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.

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

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.

Randall Makee

Randy Makee is the COO of Comstock Industries, a precision machine shop in Meredith, NH. Comstock manufactures parts and fabricates assemblies for aerospace and defense in addition to the medical, food and beverage, and fluid and motion control industries. A midsized manufacturer built for variable volume production, Comstock prides itself on its strict adherence to process and best in class manufacturing principles.

As Comstock’s representative to NHADEC, Makee has served as a member of the Executive Committee and is presently the Chair of the Strategy and Operations Planning Committee. Prior to his tenure at Comstock, Randy excelled as a turn-around specialist in several manufacturing disciplines including engineered chemicals, electrical components, HVAC, and firearms. In addition to his role as COO, Randy is also a professor of Operations Management at the University of New Hampshire. Makee has a BA in International Studies from Miami University (OH) and an Executive MBA from UNH.