Management Team

  • Scott DeFelice

    CEO and Chairman of the Board

    Prior to founding OPM in 2000, CEO and Chairman Scott DeFelice was co-founder and Vice President of Marketing at Oxford Polymers, a compounder of engineered thermoplastics, where he led the firm’s innovation, strategy, and business development activities...

  • Severine Valdant Zygmont

    President, OPM Biomedical

    Severine Zygmont, President of OPM Biomedical, has over 15 years of experience in the field of high performance thermoplastics and over 12 years of leadership experience in operations management, advanced manufacturing, business planning, and capital formation...

  • Lawrence Varholak

    President, OPM Aerospace & Industrial

    Larry Varholak brings over 30 years of engineering experience to his position as President of OPM Aerospace & Industrial. He began his career as a Structural Analyst with Sikorsky in 1980 and held this role for eight years. In 1989, Larry took a position with Dow–United Technologies Composite as their COO and VP of New Business Development...

  • Christopher Codeanne

    Chief Financial Officer

    Chris Codeanne, OPM's Chief Financial Officer, has over 24 years of management, operations, finance, and transaction related experience. Mr. Codeanne was most recently the COO and CFO and a member of the Board of Premier Research, an international professional services organization with over 1,000 employees providing clinical development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries...

  • Bernard Plishtin

    Chief Business Development Officer

    As Chief Business Development Officer, Bernard (Bernie) Plishtin manages OPM’s partnerships, joint venture and corporate development activity, as well as corporate communications. Mr. Plishtin’s experience is broad in both operations and management consulting. He joined OPM from Sagebrook Partners, a firm he co-founded, which provides M&A, investment banking, and strategic advisory services...

  • Anthony DeCarmine

    Chief Technology Officer

    As CTO of Oxford Performance Materials, Anthony (Tony) DeCarmine has led numerous high performance thermoplastic process development activities, including injection molding, extrusion, composites, and laser sintering...

  • Leigh Ayres

    Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

    Leigh Ayres is the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director of Oxford Performance Materials and has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to OPM, she was a key contributor to Instrumentation Laboratory, LifeScan (a Johnson & Johnson Company), Diasonics Ultrasound, Inc., and Becton, Dickinson and Company, in the roles of scientist, engineer, auditor or manager.…

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