outcomes. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), along with several other board positions. Lance holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Program.
Beth Ferris joined Belcan in July 2016. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Beth Ferris is responsible for leading Belcan’s finance and accounting organization, including planning and analysis, financial reporting, and various accounting functions. Prior to joining Belcan, she spent over 20 years with LexisNexis, most recently serving as Senior Vice President Global Finance and US Division CFO. Ms. Ferris holds an MBA with a Finance concentration from Wright State University, as well as a BS Business Administration in Marketing from Bowling Green State University.
Neal Montour’s career with Belcan has spanned 28 years, including leadership roles as Senior Vice President, Vice President, General Manager, Strategic Account Management, and Customer Service Engineering Director. His overall engineering experience of 37 years includes analysis, design, and manufacturing roles with Pratt & Whitney, Lehr Precision (GKN), and Belcan. Mr. Montour holds a BSME from the University of Hartford and an AAS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Erie Community College.
Paul Dorger joined Belcan in January 2018 and has over 28 years of labor and corporate law experience, including government regulatory compliance, federal and state litigation, protection of trade secrets and proprietary information, collective bargaining, and human resources and safety management. Paul holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a former Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen. He obtained his law degree from the University of Cincinnati. Paul has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, named in the Ohio Super Lawyers Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati, and has been involved with many charitable organizations.
Kim brings nearly 20 years of experience leading technology initiatives in software & digital product development, including 12 years in the aviation industry. She has personal passion and hands-on experience designing cryptographic engineering systems, but has also delivered breakthrough outcomes leveraging AI, IoT, and AR/VR. She specializes in leading strategy and development of full digital systems and platforms that emphasize capabilities of emerging technology, but also combine modern approaches to software design, containerization, cloud optimization, and API communications. Most recently, Kim served as VP & Head of Digital Engineering for Bayer AG, driving strategy and product development for emerging technologies in the crop science, pharmaceuticals, and consumer health industry sectors as well as the product supply & manufacturing function across all business verticals. Kim holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Xavier University.
Since joining Belcan in 2000, Lindsay has held multiple roles across the business, starting her career in recruiting and talent management, then shifting into technical editing. She joined Belcan’s corporate organization in 2014, initially serving in sales operations, proposals, and market research until moving into her current position with responsibility for executive projects and corporate communications. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University.
Dave Brandel joined Belcan in May 2017 to enhance and further develop strategy around systems & software, define plans to develop service product offerings to enable execution of the strategy, identify opportunities to grow key accounts, and work with the teams to drive operational efficiencies. In that role, Dave drove organic growth by applying existing capabilities to other market segments and inorganic growth through two acquisitions that expanded both capability and service offerings. Prior to Belcan, Dave spent over 34 years at GE Aviation in engineering and executive leadership across many disciplines, including systems engineering, controls, software, analytics, diagnostics, engines, composites, structures, and quality. He led the nacelles, aerostructures, and propeller product line engineering teams, managed the GP7000 engine systems engineering team, started the remote diagnostics program while in services, and introduced the first electronic engine control to GE Aviation engines. Dave holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Computer & Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Wayne Lucernoni leads operations, strategy, growth, integration activities, and program execution for Belcan’s Government Solutions business. Wayne has spent his career in senior leadership positions in the defense and intelligence community. He was the former President of Harris IT Services before it was acquired by Veritas and also served recently as the Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) Group President at ASRC Federal. Wayne is a CPA who has held senior finance roles and also has experience running large complex government programs. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting / Economics from James Madison University, and has completed The Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Wayne is a thought leader in the industry who has helped shape technology innovation for the federal government. He has participated or served on numerous boards which focused on customers, technologies, non-profits, universities, and policy matters.
Keith joined Belcan in March 2017, bringing over 20 years of combined experience in the aerospace and automotive industries. He began his career in electrical engineering in the automotive injection molding industry, before joining Siemens in 2003 where he provided automation and manufacturing IT solutions to Airbus, BAE and Rolls-Royce. In 2010, Keith moved to the USA to head the Siemens Industry Aerospace Center of Competence based in Atlanta, Georgia. On returning to the UK, he was responsible for developing the power generation, marine, and medical device manufacturing sectors for Siemens. In 2014, he moved to Tata Technologies to lead the European A&D sales team before accepting the position of Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development. Keith’s responsibilities at Belcan include leading the strategic approach in the Europe and APAC regions and promoting efficient and compliant international operations.
Dan Pleshko is President of Belcan’s
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Solutions business unit, with responsibility for
strategy, operations, and P&L. Previously, he spent 10 years at Lockheed
Martin as Vice President over various corporate and business area functions
including supply chain, quality, and operations. Prior to Lockheed, Dan spent 5
years at Goodrich Corporation as Chief Supply Chain Officer, 5 years at
Flextronics as Vice President of Commodity Management, and 12 years at Compaq
Computer in various senior executive roles. He started his career at Picatinny
Arsenal working for the US Army on anti-tank missiles. Dan has a BS in
Mechanical Engineering with technology option and has completed executive
training with Harvard Business School. He also has served on advisory boards
for many universities.
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