Our Team

Margaret Pederson 

CEO, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Strategy, Marketing, Digital

Margaret is an experienced director of public and private companies. Her earlier career included Division President and other senior management roles of leading global companies. Her education includes Harvard Business School (M.B.A.), London School of Economics (G.C.) and University of Virginia (Honors Program).

 

Bob Markowski 

VP/General Manager

With over 21 years at Xamax, Bob combines his varied experience in customer account management, operations, sourcing, and new product development to lead business strategy to the next horizon. His efforts consistently exceed customer expectations and keeps Xamax at the forefront of product innovation.

Bob holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Haven, MS in Operations Management and an MBA in Sales/Marketing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition, throughout his career he holds 25 patents in the fields of electrical/mechanical devices and thermoplastic composites and processing.

Anna Durham

COO

Anna is a growth oriented, operationally focused leader who has led global industrial and financial services businesses for GE. Her expertise in business leadership, operations, finance, and technology programs has helped establish Xamax as a leader in advanced materials.

Anna completed her B.A. at the University of Virginia and MBA at Columbia Business School.

Bill Pisani

Director of Marketing and Digital

Bill is an experienced digital marketing professional that has held senior leadership roles in the industrial, technology and services industries. He institutes marketing strategies, efficient processes, and effective initiatives that align with company objectives and deliver results. His customer-first approach is instrumental in creating programs, products and services that delight customers and exceed expectations.

Bill has a B.S. degree in Marketing and Information Systems from Fairfield University and holds certifications in digital marketing, marketing automation, sales CRM, sales methodology, management, and quality.

Bruce Lennon

Operations/Supply Chain Manager

Bruce leads Operations for Xamax overseeing Supply Chain, Manufacturing, IT, Facilities/ Maintenance and Customer Service. Bruce brings over 30 years experience in Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain. He’s held key leadership positions across a variety of industries, including Aerospace/Defense, Energy, Telecommunications, Medical/Life Sciences. He’s a strategic leader focused on continuous improvement to bring efficiencies and savings to organizations.

Bruce is a Certified Supply Chain Professional through APICS and has served on their Board of Directors.

Carol Evancovitch 

Sr. Account Manager

Carol provides in-house sales and customer support providing answers quickly and efficiently. Her friendly, professional manner delights customers, and her extensive twenty year career at Xamax has enabled her to acquire significant knowledge of company’s products, services, processes and timelines.

 

Tony Luna 

Quality Manager, Quality & Reliability Professional

Tony leads Xamax’s quality program, ensuring that the company consistently meets and exceeds customer expectations. He also leads the company’s Quality Management System to ensure ISO9001:2008 compliance.

His experience includes quality and process improvement positions at Swift Textile Metalizing, Pitney Bowes Seagate Technology and Mico Motion. He was an Engineering Duty Officer with the US Navy in the Naval Sea Systems Command. Tony has a B.S. in Materials Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

In Memory

Martin Weinberg: Xamax Founder, President, CEO and Chief Inventor
Engineer | Entrepreneur | Inventor | Leader

Martin Weinberg joined Sterling Paper as a student engineer. He led manufacturing and product development for fifteen years before leaving to found Xamax Industries in 1992. Martin later merged the two companies and grew Xamax Industries from a US focused company providing electrical insulation to a global company producing industrial, consumer and technical products. Martin lived his philosophy ‘Imagination Becomes Reality’ by making it his daily practice: writing dozens of patents and creating inventive products to solve customer problems.

Martin taught his colleagues, both internally and externally, many lessons:

1. Create your own path; 2. Live fully and appreciate life; 3. Give willingly; 4. Don’t give up, be creative finding solutions; 5. Be curious and keep learning; 6. Take risks

Martin fought cancer heroically, patiently, diligently. His body succumbed in October 2018 yet his spirit will continue to infuse Xamax’s vision, culture, products and customer service. His family remains committed and engaged with Xamax. All of us at Xamax are dedicated to continuing Martin’s legacy, living his values, remaining devoted to our colleagues and partners and building on the strong foundation he built.