Who are we?
Who are we? Like most long-established companies, the answer to that question has evolved over the decades we’ve been in business. NECI, formerly known as New England Controls, has been serving New England and beyond with controls and instrumentation solutions for more than 50 years. During that time, we’ve watched as innovations in technology have advanced at an astounding pace – which has led to fundamental changes in our professional and personal lives.
Today, as a member of the Emerson Impact Partner Network, we offer the most complete portfolio of end-to-end products, services, and solutions in the industry. Additionally, we apply digital intelligence to address unique business challenges. This focus on digitalization has allowed us to enhance our clients’ ability to adapt to innovation through industry-based solutions and help them to achieve the right business outcomes for success.
With a Generous Team Spirit, we make teamwork and giving back to the community priorities in our work-lives. We believe that a culture that values a team effort also supports fresh ideas, collaboration, and individual empowerment – all of which helps NECI achieve our business goals. Most importantly, though, we believe that a corporate culture that supports a Generous Team Spirit fosters happier, more productive employees who feel valued.
Our Radical Passion for Excellence drives our mission and ensures we meet our goals and can offer our partners industry-leading solutions to meet their desired outcomes. We believe people who are passionate about their work have a growth mindset and become continuous learners. This creates positive energy in the workplace, and supports widespread excellence throughout NECI’s departments.
As an Employee-Owned Company, we strive to balance business results with putting customers first. Our employee-owners are active participants in the success of NECI – in profitability, efficiency of operations, and, most importantly, customer support. Our employees take great pride in NECI, and show tremendous awareness in their role in the success of the company.
Always Intellectually Curious, we tackle problem solving through proactive innovation; our employees are encouraged to never stop learning. We believe in giving employees the chance to think critically and creatively, and to develop a knowledge base that will support the advancement of their careers.
By being Totally Customer Focused, we foster a commitment to empower our customers to make exciting advancements in leading industries. By focusing our best efforts on our customers – particularly by understanding what drives value for our customers and what outcomes they need to achieve – we believe we can increase customer satisfaction and grow our business.
Tom Ramundo has been intimately involved with NECI even before he became President in 2005. He joined NECI in 1996 as Manager for Fisher-Rosemount Systems. Tom also served as Vice President from 2000 to 2005. Prior to this, Tom worked for Johnson-Yokogawa, managing the New York-New Jersey area. Tom’s vision for the company has taken NECI into new and exciting markets and industries. Under Tom’s leadership, the organization has seen tremendous growth in the last couple of years and currently has over 220 employees.
Executive Vice President
Jenn Azar, Executive Vice President, joined NECI in June of 2002 as a sales engineer. She graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Control Systems. Prior to joining NECI, Jenn was Regional Sales Manager for Thayer Scale. During her tenure with NECI, she has led successful relationships with our customers in the roles of Account Manager as well as Strategic Account Director.
Vice President of Sales
Ed Browne, Vice President of Sales, joined NECI in 1998 as an account manager and has held numerous assignments at NECI. Prior to joining NECI, Ed was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a northeast-based industrial controls distributor. Ed has a BS in Engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Rutgers University.
Vice President Of Finance
Joseph Mullaney, Vice President of Finance, joined NECI in 2018. He has a BA in accounting and finance from Stonehill college and an MBA from Northeastern University. Joe started his career at Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, as an auditor, and worked his way into various management positions. His 17-year tenure at SofTech started in the role of Controller, and soon transitioned to VP and CFO, and eventually CEO/CFO. A self-starter and natural entrepreneur, Joe has also ran a successful consulting business. Now, Joe is a key member of the management team, helping to set the strategic vision, initiatives, and direction of the company.
VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Matt Keenan, Vice President of Human Resources, joined NECI in March of 2020. Matt graduated from Babson College with BS in Business Administration. Prior to joining NECI, Matt spent 14.5 years at Dassault Systems as Sr. Director of Human Resources for 2 Business Units as well as heading up Corporate Talent Acquisition for the Americas.
NECI - Through the Years
NECI Opens a New Office In Portsmouth, NH
NECI opened a new office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with the intention of hiring as many as 40 solution architects to better support northern New England, including New Hampshire and Maine.
NEC Appointed Emerson Impact Partner
NEC was appointed an Emerson Impact Partner, and subsequently underwent a full rebranding, becoming NECI to better represent the direction of the industry and the changing and dynamic needs of its partners and customers.
Emerson Acquires Pentair
Emerson’s acquisition of Pentair’s valve business allows New England Controls to enter the PRV market, and offer a broader range of isolation valve solutions.
NEC Introduces Enterprise Solutions
New England Controls launches Enterprise Solutions, with the goal of bringing innovative data management and analytics capabilities to our customers.
260 Forbes Blvd-New Office Ground Breaking
New England Controls purchased its 2nd building in Mansfield, MA that included offices, classrooms, and space for demos and inventory. All Foxboro, MA employees moved into this new building.
New England Controls Moves To Foxborough, MA
New England Controls moved the majority of its employees to a rented office in Foxboro, MA to accommodate its fast growth.
POND Technical Sales Joins The Family
New England Controls acquired Pond Technical Sales, located in Cromwell, CT, and became a representative for Emerson’s Micro Motion and Rosemount Analytical product lines.
Coastal Automated Process, Inc Joins the Family
New England Controls acquired Coastal Automated Process
Tom Ramundo New England Controls' 3rd President
Tom Ramundo is appointed president of New England Controls.
Bangor Office Grows
New England Controls again moved its Maine location to an even larger office in Bangor, ME.
Emerson Process Management Is Born
Fisher-Rosemount became Emerson Process Management, and the Emerson Local Business Partner network was formed, which included New England Controls and 21 other businesses around the United States.
PlantWeb Comes to New England
New England Controls introduced PlantWeb to the New England Region, which was the early idea of a plant architecture that connects all the critical processes via an Emerson control system, smart instrumentation, and bus technology.
Benchmark Controls Is Brought Into The Fold
New England Controls acquired Benchmark Controls.
Bangor Office Moves To A New Facility
New England Controls moved its Maine office to an even larger facility in Bangor, Maine, which served as both a sales and inventory location.
Fisher and Rosemount Merge
Fisher and Rosemount were merged for form Fisher-Rosemount, which expanded New England Control’s product offerings significantly.
Fisher Joins Emerson Electric Company
Emerson Electric Company bought Fisher Controls, effectively bringing New England Controls and Fisher’s entire representative network into the Emerson family.
New England Controls' Has A New President
Ron Hayden is appointed president of New England Controls.
New England Controls Becomes An ESOP
On July 18, 1986, New England Controls made the most strategically important move in their history by becoming employee owned.
PROVOX Sets The Stage
A new era in process management emerges with the PROVOX Distributed Control System by Fisher.
New England Controls Expands Its Capabilities
New England Controls expanded its capabilities to include training and project management, which effectively added services to its suite of product offerings. The president at the time, Roger K. Weldon believed “The way to beat the competition is to provide better service to go with our better product.”
Maine Office Moves from Portland to Bangor
New England Controls opened a large Bangor, Maine office, and moved all the Portland, Maine employees to this location.
New England Controls Moves to Mansfield
New England Controls moved to the Oxford Road office in Mansfield, MA.
New England Controls Moves To Natick MA
New England Controls moved into a new office in Natick, MA. A second office was opened in Portland, Maine to better serve customers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
New England Controls Is Born
New England Controls was formed when Fisher consolidated two offices that had previously serviced New England – C.B Petty and Company and William B. Wickersham Company. Roger K. Weldon, former assistant sales manager for power, cryogenics, and pulp and paper at Fisher, was appointed President of the newly formed New England Controls, Inc. At this point, New England Controls sold Fisher, Daniel Industries, and Teledyne Farris products. The office was in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Start Your Career With Us!
A diverse range of career paths are available to enterprising minds. We put emphasis on developing a company culture that values each employee’s contributions while cultivating the opportunity to grow and utilize your professional capabilities.
As a recently named Emerson Impact Partner, NECI is part of a network of 21 solution providers across North America who have the local resources and ability to deliver proven automation solutions, superior technical and application expertise, and customer-centered lifecycle services. Through collaboration, innovation, and Emerson’s global support, our network affords us the ability to be local –wherever in the world you need us.