Columbia Tech Streamlines Supply Chain Management with New VP

Worcester, MA – May 2, 2013

Columbia Tech is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Johnson as Vice President of Supply Chain and Inventory Management. Mr. Johnson joins Columbia Tech after directing supply chain management programs for Motorola Mobility and Lucent Technologies.

The new vice president will be a key member of Columbia Tech’s executive management team tasked with bringing the company’s supply chain and inventory management practices to a higher level. Mr. Johnson brings 25 years of experience with inventory and supply chain programs, including expertise implementing Motorola’s industry-leading Six Sigma and lean manufacturing practices.

“Our customers will benefit from the improved quality and greater flexibility Scott’s expertise will bring to our supply chain management practices,” said Randy Ziffer, Sr., VP of Manufacturing Operations for Columbia Tech. He continued, “We expect Scott will drive improvements in supplier performance and advance lean manufacturing principles at Columbia Tech.”

“Columbia Tech is committed to continuously improving our practices to offer efficiencies for our contract manufacturing clients,” said Chris Coghlin, President of Coghlin Companies, the parent company of Columbia Tech. “Scott has demonstrated results in building leveraged supply chain operations to achieve competitive costs, exceptional flexibility, and inventory utilization.”

A graduate of New Hampshire College, Mr. Johnson holds certification in the Association for Operations Management’s Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program. He lives in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts with his wife Renee and children Alexander and Megan.

About Coghlin Companies

Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in helping companies cost effectively improve their time-to-market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Coghlin Companies spans four generations representing more than 126 years of manufacturing experience and leadership. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEMs in the bio-science, semiconductor, LED, medical device, green energy technology, data storage, and automation systems and controls industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering design and pre-production support services company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 certified medical subassembly and finished medical device contract manufacturer.