It’s Our People That Make The Difference:

It is important to understand that it’s our people who make the difference in what we do and contribute to our success every day.

It’s our motto that when you hand good people responsibility, they will do great things.

This section is dedicated to our people. They are people who care, and we invite you to meet them and learn about what they do at Davico Manufacturing. Please check this page regularly because as we grow, we add more of these hard-working people and we are proud to share their work and their accomplishments with you.
Meet the Davico Team:
Ray Surprenant

Ray Surprenant

President of Davico Mfg

Ray has been President of Davico Mfg. since 1998.   Ray first came to Davico for an after-school job in 1988-89.  Ray worked in many departments over the years including production, shipping, and office work before moving into catalytic converter sales. Ray worked as General Manager for a time before eventually buying out his cousin David.  Ray still enjoys being involved in process improvements whether it involves improving the customer experience to methods on production floor. Ray grew up in East Freetown Massachusetts and attended Bishop Stang High School, Louisiana State University, and University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Ray has 4 children with his wife Rebecca.  He enjoys boating with the family on Buzzards Bay and coaching various sports with his kids.

Glenn Hamblett

Glenn Hamblett

National Sales & Marketing Manager

Glenn comes to Davico Manufacturing as their National Sales & Marketing Manager (retired) with more than 40 years in the Automotive Aftermarket. Glenn has held previous positions as President of GJH Sales & Marketing, District Sales Manager for AP Exhaust & Emissions, Sales & Marketing Manager for Superior Automotive Warehouse and past President of the Bourne Marina Yacht Club. Glenn grew up and attended high school in Connecticut, attended Bryant University in Smithfield, RI and currently resides in Wareham Massachusetts with his wife Peggy of 40 years. Glenn enjoys all professional sports, boating and spending time with his grand children.
Liz DeMedeiros

Liz DeMedeiros

Manager of Finance & Administration

Liz has been with Davico for over 22 years.  Liz’s official title is Manager of Finance & Administration and she is a key member of the Leadership team.  Liz oversees the Accounting, HR and Data departments but has a contribution into most processes that flow through Davico. Liz is usually in charge of spearheading progress in whatever is next.  Liz has a son and a daughter and enjoys traveling to warm weather destinations.

Jake Bateman

Jake Bateman

Lean Processes Engineer

Jake comes to us from Callaway Golf where he was a Continuous Improvement Manager. His background helps him in his role here at Davico as a Lean Processes Engineer where he is responsible for leading lean initiatives, improving efficiencies, capacity expansion, and driving sustained change. Jake also has his Six Sigma Black Belt. He enjoys outdoor activities and sports, reading, music, travel, and being a dad.

Rob Wigglesworth

Rob Wigglesworth

Warehouse Operations Manager

With 25 years of experience in logistics and inventory control, Rob Wigglesworth is our Warehouse Operations Manager. Managing all aspects of shipping and receiving as well as executing cycle count programs, and coordinating our kitting process. Rob is APICS certified in planning and inventory management. When Rob isn’t at Davico he loves spending time with his 5 grand children as well as sports and traveling.

Steve Vieira

Steve Vieira

Production Manager

Steve is a key part of the team having almost 30 years of managing history and has been with us for over 10 years. His role as production manager makes him responsible for all aspects of production, efficiency and quality. In his spare time he enjoys riding motorcycles, music, movies, hockey, and fishing.
Joey Gonzalez

Joey Gonzalez

Production Supervisor

Overseeing our production team is Joey! Joey has been with us for 19 years and is an integral part of the team. He has also helped as the Production Manger at the Mexico plant while it was under going training. He enjoys local team sports such as the Red Sox and Patriots. He also enjoys Camping, traveling and spending time with his family, nieces, and nephews.

Mike Goncalves

Mike Goncalves

Kitting & Receiving Manager

Mike serves as our kitting and receiving manager. His daily duties include overseeing and managing the kitting process as well as receiving in our materials and new machinery. When the weathers nice out Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle to and from work.

Robert Hamel

Robert Hamel

Prototype Manager

We are please to introduce you to Rob! He has been with us a whopping 32 years! He was here when it all began and is a key employee when it comes to introducing new models to our catalogs. He is responsible for drawing up how new parts are made and writing out the building process for each one. Without his expertise Davico may not exist! When not at Davico Rob enjoys local sports such as the Red sox, Patriots, and Celtics. He also enjoys movies and is a Marvel fan.

Ryan Ratner

Ryan Ratner

Maintenance Supervisor

A versatile Employee, Ryan has been with us for 6 years and has many duties beyond his title. Dependable, he always there when help is needed. Ryan keeps our machines running and keeps Davico moving. Outside of work Ryan enjoys riding his motorcycle, flying drones, and loves rock music.

John Mello

John Mello

Shipping Manager

John is at the heart of our shipping department and has been with us for over 6 years. He makes sure all parts go out correctly and on time. Needless to say he is always quick to help when there is an issue. John is a talented artist and always has many projects going outside of Davico.

David Howard

David Howard

Purchasing & Data Specialist

Dave is responsisble for locating and purchasing the materials we use daily as well as indepth data analytics of usage and our products. He also helps with the cataloging of our products. He is behind the scenes making sure everything continues to flow smoothly. He has been with us for 11 years and is a key part of the team. Dave enjoys watching sports, as well as playing golf and boating.

Laura Sena

Laura Sena

Bookkeeper

Part of our trio in accounting is Laura. She has been with us for 3 years and has been a great addition! Laura has a dregree in accounting and works in tandem with Liz and Ana to keep Davico running. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her pets and gardening.

TARA MCCARTY

TARA MCCARTY

Customer Service

Tara has been with Davico for over 7 years. Her 20 years of experience in customer service makes her a great asset to our sales team. She is a mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family and pets as well as traveling.

Shawn Ayala

Shawn Ayala

Customer Service Team Leader

Ashley Ouellette

Ashley Ouellette

Marketing & Social Media Director

Ashley has 15 years of automotive and customer service experience and started with the company as a customer service representative. Davico quickly recognized an artistic talent in her and she is now responsible for the social media platforms as well as brochures, flyers, and marketing materials. She even was a major part of the new website design and launch. Ashley is an advid mountain biker and enjoys everything outdoors. 

Don Davis

Don Davis

Business Development – Sales & Marketing

Don joins the Davico team bringing over 35 years of experience working for large Automotive OEM’s as well as leading Automotive Aftermarket manufacturers. His education includes a degree in Automotive Technology, in addition he also has an extensive technical background, which includes creating Technical Service Bulletins, developing in-depth technical training programs and working with R&D for new product offerings. Don grew up in Chicago and currently resides in St. Charles Illinois, with his wife Claudia and their three children. He enjoys traveling, being active, coaching sports and spending time with his family and friends.