Our Core Team

Richard Laurenzi, Owner

Richard has been with Prospect Machine Products since 1986. He is the owner. He has a bachelor of arts degree from California State University, Northridge.

Karen McWhirt, President

Karen joined PMP in 2012. She has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and she is a graduate of the Human Resource Management Certificate Program of St. Joseph’s University in West Hartford, CT. She has extensive experience in finance and manufacturing.

David Boiano, Manufacturing Engineer and Director of Quality Assurance

David joined PMP in 2008. He has a bachelor of science degree from Wentworth College in Boston and a master’s from the University of New Haven in engineering and operations. David is a Six Sigma Black Belt. David has experience in tool design, CAD, transfer press operations, and deep draw metal forming.

Armenia (Menita ) DePinho

Menita joined PMP in 1990. In 2006, she was promoted to Manager of Quality Assurance. She oversees all inspection processes for daily deep draw production. She is the lead representative for PMP’s ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Anthony Romero, Sales and Applications Engineering Manager

Tony joined PMP as Sales and Applications Engineering Manager May 1, 2017. He has spent his career in manufacturing sales and business development.

Tony has electrical and mechanical engineering degrees from Waterbury State Technical College and the University of New Haven and MBA from the University of New Haven.

Michael Thornton, Tool and Die Supervisor

Michael Thornton joined Prospect Machine Products in 1987.  Michael is a 1985 graduate of Warren F. Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. Michael graduated at the top of his class and completed his state-sponsored apprenticeship in 1989 at Prospect Machine Products.