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About Our Team

Who we are

The Binding Source is a small, woman owned business. We are a nationwide distributor of 3M Industrial products, as well as a leading distributor for other major manufacturers. The Binding Source has been a leading supplier of adhesives, tapes, Velcro-type re-closable fasteners, and packaging solutions to industrial and manufacturing companies since 1986. We offer over 30 years experience in application knowledge and technique, tape and adhesive recommendation, and custom converting and fabrication. Customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority.

At The Binding Source, we provide tailored solutions to meet the needs of our clients. We emphasize deep relationships that allow us to work to understand the priorities and processes of the organizations we do business with. Our advanced product knowledge and ongoing support helps keep our partners at the forefront of their respective industries.

We will be happy to assist you in determining which products best suit your needs. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need a more custom product, please contact us at 1-800-249-3333 or by email at

Small Women Owned Business

The Binding Source, LLC is proud to be a Small Women Owned Business. Please view our State of Connecticut and New York Certifications

Meet our Team

Julia DeMichiel, Owner / Financial Officer

Julia is co-founder and majority owner of the Binding Source. She is a CPA and has a master of science in taxation.

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Jeff DeMichiel, Owner / President

Jeff has over 25 years of technical experience selling the 3M industrial product line. He is co-founder of the Binding Source. Jeff believes good customer relations are essential to the vendor and customer.

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Lisa Albreada-Ponte, 3M Certified Specialist & Key Account Manager

Lisa has been employed at the Binding Source since 2009. Her focuses are sales, website management, and online advertising. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2008 with a B.S. in Business Management. As a Certified Specialist, Lisa receives specialized product training at 3M headquarters and works closely with 3M’s local product specialists.

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Lori Gesmondi, CSR Manager

Lori began working for the Binding Source in 2007. She was previously employed as a mortgage underwriter in the financial industry. Lori has been a vital addition to our staff and is dedicated to assisting customer needs.

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Mary Perry, Customer Service Representative

Mary has been with the Binding Source since 2000. Her previous marketing and administrative experience in a corporate environment has proven very beneficial to her current position at the Binding Source.

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Matt Gilbert, 3M Certified Specialist / Sales and Marketing Manager

New to the Binding Source in 2015, Matt brings with him 8 years of sales and marketing experience. Matt has previously worked in sports marketing and sales and most recently in beverage alcohol marketing. Matt also grew up locally in Torrington and brings a special touch of customer service.

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Daniel Miller, Outside Sales Specialist

With the Binding Source since 2013, Daniel adds a personal touch having served with various community and faith based organizations in the urban setting for the last 6 years. As a Certified Specialist, Daniel receives specialized product training at 3M headquarters and works closely with 3M’s local product specialists.



Kenneth Ponte, Warehouse Manager & Shipping Department

Kenneth brings 10 years of customer service related experience and 2 years of warehousing experience to the Binding Source. He is a native of Torrington and takes pride in everything he does.

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Kieran Considine, Warehouse Assistant

Kieran has been working at the Binding Source since the summer of 2010.


Our value

Premier Service Statement

What Our Premier Status Means to You


As a 3M Strategic Distributor, we receive notice of the newest 3M products -- often before the rest of the market -- and enjoy special promotions and unique offers. With extra lead time and direct access to the latest and greatest in 3M products and pricing, we are poised to help you keep your business on the cutting edge.

We have two dedicated 3M Certified Specialists on our team, ready to provide personalized solutions for even your toughest applications. Our Certified Specialists receive specialized product training at 3M headquarters and works closely with 3M’s local product specialists. Our entire sales staff has access to online and field-based training as well as enhanced product information. These resources give us an understanding of 3M product solutions you won’t find anywhere else.

Say hello to our 3M Certified Specialists: email Lisa Albreada-Ponte &  email Daniel Miller. These onsite experts work to understand your business’s priorities and processes, so you get the solutions you need, when you need them.

In order to partner with 3M as a Premier Service Distributor, we’ve demonstrated our company’s strength and our commitment to providing ongoing support to our customers. We are dedicated to bringing you value for the long haul.


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