UFP Technologies Announces New Vice President of Operations

August 27, 2013 - Georgetown, Massachusetts - UFP Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging and component products, announced today it has named David Smith Vice President of Operations.

“We are very fortunate to attract such a uniquely qualified, seasoned executive.  David’s progressive skills in lean manufacturing in a global multi-plant environment, combined with relevant market experience and an impressive track record of growing sales and profitability, will strengthen our organization significantly,” said R. Jeffrey Bailly, Chairman & CEO. “David’s experience in implementing ERP systems, identifying and integrating acquisitions, and building high-performance teams will play an important role as we work to take UFP to the next level.”

Prior to joining UFP Technologies, David spent nearly 25 years at Rogers Corporation in a variety of capacities.  His most recent role was Vice President & General Manager of their $180 million high-performance foam division, which services the medical, automotive, consumer, electronics, and industrial markets from factories in the United States, China, and Korea.

David holds a BS degree in Physics from Muhlenberg College and an MS degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University, and has been awarded numerous patents.

UFP Technologies is a producer of innovative custom-engineered components, products, and specialty packaging.  Using foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials, the Company designs and manufactures a vast range of solutions primarily for the medical, automotive, aero­space and defense, and packaging markets.  The UFP team acts as an extension of its customers’ in-house research, engineering, and manufacturing groups, working closely with them to solve their most complex product and packaging challenges.