Board of Directors

Zenagui Brahim

Chairman of the Board

Zenagui Brahim is the president of New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP), an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards & Technology under the US Dept. of Commerce. NH MEP has served more than 550 NH manufacturers and helped them improve productivity and complete globally. In February 2010, Zenagui was appointed New Hampshire Commercial Consul to North Africa. Previously, he was Director of the Institute of Professional & Executive Education at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. He consulted with over 400 manufacturing and service organizations on quality management systems and process improvement. He spent many years working in management training and supply chain management.

Zenagui is a founding member of Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association. He was Vice President of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence – Northeast Region and is currently Vice President of the Southern NH APICS Chapter. He is a founder of the Algerian-American Association of New England and former Chairman of Algerian-American Foundation for Science and Technology. He serves in the NH Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Council, the board of directors of NH High Technology Council, and is a member of the NH Economic Development Advisory Council.

Zenagui was honored with the “Exemplary Effort Award” from the NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development for his leadership role in advancing New Hampshire manufacturing industry and, was a recipient of NH Business and Industry Association “Above and Beyond” Award. He has led his organization to receive the first Business Assistance Organization of the Year Award from NH Business Magazine.

James G. Cook, Esq.

Board Member; Chair, Executive Committee

Jim Cook is a business lawyer known for his interest in technology companies and other entrepreneurial businesses. He is a founding member of Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson. Jim advises clients on issues ranging from business start-ups, to financing and growth, to a sale or other exit. Examples include company formation, buy-sell and other ownership agreements, angel, venture capital, private equity, and corporate investments, debt and royalty-based financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, in-bound and out-bound technology licensing agreements, equity-based and other incentive compensation plans, sales and distribution agreements, executive employment agreements, and other commercial and contractual arrangements.

Tina Kasim

Board Secretary

Tina Kasim has more than ten years experience in international economic development programs. Tina started her career with NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development before moving between the Middle East and the U.S. working on internationally funded economic development programs in the Middle East North Africa Region. The diverse range of expertise has led Tina back to New Hampshire as part of the state's Economic Development Division.

The Office of International Commerce and International Trade Resource Center is a unique alliance of state, federal and private sector organizations all which offers NH companies a full spectrum of information, programs and customized services.

Steven H. Myers

Chair, Membership Committee

Steve is currently employed as a Program Manager – R&D with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in the Space Science and Engineering Division, Earth, Oceans, and Space Department located in Durham, NH. Prior to joining SwRI in 2013, Steve was the Manager of Space Flight Instrumentation at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center (UNH/SSC), joining UNH in 2010. Prior to UNH Steve worked as the Associate Superintendent and Program Manager at the Naval Research Laboratory Space Science Division (NRL/SSD). Steve has over 30 years managing DoD, international, and spaceflight programs.

Joel C. Olbricht, CPA, CGMA

Board Treasurer

Mr. Olbricht works closely with families on business, estate and income tax planning. This includes goal setting and accountability for performance, cash flow planning, profit analysis, budgeting, and pre and post death planning. He also works close with business clients to understand what makes them profitable and consults to implement operational plans.

He is very active in the NH professional environment - understanding and working with local CPA firms.

Donald Tyler

Chair, Education Committee

Donald Tyler is a charter member of the New Hampshire Aerospace Defense Export Consortium (NHADEC) and consults with international aerospace and defense electronics business with Ten Eyck Group, LLC. Mr. Tyler is active in industry standards committees of SAE, IPC, IEC, and Nadcap. From 1992 to 2021, Mr. Tyler served as president and chief executive officer of Micross Components LLC (formerly Corfin Industries LLC.) Prior to Micross, he served in the US Marine Corps and was employed with Lockheed Martin and several other electronics firms. He can be reached at

Brian F. Ward

Vice Chairman of the Board

Brian Ward is currently working for Jewell Instruments LLC, Manchester, NH as Director of Business Development for Jewell’s growing Sensors and Controls product group. In this position, Brian is focused on growing the Sensors and Controls product group which consists of precision inertial sensors and systems for military, aerospace, industrial, renewable energy, and rail transportation markets by expanding sales and marketing efforts, adding new products, and looking at new technologies and acquisitions.

Brian was previously the Senior Vice President and Business Manager of Spectrum Sensors and Controls, which was a business unit of Spectrum Control Inc. and is now part of the TE Conductivity (TE) Sensors product group. In that role, Brian grew that business unit which consisted of precision position, temperature, and inertial sensors and systems for military, aerospace, industrial, medical and instrumentation, transportation and renewable energy markets. Brian also co-chaired the acquisition committee at Spectrum Control which completed three acquisitions within a 4-year period for the sensors business unit.

Prior to that position, Brian was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Spectrum Control, the Business Unit Manager of OakGrisgby, Inc., and the Marketing Manager of Clarostat Mfg. Co. which was a division of Honeywell Sensing and Controls. Brian completed his BS in Marketing at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH.

Mike Woodbury

Chair, Programs & Activities Committee

Bio coming

Rita Castonguay-Hunt

Board Member

Rita Castonguay-Hunt is Program Manager at ArgenTech Solutions, Inc. where she specializes in operations, safety, and training. She is the designated “Drone Pro” for the FAA Safety Team in both Maine and New Hampshire. Rita is considered an industry expert in UAS regulations and sits on the Boards for the Granite State Airport Management Association, the Concord Municipal Airport Advisory and Hera Aviation Group.

Prior to working in the UAS industry, Rita was the aviation planner, pilot and FAA-certified airport safety inspector for the state of New Hampshire. Where she was responsible for the safety inspections of the state’s public-use airports, responded to aviation-related accidents as a subject matter expert on behalf of the State Police; and acted as state liaison to both the FAA and NTSB.

Rita graduated from Daniel Webster College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Flight Operations and a Master's in Business Administration. She is a certificated commercial pilot and flight instructor, as well as, certificated part 107 remote pilot. Rita has been instructing the Commercial UAS Certification Program at Southern New Hampshire University since 2019 and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management course for FEMA since 2016.

Adam Boltik

Board Member

International Trade Officer
Office of International Commerce
Department of Business and Economic Affairs
State of New Hampshire

Mr. Boltik is an International Trade Officer with the State of New Hampshire. In this capacity, he assists New Hampshire businesses looking to start or expand their exports to markets overseas and supports programs expanding access to export-related training and services. He focuses his efforts on the aerospace and defense community, which includes supporting NHADEC.

Prior to joining the State of New Hampshire in 2020, Mr. Boltik worked for the Federal Government for 10 years. At the International Trade Administration, Mr. Boltik assisted U.S. companies seeking assistance in resolving unfair foreign trade barriers that affected their ability to do business overseas. His focus was on helping U.S. exporters access foreign government procurements. Mr. Boltik also represented the voice of businesses in international trade agreement negotiations, such as the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Cara Burzynski

Cara Burzynski is President of AeroDynamics and Revolution Scientific, family-owned businesses in Seabrook, NH. After a 25-year nursing career with a focus in clinical research, she made the seamless transition to aerospace manufacturing. Her background in nursing gives a unique perspective into quality, systems management, and compliance.

AeroDynamics is a metal finishing company that serves the aerospace, defense and medical industry. Cara recognized a need in the industry for a more efficient services supply chain and Revolution Scientific was born to server her customers non-destructive testing needs.

Cara is the founder and President of the New England chapter of Women in Manufacturing and serves on the NADCAP Aerospace Quality Systems team.