Leadership

Gregory A. WoodsGregory A. Woods
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gregory Woods became AstroNova’s CEO in February 2014. Mr. Woods joined the Company in September 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer on August 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Woods served as Managing Director of advisory firm Medfield Advisors. He previously served in various executive leadership roles, including: President of Performance Motion Devices, a specialty semiconductor and electronics manufacturer; CEO of Control Technology Corp., a manufacturer of industrial computer and software products; and President of API Controls, a division of Danaher. Mr. Woods holds a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Colgate University, a Bachelor of Engineering in computer and mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

David S. SmithDavid S. Smith
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

David S. Smith was appointed as AstroNova’s Vice President, Treasurer and CFO in January 2018. Mr. Smith is responsible for the oversight of all financial and information technology functions. Bringing 25+ years’ experience, he previously served as CFO for Dover Corporation and Crane Co., as well as Sr. Vice President and CFO of Standard Microsystems Corporation. Prior to joining AstroNova, Mr. Smith also held the position of Managing Partner for S.C. Advisors LLC, his financial management consultancy based in Darien, CT. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Michael J. NataliziaMichael J. Natalizia
Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Technology Partner Alliances

Michael J. Natalizia holds responsibility for overseeing all technical initiatives of the company. As an Executive Corporate Officer, he manages the research and development groups for all AstroNova business groups and leads their technological development. Mr. Natalizia has been with AstroNova since 1986, and has previously served as R&D Manager of the AstroNova Aerospace products, as R&D Manager of AstroNova Product Identification brands and as an engineer in the Test & Measurement products. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Tufts University.

Michael MorawetzMichael Morawetz
Vice President – EMEA

Michael Morawetz manages sales and operations for the AstroNova’s businesses in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) from our HUB in Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to his appointment as Vice President EMEA, Mr. Morawetz was head of AstroNova’s International Branches. He was responsible for first established the Company’s European business and has held several positions in sales and operations of increasing responsibility over the past 20 years. Previously, he held positions in sales and marketing with Philips and Gould. He holds a Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) from FH Dieburg.

Stephen M. PetrarcaStephen M. Petrarca
Vice President – Operations

Stephen Petrarca joined the Company in 1980 as an Electronic Technician and became the Supervisor of the Test & Repair Department. With the acquisition of Grass Instrument Company in 1994, Mr. Petrarca was promoted as Operations Manager of the Grass facilities in Braintree and Quincy Massachusetts, and integrated the Grass operations into AstroNova’s manufacturing function. In 1998 he was appointed Vice President of Instrument Manufacturing and became an Executive Corporate Officer of AstroNova. Mr. Petrarca’s responsibilities were further expanded in 2014 to include companywide manufacturing as Vice President – Operations. Mr. Petrarca holds a Degree in Electronics Technology, and completed the Business Management Program at Bryant College.

Thomas W. CarllThomas W. Carll
Vice President and General Manager of AstroNova Aerospace

Thomas W. Carll joined Astro-Med, Inc. in 1989. Previously, Mr. Carll was a Sales Engineer and National Sales Manager of the AstroNova Test & Measurement product group, and later also the AstroNova Aerospace business group which was formed in 2004. Mr. Carll holds a BSEE from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Bryant University.

Lee WachterLee Wachter
Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Lee Wachter was appointed as AstroNova’s Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in August 2018. Mr. Wachter is responsible for collaborating with the leadership team to ensure that the company strategically leverages IT across disciplines and optimizes its supply chain operations to support business objectives, growth and profit opportunities. Bringing 15+ years’ experience, he previously served as CIO and Director with Fortune 100 companies including PepsiCo, Citibank, Diageo and Olympus. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University, an MBA from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a Micro-Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics.