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Prototek names Bill Bonadio as new Chief Executive Officer

He will guide overall strategy, with an emphasis on fostering innovation in cutting-edge manufacturing solutions

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Bill Bonadio has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Prototek Holdings, a leading US-based provider of on-demand CNC machining, precision sheet metal fabrication, and additive manufacturing services, effective immediately. Headquartered in New Hampshire, Prototek’s national network extends across various locations in different states and also includes Midwest Prototyping, which was acquired in 2021.

Prototek names Bill Bonadio as new Chief Executive Officer to guide overall strategy, with an emphasis on fostering manufacturing innovation
Prototek’s new CEO, Bill Bonadio

“Bill’s wealth of experience and proven track record at the highest levels of leadership make him the perfect fit to lead our company and usher in a new phase of growth and innovation,” said Jay Twombly, Prototek’s Chairman. “Given his engineering expertise, visionary leadership style and dedication to Prototek, we have an exciting future ahead of us with Bill at the helm.”

As CEO, Bonadio will guide Prototek’s overall strategy, with an emphasis on fostering innovation and ensuring the firm’s continued success as an industry leader in cutting-edge manufacturing solutions. He will work closely with the management team to drive growth, refine operations, and strengthen Prototek’s relationships with clients and partners.

“Bill’s experience leading organizations that effectively balance a relentless focus on scaling manufacturing with prioritizing quality makes him the ideal leader for Prototek,” said John Pless, Partner at TruArc Partners and a Director of Prototek. “His customer focus and business acumen will be of great value to the company, and we look forward to working with him in this role.”

Bonadio has held several executive leadership positions at top global manufacturing organizations. He previously served as President and CEO of Vericor Power Systems, a manufacturer of aero-derivative marine and industrial gas turbines with a global presence. He also had a long career at The Boeing Company, where he held a number of leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer of the Electronics and Information Solutions division; Transformation Program Manager; Vice President of Strategic Development for Defense, Space, and Intelligence; and Vice President of Development for Network and Space Systems. Additionally, he previously served as Vice President of Business Development at Danaher Corporation, where he led strategy and mergers and acquisitions for the Tool Group sector.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Prototek,” said Bonadio. “With our strong manufacturing process, excellent base of clients, and talented team of people, I’m excited to lead Prototek to even greater success for our clients and our people.”

Earlier in his career, Bonadio worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company and the Boston Consulting Group, providing C-level clients with strategy, M&A, and operational improvements. He is also a former U.S. Navy officer and graduate of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, where he served on attack submarines. He holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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