Our Team

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Jon Katz

President & CEO

As President and CEO, Jon Katz channels his extensive experience in the military, private, and nonprofit sectors to lead Bestwork Industries into the next era of its 40-year history. Those plans include growing and diversifying the lines of business and shepherding the organization from a manufacturing facility into a social enterprise that will provide people who are blind with comprehensive training and vocational rehabilitative services… view full bio of Jon Katz

Tom Black

Vice President of Products and Business Services

As Vice President of Products and Business Services, Tom Black’s role is to diversify Bestwork’s line of business while securing commercial, state, and federal business opportunities. His sights are set on attracting customers interested in non-textile products and/or knowledge-based services.… view full bio of Tom Black

Greg Pereira

Sr. Director of Finance, Accounting and Operations

In Greg Pereira’s role as Sr. Director of Finance, Accounting, and Operations he oversees all aspects of financial management, fiscal planning, and operations. He works closely with business development to ensure strategic decision making for both customers and employees.… view full bio of Greg Pereira

Lauren Scarpa

Director of Communication & Marketing

As Director of Communication and Marketing, Lauren Scarpa is laser-focused on building the brand of this mission-based enterprise. To that end, Lauren designs and implements strategies for public relations, digital marketing, resource development, community outreach, and special events.… view full bio of Lauren Scarpa

Maurice Tyndell

Director of Workforce Development & Government Affairs

As Director of Workforce Development and Government Affairs, Maurice Tyndell’s role is to focus on external outreach with public, private, and nonprofit entities that will enable Bestwork to fully realize its mission to create training and employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.… view full bio of Maurice Tyndell