Why are Synergy Customers, Happy Customers?
A vast majority of Synergy Resources’ new customers come from existing customer referrals. Why? Because SR consistently delivers on promises.
We’re proud to have helped hundreds of manufacturing companies like yours achieve business goals with innovative, manufacturing-specific ERP software solutions and services. Each solution is solid, time-tested, and flexible enough to meet your unique requirements.
Synergy will always begin our partnership by learning about your specific business improvement objectives, unique processes, and what your teams need. Next, SR will guide you toward ERP solutions and services that will meet or exceed your expectations. Synergy Resources is committed to being by your side every step along the way of your ERP software implementation.
Our Core Values
Why We Created Synergy Resources
Everyone at Synergy Resources has come from the manufacturing industry and shares the passion for supporting the industry’s success.
Since 1994, we have been dedicated to enhancing the business performance of small to medium-sized manufacturers and distributors by providing the best software solutions available and ensuring they can be implemented at a reasonable cost.
To date, we have helped over 1200 manufacturers achieve their business objectives.
Using Windows 3.1, VISUAL Manufacturing enters the market with unique graphical interfaces that make manufacturing operations “visual” by using shapes and colors to denote operations and materials.
By leveraging the power of the PC workstation and the launch of the VISUAL Manufacturing solution, Synergy Resources grew to over 100 customers in the United States and Canada and about 25 employees within three years.
Infor acquires the VISUAL ERP software as part of its large portfolio of manufacturing solutions.
The first viable deployment of three distinct ERP systems using offsite cloud environments — On-Premise, Hosted, and Cloud-based ERP.
Our 100+ employees serve 1200+ customers across North America. We provide over 30 proven effective ERP solutions from Business Intelligence to Shop Floor monitoring solutions. Our services include offerings such as Assessments, Continuous Improvement, IIoT, and Smart Factory.
Synergy‘s mission, “to help manufacturers and distributors realize their powerful potential through continuous improvement, relentless resourcefulness, and collaborative ingenuity that recognizes no limits”, is realized by bringing together a collaborative team of experts, best-in-class ERP solutions, and proven best practices to create tailored solutions that give growth-focused companies a dynamic advantage now and for the future. Along the way, our clients gain a powerful perspective on their business processes and get solid answers every time from a team that is 100% committed to impact.
Meet Our Executive Team
Each member of our forward-looking executive team is dedicated to and focused on helping our manufacturing and distribution clients achieve new levels of success.
Paul TedfordPaul TedfordChief Executive OfficerPatternPaul TedfordPatternPaul TedfordChief Executive Officer
Paul’s interest in manufacturing was born out of necessity when he worked at Eagle Can Co. in Peabody, Mass., in order to afford college. While there, he was promoted to MIS and learned to use early MRP systems to improve process. After graduation in 1998, Paul joined Lilly Software where he provided technical support and application training for hundreds of VISUAL ERP customers.
Paul joined Synergy Resources in 2005 as a leading Presales Engineer. With over 19 years of ERP experience, he applies his extensive knowledge to assist Synergy’s customers with improving their business performance. He does so by providing tips and tricks, creative solutions, discussing enhancements, and solving business issues.
Paul holds a BS in Political Science, a minor in business administration, and multiple technical certifications from Comptia and Microsoft.
Gene CaiolaGene CaiolaChairman of the Board & Chief Financial OfficerPatternGene CaiolaPatternGene CaiolaChairman of the Board & Chief Financial Officer
Gene began his career working for both small and large manufacturers in the Northeast in the areas of production and shop floor control, quality, accounting, and IT. He continues to participate in all aspects of the customer experience to ensure that Synergy delivers the highest level of customer service across the strategic, business system, and technical divisions of the company. Gene holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Business Systems.
As a proponent of fostering strong educational/business community relationships, Gene has worked with local colleges to develop curriculum that provide students with hands-on ERP skills through the use of ERP software in the classroom. Through this relationship, Gene has taught Operation and Supply Chain Management courses at Farmingdale State University and is an active member of its ERP Business Alliance project.
Michael MedvedMichael MedvedChief Operating OfficerPatternMichael MedvedPatternMichael MedvedChief Operating Officer
As a captain in the U.S. Army, 3rd Armored Cavalry, Mike served his country and honed his leadership skills. He applied his skills while an electrical engineer at PhotoCircuits Corp. and uses them today at Synergy Resources, which he joined in 1998.
Michael began his career at Synergy Resources as an Application Engineer and Project Manager before leading the Technical Services Group. Synergy’s Technical Service Group supports customers with Information Technology, Management Information Systems, and Custom Programming. Michael also leads Synergy’s CloudSuite Industrial ERP business unit and works with our CSI customers to ensure their success and satisfaction.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Hofstra University.
Michael CantyMichael CantyExecutive Vice PresidentPatternMichael CantyPatternMichael CantyExecutive Vice President
For over 30 years, Michael has been recognized for his accomplishments in successfully implementing programs that transform and improve all phases of the business enterprises he works with. He most recently led, influenced, and executed a lean enterprise strategy across the North American operations of a multi-billion, multi-national, multi-facility manufacturing organization.
A committed lifelong learner with a passion for sharing knowledge with others, Michael strategically applies various strategies, technologies, and methodologies to help Synergy’s clients develop and implement effective business strategies. The result has been improved operational performance.
Matthew MorganMatthew MorganExecutive VP – VISUAL Business UnitPatternMatthew MorganPatternMatthew MorganExecutive VP – VISUAL Business Unit
Matthew joined Synergy Resources in 2011. He has over 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies. During his career, Matthew has been directly responsible for or managed Accounting, Operations, IT, and ERP consulting departments at various organizations.
Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Akron, Ohio.
Marianne FornieriMarianne FornieriOffice/Human Resources ManagerPatternMarianne FornieriPatternMarianne FornieriOffice/Human Resources Manager
Marianne joined Synergy Resources over 20 years ago. She coordinates the invoicing, collections, and accounts payable for the company and works closely with members of the administrative team to assist our customers with anything pertaining to billing.
In addition to her accounting responsibilities, Marianne handles all Human Resources functions for our United States and Canadian offices. She uses Infor ERP software to manage order processing of consultants’ time, partner products, and Synergy sales team commission structures.
Jessica GadboisJessica GadboisDirector – Acumatica PracticePatternJessica GadboisPatternJessica GadboisDirector – Acumatica Practice
Jessica Gadbois is Synergy’s Acumatica Practice Director. She fell in love with the Acumatica Cloud ERP solution during the five ½ years that she worked directly for Acumatica as a solution engineer. During her time there, she consulted with hundreds of manufacturing companies to deliver them a connected, digital solution in the cloud. She soon learned about the manufacturing experts of the ERP industry, Synergy Resources, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join them.
Jessica began her career at Oracle Netsuite where she was both a solution consultant and business development representative. She brings 8 years of cloud ERP experience with her to Synergy where she is committed to serving and delighting her manufacturing and distribution customers. She graduated from Bryant University in Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jessica is based in Southeastern Massachusetts, close to Cape Cod, where she patiently awaits her days at the beach.
Dan TelepDan TelepOperations Director (Canada)PatternDan TelepPatternDan TelepOperations Director (Canada)
Dan Telep has been working with and leading ERP implementation projects for over 20 years. Dan has a passion and a vision for how ERP can transform an organization. Often affectionately called an “ERP Evangelist”, his ability to hear a business need and translate that into a practical solution is second to none. He also has ERP leadership experience in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical devices, metal fabrication, and food products.
For the first 10 years of Dan’s ERP career, he was an ERP user. Working for 6 different companies, he would hold a title such as ‘Operations Manager’ or ‘Plant Manager’, where he used Infor ERP as his weapon-of-choice to measure, achieve, and improve both operations and financial processes.
After being a successful ERP user, Dan became an Infor ERP implementation consultant for several years and helped implement ERP for over 55 different businesses, in different industries, from coast to coast. After this, he founded ‘ERP That Works’ corporation, which became one of the top performing Infor Channel Partners within a few short years. He believed, and demonstrated that there was a better way to sell to, and serve, Canadian ERP customers. Most recently, Dan served as VP of Marketing and Operations for another Infor partner.
Dawn FludderDawn FludderBusiness Solutions Account Manager (Canada)PatternDawn FludderPatternDawn FludderBusiness Solutions Account Manager (Canada)
Dawn has worked with many ERP software companies during her career. Today she takes great pride in helping Synergy’s Visual ERP, CSI, and LillyWorks clients to reach their full potential through the use of technology, while incorporating lean and other business improvement methodologies.
Robert AnandRobert AnandSenior Account Executive (Canada)PatternRobert AnandPatternRobert AnandSenior Account Executive (Canada)
Robert has applied his knowledge and skills in a number of positions at prominent Canadian manufacturers. These roles have included Systems Analyst, Application Developer, Information Technology Manager, and Director of Business Intelligence. As a Visual ERP application specialist at Synergy Resources, he directs large ERP implementation projects, leads significant ERP upgrades, and helps clients in the planning and management of process change. His work results in measurable improvements.
Robert earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 1999. He subsequently studied Database Administration and Application Development, receiving the Oracle Certified Professional Designation in 2002. Robert has also received formal training in manufacturing theory including Lean, 5S, and 8D problem solving certifications.