NewAge® Industries Welcomes New Directors

As NewAge Industries has grown, so too has its need for additional personnel. The day-to-day tasks of operating a successful, growing business have warranted new positions at the company, which manufactures plastic and rubber tubing used in industries such as medical device, food and beverage, chemical, industrial, biopharm, and pharmaceutical. NewAge also manufactures molded Single-Use tubing assemblies for the production of vaccines, including those developed for COVID-19.

Maurice LeCompte has joined NewAge as Director of Manufacturing Development, and Sonia Schwantes takes on the role of Director of Product Management, both new positions. Rick Zijadic is the company’s new Director of Manufacturing, a role that became available due to a retirement.

Maurice LeCompte’s role as Director of Manufacturing Development involves capital projects, expanding NewAge’s global manufacturing footprint, new process developments, and working with strategic partners to develop innovative technology opportunities.

Sonia Schwantes, Director of Product Management, is responsible for developing strategic positioning and pricing for current and new products, product knowledge and requirements, and technical content.

Rick Zijadic, Director of Manufacturing, is coordinating and overseeing product manufacturing and organizing the development of new product manufacturing. Zijadic leads the manufacturing engineering team involved in process improvements and integrating new items into production and is also responsible for capital projects as they relate to manufacturing.

LeCompte, Schwantes and Zijadic are part of NewAge’s Team Leaders, a group which meets regularly to review successes and challenges, discuss business practices and strategies, and help plan the company’s future.

Courtesy of NewAge® Industries.

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