Dunmore Corp. announces the promotion of William Ahern to a new position, created to expand the scope of its formal film product development process.
Dunmore Promotes Team Member to Expand Film Contract Manufacturing Services Program
Industrial manufacturing veteran William Ahern brings front-line expertise and quality control experience to Dunmore's contract manufacturing services program, focusing on coating and lamination.
November 4, 2014
Ahern, a 15-year veteran of industrial manufacturing and quality control, was selected as the new development specialist focusing on film contract manufacturing services. Ahern is responsible for managing the transition of coatings and laminations sourced from outside manufacturers that are applied to film on Dunmore’s production lines.
This new position expands the company’s formal development and scale-up processes, making Dunmore an ideal contract partner for companies that are facing capacity constraints or are looking to expand product portfolios. The development process pairs Dunmore’s technical team with customers' counterparts to speed the time to market by clearly defining product requirements upfront and providing real time feedback to ensure all milestones are met. The scale-up process includes lab-to-pilot and pilot-to-production scale-ups, providing essential outputs and validation while minimizing the total cost of development.
Ahern joined Dunmore in 1997 and was immediately identified as a high performer; shortly thereafter he was chosen to be part of a select team of six to facilitate the transfer of Dunmore’s Pennsylvania manufacturing facility and headquarters. During the transition, Ahern balanced lead manufacturing and purchasing roles. The operation groomed Ahern for the Quality Systems Manager position for its Pennsylvania and New York manufacturing facilities. As Quality Systems Manager, Ahern guided the Corporate Quality Management System and managed a 10-person testing and conformance staff that monitored quality performance.
“William has deep knowledge of both ends of the process – the customers’ needs and Dunmore’s capabilities,” says Dunmore executive vice president of operations and R&D Tom Rimel. “Customers expect a high degree of technical acumen from Dunmore. As our customers expand into emerging markets, they turn to Dunmore to co-develop film technologies or produce their legacy products to increase capacity for new developments.”