Meet the Team

Bob Williams

President

Bob Williams

Bob joined McGuire in 2002 after a decade of working with a family business. Bob graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Administration from Northeastern University. In his free time, Bob enjoys time with his family and outdoor activities.

Kevin Mayer

Executive Vice President

Kevin Mayer

Kevin joined McGuire in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UVM. He has over 15 years of experience in operations and sales. He enjoys spending time with his family on the slopes and the golf course.

Kristen Moreira

CFO, BEAD/McGuire

Kristen Moreira

Kristen joined Bead in 2015 with 10+ years of experience in public accounting at CohnReznick as an audit manager. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Science in Accounting from UConn. She is a certified public accountant. In her free time, Kristen volunteers as the Treasurer of ManufactureCT and the Co — Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator for the Baseball Association of Wolcott. She loves to watch her kids play baseball and go to the beach. One of Kristen‘s favorite quotes is "You‘re off to great places, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way" — Dr. Suess

Leah Davenport

VP of Marketing

Leah Davenport

Leah joined McGuire 2011 with 15+ years of experience in advertising, public relations and marketing in both the private and public sectors of healthcare and non-profit sectors. Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising from UAA. She loves to garden, lay by the pool, but her all-time favorite is her annual trip back to Alaska to slaughter the Sockeye with her husband Scotty at their secret spot on the Kenai River. Leah‘s personal quote is “Respect nature and preserve all things.”

Matt Blute

Sales Manager

Matt Blute

Matt joined McGuire in 2016 with over 18+ years of sales experience, 10 of them in the construction industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Providence College. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing at the beach, and taking in an occasional round of golf.

Cassie Socha

Assistant Controller

Cassie Socha

Cassie joined the McGuire team in January 2018. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from SCSU. She is responsible for overseeing the accounting department. She is happiest with her husband creating memories with their daughter. Her hobbies include cycling a barbell, creating in the kitchen, and watching “Fixer Upper” re-runs. She strives to learn something new each and every day.

Merissa Clauss

Office/Information Manager

Merissa Clauss

Merissa joined McGuire as the Office/Information Manager in 2017. She has 10+ years of data/information management system experience. Merissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University. Outside of work, Merissa enjoys spending her weekends in Vermont with her husband and daughter. Merissa’s personal quote is “The only person you should strive to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.”

Tina Johansen

Inside Sales Specialist

Tina Johansen

Tina came to McGuire in 2007 with experience and knowledge in customer service from the retail industry. When she is not juggling the many arms of McGuire’s customer service outreach department, Tina enjoys laying in the sun and spending time with her husband Chris, and three children Madison, Hannah, and Sam. Her personal favorite quote is, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Laurie Veillette

Customer Service Specialist

Laurie Veillette

Laurie joined McGuire in February 2022 as a Customer Service Specialist. She has a BS in Business Administration from Post University. Laurie loves music, attending live concerts, swimming, gardening, and enjoying a summer day at the beach or by the pool. During the winter months, she keeps busy working on her stained glass and craft projects. Laurie’s inspired by Faith and the belief that every experience in life is necessary for personal growth. One of my favorite quotes is to never give up and always ‘believe in miracles.

Aldina Coggins

Factory Supervisor

Aldina Coggins

Aldina joined McGuire in 2011 with over 20 years in supply chain management. She served in the US military for two years where she met her husband Scott of over 37 years. She enjoys reading, managing private go-cart racing teams, and spending time with her family. Her favorite saying is “Work smarter, not harder!”