Dedham, MA (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Katahdin Industries announces that its Board of Directors has elected Mr. Robert Roche as Director, effective September 21, 2012. HIs election represents an expansion of the Board, bringing it additional industry expertise.
Mr. Roche, 55, was most recently the President, CEO and a Director of Tegra Medical, a large medical contract manufacturer located in Franklin, MA. During his eight-year tenure, the company tripled in size, expanding its markets through a series of strategic acquisitions, organic growth and geographic expansion into Costa Rica, and launched the Genesis Tech Center, a cutting-edge rapid prototyping and pilot production development center. Tegra Medical is a nationally recognized specialty manufacturer in the orthopedics and minimally invasive surgery market segments.
Tim Cabot, Chairman of the Board of Katahdin, states, "Bob's extraordinary track record and experience in building a high growth and quality organization capable of meeting increasingly stringent end-market requirements is well recognized in the industry. We are delighted to have Bob join the board to help Katahdin achieve its vision to become the medical industry's most reliable and expert specialist in coating and finishing services, and to expand both our geographic reach and the platform services we provide."
Katahdin Industries, Inc. (http://www.katahdin-inc.com) provides high tolerance coating applications and specialized metal finishing technology and services to the medical device and highly engineered components markets through platform-focused subsidiaries. Katahdin’s coating operations are conducted through Precision Coating Co., Inc., a leading provider of customized Teflon®, PTFE and related fluorocarbon coating services to the medical device and highly engineered marketplace. Precision Fabric is a worldwide distributor and converter of Teflon® coated fabrics, tapes and belts. Medi-Solve Coatings is the onlyhydrophilic coating specialistproviding license-free wet lubricious coatings for a broad range of medical device applications. Specialized metal finishing services are conducted through DCHN, LLC, an industry leader in technical aluminum and titanium anodizing, electro-polish and passivation, and other related services. Sanford Process Corporation provides hard coat anodizing solutions and intellectual property to a range of well-known OEMs and their prime subcontractors worldwide, with an increasing presence in Korea and China.