Our Team

President & Owner, William Helinski, has been with Automec, Inc. since 2013. Bill is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He also holds an MBA Degree from Southern New Hampshire University.  Bill began his career with Automec as the Sales & Marketing Manager and after 5 years, he became a company shareholder.  In June of 2020, Bill was promoted to President, stepping into the big shoes of his predecessor Jim Ofria. Bill recently relocated to Andover, MA, outside of Boston. He states, “After beginning my career at Automec, I knew this was a company I’d be invested in for the long-term.  Helping to navigate Automec’s future is something I wake up everyday excited for.”   When Bill is not helping the business, you can find him training for marathons, playing ice hockey, or riding his motorcycle.

Linda Jones-CFO & Owner

Chief Financial Officer and Owner of Automec, Inc. in Waltham, MA. Linda has been with Automec since 1991.   Linda attended college in Waterville, Maine at Colby College and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business/Mathematics, Linda has worked in Finance for most of her life.  A Lexington, MA native who now resides in Concord, MA with her husband and two teenagers. She keeps busy outside of work raising her children and volunteering within the Concord community and school system . Linda wears many hats at Automec, Inc. handling CFO duties, Operations, and Human Resources.  With a small team, around 20 employees, Linda adds, “Working for a small family business founded in 1969 by my father has been very rewarding. The challenges that come along with running a business in this economy, Automec has overcome these challenges and has always continued to thrive for 50 years.” The team at Automec continues to grow its client base, and steadily grow its internal team.

Jim Ofria-Business Consultant & Owner

Business Consultant and Owner, Jim Ofria has been with Automec, Inc. since the early years. Growing up in the Greater-Boston Area of Lexington, MA, Jim currently resides in Andover with his wife, Janis. Jim keeps a busy schedule with 3 children in LA, Chicago and Boston, and 6 grand kids while participating at Automec.  As a  graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.B.A. in Quantitative Methods and Marketing followed by an M.B.A. at Boston College,  Jim joined Automec in 1983 where he directed Sales, Marketing and Application Engineering until becoming President in 1998. Previously employed at a competitor for 9 years as a Production Manager and then as a Sales/Marketing Manager. Prior to that, Jim worked in the Automotive aftermarket Industry and as a machinist in a family-owned contract machine shop. Jim’s passions outside of work are restoring classic cars, golf, and ice hockey. Jim quotes, “In Business since 1972, with approximately 15,000 systems worldwide, I enjoy reconnecting with existing customers and distributors in the field and at trade shows to remember and thank them, shake their hand and not have to hide.” As of June 2020, Jim has become semi-retired, but continues with Automec as a Business Consultant and active member of the board of directors.  

Doug Flynn-Customer Service Manager

Customer Service Manager, Doug Flynn has been with Automec since Aug. 2000. Prior to joining the Automec team Doug had his own business, F&F Electronics from 1987-2000. Doug enjoys golfing at his summer place at Point Sebago Resort on Sebago Lake in Maine. Doug is married with two adult kids, his son Chris Flynn worked as the Shipping Manager/Buyer at Automec up until the end of 2018. Doug is the first individual you will most likely speak to if you have a question on any of Automec’s gauging systems, handling customer needs and inquiries from technical support to repairs and upgrades. “It’s a pleasure being able to solve customer problems over the phone.”



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