MEET THE RANDOLPH TEAM
Our team is proud to be the only remaining metal eyewear manufacturer in the USA. Our factory in Randolph, MA (south shore of Boston), has always remained committed to American jobs and manufacturing.
Peter M. Waszkiewicz
— President / CEO
Peter joined Randolph Engineering in 1975 as an apprentice in tool and die working alongside the two company founders, one being his father. Over the next 40 years, he earned his way up the corporate ladder to his current position as President and CEO. He attended Northeastern University where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Today, his strong business aptitude across all areas of the firm coupled with his long-learned understanding of the industry, has been instrumental in leading the business through substantial growth periods. Peter serves on the boards of Randolph Engineering and of GROW Associates, a non-profit organization for individuals with special needs. He also serves as a member of the Senior Executive Committee for the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). He loves life, his family, his career, and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Did you know? Randolph Engineering is the only remaining optical company from the 1970s that kept metal frame manufacturing alive here in the United States. While everyone else moved their manufacturing operations offshore for better margins, Randolph never left, keeping true to its roots.
I wear: The Aviator in 23k Gold with Gray lenses
Sales and Marketing
— Vice President, Operations
Nathan brings more than 15 years of experience in executive management and consulting to Randolph Engineering. His combined experience overseeing operations, sales teams, marketing and customer service makes Nathan a valuable leader and member to the Randolph team. In his prior role as VP of Sales at Randolph, Nathan was responsible for leading the sales and customer service teams in expanding Randolph’s global brand, creating new business opportunities, and maintaining and expanding strategic partnerships worldwide. As VP of Operations, Nathan will assist the President/CEO and executive team with continued efforts to lead the business through strategic growth plans and meet all company objectives. Nathan holds a B.A. in International Business from Rollins College. Nathan enjoys traveli.ng, hiking, running, and waterskiing.
Did you know? Fewer than 3% of sunglasses are manufactured in the USA. A fun fact that sets Randolph apart from other brands.
I wear: The Hawk in Dark Ruthenium with Jade Metallic Lite Lenses
— Vice President, Sales
With over 25 years of optical experience and being second generation, Paulino started very young working in the factories of Cadore Italy where he learned the ins and outs of optical manufacturing. After University he began working in sales distribution for a consortium of Italian factories opening North American and Latin American markets. During his journey he had an opportunity to be involved in a small 15 store retail chain in Puerto Rico as well as more recently consulting for a large retailer out of Shanghai, China where he lived and worked for the past 2 years. As VP of sales, Paulino will be heading up all sales efforts in the US and around the world while also bringing an array of knowledge and experience in the continued efforts to grow Randolph’s brand presence. When he’s not visiting our international clients and friends, Paulino enjoys spending time with his wife, Helga, and their three children, Mikaela, Paulino and Valentina, as well as, boating, polo and playing golf.
Did you know? My favorite phrase is “POP” which stands for passion, optimism and perseverance. These three things are so important in my life that even my license plate says POP!
I wear: The Infinity 23k Gold Aviator with Oasis Metallic lenses.
— General Manager, Optical Sales
Mike joined Randolph in the summer of 2013, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the optical industry. Previously, he spent 18 years working as Regional Manager for Silhouette Optical, followed by positions as VP of Sales for Liberty Sport and National Sales Manager for Legacie Eyewear. Mike is currently responsible for all of Randolph’s optical sales in the U.S., including sunglasses, ophthalmic, and Ranger shooting eyewear. In his free time, Mike likes to work out and run, spend time with his family, and watch any Boston sports teams. He graduated from Belmont Hill and went to the University of Maine where he played hockey for the Black Bears.
Did you know? Randolph was featured in the ABC Nightly News series “Made in America” with David Muir.
I wear: The Aviator in Brushed Platinum with Brown Gradient lenses
— General Manager, RE Ranger Sales
Sarah, the granddaughter of co-founder Jan Waszkiewicz, joined Randolph more than five years ago. Given the fact that she used to play hide and seek in the Randolph headquarters when she was a little girl, she feels as if she’s been here for a lifetime. Sarah has watched the product, and the company, evolve over many years and couldn’t be prouder of what her Papa was able to create and what her father, Peter, has grown. Not long ago, she decided to take up clay shooting. It was love at first shot. Since then, she has lived the shooting eyewear product, Ranger, and absolutely loves coming to work everyday! Fun fact: She is part of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe!
Did you know? Co-founder Jan Waszkiewicz was a navigator for the Royal Air Force before coming to America to follow his American Dream.
I wear: Everything! Aviators, Concordes, Falcons, Edges… you can’t have just one pair.
— Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Meghan began her customer service career on the front lines as a waitress and bartender. She heard about Randolph through a family friend (who was actually the CEO’s niece). She started in customer service and after uncovering her passion for sunglasses and shooting, set out to obtain her associate’s degree in business from Massasoit College. She has worked her way up from customer service to her current role and has recently purchased her first shotgun to compete in sporting competitions.
Did you know? Randolph sunglasses have survived being run over by an 8,000-pound pickup truck.
I wear: The Amelia in Chocolate Gold with Tan Gradient lenses
— Content Marketing Coordinator
Liz was first introduced to Randolph Engineering when she was hired to model in a photo shoot for the new Amelia and Archer collections. The team liked her so much that they invited her to accompany them to the Vision Expo East as a representative. The following year, she was offered a job in the marketing department and excitedly accepted. Now as Content Marketing Coordinator, Liz helps to tell the Randolph story through social media, events and customer outreach.
Did you know? Randolph Engineering is the only remaining metal eyewear manufacturer in the USA.
I wear: The P3 and P3 Shadow in 23K Gold
— Director of Sales Operations
Over more than 10 years working at Randolph, Rick has served in many departments, including Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, and Operations. He was recently promoted to Director of Sales Operations after four years as Senior Manager of International Sales. During that time, he assisted Randolph in attaining the 2013 SBA Exporter of the Year Award for Massachusetts. Rick is the lead coordinator with the Cedar Grove Baseball Organization, a local program designed to teach baseball to Boston youth. He enjoys fishing and outdoor activities and spending time with family.
Did you know? During Operation Desert Storm, Randolph was delivering 70,000 Rx inserts for use in protective gas masks to our military every year.
I wear: The Aviator in Bright Chrome with Gray Flash lenses
Customer Relationship Services
— Customer Service Representative
After years of working what seemed like endless days and nights in the restaurant industry, Christen was welcomed into the more refreshing and stable work environment of Randolph Engineering. Working and learning alongside her older sister Meghan for the past two years, Christen has come to know the value and importance of a well-made pair of frames.
I wear: The Coronado in Matte Black with Green Gradient lenses
— Customer Service Representative
Coming from quiet and seasonal Cape Cod, Alonna recognized that opportunity and growth were more readily available closer to Boston. She graduated from Lasell College with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail and began working at a small boutique, where she learned every aspect of retail, including customer service, operations, shipping and receiving, financials, buying, visuals, and more. With her operations experience, Alonna went on to open the Rag & Bone and John Varvatos stores in Boston, but her interest in American-made goods led her straight to her new home at Randolph Engineering.
Did you know? It takes almost six weeks to make one pair of Randolph sunglasses.
I wear: The Concorde in Rose Gold with Rose Gold Flash lenses
— Customer Service Representative
Andrea joined Randolph when the company was beginning to grow. At the time, it was a small family business—in fact, she was the first Customer Service rep hired from outside the family. She continues to offer a high quality of knowledge of Randolph eyewear products to customers every day. She is a team player often called on to help in other departments. Her personality and positive attitude are felt throughout the company and noticed by customers. Andrea has a certificate degree in Arts and Photography from Curry College in Massachusetts. Her off-time is spent enjoying her growing family. When time allows, she enjoys relaxing on Cape Cod.
I wear: Pewter 801 frames with Gray Polarized lenses
— Accounting Manager
With more than 25 years of financial and management experience, Ellen oversees the finance department. She earned her Masters in Business from Suffolk University and her Bachelor of Science in Business from Northeastern University. She brings to Randolph her experience in a broad range of functions, such as cost-estimating, planning, procurement, and budgeting. Ellen loves to travel and enjoys as many days as possible at the beach—of course, always wearing her Amelias.
I wear: The Amelia in Chocolate Gold with Tan Gradient lenses
— Accounts Receivable Manager
Mimi joined the Randolph Engineering team as the Accounts Receivable Manager in 1997 while raising five children. In her spare time, she enjoys creative cooking and sharing her dishes with the Randolph employees. Her perpetual smile has earned her the nickname “Mama Mimi.” Her dedication and astute problem-solving abilities have made Mimi a valuable asset to the team. Mimi earned a B.A. in Psychology along with an Early Childhood teaching certification from Western New England University. She lives in Holbrook, Massachusetts.
Did you know? Randolph Engineering Sunglasses are worn in most countries throughout the world.
I wear: The Amelia in Rhodium with Gray Polarized lenses
Engineering and Product Development
— Director of Engineering and Design
Aaron joined the Randolph Engineering team following six years of successful contract engineering and design collaboration with the company. He has a longstanding personal and professional interest in products, objects, manufacturing, and design. In addition, his experiences as a machine tool operator, assembly floor worker, cleanroom technician, design engineer, eyewear manufacturer, and as a small business owner have shaped his unique approach to product development and problem solving. As the Director of Engineering and Design, Aaron works to further Randolph’s rich history of American engineering, manufacturing, and design while leading new initiatives in product design and development.
I wear: The P3 Shadow in Matte Black with Gray Glass lenses
— Engineering Manager
Richard Zaleski is the oldest son of co-founder Stanley Zaleski. Working in the family business was a dream of his since his dad and Jan Waszkiewicz started the business in 1972. Richard was only six years old then, but he remembers visiting the plant on Saturdays with his dad. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston’s North End, he attended Northeastern University and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked fulltime at Randolph since 1985. Richard lives Avon, Massachusetts, with his wife, Karen, and their children. He was assistant Scout Master for their two sons, who are both Eagle Scouts. Their oldest son, Tim, also works at Randolph. On weekends, Richard can be found tinkering on cars and keeping up with yard work. He enjoys time at the beach, boating, snow and water skiing, hiking, and tailgating and attending New England Patriots games.
Did you know? Some equipment designed and fabricated by our co-founders Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski in the 1970s is still being used in Randolph’s production process.
I wear: The Aviator in Gunmetal with Gray Glass lenses
— Product Developer
After seeing what his father does for work, Tim—a third generation Zaleski—wanted to join the family business, which he did in August of 2013, as a Product Developer. Tim fell right in line with his family’s heritage of tool and die makers and engineers. Tim graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2013 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Tech. He is now responsible for Randolph’s product development and R&D.
Did you know? Randolph has three third generation employees.
I wear: The Aviator in Matte Chrome with Gray Glass lenses
— Director of Manufacturing Operations
Marcin started his production floor career more than 12 years ago, running equipment for the medical device industry. He is very ambitious and driven to excellence, continuously striving to improve Randolph’s manufacturing processes. Focused and competitive in nature, Marcin will not settle for mediocrity. He is responsible for managing Randolph’s supply chain, from raw material acquisition through transformation into final product.
I wear: The Concorde in Bright Chrome with Flash Mirror lenses
— Assembly Manager
Zofia is a homegrown professional. She has been with the company for more than 25 years and has been in virtually every corner of the business, from production and machine operation to controlling the warehouse and overlooking inspection. Zofia also had the opportunity to test her abilities in shipping and administrative duties before becoming the Assembly Manager.
I wear: The Concorde in Rose Gold with Rose Gold Flash Mirror lenses
— IT Manager
Brian started at Randolph in 1982 as a packer and shipper. Two years later, he began running the assembly department, a job he held for the next 13 years. He became the IT manager in 1997. Brian has automated several processes to help ease workloads and help increase productivity.
I wear: The Aviator in Matte Black with Gray lenses
— Shipping and Receiving Manager
John joined Randolph Engineering as a shipping clerk and quickly climbed the ranks. Within his first year, he was promoted to Shipping and Receiving Manager, a position he’s held since 2013. John brings 10 years of experience in logistics management and safety management, as well as a wealth of knowledge working in various fields of industry. Prior to working at Randolph, John worked as a warehouse manager for an ISO 9001.10 chemical manufacturer, as well as District Warehouse Manager for a high-profile building technologies company managing all warehouse operations in five different states. John’s key focus at Randolph is to create a world-class shipping facility capable of shipping anywhere in the world within a matter of days, while also streamlining and securing our supply chain to ensure materials arrive in a timely, and compliant, manner. John and his daughter currently reside in Abington, Massachusetts.
Did you know? Randolph has the capability to ship a single pair of sunglasses—or upwards of 5,000 pairs of sunglasses—anywhere in the world in three days or less.
I wear: The Archer in Dark Ruthenium with Blue Gradient lenses