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VEC Team

Each member of the VEC team brings unique industry experience and a strong commitment to customer service. Combined, they create a company with the resources to serve virtually every client need. Get to know the people who will support you when you choose VEC.

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Paul Blanton President and CEO

Professional Summary: Paul is focused not only on the day-to-day operations at VEC but also on assuring that all VEC customers get the support they need for project success. In addition, he works side-by-side with customers to lead them through site evaluations and design recommendations and with the VEC team to support site surveys.

Areas of Expertise: His specialty is in design consulting for new and existing facility construction. He uses advanced modeling and analytics to develop remediation strategies that meet operational requirements.

Years of Experience: 8 years in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: He enjoys working with exceptional and accomplished customers at the forefront of research and industry. The work our customers do is fascinating, and it is humbling to contribute in a small way to our customer's positive impact on the world.

Hobbies: Paul enjoys surfing, building stuff, and spending time with his family in his free time.

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Phillip Macdonald Director of Installations

Professional Summary: Phillip is dedicated to the quality of our remediation installations. He works with clients to coordinate, plan and execute smooth installations. With each client, he prioritizes customer preference and efficiency to maximize satisfaction and product performance.

Areas of Expertise: Phillip specializes in Daeil & Spicer designs, rigging, and he is an accomplished general tradesman. 

Years of Experience: 2 years in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: He enjoys helping our end users remediate their image disturbances. The smile of a happy customer, whose life we have made better by making things easier is all he needs.

Hobbies: Phillip enjoys whitewater rafting, softball, and creating in his free time.

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Nikesh Pradhan Field Service Engineer

Professional Summary: Nikesh conducts initial site surveys before a tool is installed as well as onsite troubleshooting in case of a failed survey or tool performance issues. He provides recommendations to ensure successful tool installation that meet vibration, noise, and magnetic field specs for clients.

Areas of Expertise: He specializes in quality control, acoustical design consulting, site surveys, report writing, troubleshooting, and project management. He is also certified in Six Sigma.

Years of Experience: 3 years in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: He enjoys being able to help customers find the source of disturbances with their tools. He also enjoys learning new things and expanding his expertise through his interactions with customers.

Hobbies: Nikesh likes playing & watching soccer and cricket. He also enjoys collecting sneakers and spending quality time with loved ones.

Jarrett Johnston

Jarrett Johnston Field Service Engineer

Professional Summary: Jarrett is an 11-year military veteran with experience as an avionics flight deck troubleshooter, electronic warfare specialist, communication technician for Federal Bureau of Prisons managing security technology and infrastructure, and operations and maintenance supervisor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, overseeing building automation and energy management for a 13 million sq. ft. of healthcare space.

Areas of Expertise: He is an expert electronics technician and troubleshooter. He also specializes in EMI source identification and field repair.

Years of Experience: 16 years in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: He likes getting to know his clients & finding solutions to difficult problems.

Hobbies: Jarrett is a father to a very active little boy. He also enjoys fishing & playing guitar in his free time.

Danielle Faraola

Danielle Faraola Office Manager

Professional Summary: Danielle manages the financial office operations while providing administrative support for the VEC team, customers, vendors, and product coordination.

Areas of Expertise: She is an expert in accounting, business operations, and HR.

Years of Experience: 28 years in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: There are a lot of moving parts to get this work complete. She loves seeing it all come together to serve the customer's needs. She especially enjoys working with our amazing team!

Hobbies: Danielle enjoys gardening & orcharding, hiking, and traveling in her free time. As well as spending time with her husband, 3 sons, and their lab, Axel.

Lee Faraola

Lee Faraola Installation Technician

Professional Summary: Lee is a committed Installation Technician at VEC. His primary focus is the installation of our Spicer and Daiel Systems as well as our acoustic abatement materials. Lee provides a professional, detail-oriented installation for our customers.

Areas of Expertise: Lee has a history of mechanical work focusing on electronics and diagnostics, with experience in various construction fields. He is able to adapt and modify to accommodate on-site issues that may arise.

Years of Experience: 1 year in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: He enjoys meeting with customers, working in new, interesting environments, and providing a clean and detailed installation.

Hobbies: Lee likes to participate in action sports, motorsports, travel and spend quality time with friends and family.

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Eoin McLoughlin Associate Engineer

Professional Summary: Eoin spent each summer during college as an intern with VEC assisting with various tasks both in the field and office. He has been programming the in-house report automation software since joining the team full-time as well as preparing the EMI cancellation system designs.

Areas of Expertise: He specializes in programming and problem-solving.

Years of Experience: 4 years in the industry

Favorite Part of the Job: Eoin like learning new information every day. He also enjoys working with the team to generate new ideas and solutions he implements in our software to help the team work more efficiently.

Hobbies: He enjoys sports - especially basketball, cycling and hurling! Eoin also enjoys the outdoors, traveling, reading, drawing maps and listening to music in his free time.

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