Vice President of Operations
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Blume, President
At the beginning of his career, Peter Blume sold and supported proprietary data acquisition and control systems. He developed an enthusiasm for solving industrial problems and, in 1991, founded Bloomy Controls, a tribute to his grandfather's pronunciation of the family name.
Focusing on PC-based automation, Peter spent the next years designing automation and control systems for customers in the Northeast United States. His diverse experience includes automating the calibration of aerospace instrumentation; developing circuit board functional test systems; automating end-to-end production and test of electro-optical network components; automating the manufacture and test of fuel cells and power plants; and controlling chemical batch distillation processes.
Successful in building long-term relationships and exceeding customer expectations, Peter has grown the company, opening facilities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and a western US sales office in New Mexico. Today he focuses on executive leadership, strategic planning, building excellence across the business, and helping customers to strategically implement automation to increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce costs.
Peter is the author of The LabVIEW Style Book, the industry standard for LabVIEW development style. He has published technical articles in publications including Test & Measurement World, EE - Evaluation Engineering, EDN - Electronic Design News, and Desktop Engineering. He also is a frequent speaker at measurement and automation events.
Peter completed his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT). His custom M.S. curriculum included control systems courses from mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering programs as well as a thesis in fuzzy control.
Rafael Spears, Vice President of Operations
Rafael Spears brings over 26 years of operational leadership experience serving the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries at the executive level. Prior to Bloomy, Rafael’s positions include Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Research and Technology in El Dorado Hills, CA; Vice President of Programs & Strategy for L-3 NARDA Microwave West in Folsom, CA; Vice President of Electric Propulsion for L-3 Electron Technologies in Torrance, CA; and Director of Boeing Satellite International (formerly Hughes Space and Communications) in El Segundo, CA. Under Rafael’s direction at L-3 Electron Technologies, the firm’s Xenon Ion Propulsion System enabled Boeing to launch the world’s first “All Electric” geosynchronous communication satellite transforming the commercial satellite market.
A mechanical engineer by training, Rafael honed his manufacturing and controls system architecture skills by building and testing arc jet and resistojet satellite thrusters for Olin Rocket Research Company in Redmond, WA; as well as developing high-volume manufacturing control systems for domestic and international automotive assembly plants for General Motors in Pontiac, MI and Mesa, AZ.
At Bloomy, Rafael’s charter is to build our product development and manufacturing infrastructure, while scaling up our capacity to deliver automated test equipment (ATE) systems that exemplify best professional practices, and conform to our high-quality standards. As the Vice President of Operations, Rafael oversees and directs all engineering, manufacturing, and sales functions.
Rafael received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA and his Masters of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle Washington.
Mark Borezo, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Borezo joined Bloomy Controls in 2011 with over 25 years of broad-based experience in finance, accounting, and operations management. Before joining the company, Mark worked for both private and public sector companies in various manufacturing and service industries. These included Telecast Fiber Systems, Accellent Corporation, and Pioneer Consolidated Corporation. He has an extensive background in finance, accounting, order management, and credit/cash management. Mark is especially skilled in business systems development and implementation.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mark leads the office administrative team in all financial affairs, customer relations, human resources, and administrative functions. Mark's strong interpersonal and analytical skills make him a natural leader that ensures your overall experience with Bloomy Controls is a positive one.
Mark is a C.M.A. (Certified Management Accountant), and holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. His B.S. in Accounting was completed at Nichols College in Dudley, MA.