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
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