Doris D. Harms
Executive Vice President — Loar Group
Doris Harms is responsible for the oversite of the following five LOAR companies: AGC, Meriden CT; Gar Kenyon, Meriden, CT; General Ecology, Exton, PA; Maverick, Blue Ash, OH and SMR, Fenwick, WV. Ms. Harms joined LOAR in November 2013. Prior to LOAR she was President of Electromech Technologies for 13 years where she managed four different company locations and was instrumental in the acquisition of a maquiladora located in Mexico. During her tenure at Electromech the company successfully maintained a strong customer base, added new business, expanded into new markets, developed new business units and built a strong executive team. Ms. Harms’ solid background in finance, operations, quality control, procurement and restructuring will drive LOAR’s goal of future growth.
Ms. Harms earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. She enjoys her three children and six wonderful grandchildren. She is also very active in several charity boards and events.
Shelly Anderson served as AGC’s controller for 11 years and was promoted to president of AGC and controller of Gar Kenyon in July 2015. During her time as controller she has overseen the company’s accounting functions, including preparation of all required financial reporting, both internal and external. She was also responsible for quarterly budgeting, cost analysis, capital expenditures budgets as well as working on bank refinancing and other lending opportunities. Anderson also oversaw AGC’s MIS department and the company’s ITAR compliance programs.
Before coming to AGC, Anderson was a senior accountant at the firm of Simione, Macca and Larrow for five years. She worked with clients on a broad variety of accounting functions, including annual financial reports, conducting audits, tax planning and tax return preparation.
Vice President Sales — AGC
An engineer by training, Michael Doolan has worked in several roles over a more than 30-year career at AGC. He has focused in particular on managing new product development projects, sales in various areas and sustaining customer relationships.
Currently Doolan oversees all AGC’s sales initiatives including organizing proposals, conducting contract negotiations, overseeing issue resolution and ensuring customer satisfaction.
General Manager Vice President of Operations — AGC and Gar Kenyon
Responsible for daily operations at the company’s 110,000 square foot facility in Meriden, Connecticut, Michael Gumprecht manages a staff of approximately 100 people across multiple manufacturing and engineering functions. He supervises ongoing services as well as special projects, emphasizing quality control, on-time delivery and cost efficiency for all contracts.
Gumprecht has spent most of his over 30-plus year career at AGC working in a variety of areas involving engineering management, including OEM division manager, metals division manager, production control manager and engineering manager.
Director Human Resources — AGC and Gar Kenyon
James Dempsey joined AGC as director human resources in January 2014. Prior to AGC he has held roles of increasing responsibility with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Amphenol Corporation, Danaher Corporation and Barnes Group. He provides a wide range of expertise in both the human resources and lean manufacturing arenas.
Reporting directly to the president, Dempsey is responsible for all human resource-related activities such as employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation programs, benefits programs, employee engagement and all human resources-related compliance programs.
Director of Engineering — AGC and Gar Kenyon
Raffaele Moriello joined AGC and Gar Kenyon as the director of engineering in July of 2015, bringing with him 20-plus years of engineering experience. His ever-increasing roles of responsibility at companies such as Textron Lycoming, Pratt and Whitney, Amphenol and Bauer Inc. provide an extensive and diversified background.
Moriello is responsible for the overall flow of design, test and manufacturability of products through the engineering departments while supporting customer relations and supplier performance.