Microbest has a long history of successful leadership, dating back to the company’s founding. Corporate leadership has developed a company with a well-earned reputation for producing high-quality parts by implementing new efficiencies and upgrading production processes. 

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Shaun Gaus

Shaun Gaus, Chief Executive Officer of Microbest, has over 24 years of experience in the specialty manufacturing industry, with the majority of that time spent in leadership roles. Prior to joining Microbest, Shaun served as President/CEO for a number of globally recognized companies and has a proven track record of driving value creation through profitable growth and operational efficiency improvements. He has extensive international experience and is fluent in German technical and business language. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and execution, business restructuring/turnaround, commercial operations, new product commercialization, channel-to-market strategies, LEAN/operational efficiency, performance management, and mergers and acquisitions. Shaun holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University, where he also serves on the Advisory Council for the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Shaun is an active member of YPO - Connecticut River Valley Chapter. He enjoys snowboarding, fishing, boating, and spending time with his wife and four children.

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Will Brown

Will Brown recently joined Microbest as our Chief Operations Officer.  Will brings experience that will help to drive our operational excellence initiatives. Will is a US Army veteran with extensive experience in lean manufacturing, production, and process improvement systems.  Will is a leader with a remarkable talent for cultivating team-based, high-performance cultures with an emphasis on employee development, continuous improvement, accountability, and change management.

Mr. Brown began his career in the US Army, serving in both Air Defense and the Military Police Corp.  After his military service, Mr. Brown held senior positions at Honeywell, Tegra, and Smith’s Medical.  Most recently, Mr. Brown served as the Site Leader/Director of Operations for a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Fall River, Massachusetts.  

In his new role, Mr. Brown will oversee Microbest’s day-to-day operations, working closely with the other members of the leadership team to execute the company's strategic vision and drive operational efficiencies. 

Greg Smith, Microbest Vice President of Engineering

Greg Smith

Greg Smith, Vice President of Engineering, has been with Microbest for 7 years. Greg has broad experience in many industries, including aerospace & defense, medical, electronics and firearms. He has held a variety of executive and managerial positions in organizations ranging from small job shops to Fortune 500 companies. Most recently coming to Microbest from Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems, where he was the Mechanical Engineering Manager. He holds a BS from the University of Rhode Island; is a Certified Tool & Die Maker, an apprenticeship requiring 8,000 hours; and has extensive Lean and Six Sigma experience. Greg’s hobbies include beekeeping and restoring vintage cars - currently two 1965 Volvos. His philosophy at Microbest is, “Don’t let ‘perfect’ get in the way of ‘better.’”

Jeff Myer, Microbest Vice President of Technology Systems

Jeff Myer

Jeff Myer, Vice President of Quality, was initially hired in 1997 as an Engineering Technician. Jeff has contributed to improvement efforts across all areas of the business, including CNC Programming, Resource/Requirement Planning, Metrology and more. His expertise has been instrumental in many cross-functional initiatives throughout Microbest. He holds an AS in Mechanical Engineering and enjoys running and motorsports outside of work.
 

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Shaun Phelan

Shaun Phelan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Microbest, has almost twenty-five years of Sales and Marketing experience, with the last 16 years spent exclusively in the shooting sports industry.

Before joining Microbest, Shaun was a senior executive at Orchid Advisors, a Technology and Compliance consultancy firm focused on the firearms industry.  Shaun started his career in tight-tolerance manufacturing when he joined Smith & Wesson in 2006.  Shaun held several leadership positions in manufacturing, information technology, and marketing.

Shaun holds a strong commitment to fostering collaborative relationships with customers.  His leadership style promotes a culture of accountability, innovation, and customer-centricity, aligning with our core values at Microbest, Inc.
Shaun enjoys tinkering in his metal shop and spending time enjoying the outdoors.

Teresa Burdick, Microbest Vice President of Human Resources.

Teresa Burdick

Teresa Burdick, Vice President of Human Resources, has been with Microbest since 1996. She started her career in the front office and attended night classes to obtain a degree in Business Administration. Throughout her time with Microbest, Teresa has worked to create an HR environment based on a quote from noted author Douglas Adams: “To give real advice, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” Teresa is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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