Management

Daniel J. Thoren
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Thoren became our President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2021 after being named Chief Operating Officer in June 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Thoren served as Barber-Nichols Inc.'s President and CEO since 1997. From 1991 to 1997, he held Senior Engineer and Engineering management posts at the company. Mr. Thoren earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and a M.S. degree in Organizational Management from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Jeffrey F. Glajch
Vice President - Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Jeffrey Glajch became our Vice President - Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer in March 2009. From October 2006 until March 2009, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Nukote International.  Previously, and between June 2000 and May 2006, Mr. Glajch was the Chief Financial Officer of Fisher Scientific Canada. Mr. Glajch has also previously served as a Senior Manager of Finance and Business Planning/Analysis at Walt Disney World Company, as Director of Finance at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation and in various financial positions with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He began his career as a research and development engineer for Westvaco Corporation.

Mr. Glajch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, a Masters of Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MSIA from Purdue University.

Alan E. Smith
Vice President and General Manager

Alan E. Smith was appointed our Vice President of Operations in July 2007. Previously, from 2005 until July 2007, Mr. Smith served as Director of Operations for Lydell, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of specialty engineering products. Prior to that, he had been employed by us for fourteen years, progressing from Project Engineer to Engineering Manager.

A licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. Smith holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an MBA from Medaille College. He has participated in seven Six Sigma green belt projects and a number of professional development courses.

Matthew Malone
Vice President and General Manager - Barber-Nichols for Graham Corporation

Matt Malone joined Barber-Nichols in 2015 as a Project Engineer focused on rocket engine turbopump design and development. He was promoted to Navy Program Manager in 2018, overseeing key U.S. Navy programs. Mr. Malone was appointed Vice President of Operations of Barber-Nichols in 2020. He began his career at GE Transportation where he held a variety of engineering and management positions. Mr. Malone earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honors in design optimization from Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jennifer R. Condame
Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Jennifer R. Condame became our Chief Accounting Officer in July 2008. Ms. Condame also serves as our Controller, a position she has held since 1994. Previously, and from 1992 to 1994, Ms. Condame was our Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting. Prior to joining us in 1992, Ms. Condame was employed as an Audit Manager by Price Waterhouse, a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Condame holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University.