Magline hires new VP of Engineering
Magline, Inc., a manufacturer of Magliner® aluminum material handling equipment, announces the addition of Fran Bridges as Vice President of Engineering. Bridges is responsible for the development, design and innovation of new products as well as continuous improvement of current designs to assist in growing and strengthening an already robust line of product offerings.
“I’m extremely excited to add Fran to our team. As a bilingual Design Technical Leader and Program Manager, he brings over 20 years of experience defining, planning and implementing multi-faceted programs,” said Greg Ecker, President and COO of Magline.
Bridges joins Magline following his most recent position as Vice President of Operations for Segway in Bedford, New Hampshire. His responsibilities with Segway included leadership of strategy development, product design, material planning & procurement, quality, customer technical support & manufacturing operations.
“I am excited to be joining this well respected team within a company known for its high quality products,” stated Bridges, “I look forward to making a positive contribution in the continued success of Magline.”
Additional experience includes leadership roles with Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Bridges holds several educational credentials including: BA Computer Science, BS Electrical Engineering, and MS Computer Control Theory.
“Fran’s proven track record of success spans original equipment, electronics, manufacturing, automotive aftermarket, consumer and medical transcription and clinical documentation industries,” according to Ecker, “His ability to foster cross-functional, multi-level communication and collaboration, attention to detail while sharing a vision, and delivering high-complexity programs on time and on budget will be tremendous assets in helping Magline continue to be an innovative leader in material handling solutions.”