William Bates, Executive Director, NHADEC

William Bates

Executive Director

Bill is the Executive Director of NHADEC. He brings a wealth of experience in the technology sector serving civilian and military customers including Gulfstream, Lockheed, Boeing, GE Aviation, Cessna, Dassault, Sikorsky and Ball Aerospace. His work includes the creation and management of Federal, State and Local government programs involving location intelligence for mission-critical emergency communications, IIOT technology, national telecommunications networks and design engineering technology for A&D manufacturing companies.

Randall Makee

Chairman of the Board

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 Chairnman of the Board. 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.

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.

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).

Mike Woodbury

Chair, Programs & Activities Committee

Bio coming

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.

Amy Bard

Member Coordinator

New NHADEC Member Coordinator – Effective 11/14/23