Member Highlight

NMC Cybersecurity Committee Members

Meet our Cybersecurity Committee Members, each from companies within the NMC. 


NeQter Labs     

NeQter Labs is a cybersecurity software company dedicated to providing affordable DFARS/NIST SP 800-171/CMMC compliance solutions to the SMB market. Our company originated as a project team within a prime defense contractor in 2016, and was incorporated as its own company in 2018. Located in Pawtucket, RI, we have been loyally serving over 200 clients with our dedicated team of professionals.

Pat Colantonio NeQter Labs   Patrick Colantonio

Patrick Colantonio is the Director of Sales and one of the founding members of NeQter Labs. In his role as Director of Sales, Patrick leads a team of sales professionals through the entire sales process including client discovery, acquisition, fulfillment, and continued success with their software.

For the past 5 years, Patrick has helped small businesses navigate DFARS requirements, NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC compliance, taking on the fitting title of "Compliance Therapist". With the introduction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification in 2019, Patrick has coordinated his team to align their company and product with the new standards to best support their clients in the Defense Industrial Base. Outside of work, Patrick is a big believer in STEM programs, participating in several mentoring programs and cybersecurity-focused events for youth.


Monarch Information Security Consulting

Monarch ISC improves data security and ensures CMMC and NIST SP 800-171 compliance for small to medium-sized DoD Contractors and sub-contractors across the country every single day. Our highly trained professional information security consultants get to know you, your business and your data flow. We describe the problems you face in easy-to-understand language, and make implementing the right solutions as easy as possible. 

Joe Kurlanski Monarch Information Security Consulting  Joe Kurlanski

Joe Kurlanski, President, CISSP®, HCISPP®, CMMC PA & RP. In the more than 25-year career in IT and information security, he has worked closely with hospitals, banks, credit unions, Department of Defense contractors, and businesses of all sizes to create sustainable risk management and information security programs. He founded Monarch Information Security Consulting in 2014 expressly to meet the unique needs of businesses grappling with today’s big laws, regulations and requirements for cyber security.


Robinson + Cole

Robinson & Cole LLP, founded in Connecticut in 1845, is a full service law firm that media outlets have described “as having one of the top manufacturing law practices" in the United States.  Our clients range from Fortune 50 companies to privately held and/or family-owned companies that sell both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) products and services.  We understand that many manufacturers operate within complex supply chains and many of our clients are suppliers to OEMs and prime contractors.  We also have significant experience within sub-industries of manufacturing, including aerospace and defense, maritime, medical device, chemicals, building materials, industrial manufacturers, food and beverage, and technology.  We use our decades of industry experience to bridge the gap between legal considerations and business objectives in order to provide our clients with practical insights and innovative solutions.  For more information about the firm’s programs or to sign up for its widely read manufacturing law blog, please visit

Linn Freedman Robinson and Cole  Linn Freedman

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and cybersecurity law and complex litigation. She chairs Robinson + Cole’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with state and federal data privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response, mitigation and litigation. She also counsels clients on state and federal investigations and enforcement actions. She has a particular focus on health information technology and has assisted clients with navigating laws governing the access, use and disclosure of protected health information and substance use disorder information and HIPAA compliance.

Linn is an Adjunct Professor at Roger Williams University School of Law teaching Privacy Law. In addition, she has been nationally ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Privacy Law since 2012, was named in Becker Health’s Women to Watch in Health IT in 2020, is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, has been recognized by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader and Lexology as a Legal Influencer, won LexBlog’s First Reader’s  Choice award in Cybersecurity every year from 2015-2022, was named Health Data Management’s Top 50 Healthcare IT Professionals in the US, and is frequently interviewed and quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.


Peerless Precision

Peerless Precision, Inc. ( PPI ) is a small, 20 person job shop that specializes in the manufacture of precision machined parts for the aerospace, defense, and medical devices industries. We are extremely competent when tolerances of .0001″ or better are required and have delivered 1 helium light band in flatness, .000005″ in roundness and .003″ wall thickness. We are AS9100 Rev. D and ISO9001:2015 certified.

Kristin Carlson Peerless Precision  Kristin Carlson

Kristin Carlson is President of Peerless Precision, Inc., in Westfield, MA; a small precision machine shop specializing in the manufacture of small, complex mechanical components mainly for the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Kristin is past President (2016-2020) of the Western MA Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (WMNTMA) and currently serves as Trustee, is Chair of NTMA’s AMPED (Advanced Manufacturing Practices and Education Development) Board, Board Member of NMC, Chair of the State of Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund’s Advisory Board and sits on Advisory/Steering Committees for Westfield Technical Academy’s Manufacturing Program, West Springfield High School’s Pathways to Prosperity Program and Agawam High School’s Manufacturing Program.

Kristin has been with Peerless Precision, Inc. since 1997, and has held a variety of positions with the company since then. She assumed the role of President from her late father in 2012. Kristin has extensive experience in purchasing, sales, supply chain management and operations management. She is extremely passionate when it comes to changing the outdated narrative that encompasses Manufacturing, bringing more women in to Manufacturing and educating students on the many career paths and opportunities that are available in Advanced Manufacturing.


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