Meet the team
Get to Know the Leadership Team Behind The Producto Group
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mark Rauenzahn is the Chief Executive Officer of Producto. Prior to this role he was the General Manager of Sundyne, LLC a highly engineered pump and compressor manufacturer. Under Mr. Rauenzahn’ s leadership Sundyne grew revenue, EBITDA, and diversified the sales into the energy markets.
Before Sundyne, Mr. Rauenzahn worked for Integer Holdings Corporation under various roles from Director of Procurement to Director of Operations overseeing various sites in Malaysia and Ireland. He oversaw product producto.comelopment and manufacturing at the Galway facility and helped them grow revenue substantially at this time. Additionally, he focused on continuous improvement driving operational efficiencies at the site.
Before Integer Holdings Mr. Rauenzahn spent time at United Technologies with roles of increasing responsibility. He started in the United Technologies Operations Leadership Program and held roles as Operations Manager and Commodity Manager. He spent a significant amount of time in Poland and India helping to set up and start operations in those countries.
Mr. Rauenzahn holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from IE Business School located in Madrid Spain.
In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, rock climbing, hiking and spending time with family.
Chief operating officer
Mr. Michael Duquette is the Chief Operating Officer of Producto. Prior to joining Producto, Mike was the General Manager of Trelleborg’s Health & Medical facility in Northborough, Massachusetts, where he provided leadership for their BioPharma silicone molding and contract assembly operations. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Duquette has held various executive operations positions with Life Sciences & Aerospace contract and component manufacturers. He oversaw the profit and loss performance for multiple sites, driving revenue and EBITDA growth through effective customer engagement and continuous improvement efforts. Mr. Duquette has professional certifications in Lean Manufacturing (Lean Master Black Belt), Supply Chain Management, and Purchasing/Inventory Control.
Mr. Duquette holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on materials science and manufacturing from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, ice hockey, and dabbling in various hobbies such as genealogy and collectibles.
Head of Business Development
Mr. Jason Habib is the Head of Business Development for Producto. Prior to joining Producto, Jason was a Regional Sales Manager for Fives Landis Corp., in Hagerstown, Maryland, where he provided a range of high precision grinding solutions to customers in the automotive, heavy duty, bearing and performance racing industries.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Jason began as a Plastic Injection and Die Cast Mold Maker in Chicago, IL and since then, has taken on different roles within the manufacturing and precision machining industries. He has held machining applications, manufacturing engineering and production management roles in the Aerospace and Cutting Tools industries. Additionally, he has held sales management positions for some of the leading premier machine tool builders in the industry. Within these sales management roles, Jason has worked closely as a key account manager with executive management teams for some of the leading global Automotive builder and Heavy-Duty OEM’s in the world.
With a strong focus on process improvement and efficiency, Jason brings the diverse experience of his solutions-based background with him. His intimate knowledge of customers’ needs gives him a unique understanding and perspective lending to his approach towards the highest levels of customer service. Jason focuses on a long-term strategy for success for his customers rather than a basic solution.
Driven by the success of his customers, paramount to everything else, Jason will be leading the Sales and Marketing Teams within the Producto Group to provide world class customer service and solutions to our many valued customers.
Managing Partner & Chief investment officer – culper capital partners
Mr. Cook is a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Culper Capital Partners (“CCP”).
Before co-founding Culper Capital Partners, he served as Majority Shareholder, Chairman & CEO of Glebar Company (“Glebar”), a role which he held from April 2013 to March 2020. Under Mr. Cook’s leadership, Glebar, a diversified industrial and niche medical machinery and aftermarket solutions business, grew revenue and EBITDA substantially. In March of 2020, Glebar was sold to Arcline Investment Management, a $4 billion growth-oriented private equity fund, driving significant value for management and shareholders. Adam continues to advise the Company on strategic organic growth opportunities and acquisition targeting.
Before Glebar, Mr. Cook was the Head of Investment Banking for Phoenix Capital Resources, a national boutique focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions and private placement transactions. At Phoenix, Adam worked with many family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses to help them effectuate and complete mergers, sales or raise capital. Prior to Phoenix, Mr. Cook held senior positions with firms focused on M&A, capital raising, financing restructurings, and other transaction advisories. In 2012, Adam was awarded the distinguished “40 Under 40” Award from the M&A Advisor.
Mr. Cook holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. Adam sits on the Board of Directors of Medical Manufacturing Technologies, The Producto Group, and various not-for-profit organizations.
Partner & Chief Operating Officer – Culper Capital Partners
Mr. Kevin M. Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Manager and a co-founder of Culper Capital Partners. Prior to CCP, Mr. Wilson had a twenty-year career at several top investment banks as a fixed income trader. He was most recently a Director at BNP Paribas, focusing on Emerging Markets since 2013. Mr. Wilson was a market-maker to Fortune 500 companies and institutional clients in FX spot and forwards. Kevin built a profitable franchise and fostered trusting relationships with many of the bank’s top clients in the Americas, Latin America & Europe, while finding solutions for their hedging needs. Prior to joining BNP, Kevin was Vice President of Emerging Markets Trading in FX Spot and Forwards at Commerzbank in NY since 2009. Before this, he was a Vice President at Credit Agricole in FX Emerging Market trading. Kevin started his trading career at Credit Suisse in 2001, where he worked on the Fixed Income Proprietary Trading, and G10 Spot desks, until 2007.
Mr. Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College in 2000. In 2006 he earned his MBA in Finance and Business Economics, with specializations in Investment Management and International Finance, from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
President, Franchise – Viant Medical
Mr. Smyth is currently the President (Franchise) at Viant Medical, a global leader in Medical Device contract manufacturing. Prior to this, Mr. Smyth was President of the Advanced Surgical and Orthopedic division at Integer. His career experience spans more than 25 years in Medical Device and complex manufacturing environments. Over this time, Mr. Smyth has producto.comeloped an extensive knowledge of manufacturing and assembly technologies and processes, serving multiple regulated industries.
Declan has held leadership positions in operations, engineering, commercial, marketing, general management, and R&D. He also has significant, hands-on experience in Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, participating and leading on both the buy and sell side of multiple transactions.
Mr. Smyth holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University. He also is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is Program Management Professional (PMP).
Declan enjoys spending quality time with his wife, two sons and his daughter, especially doing outdoor activities, camping, fishing, and traveling. He is avid athlete, having competed in multiple triathlons, including the ironman distance.