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TECH IN FRONT: Jacques Laflamme, New England Institute of Technology’s chief information officer, has supervised the physical and intellectual expansion of technology for the school during the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Laflamme keeps tech snapping at New England Tech

CHIEF INFORMATION/TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, NONPROFIT | Jacques Laflamme, New England Institute of TechnologyAll universities need technology, but the stakes are particularly high at the New...
CHARTING A NEW COURSE: Theresa A. Baus, right, was the first head of the Technology Partnerships Office at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, in 2006, where she works to share Navy-developed technology with the private sector and vice versa. With her is Mary L. Sylvia, strategy implementation director, USW weapons, vehicles and defensive systems department. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Baus helps military tech value find civilian use

What’s the connection between finding undersea mines and software that detects breast cancer?Theresa A. Baus could tell you. Both processes rely on a mathematical...
BEYOND COMFORT, CHANGING CULTURE: Katrina Thompson-Burnett was trained for laboratory work, but her role at Coastal Medical has forced her to develop new skills while helping transform Coastal’s culture. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Thompson-Burnett has transformed herself and Coastal Medical

Perhaps the best leaders are those who can step out of their comfort zones.Katrina Thompson-Burnett describes herself as a “socially awkward” laboratorian. With an...
MORE THAN A GAME: Foosball lightens the office mood at Sensata Technologies in Attleboro, but Chief Human Resources Officer Allisha Elliott, left, and Nydia Weimar, right, compensation manager, are systematic in deploying human resources policies and programs across the multinational maker of sensors and controls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Creating a base for more growth

Allisha Elliott | Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., senior vice president, chief human resources officerAllisha Elliott is calm in the face of chaos.In just 3...
AN ENGAGING WORKPLACE: A significant investment in workforce development yields improved quality and lower costs at Tanury Industries. Examining a newly copper-plated hand rail for a private jet are, from left: George Morse, quality-control manager; Dwight Annese, sales representative; Tracey Silva, aviation project manager; and Joe Accaoui, executive vice president of operations. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With an eye to the future,Tanury educates, empowers

Tanury Industries has a rich history in Rhode Island. The family-owned electroplating business has been around for more than 70 years. Still, company leaders...
THE LOCAL TOUCH: Moving all its manufacturing to the United States has allowed AVTECH Software to respond more quickly to the market and customers. Richard Grundy, left, president, and Bob Snow, a hardware engineer, discuss a device at the company's Warren headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success worldwide with Rhode Island pride

AVTECH Software Inc.'s business philosophy can be summed up in a common expression: Think global, but act local.The company's environmental monitoring systems can be...
IN THE KNOW: A2B Tracking Solutions founder, CEO and President Peter M. Collins has built a company that uses bar codes and digital technology to help the U.S. military and civilian clients keep track of millions of assets from its Portsmouth home. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping track when it matters most

The U.S. military manages 30 million critical assets every year, from tool cribs in Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard to Humvees rolling through the mountains...
A WHOLE NEW WORLD: Highlander Institute is dedicated to spreading innovation to transform education. Here, left, Eric Butash, director of operations for the nonprofit, discusses smartphone potential with staff at Central Elementary School in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Highlander bets on tech-learning blend

Five years ago, Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence ranked as one of the lowest-performing schools in the state. Only 17 percent of the...

Atrion ramps up selective growth

CEO (or equivalent): Tim Hebert, CEO and president2015 Revenue: $119,990,3822013 Revenue: $84,169,382Revenue growth: 43%Thinking big means thinking small at Atrion Inc.Rather than engaging...
ALL IN THE DETAILS: New England Institute of Technology students, from left, Ray Angell, Shaun Mactavious, Courtney Beauchamp and Mikayla Guarino, learn how to process a crime scene as part of the school's criminal justice degree program. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A simpler way to advance

EDUCATIONMany full-time employees find it tricky to pursue their education while also balancing the demands of work, family and other obligations. The New...
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