Rockford, IL. — Greenlee®/ A Textron Company (NYSE:TXT) has announced two new appointments within its engineering and product management departments by naming Jeff Smith to Director Engineering and Josh Jacobs, Director Product Management, effective immediately.
“As Greenlee’s product lines continue to grow, we’ve had to add additional resources to both our engineering and product management teams,” said Scott Hall, President, Textron Industrial Segment and Textron Tools & Test division. “These appointments will now allow us to provide a more focused approach to each department.”
As the Director Engineering, Smith will support existing product lines, manage the design of new products and will assume responsibility for the engineering staff.
Smith most recently served as the Director, Advanced Manufacturing. He joined Greenlee in July 2006 as Manufacturing Manager of the Genoa operations before moving to the Research Parkway facility as Plant Manager. He then joined Cessna Aircraft Company as a Value Stream Manager and returned to Greenlee in 2013 in his current role. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Illinois.
As Director Product Management, Jacobs will focus solely on leading the product management team to build a rich pipeline of game changing new products while reducing time to market especially as we increase the percent of new products we make ourselves in our factories.
Jacobs joined Greenlee in 2011 as a Senior Product Manager. He was promoted to Director Product Management and Engineering in 2013. Prior to joining Greenlee, Jacobs worked for Stanley-National Hardware, a Division of Stanley Black & Decker, as Director of Marketing. Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.Tagged with tED