The Coghlin Companies was a recipient of the 2013 Central Mass Family Business Awards.

When you think about how you define a team, you think about its different parts and how everyone’s individual strengths contributes to one common goal. The bonus is everyone loving what they do. That’s how the Coghlin Companies operates. Coghlin is the parent company of three other firms: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing and fulfillment services; DCI Engineering which provides product engineering, design and development services; and Cogmedix, a medical device contract manufacturer. As its president and CEO, Chris Coghlin says, his dad, Jim Coghlin Sr., told his sons to find out what you’re passionate about and love to do, and try to make a living at it.