Madico Appoints New President

June 28th, 2017 by Editor

Madico Inc. has announced that Shawn R. Kitchell will serve as the company’s new president following the retirement of longtime CEO Robert Connelly. The company also announced intended changes in future operations related to its two U.S. based coating and laminating facilities located in Woburn, Mass., and Saint Petersburg, Fla.

“I am honored to be part of the Madico story and assume responsibility for leading this outstanding organization as we create our exciting future chapters,” said Kitchell. Previously serving as the company’s COO and SVP of operations, Kitchell brings significant experience in the converting industry to the leadership of Madico.  He will report to parent company Lintec.

As a result of changes in the solar power industry and the exodus of PV module production to China, Madico will cease manufacturing of these products in mid-2017. With this shift, Kitchell intends to evolve the Massachusetts operation and lead the formation of a new business innovation center  where shared services, R&D, engineering, and laboratory testing facilities will be well aligned to develop new products and technologies to support existing segments and pursue new market opportunities.

The company will continue to manufacture at the Saint Petersburg, Fla., site and investment in new facilities, equipment, technologies, and the transfer of manufacturing assets from its Woburn facility. According to a press release, the company is committed to continually improving, and this investment in manufacturing capabilities and added human resources will position the company well for ongoing growth in both the window film and specialty film segments.

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