Our Management Team

Rick Ward, President

Rick joined 4FRONT in July of 2015. Rick has been a business leader for over 25 years in diverse markets and industrial/manufacturing settings. He has achieved Six Sigma Green and Black belts. Rick has a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and a Master's of Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Michael Sementelli, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Michael leads 4FRONT's Sales and marketing team, and is responsible for all aspects of business development and customer care, with over 25 years of direct industry experience. His background includes over 25 years of successful business development in both printed circuit board and contract electronics manufacturing.

Joseph Heid, Chief Financial Officer

Joseph is responsible for oversight over accounting and finance operations at 4FRONT Solutions. In the role of Chief Financial Officer, he provides management with timely and accurate financial statements. Joseph has over 25 years of experience in a variety of manufacturing environments for domestic and international companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Gannon University.

Anthony Jepson, Chief Operating Officer

Anthony is a seasoned veteran in the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry. He has extensive experience in the High-Reliability Tier 1 EMS space. Anthony joins 4FRONT from Celestica’s Advanced Technology Solutions Aerospace and Defense division where he held the position of senior director, Operations Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electronics/Technology Engineering from Boise State University. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Pepperdine University. He also holds the Six Sigma Black Belt designation.

Lisa Scarantino, Human Resources Manager

Lisa has an extensive background in Human Resources and has worked both in the manufacturing and health care fields. She graduated from Erie Business Center with an Associates Degree in Specialized Business Management and is currently pursuing her Society of Human Resource Management Professional certification (PHR/SPHR). Lisa joined 4Front in April of 2020.

Andrew Konzel, Quality Manager

Andy has 30 years of Design, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sourcing, and Quality Management experience in the commercial nuclear, aerospace, and rail transportation industries with several Fortune 500 companies including Westinghouse, General Electric, Talen Energy, Alstom, and Parker Aerospace. He is Six-Sigma trained with extensive expertise in ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 13485, ISO 17025, NQA-1, NADCAP (Special Processes & Electronics), Supplier Quality, TQM, JIT, Lean Manufacturing, APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, SPC, MSA, and Root Cause Analysis. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University.

Wayne Showers, NPI/Technical Manager

With over 25 years of manufacturing industry experience in Electronics, Plastics, Metals, and Assembly, Wayne directs 4FRONT's technical efforts to support our wide range of customers. He has spent the last 15 years in New Product Introduction through roles in Quality Engineering, Management, New Product Development and Launch as well as Test Development and Sourcing strategies in support of Prime, Medical, and Industrial Customers. He has also been heavily involved in NADCAP, Supplier Quality, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing. Wayne has a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science, a field which incorporates mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, and computer science.

Mike Beerson, Director of Procurement and Quotations

Mike began his 4FRONT career in 2015 as a Business Analyst, later taking the role of Quote Manager to help the company streamline the quoting process and improving timeliness, accuracy and competitiveness. In his role, he will direct and oversee our organization's material management policies, objectives, and initiatives from beginning to end. Coming initially from the energy industry, he has 10+ years of multifunctional business experience. Mike is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.