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Our Team

We’re extremely proud of the ACMT team. They make superior products, services, and customer satisfaction at ACMT possible. Meet some of the ACMT family and connect with us online.

Michael G. Polo
Michael G. Polo
President and Founder

Michael focused on business throughout high school and college, and then worked for a friend of his fathers’ chemical repackaging company. In 1986 he founded AdChem, which went through several mergers and acquisitions and took on more and more responsibilities. Finally, in 2005 ACMT as we know it was founded, and the company then expanded into manufacturing.

One of Michael’s driving passions is developing a workforce. He noticed early on in his career that there was going to be a significant portion of the population that specialized in skilled labor, that was very much on the verge of retirement. He sought to collaborate with schools and local organizations to help train a new generation of talent.

Michael continues that same commitment to the future, sitting on numerous boards in the state of Connecticut, including many manufacturing advisory roles with local colleges.


Paul S. Polo
Paul S. Polo

Paul graduated Buckley High School 1960, and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. After serving in the USMC, he forged a successful career in Aerospace Manufacturing. From a part-time job position at Gunver MFG Co., he purchased the company in 1978. He merged his Company with Dynamic Metals Co. in 1999, to put two successful aerospace companies together.

He served as President & Vice Chairman. The Company grew to 565 employees in the USA and 100 in Poland.

Paul sold the company 2004. Today, he is co-owner of ACMT with his son Michael G. Polo. Paul is on the Board of Ct. Center for Advanced Tech, and also on the Board of Novis. He also serves on the Board of Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. For 30 years he has supported the University of Connecticut’s Student Athletics Foundation.

He serves on the Board of Westbrook Foundation, Sons of Italy Foundation, having helped to raise two million dollars for scholarships such as The Coolies Anemia Foundation, National Law Enforcement Memorial, Children’s Inn at NCH. Paul played an active role in Sons of Italy Foundation as well, and has made overall contributions of $96 million to education & other charitable endeavors.

Active in public affairs and the Democratic Party, he was Vice Chairman of the 2000 Democratic National Convention. He also served as chairman of the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council (IADLC) which he helped found.

President William Clinton named him an alternate Delegate to the U.S. Small Business Administration. President George H.W. Bush placed him on the Presidential Policy Round Table. In 2004, President George W. Bush appointed him to a six year term on The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. Paul is a 55 year member of the Order Sons of Italy. He has served as OSIA National President (1995-1997), Chairman Commissioner of Social Justice (1995-1997), and Sons of Italy Foundation President (1999-2005). Currently he is President Emeritus of Sons of Italy Foundation.

Paul lives in Westbrook, CT. He has 3 Sons, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Daniel T. Polo
Daniel T. Polo
Lean Practitioner

Daniel, a Connecticut native, basically grew up in an aerospace manufacturing shop, so it’s an intrinsic part of him.

Throughout his years in the industry, he took on more and more responsibility and has had supervisory experience in all aspects of manufacturing, including ERP and IT management.

Daniel has a keen ability for manufacturing acceleration, product implementation, and employee growth. As lean practitioner at ACMT, he is involved in all aspects of lean projects on daily manufacturing activities. His motto? Get it done.

When he’s not working, he’s an avid follower of UConn sports. He also has 3 wonderful grown children, 2 marvelous daughters-in-law, and 4 (soon to be 5) grandchildren. Daniel enjoys live music, riding his Harley, traveling, and hunting.

Robert Coulombe
Robert Coulombe
Estimating Manager

Robert has been in the Estimating department for 6 years now, having also spent 2 years of his ACMT tenure in Purchasing, and another year in Engineering. His day-to-day consists of responding to customer RFQ’s, working up methods and pricing information, and working closely with all of the other ACMT departments.

He grew up in Manchester, CT, and lived there for 35 years, and just recently made the move to East Hartford. He began his manufacturing career at Mohawk Wire and Cable, where he started on the shop floor running machines before making a transition to the supply chain. Robert then went on to Shelby Supply, a machine shop and manufacturing supply company, where he served as Office Manager. After 3 years at Shelby, he joined up with ACMT as an Engineer.

Robert is an avid Patriots fan, and has a wife, Krissy, whom he has been married to for 13 years. Together, they have an 11-year-old daughter, Ayla. Aside from work, he enjoys family time, working on projects around the house, and working closely with the Relay For Life and Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness programs.

Carl Johnson
Carl Johnson
Engineering Manager

Carl moved to the state of Connecticut in 2011, desiring a career path in the aerospace engineering field. Without a job lined up, he chose to start on the shop floor at ACMT. Then, when a position opened in the engineering department, Carl already had the experience needed to take on a larger role with the team.

Carl works directly with the customers and the entire engineering staff to provide the best available products with the wealth of state-of-the-art technology at ACMT. When he isn’t overseeing the engineering production, he’s working on various projects (usually involving motors and wheels) with his son Jack.

Rebecca R. Wearne
Rebecca R. Wearne
Planning and Scheduling Administrator

In her short tenure with ACMT, Rebecca has made quite an impact. The Connecticut native wears many hats, but her prime goal is to always maintain constant and effective communication with the customer. She assists in prioritizing production scheduling, which is another step in keeping that direct line to the customer so that their requirements and needs are clearly delivered on.

Rebecca earned a degree in Business Office Technology in 1995 from Manchester Community College, and then entered into the realm of finance, government packaging, and administrative and office work, before joining ACMT in 2017.

She is a proud member of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, and has a husband of 23 years, Charles Wearne, as well as two children, Ariel and Alex. Rounding out the family are two dogs, a cat, a bunny, and several chickens. Rebecca is an avid reader and amateur cake decorator.

Yaralis Rivera
Yaralis Rivera
Customer Service Coordinator

Yaralis Rivera lived in New Britain for 18 years before moving to Manchester in 2012. She began a six month certificate training program for machining at MCC, which opened the door for her at ACMT in 2013.

Yaralis began in the inspecting department at ACMT, working there for a year, before transitioning into the customer service department. After another year, she then took on more responsibilities, this time in the planning and scheduling department.

In this role, Yaralis provides work instructions for the day, as well as staying in constant contact with customers as to the status of their deliveries. She also provides jobs to the production works in time to meet the customer demand.

Kathy Sylvester
Kathy Sylvester
Customer Service Manager

Kathy began her aerospace career in 1979, and during the last 39 years, she has had experience in almost every process. She is currently using that experience to help in automating processes for better data analysis in the areas of planning and scheduling for ACMT. She’s also responsible for establishing all communications between ACMT and the customer, including expectations, status of orders, customer reporting, and delivery.

She also provides and develops the actual production schedules themselves, and assists in ACMT production metrics to ensure the item and process are on the right track at all times for company and customer expectations to be met. Customer satisfaction and transparency are crucial aspects of the process that Kathy strives to maintain daily.

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