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Leadership Team

Senior Staff

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 15 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.

Lauren Waslick, PCB Design Manager

Lauren has worked at Newgrange Design in the PCB Design group for over ten 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 three teams and 26 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 enjoys hiking with her family and her dog, Zaya.

Myev Bodenhofer, Engineering Manager/Quality and 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.

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. Beat Navy!

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.

Dan DeBenedictis, Team Manager

Dan began his career as a PCB Design Assistant in 2018. He developed his skills as a PCB Designer and became the lead designer for one of the company’s largest accounts. He has designed complex layouts in both Altium and Allegro and has experience with RF, high voltage, high current, multi-board systems, flex layouts, library management, and extensive experience translating layouts from other CAD programs into Altium and Allegro. He now oversees a team of 6 PCB Designers while still designing boards himself and providing technical assistance to his team. He works closely with the PCB Design Manager and the other Team Managers to maximize efficiency and quality on every project. Dan graduated from Stonehill College with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. Outside of work, he enjoys playing games with friends, being outdoors, tennis, and live music events.

Katie Kaminski, Team Manager

Katie started her journey here at Newgrange Design as a Project Planner in May of 2019. Since then, she has been promoted to Senior Project Planner and more recently to Team Manager for the PCB Design Group. She currently oversees 7 designers who mostly work in Allegro/OrCAD. Her background in Operations has made her a key player in the PCB Design group to maintain open communication between the design team and our customers, as well as find creative solutions to keep her projects on schedule. She has a passion for Excel and party planning, and she currently helps run the Social Events Committee at Newgrange Design. Katie graduated from the University at Albany (SUNY Albany) with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Environmental Science specializing in Climate Change. She is often known as the meteorologist of Newgrange Design and has won several snowfall competitions at the office. Some of her favorite hobbies include kayaking, going to the beach, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.