About neil

Neil is a lifelong resident of Methuen. After graduating from Central Catholic

High School, he achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Spanish

from UMass Lowell.


He began his professional career as a state certified Transitional Bilingual Educator in

the Methuen Public Schools – teaching in the Corliss, Central, and Oakland Avenue

schools. Following a series of layoffs prompted by the adoption of Proposition 2½,

Neil decided to pursue what would become a 30-plus year career at Raytheon.


Neil is currently the Director of Supply Chain Operations and Business

Transformation at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. In this role, he is

responsible for leading a team to provide Compliance and Governance, Business

Data Analytics and Automation/Transformation, and Key Performance Indicators for

the Global Supply Chain team including over 10,000 suppliers across the globe. He

has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his distinguished career. He

is also a certified Raytheon Six Sigma Expert, an industry skillset which enables him

to use facts and data to analyze problematic areas, develop improvement strategies

and execute upon those opportunities.


While at Raytheon, Neil earned a Master of Business Administration Degree (with a

concentration in Accounting) from Southern New Hampshire University. He

subsequently served as an adjunct professor of accounting at Northern Essex

Community College.


Neil is the proud father of four adult children and has a legacy of community

involvement. He served as a coach and president of St. Theresa’s Girls Softball and

has been a member of the Methuen Historical Commission and the Methuen

Historical Society Board of Directors. Most recently he served as Vice President for

Administration of the Methuen Festival of Trees where he was responsible for

recruiting, training, and managing the 300-plus Festival volunteers.


An active member of the Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge #902, Neil has served as a

member of the Scholarship Committee and is an enthusiastic participant in their

Monday/Tuesday Bocce League. He currently co-hosts the weekly Nunzio DiMarca

Italian Culture radio show on WCCM.


Neil is a candidate for Mayor of Methuen, Massachusetts.

Neil Perry with supporters

Neil Perry with supporters