Dunmore, a Steel Partners company, recently announced that Phil LaFata has been chosen as its new president. Prior to Dunmore, LaFata successfully started multiple manufacturing companies and held various executive leadership positions in plastics casting and coating companies focused on the graphics industry. The combination of his commitment to lean manufacturing, a strong background in Steel Partners Business Systems, and a focus on technical and commercial innovation are expected to help lead Dunmore to sustained, long-term growth.
Most recently, LaFata was chief operating officer of General Formulations, and prior to that he was vice president of Sales & Marketing at Arlon Graphics. He also brings technical expertise in coating technology and production assets. While his accomplishments varied with each organization, there were also common themes. He has helped family-owned businesses transform into world-class, growth-oriented companies through implementing lean management systems and creating a focused, strategic roadmap.
LaFata's early career started with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He successfully grew multiple companies from the ground up. During this time, LaFata gained experience operating businesses in international markets and with global supply chains.
LaFata looks forward to applying his cross-functional expertise to transform Dunmore into a sustainable, growth-oriented business. There will be an increased focus on creating long-term value to all stakeholders, while retaining Dunmore's core strengths, by attracting the best talent and mobilizing the business around an impactful strategic roadmap of continuous improvement.
"Dunmore is an exciting technology driven company that I'm proud to join. The company has built a strong foundation of technical capabilities and excellent customer service. This will be critical as we strive to serve new high tech markets that will shape the future of our business," said LaFata.
To learn more about Dunmore, visit www.dunmore.com.