Briefs on local businesspeople, including Haitham Al-Beik, Catrina M. Lopes and Ashley Luongo.

Haitham Al-Beik of Marlborough is the CEO and one of the founders of Wings, an AI startup developing autonomous businesses.

Haitham Al-Beik

Wings recently opened its local R&D lab in Littleton where the company will continue working on HiveRobotics, a unique collective of decentralized, self-organized robotic systems meant for the services industry. 

Al-Beik is also the founder of Let’s Butterfly, the parent incubator company that has developed the Wings brand.

 Al-Beik is an award-winning technologist and inventor. After moving from the United Arab Emirates to the United States, he earned a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering with distinction in 2005 from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and gained hands-on experience as a hardware, software, UI and sales engineer at various fast-growing companies.

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Charles River Bank President and CEO Jack Hamilton recently announced that Catrina M. Lopes has been promoted to assistant controller.

Catrina M. Lopes

Lopes joined Charles River Bank in January of 2016 as a teller. In March of 2018, she was promoted to marketing and sales coordinator. In her new role, Lopes will be performing accounting and finance functions, including financial reporting, account reconciliation, daily cash management, month end closing process, investments, fixed assets, accounts payable, wire transfers, and ensuring that the bank’s systems and processes are maintained in accordance with GAAP, under the direct supervision of the controller.