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Management Team

Management Team

Hi-Rel’s Management Team is among the most committed and experienced individuals in the microelectronics industry, many of whom have spent their entire careers devoted to harsh environment electronics in either a technical, operational and/or sales and marketing capacity. The technical and application requirements of each product we make is deeply embedded into every decision made to help our customers achieve their goals. Most importantly, our Management believes that it is our entire team that makes sure that our customers succeed. Without the entire team, Hi-Rel is just another manufacturer.

Rick Ferraid- Chairman
Chairman of the Board
Rick Ferraid assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hi-Rel Group in April 2013 when he partnered with Main Street Capital Holdings LLC to acquire the company. Mr. Ferraid has over 30 years of experience in the hermetic electronic packaging industry. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of HCC Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly engineered hermetically sealed connectors, terminals, headers and microelectronic packages, Mr. Ferraid gained extensive domestic and international executive experience. At HCC, he helped establish a strong track record of top-line growth through both organic initiatives and acquisitions, ultimately selling HCC to AMETEK Inc. in 2005. Mr. Ferraid has broad organizational and leadership development experience, as well as, a thorough understanding of how to integrate a variety of businesses. Prior to his role as CEO from 2000-2005, Mr. Ferraid served as President of HCC Glasseal from 1994 and Vice President of Marketing from 1992. He was previously Vice President of Marketing for the Electrical Industries Division of Philips Electronics. Mr. Ferraid holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Keith Barclay - Sales & Marketing
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Keith Barclay has served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Hi-Rel Group since May of 2013. Prior to joining the Hi-Rel Group, Mr. Barclay was a Divisional Vice President of the Electronic Packaging segment of AMETEK where he lead the double digit Sales and Profit growth on over $60 million of annual sales. From 1999 to 2013, Mr. Barclay served in roles of increasing responsibility at AMETEK HCC Industries, including Director of International Sales, Divisional Vice President of the Sea Connect Products Business Unit, and Divisional Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Electronic Packaging business segment. Prior to joining AMETEK HCC Industries, he served in various Finance, Operational and Sales positions with Olin Aegis, a Microelectronic Materials business unit of Olin Corporation. Mr. Barclay earned a BA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jeff Vriens - Hi-Rel Alloys
Vice President / General Manager
Jeff Vriens has served as VP/GM for Hi-Rel Alloys since May, 2016.  He started his career with Hi-Rel Alloys in 2015 as the Plant Manager after serving as the Operations Manager at Indal Technologies (a Division of Curtiss Wright) for 5 years where he successfully lead a team of 165 employees with annual sales exceeding $55 million.  From 1994 to 2010, Mr. Vriens served in various leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Engineering Manager at St. Catherines Machine Products and Production Manager at Revstone Industries.  Mr. Vriens holds a Degree in Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Mike Kelley - CFO
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Kelley joined the Hi-Rel Group as Chief Financial Officer in September 2013. Mr. Kelley has extensive financial leadership experience supporting manufacturing companies. He began his career at General Electric (GE) in the Financial Management Program and went on to hold positions in the Corporate Audit Staff, Power Systems, and Electrical Distribution & Control, as well as an international assignment in Saudi Arabia. Subsequent to leaving GE, Mr. Kelley continued to work in finance at major industrial manufacturers, including Allied Signal and SPX Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Kelley assumed CFO roles at portfolio companies of private equity backed manufacturing entities, including Piper Aircraft, where he was a key contributor to the successful turnaround and sale of the business. Mr. Kelley holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from Bentley University in Massachusetts.
Stuart Norris - Hi-Rel Lids
Managing Director of Hi-Rel Lids
Stuart Norris has served as Managing Director since 1999. His responsibilities include the long-term business strategy and development of Hi-Rel UK. In addition to overseeing the business’s day to day operations, Mr. Norris focuses on Hi-Rel UK’s sales and marketing efforts and maintains most of Hi-Rel UK’s key customer and supplier relationships. Prior to joining Hi-Rel UK, Mr. Norris accumulated 26 years of relevant industry experience. He holds a four-year electronics apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defense, and he finished with a Higher National Diploma in Electronics.
Bill Hubbard - President
President
Bill Hubbard joined Hi-Rel Group in July 2014 as Chief Operating Officer for North America. Mr. Hubbard brings over 35 years of financial and operational experience with progressive responsibilities working for manufacturing companies. For the last 20 years, Bill worked for AMETEK HCC Industries in various capacities among multiple operational units ranging from Controller (HCC’s Merrimack Magnetics Division) to General Manager (HCC’s Glasseal and HCC’s SCP Products) and, most recently, as Vice President of Operations for AMETEK Electronic Packaging. His vast operational knowledge, commitment to customers, and business acumen for job-shop, custom manufacturing of glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal seal products, as well as his knowledge of the underwater cabling markets for military applications make Bill well suited to lead the North American Operational Team at Hi-Rel. Mr. Hubbard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts.
Scott Jenkins - Hi-Rel Products
President of Hi-Rel Products
Mr. Jenkins has been supporting Hi-Rel customers since 1996. He began his Hi-Rel career in procurement and has had increasing responsibility in the areas of product development, process development and product management over the last almost 15 years. Mr. Jenkins holds an Associate degree in Science from University of Massachusetts and was an independent business owner for 10 years prior to joining Hi-Rel.