New Appointments to Drive Growth and Process Optimization at J-Pac Medical

Medical Device and Manufacturing Industry Veterans Fred Finocchiaro and Tim Valentine Join Company in Leadership Roles

Somersworth, NH (April 25, 2017) – J-Pac Medical, a high-value added partner specializing in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices, today announced the appointment of Tim Valentine as vice president of operations and Fred Finocchiaro as manager of business development.

Valentine has a successful track record of on-time delivery, cost reduction and team leadership in manufacturing environments. Prior to joining J-Pac Medical, he held operations management positions at Watts Water Technologies, Freudenberg- NOK Sealing Technologies and Eaton Corp Fluid Power Division. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a certified Quality Engineer, a certified ISO 9001 and TS16949 auditor, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and a certified Lean Systems Greenbelt.

“I’m excited to join such a great team that exhibits exceptional dedication to growing its business,” said Valentine. “I’m committed to making J-Pac Medical the best it can be by identifying ways to optimize product flow from start to finish, improve maintenance and production operations, and reduce material waste.”

Fred Finocchiaro has over 20 years of experience in medical device-related business development, OEM contract manufacturing, managing product launches, sales training and personnel development. Prior to joining J-Pac Medical, Finocchiaro held senior sales positions at medical companies including Thermo Fisher Scientific and Symmetry Medical, Inc.

“Tim and Fred are great additions to the J-Pac Medical team as we look to optimize our operations and grow our business in the medical textiles, packaging, and manufacturing services markets for medical devices in order to best serve new and existing customers,” said Jeff Barrett, president and CEO, J-Pac Medical. “Both have proven to be successful, results-driven leaders who bring strong skillsets that are well aligned with our goals.”

J-Pac Medical will be exhibiting in Booth 309 at BIOMEDevice Boston taking place May 3-4, 2017.

About J-Pac Medical

J-Pac Medical is a high-value added partner specializing in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices – with a focus on those used in orthopedics and cardiovascular procedures – and blisters for diagnostics applications.  As a company with a broad range of sophisticated technical, manufacturing and materials handling experience, J-Pac Medical’s integrated approach supports all phases of the product lifecycle. The largest medical device companies in the world rely on J-Pac Medical to help meet the most difficult development, manufacturing, and logistics and supply chain challenges.

J-Pac Medical leverages a long history of expertise in forming, cutting and assembly to challenge the limits of new materials and expand the processing limits of existing materials. The J-Pac Medical team also offers the extensive knowledge required for both 2-D and 3-D forming of implantable textiles. On-site clean rooms can be customized to address handling and exposure requirements for specific product types.

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J-Pac Medical is FDA Registered (#1221051) as a Medical Device Manufacturer and a Device Labeller/Relabeller; and Certified to ISO 13485 standards through BSI.