Leadership Team

Integrity and Focus

AccuTec’s leadership offers diverse, results-oriented capabilities. As a team, they bring to the company a breadth and depth of experience across a variety of sectors and industries. Their leadership is supported by our talented and energetic staff committed to making success possible for not only the company but also customers.

Rick Gagliano

President & CEO

Rick Gagliano President and CEO at AccuTec Blades

Rick establishes AccuTec’s strategy, direction, and culture, building and leading the executive team, and allocating capital, among other responsibilities. Rick’s past senior management experience and expertise served as the driving force when AccuTec, Inc. was successfully spun off from Edgewell Personal Care (formerly Energizer) in September 2015, in order to establish AccuTec, Inc. as a standalone company. Rick served as the company’s Senior VP of Manufacturing and Engineering for 10 years and assumed the CEO position in 2015. Previous experience includes senior operating and engineering positions for Pratt & Whitney, Black and Decker, and Eaton Corporation.

Rick received his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Kevin Breheny

Senior Vice President
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Kevin Breheny AccuTec Leadership CFO

Kevin brings 25+ years of financial accounting and financial management experience, having served in the CFO role in his two previous positions at Industrial Container Services and NuCO2, Inc. Kevin has also worked for Crane Aerospace, Crane Co., Sunbeam Corporation, and the public accounting firms Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and KMPG Peat Marwick. Kevin will be responsible for managing our treasury, finance, accounting and IT functions. Moreover, while maintaining the required financial compliance he will support the expected growth and maximize enterprise value.

Kevin received his BA from Pace University in New York.

Kevin Closky

Chief Operations Officer

Kevin Closky

Kevin’s diverse experiences as a US Navy submariner, business owner, and executive-level consultant across many industries will drive best practices across our manufacturing, operations, and safety functions. Prior to AccuTec, Kevin was Chief of Operations at DB&A – DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., where he catalyzed change across people and processes with strong, positive financial results. His passion for growing people into effective leaders will drive our operational excellence as we continue our growth plans.

Kevin earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Randy Herman

Vice President
Applications Engineering

Randy Herman SEngineering and Quality Manager at AccuTec Blades

Randy is a blade industry expert having been with the company for over 25 years. He joined the company as a blade process engineer evolving through tenure to the management of the Engineering and Quality teams. Randy is responsible for AccuTec’s new product development, product quality & control processes, and determining innovative ways to increase productivity, efficiency, and existing product performance. Previous experience includes reporting directly to Schick Manufacturing’s Blade Innovation Group while owned by Edgewell Personal Care (formerly Energizer) and an Engineer for DuPont.

Randy received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University, graduated from Energizer Holding’s Managers

Tom Diefenderfer

Vice President
General Manager- Professional Business

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Manny Lamazares

Vice President
General Manager- Specialty Business

Manny brings over 30 years of demonstrated achievements in leading sales, marketing, and operations for global companies and currently leads our Specialty division. Before joining AccuTec, Manny was known for his visionary initiatives aimed at driving productivity and increasing revenues in challenging and diverse markets. His expertise in the medical device industry and international business acumen has played an important role in driving success for companies such as Baxter Healthcare and NIPRO Corporation. He is quoted as saying “a daily commitment to building positive relationships with customers, sales management peers, C-level clients, and vendors. It is through these bonds that deals are closed, and relationships are strengthened.” 

Manny has received his B.S. in Management and Administration and his MBA from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.