Brian Desmarais


To the role of CEO, Brian brings technology-led vision and results-driven customer focus. His passion for engineering and technology is matched by a desire to build high-performance teams and agile systems that enable long-term customer and company success. Brian has a wealth of technology leadership gained from his 30-year career in product development and electronics manufacturing, with cross-industry insight gained from experience at companies as diverse as Axcelis Technologies (formerly Eaton Semiconductor Equipment), Denton Vacuum, Reterro Incorporated as well as prior leadership roles at Segue.  His industry experience spans EMS, OEMs and Capital Equipment markets, and includes research & development, technology management and consulting, product development and design engineering, Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma, business development, executive and plant management, and business operations. Brian also founded and was President of Flexible Engineering, a successful engineering services consulting firm, and is the co-owner of multiple product patents in the fields of thermal remediation and military ordinance. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Maine and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the College of New Hampshire.

Why Segue?

“Segue has some of the most talented professionals in the industry and I’m proud of the commitment of our entire team to making our customers successful. This customer-centricity is a cornerstone of both our culture and our business model.  Our near-term focus is on blending this can-do attitude with technology and process agility to deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers, and to make Segue the best place to work, period.  I’m delighted to be part of this exceptional company.” 

Jim Wright

Vice President of Engineering and Quality

Segue’s VP of Engineering and Quality, Jim ensures the fusion of innovation and quality to deliver seamless technical services and unmatched reliability to Segue’s customers.  Jim is a proven leader in change management and product development, and is instrumental in developing Segue’s technology roadmap and best practices for the engineering organization. With two decades leading technology transformation and ensuring worldwide regulatory compliance for start-ups and multinationals alike, Jim excels at managing technology transfer between organizations and global business units, creating synergy across diverse technical, development, and manufacturing teams. This talent for team development and Jim’ background in operations and supply chain make him the ideal fit to lead the company’s technical and Continuous Improvement initiatives. Jim has specific expertise in Class I and Class II Medical Devices, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Why Segue?

“I love the contract manufacturing and engineering environment because it blends high technology with high pressure. Each customer brings new challenges and new perspectives, whether technically, financially, or operationally. Meeting those challenges and exceeding customer expectations is where the great contract manufacturers make their mark. Segue’s technical acumen and our ability to pivot and execute quickly are key reasons our customers stay with us. Supply chains are changing to meet new technology and global constraints, and Segue’s agility and problem-solving mindset are more critical than ever.”

Scott Duhamel

VP of Operations

Scott serves as the Vice President of Operations for Segue Manufacturing Services.  Overseeing management responsibilities for master scheduling; program management; supply chain; inventory control; planning; production; line quality and transportation/logistics. Over the years Mr. Duhamel has held numerous leadership roles in operations driving continuous improvement initiatives for large Corporations. Has served 15+ years in production management, planning management and new product introduction management positions.  Also served 16+ years as a corporate master scheduler; production manager and then as global operations manager, supporting Microchip’s Frequency and Time Division.  During this time, he helped lead activities that resulted in the following improvements: OTD to Promise up by >14% (Attaining >95%) reducing inventory by over 30% and securing cost reductions of >4% in recent years.  He holds degrees Electronic Technology from Wentworth, Sylvania, and Northern Essex.  He also earned his project management certification from Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Technology.  Lastly, he is also six-sigma/lean certified and is a member of the granite state APICS chapter.  Scott was raised in Burlington, MA and now resides in Seabrook, NH where he enjoys boating and fishing.

Why Segue?

"I joined the Segue team to help make a positive impact and grow the business by leveraging creative freedom.  This role allows me the bandwidth to help set direction with logical but challenging expectations, improve processes and promote teamwork.  This result of this approach drives customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness."

Scott Manty

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

With more than 30 years in Business Development specifically in EMS, Scott has a deep understanding of the importance of finding mutual benefit for both customers and Segue in this challenging and ever-changing industry. He draws on his deep, technical knowledge of operations and supply chain to build the right solutions for OEMs and Tier I EMS providers in need of the complex, low-medium volume model that is Segue’s specialty. Scott's leadership expertise includes global business and customer relationship management, and he has held senior management roles at contract manufacturers and OEMs alike. Scott holds a Bachelor of Administration from Boston University's School of Management.

Why Segue?

“It’s motivating and rewarding to be part of an organization that strives every day to ‘Do just that little bit more’. We are a team that puts the needs of our customers first, and brings to the table a diverse skill set, a passion for improvement, and customer service that can’t be beat.”

Stephanie Lin

Vice President & General Manager of Segue Xiamen

Stephanie currently serves as the General Manager of Segue Asia's manufacturing facility, formerly Sanbor Interconnect. Since 1996, Stephanie has been with Sanbor Interconnect, helping to implement its ISO 9000 and lean quality and manufacturing systems. Prior to Sanbor, Stephanie held engineering positions with ITT Cannon and Leoni Group, a global supplier of wires, optical fibers, cables and cable systems headquartered in Germany. Stephanie has a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Tongji University in Shanghai.

Why Segue?

"This job encourages me to keep facing challenges and learning new things. I have the opportunity to keep improving myself, learning more managerial skills. I appreciate the support of my team members and our commitment to do whatever it takes to keep our customers satisfied."