JOHNSTOWN, PA USA – March 15, 2022 – UMF Medical, a leading manufacturer of innovative exam tables and procedure chairs, announced today that Chris Rogers has joined the company as Director of Operations. Rogers will lead the manufacturing operations to achieve production goals and increase efficiencies as the company continues to grow and scale its manufacturing capacity.
With more than 23 years experience in manufacturing and production, Rogers has successfully developed and implemented world-class Lean manufacturing systems. He plans to help grow the company by reducing costs, optimizing performance and increasing profitability.
“Chris’ experience and deep understanding of manufacturing operations make him a perfect fit for UMF Medical during this time of significant growth,” Eileen Melvin, President & CEO of UMF Medical, said. “His ability to lead manufacturing improvements will have a significant impact on achieving our goals. Even more importantly, the addition of Chris to our team will help to ensure execution of our innovation roadmap as we continue to listen to the market and respond with innovative solutions.”
Rogers most recently served as Vice President of Operations at a large-scale manufacturer (JWF Industries) in Johnstown, PA, where he was responsible for leading a diverse workforce, ensuring customer satisfaction, and consistently seeking product, technology and customer opportunities for improvement and growth.
“Chris is customer-focused with a reputation for eliminating operational deficiencies by identifying critical issues, establishing cross-functional, focused teams and vision-setting for success,” Shawn Nesmith, Director of Innovation for UMF Medical, said. “Adding Chris to our team will help ensure we continue to meet the needs of our customers of today and tomorrow.”
Rogers worked previously as the Value Stream Manager for Veeder-Root in Altoona, PA. There he managed all processes of two internal factories. During his tenure, his team received the Best Plant and Most Improved Safety awards in 2016.
“I‘m a hands-on leader,” Rogers said. “I like to understand all levels of the business and to coach and develop my team for maximum performance. I’m excited to join UMF Medical and be part of the dedicated team helping to ensure a 5-star customer experience in the healthcare outpatient market.”
Rogers also previously worked as a Focused Factory Manager for Kennametal in Bedford, PA, and a Manufacturing Manager with General Cable in Altoona, PA. Early in his career, he worked as a Manufacturing Engineer/Production Supervisor at Veeder-Root.
Rogers earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University. He is Six Sigma Black Belt and AutoCAD certified.
For more information on the UMF Medical and its products, please visit www.UMFMedical.com, contact your MTMC sales representative or call UMF Medical Customer Service at 814-266-8726.
UMF Medical is a trusted manufacturer of innovative exam room equipment for physician’s offices, hospitals and clinics around the world. Headquartered in Johnstown, PA since 1956, UMF Medical is a Women’s Business Enterprise, helping providers meet rapidly changing healthcare needs. Recently named Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, UMF Medical’s world-class exam room solutions include exam tables and chairs, procedure chairs, casework, mobile cabinets, physician stools and chairs, stainless steel instrument tables, IV poles, bassinets and cabinets.