CEO Linda Pilvelis Retires from Dapra Corporation

Dapra CEO Linda Pilvelis has retired, with Shawn Lawlor succeeding her in the position.


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A photo of Dapra's retiring CEO, Linda Pilvelis

Dapra Corporation CEO Linda Pilvelis retired on March 1, 2021, with Shawn Lawlor succeeding her as CEO. Pilvelis had been with Dapra Corporation for over 45 years, serving as its CEO for the past 17 years.

A photo of Dapra's new CEO, Shawn Lawlor

Lawlor comes to Dapra from Bartell Machinery Systems, where he was VP of sales and marketing. Prior to that position, he was VP and director of marketing and new business development.

Pilvelis will be missed by all who have known her and worked with her. Dapra representatives credit the company’s standing today to her work ethic and dedication to all aspects of the corporation. Dapra’s staff are grateful for Pilvelis’ friendship and loyalty to the corporation, and wish her a fulfilling retirement.


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