Pentadyne Power Appoints Richard Newark as COO

March 04, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Pentadyne Power Corp. announced that Richard Newark has joined Pentadyne as Chief Operating Officer.

Newark most recently managed the turnaround of U.S. operations at Wolverine Advanced Materials, a global supplier of vibration damping and sealing materials for automotive, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Prior to Wolverine, Newark instituted lean manufacturing systems to produce high-volume (over 1600 per day) automotive transmissions in a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and ZF Friedrichshafen, AG. He also served as Chief Product Engineer and Shop Operations Director at Cummins Engine Company where he launched new engine programs as well as developed new manufacturing processes and systems to meet customer requirements, producing over 200 engines per day in high-volume, lean manufacturing facilities.

"Dick has more than 27 years of operations experience in Six Sigma quality and lean manufacturing processes, new product launches, product development, organizational development and continuous improvement," said Pentadyne CEO Mark McGough. "Dick is a recognized industry expert and will lead Pentadyne’s scaling up of manufacturing operations and continuous improvement processes in cost, quality and delivery performance."

Newark earned his MBA and a BS in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.