Meet the Executives
With more than a century of service to Felton between them, our Executive Leadership Team brings a balance of strategic and practical experience.
Relying on a wide range of skills, a passion for making customers happy, and more than a little good-natured fun, they establish the tone for the enterprise as a whole, making Felton an organization where every voice is heard, every effort appreciated, and every employee valued.
President & CEO
Since joining Felton in 2006, Dan has engineered the transformation of the company from a product-driven enterprise to one with a market and technology focus. Leveraging his extensive corporate experience in both the public and private sectors, Dan brings clarity and a sense of purpose to the Felton mission every day.
Dan's creative leadership style and unwavering commitment to building a corporate culture based on integrity, trust, and accountability have positioned the company for long-term sustainable growth.
Before joining Felton, Dan spent nine years in senior executive roles (including two as CEO) at a private equity-held plastics manufacturer. Prior to that, he spent fourteen years serving various leadership roles in manufacturing, sales, marketing, and business management with Hercules, Inc., a multibillion dollar chemical company, where he last served as global business director of the $200 million food ingredient division.
Dan graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University in 1983 with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.
Finance and Administration
Daniela began her career with Felton in 1994 and advanced quickly through the accounting department, thanks to her considerable financial acumen and unparalleled work ethic. Daniela was named Controller in 2006 and became the Vice President of Finance in 2010. She now heads up Felton’s Financial, Administrative and IT functions.
Daniela's knowledge of Felton’s business stretches well beyond the numbers, and her unique and impressive background provide a key ingredient to the Felton culture. Prior to joining the company, Daniela earned a law degree in her native Poland and spent 15 years in legal and financial leadership roles in both the federal government and private sector. She moved to the New Hampshire area in 1993 and has since become a proud U.S. citizen. The light really is always on in Daniela’s office.
Manufacturing and Technology
Matt joined Felton nearly 15 years ago in a technical sales role, and since then he has advanced through a series of leadership positions in engineering, product development, quality, and strategic sourcing. He was ultimately appointed head of the Engineering & Technology group in 2008. Prior to joining Felton, Matt received his B.S. degree from Plymouth State and developed his business- and technical skills in the printing industry.
Matt combines formidable technical knowledge in materials, design, and engineering with a passion to deliver innovative and protectable solutions to our customers. An accomplished angler who is well known for his library of photos posing with large fish, he attributes his success at Felton to the highly talented and motivated team he works with every day.
Business Unit Leadership
Fern, a seasoned executive in sales, marketing, and business development, recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with Felton. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering, Fern joined the company in 1979 in product development and held sales and marketing leadership roles in each of Felton’s market segments before being named Business Unit Manager in 2007.
For decades, Fern's unparalleled industry knowledge, coupled with his innovative approach with customers, has played a pivotal role in Felton's growth. His enthusiasm for forging client relationships serves as a true motivator across the organization. Fern's love of sports has also helped Felton to field a winning softball team year after year.
Business Unit Leadership
Chris joined Felton in 1995 as a design engineer in the automotive segment and quickly made his mark as a creative and talented mechanical engineer. Chris was named manager of the engineering department in 1998, he played a key role in the acquisition of the machining and fabrication division in 2007, and he was named a business unit manager in 2010. Before joining Felton, Chris spent 12 years in the electromechanical design industry while studying mechanical engineering at UMass Lowell.
Chris brings our customer base a unique combination of design capabilities and business talent. He has also played a key leadership role within Felton regarding the implementation and education of the company ESOP. Chris prides himself on having never missed a Felton golf league match in 15 years!