The Team

M. Robert Burman
Robert, an industry icon, founded the Matworks in 1966 to provide entrance systems in the Baltimore-Washington Metro area. Today, he is responsible for the growth of the company, overall strategy and mentoring. Robert is known as an innovator for developing new flooring materials and pioneering ROI risk management via entrance systems.
Robert (Rip) B. Collins, Jr.
CEO & President
Rip joined the Matworks in 2003 and has elevated the success and profile of the company by expanding the product line and improving the day-to-day operations to benefit customers and employees. In previous roles, Rip was responsible for management, sales, marketing and operations with Nestle Beverage, Campbell Soup, Vlassic Foods and Newview Technologies. Rip holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Mary Anne Vitty
Executive Vice President
Mary Anne Vitty joined The Matworks in 1983. She has held numerous key positions within the Finance, Account Management, Sales and Sales Management divisions. In her present role, Mary Anne oversees the company’s National Retail Accounts and the Consumer Product Division. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Jared Agan
President, TEC Services Division
Jared has more than ten years of experience in healthcare operations for top tier hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has a proven track record of successful management of time sensitive, complex projects. Jared holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Shippensburg University and an MBA in Executive Leadership from Wesley College. Jared currently resides in Pennsylvania with his family.
Jeff Glauber
President, Flooring Division
A veteran marketing, sales and brand management executive, Jeff brings more than 25 years of diverse business experience to his role at The Matworks. Whether for leading regional players or Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies (Kraft Foods, Reckitt Benckiser, and Bimbo Bakeries), his strategic thinking, creativity and customer-service orientation have consistently contributed to the growth and P&L success of complex businesses in the U.S. and abroad. A graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Business School, the positive effects of Jeff’s business management and team leadership abilities can be measured across virtually every aspect of the company’s operations.
Ralph Finaldi
Vice President of Marketing

In his more than 25 year marketing and advertising career Ralph has served as an award-winning creative director, brand strategist, design and digital marketing professional. In those roles he has been helping businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 giants build their brands, launch their products and services, and develop effective marketing and sales strategies, all with one overriding goal: to deliver measurable bottom line results. Here at The Matworks, Ralph brings those qualities to the table each and every day, developing, directing, and executing marketing concepts and communications that provide our clients with real brand and revenue-enhancing value.