Thought leaders, innovative engineers, additive manufacturing experts — the layers of our management team keep adding up. And like the layers of additive manufacturing itself, the whole is greater because of the fusion of its parts.
Victor Vescovo, CEO
Victor is Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of Insight Equity. He has overall responsibility for the firm’s origination of new transactions and arranging financing, but also maintains deep involvement in the operations of selected portfolio companies. Victor is also Head of Insight Equity’s New York office.
Before co-founding Insight Equity, Victor was Vice President of Product Development at Military Advantage, a venture-backed company sold to Monster Worldwide in 2004. Prior to that, he was a senior manager at Bain & Company where he focused on merger integration and operational improvement cases.
In the early nineties, Victor worked in the mergers & acquisitions department of Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for company due diligence and transaction execution, as well as working overseas in the Middle East advising the Saudi government on business investments.
Victor received his MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top 5% of his class. He has also received a Master’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a double major BA in economics and political science from Stanford University.
Victor currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of American Civil Constructors, Micross Components, MB Precision Investment Holdings, and Dustex Holdings. He also serves on the Board of the general partner of Emerge Energy Services LP, Vision Partners, Hirschfeld Industries, Atwood Holdings, Versatile Processing Group Holdings, Plasman Group, Flanders, and Panolam.
Additionally, Victor served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer, retiring in 2014 as a Commander (O-5). He participated at the staff level in combat operations in Europe and Asia, and served for more than a year after 9/11 supporting counter-terrorism efforts overseas. In 2017, Victor became the 12th American to complete the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” which requires climbing the highest peak on all seven of the world’s continents including Mt. Everest, and skiing at least 100 kilometers to both the North and South Poles. He is also an instrument-rated fixed-wing and helicopter pilot.
Neal Jain, CFO
Neal is a Vice President at Insight Equity and is responsible for all aspects of deal sourcing, evaluation and execution as well as portfolio company management. Prior to attending business school, Neal was the Vice President of Strategy for Material Sciences Corporation, an Insight Equity portfolio company. Previously, he was a Senior Associate at Insight Equity.
Before joining Insight Equity, Neal was an Analyst in the M&A group at Lazard Frères & Co., a financial advisory and asset management firm. While at Lazard, Neal advised clients in the upstream, midstream, oilfield services, and transportation sectors on mergers, acquisitions, and capital structure.
Neal received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University with a BA in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Statistics.
Sean Treacy, Chief Sales Officer
Sean is our Chief Sales Officer for Precision Holdings. He joined the company in June 2015 and is primarily located at our Headquarters in Glastonbury, CT. Through his leadership we have also expanded opportunities at new accounts such Lockheed, Weatherford, GE and Pratt & Whitney Aerospace. Prior to joining Sean held various roles of increasing responsibility within the Aerospace OEM’s culminating over 25 years of experience in sales and customer support. Some of those key roles include Director Sales, PCC Wyman Gordon Turbine,; Director Key Accounts, Haas Group,; Head of Global Customer Support, Meggitt,; General Sales Manager Pratt&Whitney,; and Director Customer Service, Rolls-Royce. Sean is a graduate of the Rolls-Royce engineering apprentice program with an equivalent B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Derby College of Further Education.
Ken Bertrand, General Manager
Ken joined the CalRAM leadership team after a successful tenure as General Manager at our Midstate Machine facility in Cincinnati. He has over 30 years of experience with OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers of aircraft engine, industrial gas turbine engines, off highway and automotive vehicles. During the course of his career he has managed multiple site business units with cross functional manufacturing, rebuilt organizational structure and developed improvement processes to enable continual business success. He has an in depth knowledge of lean manufacturing resulting in a consistent track record of improving operational results, Ken’s process background in manufacturing, engineering, and customer advocacy will be a valuable asset to the CalRAM business.
Shane Collins, Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs
Shane is currently the Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs at CalRAM and among other duties heads up CalRAM’s laser powder bed fusion operations. Shane is a 15 year veteran of the additive manufacturing industry holding various positions in product management and business development for both 3D printing machine manufacturers and contract manufacturers. Prior to joining CalRAM he was Managing Director of Directed Manufacturing where he managed Sales, Quality, Operations and Strategy for their metal and plastic powder bed fusion operations. He has sponsored several metal powder bed fusion standards and holds the position of Chairman of the ASTM F42 materials and process subcommittee. Shane is co-author on publications in the powder bed fusion of 17-4 stainless steel, nickel alloy 625 and nickel alloy 718 and is currently a guest editor for the Additive Manufacturing Journal. He has a BS from Purdue University Kranert School of Management.