Whitford hires Hobbs as Managing Director for North America

Richard Hobbs

Richard Hobbs

ELVERSON, Penn.–Coatings company Whitford has named Richard Hobbs as managing director for its North American office. Hobbs succeeds Mike Miller, who has retired but will consult for the company on a part-time basis.

Hobbs has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution environments. Previous positions include serving as a general manager for Morgan Technical Ceramics, a manufacturer of advanced ceramic components, and as director of operations for Dynavac, a manufacturer of high-vacuum systems for thin-film deposition, space simulation and custom-engineered applications. Hobbs also has expertise in strategic sourcing, sales, new business development, ISO, the management strategy Six Sigma and lean manufacturing.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Whitford organization and I look forward to making a significant contribution to its impressive growth and success,” Hobbs said.