Katahdin Industries Inc

Katahdin Industries Announces New Board Member

LogoWilliam Ellerkamp, Jr. completes the five-person board following Katahdin's acquisition of Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. and new capital from Avante Mezzanine Partners, Promus Equity Partners, and TD Bank. "Bill brings a wealth of experience of specific relevance to our current stage at Katahdin Industries," said Tim Cabot, CEO and Chairman, "and we are very fortunate to have access to his guidance and industry insight as we become an increasingly important supplier to the global medical manufacturing supply chain for interventional devices and minimally invasive surgical and orthopedic instruments."

Rick LaPorte Promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Katahdin Industries, Inc.

LogoKatahdin Industries is pleased to announce that Rick LaPorte has been promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Rick will be responsible for driving the development of core technologies across all of Katahdin’s business units, including Precision Coating (PTFE applications), DCHN (metal finishing), and Medi-Solve (hydrophilic coatings). Rick will develop and oversee the engineering organization at each business unit, and will lead major initiatives for measuring and enhancing process capability, including the application of new technologies, to maintain technological leadership in the fields that Katahdin serves. Rick will report to Tim Cabot, CEO of Katahdin Industries.