OMG Strengthens Operations & Supply Chain Management for Growth

AGAWAM, MASS., JULY 27 -- As part of the continued effort to position the company for stronger growth and faster product innovation to better meet the changing global needs of its customers, OMG, Inc. has announced several Agawam-based promotions in supply chain management and operations.

Brad Bedard has been promoted to Director of Supply Chain Management, responsible for overall management of the company’s global supply chain and distribution logistics. In this new role, Brad will work with his organization to develop and implement short- and long-term strategies that maximize the company’s supply and distribution performance. He reports to Hubert McGovern, president and CEO.

Brad has been with OMG since August of 2007, most recently as the Director of Distribution & Sales Inventory Operations Planning (SIOP), where he was instrumental in developing and implementing the company’s forecasting and operations planning process. Prior to joining OMG, Inc., Brad held various distribution and logistics roles for Bose Corporation and for Timex Corporation. Brad holds a BA degree in economics from Harvard University.

Wayne Ringenbach has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing, where he is responsible for all facets of manufacturing in Agawam, Mass., including post manufacturing processes of heat treating, coating, product packing and on-going maintenance activities.

Wayne started with OMG in 1992 and has made a strong impact in the many positions he’s held throughout his career including maintenance manager and, most recently, manufacturing manager. Wayne is a master electrician and attended Springfield Technical Community College.

Chris Mowatt has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing Engineering where he will develop and implement a strategic roadmap to improve company manufacturing performance across the business units using the Steel Business System as well as best practices, and specialized modeling, analysis, simulation, and computation tools.

Chris has been with OMG since 2011 and is responsible for several significant functional and efficiency advances in the company’s Agawam manufacturing facility. Chris holds a BS in engineering from Western New England College and a master’s degree in engineering management from Western New England University.

Geri McCarthy has been promoted to Director of Operations, where she will manage the company’s production planning teams, as well as continuous improvement, quality and manufacturing training.

Geri was hired in 2012 to oversee the company’s finishing process, including the coating and packing functions. Most recently, she was in an operations role in the company’s FastenMaster division. Geri holds a BS degree in business from American International College and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

In their new roles, Wayne, Chris and Geri will report to Dewey Kolvek, senior vice president of operations.

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