Today, Chairman and Owner of Dapra Corporation, Marie-Louise Pratt, announced the retirement of CEO Linda Pilvelis, effective March 1, 2021, and the appointment of the new CEO, Mr. Shawn Lawlor.
Mrs. Pilvelis has been with Dapra Corporation for over 45 years, a valued and successful leader. She has been CEO of Dapra Corporation for the past 17 years.
Mr. Lawlor will assume the position of CEO of Dapra Corporation on February 1, 2021. He comes to Dapra from Bartell Machinery Systems where he was Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Prior to that position, he was Vice President and Director, Marketing and New Business Development. Mr. Lawlor was also the Manager, Business Development, at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, prior to joining Bartell.
Mr. Lawlor has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Marist College. He is married with two teen-age sons.
Mrs. Pilvelis will be missed by all who have known her and worked with her. Her extraordinary work ethic and dedication to all aspects of the corporation have made Dapra, in large part, the success it is today. We are all grateful for her friendship and loyalty to the corporation and wish her a fulfilling retirement, after valued years of dedication to Dapra.
We at Dapra send with her all good wishes for a happy future and gratitude for a job well done.