Matt Leary, President and Founder
Matt started the company in October 1996. The first 10 years of his career he worked as a full time PCB designer specializing in OrCAD and PADs. About 10 years ago he added Allegro and Altium tools and the business started to grow. This started a transition from full time PCB Designer to more of a management role. In that time he grew the company to a 30-person organization. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1996 with a BA in Physics, after spending his first 2 years of college at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Both before and during the early years of Newgrange Design he worked as a bartender, valet, pizza deliverer, ski instructor, house painter, and newspaper deliverer. He loves spending time with his wife, kids, and the rest of his family and friends, particularly if there is a beach, a mountain, a bike, a field or a rink involved.
Kristen Aguiar, Training Manager
Kristen has worked at Newgrange Design for over 10 years. She started as an intern, proceeded to become a full time PCB designer and later a PCB Design Manager with a team of up to 5 designers. During her time at Newgrange she has helped to grow a small team of designers to its current size. She currently manages and trains all newly hired PCB Designers from the ground up, creating and implementing a new training program. She also oversees the continued training of PCB designers as the industry changes. She is experienced designing RF and high-speed circuitry, analog, digital, high voltage, high current, power electronics, and HDI. She has experience with DFM/DFA/DFT standards. She is an IPC certified CID designer. She graduated from Northeastern University, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Mathematics. Kristen likes to spend her free time biking, cooking, and traveling.
Shawn Baron, Team Manager
Shawn joined the Newgrange Design Team in August 2020, coming to the company off of Active Duty in the US Army after serving a total of 6 years of duty as an Artillery Officer and a Human Resource Officer. Shawn was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Bliss, Texas; and he also spent 18 months overseas in South Korea. His favorite part of his military career was traveling to new places across the country and across the globe. As a Team Manager at Newgrange Design, Shawn is providing leadership for a 10-person PCB design team. He is committed to fostering his team’s excellence in both customer service and career development. Shawn graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Public Health. He likes hiking, traveling, cooking and learning languages.
Myev Bodenhofer, Electrical Engineering/Quality/Compliance Manager
Myev has over 20 years of design and test experience in medical devices and in the avionics industry. She heads up our engineering services group, leads product development teams, performs signal integrity analysis, and consults on complex PCB Designs. Her particular areas of expertise include: system architecture design, low-level analog design, design of test equipment, EMC and environmental testing and FMEA and risk analysis. She holds both a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT. Myev has worked in Class III medical device development, and is experienced in working under ISO 13485 and the ISO 9000 family of standards. Myev loves to travel. She and her family are closing in on their goal of visiting all 50 US states.
Peter Crossman, Team Manager
Peter began his career at Newgrange as a Design Assistant in 2017. He quickly developed his skills as a PCB Designer and soon oversaw projects for a small group of designers. He is now a Team Manager overseeing 7 PCB designers. He works closely with the Operations team and PCB Design Manager to direct the project resources and oversee the professional development within his team. In addition to focusing on the success of the team in customer service and quality, he still actively designs boards. He has experience with RF, high voltage, high current, and power circuitry designs in Altium and Allegro. On occasion, he lends support to the Engineering and Training departments. He graduated from Gordon College, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Physics. Outside of work he is an active maker and wood worker. He enjoys playing guitar, camping, and biking. As a matter of fact, he even builds his own guitars.
Doug Field, IT Manager/Training/EE/PCB Design
Doug started his career as a PCB design assistant in 2011, worked his way to become a PCB designer and then a PCB Design manager with a team of four. He primarily works in Altium but he also has experience with PADs layout. He is experienced in RF, analog, high speed digital including DDR3, DDR4, QDR, high voltage/current, multi-board layout and DFM/DFA/DFT standards for consumer electronics. Lately Doug has adopted a role more focused on network security and IT. Despite spearheading most of Newgrange’s IT needs Doug is also active supporting the training team and often assists Newgrange’s newer designers. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts: Amherst, Cum Laude, with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. Doug likes gardening, football and old video games.
Nicole Murphy, HR Business Partner
Nicole has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She originally joined Newgrange Design 6 years ago as a Recruiting Consultant to grow the PCB Design team. Since then her role has expanded into leading all aspects of Human Resources. Her passion is providing HR solutions for Newgrange Design by helping them with recruiting, employee relations, benefits and performance management. Prior to joining Newgrange Design she held several corporate HR positions within Biotech, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical organizations. Nicole holds a BA in Human Services from Fitchburg State University with a minor in Business Administration. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, learning photography and traveling.
Mark Stachelski, Director of People and Business Operations
Mark has over 25 years of Operational Leadership experience. He was a Logistics Officer in the US Army and served for over 24 years (Active Duty and Reserves) including multiple combat tours. Mark spent most of his civilian career in various Operational Management roles at GE/Rexel in Electrical Distribution. He leads a team that manages our overall business operations that includes Human Resources, IT, Accounting, Training, Facilities, and Project Planning. He graduated from the United States Military Academy – West Point and played 4 years of Army Hockey. His interests include fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.
Lauren Waslick, PCB Design Manager
Lauren has worked at Newgrange Design in the PCB Design group for over seven years. She started as a Design Assistant in 2012 and has developed her skills to become a highly trained PCB Designer. She now manages the PCB Design group, including 19 PCB designers, while actively continuing to design boards herself. She works with the Operations team to ensure a timely and high-quality delivery of all designs. Additionally, she is consistently focused on increasing the efficiency and experience of her team. She is experienced in designing RF, analog, digital, high voltage, high current, and power electronics using all technologies and is also extensively familiar with flex layouts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College. Outside of work, Lauren has spent 12 years teaching dance at a studio in Newton, MA and enjoys hiking with her dog, Zaya.