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 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 fourteen years, Junior has led multiple successful initiatives from large complex sales with Fortune 100 companies, to corporate-wide continuous improvement project that have directly impacted every aspect of Banneker’s operations.

Junior serves on the Board of Directors for Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, and 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 . He was a founding member and co-chair of the Supply Chain Management Summit at Bryant University, 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, 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, a Master’s in Business Administration from Bryant University, and is also a qualified Six Sigma Specialist (Green Belt). Junior has received various awards of distinction including 40 Under 40 Award (Providence Business News), The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award (Boy Scouts of America), the George T. Downing Business Leadership Award (Rhode Island Black Business Association), and the 100 Men of Color Class of 2019 (June Archer).

Junior resides in Providence, RI and spends his personal time traveling, being active, reading, playing golf, and watching professional and college sports. As a big advocate of personal growth, professional development, continual improvement and giving back to the community, he also spends time volunteering at local non-profit organizations, primarily those that are youth-centered.  His 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 leads a national team focused on solving customers’ problems through Banneker’s broad range of supply chain management and integrated logistics services while driving sales strategy and market development. Throughout his 30-year career, Joe has held a variety of senior sales and business development roles in supply chain, logistics, retail, specialty/organic food distribution, technology, and media verticals.

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Joe leads a national team focused on solving customers’ problems through Banneker’s broad range of supply chain management and integrated logistics services while driving sales strategy and market development. Throughout his 30-year career, Joe has held a variety of senior sales and business development roles in supply chain, logistics, retail, specialty/organic food distribution, technology, and media verticals.

Prior to joining Team Banneker, Joe was Director of Business Development for LEGACY Retail Services and Director of Sales with LEGACY Supply Chain Services. His experience spans working for privately held, growth-oriented organizations, as well as for publicly traded companies. During his early career, he owned and managed a chain of convenience stores in New England.

Joe is a native of Boston, MA and is the father of three daughters. 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

Regional Operations Manager

David Grant, Jr. (PMP)

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As Regional Operations Manager, David is responsible for monitoring performance objectives and ensuring that the local sites/distribution centers have the proper operational controls, procedures, people, systems, and other resources in place to deliver superior levels of performance to our customers. 

An intuitive problem solver and mission-driven change agent, David has a strong record of accomplishment for leading diverse teams and delivering exceptional operational performance in dynamic environments. Prior to taking on his new role, he served as Banneker’s Manager of Projects and Special Implementations for five years, and most recently, as Operations Manager for our North Kingstown, RI 130,000ft2 multi-client distribution center. David will leverage his substantial knowledge of Banneker’s customers and our internal operations with his project management expertise to provide greater oversight and drive continual improvement and customer value.

David joined Team Banneker in 2012 as a member of the Emerging Leader Development (ELD) Program – a 36-month rotational program that exposed him to several departments and value-streams, ultimately equipping him with the tools and experiences necessary for future leadership.

David is a graduate of Bryant University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is also a member of the Greater New England Institute of Supply Management (ISM). David resides in Attleboro, Massachusetts with his wife, Felicia, and their young daughter, June.

 Facility & Security
Manager

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.

QA Manager & ISO Management Rep.

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.

Supply Chain
Solutions Manager

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.

Regional Operations Manager

Daniel 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 Technology & 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.

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.