Branford, CT- Effective January 1, 2015. David Mahler, CPO has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Terri Bragdon will become the new Chief Administrative Officer.
David began his career at NEOPS in 2000 as a Staff Resident and became a Partner/Manager of our Branford, CT branch. His unique combination of clinical, sales, and business management experience is the perfect skill set to lead NEOPS to the next level of success. NEOPS could have hired an outside healthcare executive like many other O&P Companies have done, but current CEO Ron Manganiello thinks it’s important to promote from within and someone from the clinical side of O&P. David will no longer have any equity interest in the Branford branch and his compensation will be tied exclusively to NEOPS performance.
Terri began her career at NEOPS eleven years ago and moved from Assistant Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper, Accounts Payable Clerk; Accounts Payable Manager, and most recently to Director of Purchasing.
Keeping up with the tradition of promoting from within the company includes other employees as well. Brian Cota, CPO who started as a resident in our Branford branch and will now take over the reigns as Partner/Manager. Gordon Craig, CO started as a Staff Orthotist and eventually became Partner/Manager of the Westwood branch. Cindy Tordo, who began her career at NEOPS as an Assistant Bookkeeper and moved up the ranks to Controller, and now our Human Resources Director. Colleen Lawless, LPN, COF, C.Ped was a Resident Fitter and became a Manager/Partner. Sara Colwick, CP was a Staff Prosthetic Resident and was promoted to the position of Director of Compliance. Darren Donnelly, CO started as an Orthotic Resident and moved on to become the Director of Contracting. “We have a wonderful tradition of promoting from within that really sets us apart from the competition” said Tom Whelan, CAO.
“Fourteen years ago I began my NEOPS career as a prosthetic resident, so I’m certain that the opportunity for professional growth and development is a cornerstone of this company’s success. That dynamic, in combination with a continued focus on excellence in patient care, provides all of us with a unique opportunity for future success. I look forward to getting started,” David Mahler said.
Terri also expressed positive comments about her new role. “I am looking forward to working with David in achieving NEOPS full potential in this market. I am excited about this opportunity to be able to provide support and strength to all of NEOPS.”
New England Orthotic and Prosthetic Systems are sure to uphold their traditions, values, and ideals with new leaders securely in place.