20 Spaulding Ave • Suite C • Rochester, NH 03868
necremation@metrocast.net
Phone: 603-948-1139
Toll Free: 1-800-664-8365
Fax: 603-948-1187

Meet Our Staff

Jerry Bowman
President/CEO/Founder

Jerry founded New England Cremation Supply in 1995 and has built the company to where it has become one of the largest manufacturers & distributors of wood-based cremation containers and shipping containers in the Northeast Region. Jerry is a hands-on owner, and is actively involved in sales & marketing, new product development, company strategy and pitching in when necessary to ensure that customer's orders get produced and delivered on time. When he isn't working, Jerry enjoys spending time at his camp on Ossipee Lake, on his boat, hiking, bicycling and spending time with his girlfriend Pat, and his extended family. 

Kira Bowman
Sales Coordinator

I have been with NECS for over 10 years and looking forward to the next 10!! New England is home to me, from being born in Maine and growing up in New Hampshire I have been spoiled with this beautiful area. One of my favorite parts of coming to work every day is being able to talk to my customers and creating lifelong relationships, I truly cherish that! When I’m not at work you can catch me with my 2 beautiful kids Arianna and Madox, my second job, and my boyfriend Dan. We truly enjoy being active and both have an extreme passion for traveling and seeing this truly amazing world.

Kathleen Gagnon
General Manager/Office Manager

General Manager/Office Manager here at NECS since January 2014 and promoted to General Manager December 2020. 

 

Happily married to my husband Steven for over 20 years.  I have 2 children, Sophie whom is all grown up but lives local so we can stay close and Tucker, my adventure companion, a 4-year-old English Springer Spaniel. My family is my world.

When I am not in the office working, you can find me with my husband on our boat on Winnipesaukee or deep in the northern woods of NH playing on the trails. Whether it’s enjoying the mud on my Can-am Maverick side by side or in the snow riding my Skidoo Enduro Renegade, being outside is a passion of mine. Seeing all the natural beauty and animals can be breathtaking and always leave me in awe.

Another passion is helping people, so for many years I volunteered as an EMT for the town of Farmington.  These duties included working on an ambulance and taking pictures to help the fire marshal determine causes of fires.  All in which I’m proud I could serve the community.

Laurie Bennett
Billing and Accounts Manager

I have been with NECS for over 5 years.

I was born and raised in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine on a family farm.  I moved to New Jersey where I met my husband Russell. After his time in the Air Force, we moved to Mobile, Alabama and started our family.

We moved to Maine in 2016 after 26 years in the south (Mobile, Alabama and Valdosta, Grorgia). 

We now reside in Sanford, Maine.

Our son, Zachary, is a United States Marine serving the country that we love.

When I am not at work, I enjoy sending time with my family and friends, reading a good mystery and working in my flower beds. 

 

Ron Bowman
Marketing

While living in Florida, I joined my brothers cremation metal recycling business back in early 2017, to assist with marketing and sales throughout the U.S.  My wife and I decided to relocate back to NH in 2018, to be closer to family, friends and to help with my brother's business. In 2020, my job responsibilities grew to include marketing, advertising and web support for NECS, his cremation supply company, in addition to helping grow his cremation recycling business. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife, Barbara and our children and grandchildren. In addition, my passion outside of work and family, involves my love of nature and landscape photography. I'm a member of the Lakes Region Art Association and have an active website, where I display and sell my work to anyone looking for wall art for their home or office. 

Debbie Allen
Logistic Coordinator

I was born and brought up right here in Rochester, NH. I lived in Manchester, NH and Newton Center, MA during my college years where I majored in Healthcare, then Funeral Service. Having had the opportunity to travel to many beautiful states in the U.S., as well as a few other countries, I came to realize just how beautiful it is right here where I started. In less than 1 hour, I can be at the beach, lake, or the mountains. Home Sweet Home!

I am happily married to my husband Dave. Having purchased a new camper a few years ago, we have truly been enjoying several trips "glamping", to areas of New England. It is exciting planning new seasons, returning to familiar places and trying new ones. We are always raring and ready to go on an adventure!

Other activities I enjoy include shopping, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

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