President & CEO
Backed by more than two decades as an executive in highly complex global businesses, President & CEO Renaud Megard brings strengths to NFI. These include the vision and strategies to lead sales & marketing, finance, manufacturing and supply chain. Renaud has built a sterling reputation as a high-energy leader who inspires high-performing teams.
Prior to joining NFI, Renaud was Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Cabot Corporation, where he was responsible for a $1.4 billion global supply chain. Before that, at BASF, he managed nearly $400 million in business. Previously, he served as Trade Lane Manager and Franco-American Business Development Manager at DHL and DAHER.
Renaud holds an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from IDRAC Business School in France.
Renaud speak three languages – English, French, and German – and is a licensed private pilot. Passionate about wine, Renaud is a wine producer at his family’s vineyard in Burgundy, France. In fact, he is an active member of a historical organization that promotes Burgundy’s wines and cuisine and preserves the region’s traditional festivals, folklore, and customs.
Mark Smith is responsible for all manufacturing processes, the facility, and employee safety for NFI Corp.’s New Bedford, Massachusetts, facility. Thanks to his ability to juggle many critical responsibilities, he has been a key member of the NFI Corp. team for 15 years. Previously, he worked for 20 years at Design Mark, which is part of the NFI Corp. family.
There’s an old saying for people who have a long history of working in the printing industry: “They have printer’s ink in their veins.” This could be said of Mark, who started working at his uncle’s print shop when he was in junior high school.
Mark and his wife have three adult children, one of whom works at NFI Corp. in the IT department! Since age 14, he has been involved in martial arts (Japanese and Okinawan) and, in fact, taught this for many years. Mark holds a BS degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
He is certified as an ISO Internal Auditor and is lean manufacturing proficient. He has trained in lean processes with Six Sigma Capability and has also gone through Lighthouse Leadership training.
An accomplished marketing executive, Beatrice Thouveny is backed by 20 years of delivering results in new business development, marketing strategy, product marketing, new product launches, project management, brand management, and channel management. Her specialties include executing successful advertising campaigns (digital and print), direct mail campaigns, and public relations/communications campaigns.
Prior to joining NFI Corp., Beatrice worked as BTB Marketing Manager and Senior Product Marketing Manager for Samsung Electronics in France, where she defined the company’s global marketing and product management strategy, focusing specifically on branding and positioning. She also worked as Marketing Manager for Acer France, during which time the company underwent a complete rebranding.
Beatrice speaks six languages. She holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Dunkerque-Lille and an MS in marketing from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. She is a volunteer consultant for WatcHelp, a mobile app that helps people with cognitive and mental disorders be more independent. In her spare time, Beatrice enjoys riding horses and spending time with her husband and two children.