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.
Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing
Marcia LaBelle, NFI’s Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, has dedicated her career to being a leader in sales, marketing, and management. In her previous position at NFI – Vice President of Operations – she oversaw all operational procedures and production controls to meet (and exceed) our customers’ expectations. In fact, Marcia has been a key member of the NFI team for more than 20 years!
Before joining NFI, Marcia worked in the sales/marketing department at Baader North America Corp., an international manufacturer of meat processing equipment. Prior to that, Marcia served as Director of Operations for Sterling Hospitality, where she was responsible for the sales, marketing, and fiscal management of multiple hotel properties. Previously, she was General Manager of The Highlander Inn, which she transformed from a blue-collar vacation spot to a corporate retreat and resort destination.
Marcia is Six Sigma Certified, certified as an ISO Internal Auditor, is lean manufacturing proficient, and is a Certified Hotel Administrator. She earned her Associate’s degree in business administration and management from Southern New Hampshire University.
Active in the community, Marcia volunteers with Mobile Loaves & Fishes, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Gifts to Give, and Horizons for the Homeless. Since 2008, she has been a mentor with SMILES, an organization that helps at-risk children realize their potential through mentoring.
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.
Design Studio Director
Steve Moniz heads NFI Corp.’s Design Studio – an experienced team of graphic designers and engineers who produce artwork for nameplates, labels, faceplates, membrane keypads, and more. He is responsible for color management and all aspects of prepress including managing workflow for the company’s multiple printing departments. Additionally, Steve is responsible for researching and implementing state-of-the-art technology to ensure NFI Corp. maintains its leading edge as an innovator.
Steve joined NFI Corp. in 2003 and, most recently, served as Art Director. Prior to that, he was a Trainer and Training Director at American Graphics Institute, Spire, and Graphics Express. While at Macmillan Computer Publishing, he authored several instructional books on graphics software.
As the son of an opera-singer mother and father who loved classical guitar and folk music, Steve picked up the guitar and piano at an early age. Today, Steve sings with the South Coast Community Chorale.
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.