Byrna Technologies Appoints Brian Terando Vice President of Production and Supply Chain
ANDOVER, Mass., May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Byrna Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: BYRN) ("Byrna" or "the Company") today announced that Brian Terando has been named Vice President of Production and Supply Chain. Mr. Terando will report directly to Bryan Ganz, Byrna's Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Brian Terando will be assuming most of the duties of Mike Gillespie who will be retiring at the end of May. Mike has agreed to be available on a consulting basis through August to ensure a smooth transition. Byrna would like to thank Mike for his heroic efforts in bringing Byrna's new Ft. Wayne production facility on-line (on time and under budget) and for resolving the supply chain issues that impacted Byrna in Q1 of this year.
Brian, who will be taking over from Mike as head of production and supply chain, has over 30 years of multi-faceted experience in positions of increasing responsibility leading operations, including global manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering teams, with an emphasis on Lean Continuous Improvement culture and industries with highly regulated Quality Management Systems.
After starting his career with International Paper and Rust-Oleum, he joined Honeywell, leading their newly acquired North Safety business site in Rhode Island to be the first in Honeywell's Personal Protective Equipment Business to earn the coveted HOS Bronze (Honeywell's recognition of sustained Lean Six Sigma Operational Excellence). Brian gained five years additional experience leading Continuous Improvement Culture for Honeywell's Global Integrated Supply Chains with roles as multi-site Director of Global Operations & Supply Chain and Director of Global Operating Excellence & Program Management. These roles focused on supply chain optimization and driving quality, on-time delivery, and productivity results for injection molding, precision assembly and highly engineered new product introduction processes.
More recently he held primary leadership positions as Director of North America Operations for Hollingsworth & Vose, a manufacturer of highly engineered filtration media, and Senior Director Global Manufacturing for Aspen Aerogels, a Tier 1 & 2 automotive supplier.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois with a focus on chemical engineering.
Byrna is a technology company, specializing in the development, manufacture, and sale of innovative non-lethal personal security solutions. For more information on the Company, please visit the corporate website here or the Company's investor relations site here. The Company is the manufacturer of the Byrna® SD personal security device, a state-of-the-art handheld CO2 powered launcher designed to provide a non-lethal alternative to a firearm for the consumer, private security, and law enforcement markets. To purchase Byrna products, visit the Company's e-commerce store.
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Byrna Technologies Inc.
David North, Chief Financial Officer
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Released May 10, 2022