President & CEO

Junior Jabbie

Junior is a results-driven visionary committed to the betterment of himself and those around him. As President, he is responsible for providing the strategic leadership for the company by working with the executive leadership and management teams to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies while driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and other business goals and objectives.

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 Junior joined Banneker Supply Chain Solutions in 2005 as an associate in the company’s leadership development program. He was promoted to an Executive Management role in 2012. Since that time he has served in several capacities including Executive Manager of Corporate Operations and Executive Manager of Business Development and Customer Relationships. During the past thirteen years, Junior has led multiple successful initiatives from large complex sales proposals with Fortune 100 companies, to corporate-wide continuous improvements that have directly impacted every aspect of Banneker’s operations.

Junior serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, and the United Way of Rhode Island. He is also a Member of the Rhode Island Commodores and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA). He was a founding member and co-chair of the Supply Chain Management Summit, the former vice president of the Rhode Island Young Professionals, and a member of the 2010 Leadership Rhode Island Zeta II class. He is also as graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council’s Advanced Leadership Program (GALP), and the Tuck Executive Education Business Program at Dartmouth. In 2018, he was named to the Providence Business News 40 Under Forty List. Junior holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from Bryant University. He is also a qualified Six Sigma Specialist (Green Belt).

As a Silver Spring, Maryland native, the travel bug hit Jabbie early in life and you can often find him on a plane seeking adventures in other countries. Junior currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island. In his personal time, he enjoys spending his time traveling, being active, reading, playing golf, and watching professional & college sports. As a big advocate of personal growth, professional development, continuous improvement and giving back to the community, Junior also spends time volunteering at local non-profit organizations, primarily those that are youth-centered. Junior’s approach to life and business is best summed up in one of his favorite quotes from the legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi: “We will relentlessly chase perfection, knowing all the while it is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

Director of Sales

Joe Cefalo

Joe brings more than three decades of senior management and business development experience to Banneker. As Director of Sales at Banneker Supply Chain Solutions, Joe is responsible for driving our sales growth nationally. He is focused on looking for new and innovative ways to expand Banneker’s footprint in the 3PL and integrated logistics space.

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Prior to his position at Banneker, Joe was Director of Business Development for a leading North American provider of retail services and solutions that addressed client’s needs for responsive and reliable logistics networks. Joe’s expertise includes a deep knowledge of diverse industries; retail, specialty organic food distribution, technology, and media verticals.

Joe is a native of Boston, MA and is the father of three daughters and a proud grandfather of one. He and his wife Joy enjoy physical activities including swimming and walking their two German Shepard dogs in the woods near their home in New Hampshire.

Director of Operations

Pat Butler

Pat Butler is a results-driven executive with unique talent for assembling and leading highly successful teams while also developing others to reach their full potential. Pat is a proven Supply Chain Management leader who is adept at coaching, managing, cross training and motivating staff resulting in productivity improvements. An intuitive problem solver and a mission-driven change agent, he has a strong track-record for delivering increased revenues through close monitoring, analysis, and management of team performance across key defined metrics.

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Pat joined Team Banneker in 2019 and is responsible for providing the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure Banneker has the proper operational controls, procedures, people, and systems in place to deliver on the Company’s promises to Customers and other stakeholders. As Director of Operations, Pat is the most senior member of the Operations Team and also serves as a member of Banneker’s Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to the President & CEO.

In his personal time, Pat he enjoys playing golf, riding his bike, and rooting on his favorite sports teams – the New York Yankees and the New England Patriots. He also regularly participates in the Bike MS 150: Ride the Rhode in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Boulderdash Race for Special Olympics, and various volunteer events in support of the San Miguel School in Providence, RI.

Senior Manager, Finance and Administration

Meagan Pontbriand

As the Senior Manager of Finance and Administration, Meagan provides leadership, direction, and management to the Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Administration teams. Meagan is involved in every contract negotiation, assuring integrity and fairness in each agreement Banneker undertakes. She offers strategic recommendations, helping to guide the general policy and overall mission of Team Banneker.

 

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Meagan has been with Banneker for almost 12 years, bringing with her significant expertise serving in almost every area of the company including: operations, customer service, business administration, contracts, compliance, and finance. Meagan joined Team Banneker in 2008 and has served in progressively responsible roles across the organization.

Meagan is a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a Certified Supply Chain Management Professional through the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA-Boston), and a professional affiliate member of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA).

Meagan is a native of Burrillville, RI with a passion for spending time with her family, gardening, and the holidays (especially decorating for them). One of Meagan’s favorite quotes comes from American essayist and poet, Henry David Thoreau: “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

Meet the Management Team

Manager, Special Projects and Implementation

David Grant Jr. (PMP)

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As Project Manager, David is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short and mid-term projects, ensuring consistency with Banneker strategy and goals. With exceptional communication skills, he is an effective collaborator and project manager. He is a certified Project Manager and is a member of the Greater New England Institute of Supply Management (ISM).

Manager, Facility
Security

Dianne Lanctot

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As Facility Security Manager, Dianne is responsible for the security, safety and emergency preparedness at Banneker managing the processes and procedures relating to Team, company, and customer security. She has held numerous positions during her tenure with Banneker and is trained in Six Sigma (Green Belt), Lean Agile and ISO 9001-2000 / AS9100 initiatives. She is also the mentor for our internal Safety Committee.

Manager, Quality Assurance and ISO Representative

David Lopez

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As a QA and ISO Management Representative, David is responsible for the management of Banneker’s corporate integrated business quality management system (IBQMS). He provides direct support to ensure compliance ISO 9001:2015, AS9100, and ISO 14001 certification standards. David brings over 20 years of industry experience in Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, and Commercial markets. He has supported, implemented, and managed systems based on standards such as: ISO9001, AS9100, TS16949, TL9000, and ISO14001. He has also worked with large DoD customers including; Boeing, Raytheon, GE, Lockheed and Automotive OEMs such as Ford, Honda, and Toyota.

Manager, Supply
Chain Solutions

Dawn Poirier

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As Supply Chain Solutions Manager, Dawn brings more than two decades of senior management and versatile operational expertise to Team Banneker. She has extensive hands on experience in various roles within an organization including purchasing, negotiation, supplier management, project management, inventory control, customer service, accounting, finance, quality, marketing, and manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Banneker, she served as General Manager of Narragansett Technologies.

Manager, New England Operations

Dan Sylvestre

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As the New England Operations Manager, Dan supervises and manages all of New England Operations across Banneker’s three Rhode Island sites located in North Smithfield, Lincoln, and Quonset. Dan brings over 32 years of warehouse management expertise and knowledge. Throughout his career, he has served in front line, supervisory and management capacities in many areas including; production, inventory control, shipping and receiving, and Warehousing. Before joining Banneker Dan spent majority of his career working for the pharmaceutical giant CVS Health.

Manager, Information Technologies Systems

Crystal Whelan

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As the IT Systems Manager, Crystal leads a team that plans, implements and oversees Banneker’s information technology networks, hardware and software. She is an industry veteran with significant experience in warehouse operations. Prior to joining Banneker, Crystal served as the Logistics and Customer Service Manager for nine years at a regional warehousing company. It was there that she managed operations, transportation, employees, service and software for bi-coastal domestic facilities. Through that experience, she gained an extensive working knowledge of WMS and ERP systems, as well as various reporting and labeling software programs. She has been responsible for WMS and ERP implementations for a broad range of customers.

Human Resource
Manager

Diana Krys

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Diana Krys has served as Banneker’s Human Resource Manager since 2019. In her current role, she oversees the HR department serving as the critical link between Banneker’s Team Members and Management. In addition to offering her expertise to Executive Leadership as it relates to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff, Diana is also responsible for attracting, motivating, and retaining the most qualified talent by directing the administrative functions of the HR department including employee-related services, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, and employee relations amongst other things.

Diana brings 15 years of experience specializing in providing HR guidance to mid-size and large organizations. Her broad experience includes benefits, employee relations, payroll, talent acquisition, and management. She has experience in various industries including manufacturing, professional services, and technology.

Diana currently resides in Rhode Island, but has family all over the world including Germany, Japan, Israel, and many other time zones that don’t work with her sleep schedule. In her free time she is passionate about travel and cooking culinary masterpieces for her loved ones. One of her all-time favorite sayings is a famous Russian proverb, “Тише едешь — дальше будешь” which translates to Ride Slower, Advance Further – a reminder for herself to not rush as you’ll get where you need to be (and even further) by going slower.

New England
Operations Manager

Dan Sylvestre

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As the New England Operations Manager, Dan supervises and manages all of New England Operations across Banneker’s three Rhode Island sites located in North Smithfield, Lincoln, and Quonset. Dan brings over 32 years of warehouse management expertise and knowledge. Throughout his career, he has served in front line, supervisory and management capacities in many areas including; production, inventory control, shipping and receiving, and Warehousing. Before joining Banneker Dan spent majority of his career working for the pharmaceutical giant CVS Health.

Information Technologies Systems Manager

Crystal Whelan

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As the IT Systems Manager, Crystal leads a team that plans, implements and oversees Banneker’s information technology networks, hardware and software. She is an industry veteran with significant experience in warehouse operations. Prior to joining Banneker, Crystal served as the Logistics and Customer Service Manager for nine years at a regional warehousing company. It was there that she managed operations, transportation, employees, service and software for bi-coastal domestic facilities. Through that experience, she gained an extensive working knowledge of WMS and ERP systems, as well as various reporting and labeling software programs. She has been responsible for WMS and ERP implementations for a broad range of customers.

Human Resource
Manager

Diana Krys

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Diana Krys has served as Banneker’s Human Resource Manager since 2019. In her current role, she oversees the HR department serving as the critical link between Banneker’s Team Members and Management. In addition to offering her expertise to Executive Leadership as it relates to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff, Diana is also responsible for attracting, motivating, and retaining the most qualified talent by directing the administrative functions of the HR department including employee-related services, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, and employee relations amongst other things.

Diana brings 15 years of experience specializing in providing HR guidance to mid-size and large organizations. Her broad experience includes benefits, employee relations, payroll, talent acquisition, and management. She has experience in various industries including manufacturing, professional services, and technology.

Diana currently resides in Rhode Island, but has family all over the world including Germany, Japan, Israel, and many other time zones that don’t work with her sleep schedule. In her free time she is passionate about travel and cooking culinary masterpieces for her loved ones. One of her all-time favorite sayings is a famous Russian proverb, “Тише едешь — дальше будешь” which translates to Ride Slower, Advance Further – a reminder for herself to not rush as you’ll get where you need to be (and even further) by going slower.