February 17, 2016

John Gonzales Accepts New Position

Milford, DE – First State Manufacturing announces that John Gonzales has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  “Mr. Gonzales has been with First State Manufacturing for ten years and he has been instrumental to our unprecedented growth over the past four years,” said President and CEO Dave Hitchens.  “His skills, attention to detail and financial expertise have been invaluable as we strategically planned our foray into the mass transit seating arena.”

“We have gained from John’s extensive experience in the international banking industry and are truly blessed that he decided to settle in Milford, Delaware,” Mr. Hitchens continued.  “His demonstrable leadership in planning and process implementation has been a cornerstone of First State Manufacturing’s continued success in the marketplace.”

Growing from a one car garage in 1997, to a 76,000 square foot facility, First State Manufacturing is one of the most successful manufacturers of its scope and size in the nation.  Providing quality upholstery and cut and sew services to municipalities, a broad array of commercial customers and the military, First State Manufacturing has earned its reputation for providing solutions that solve the challenges its customers face, while continuing to grow manufacturing jobs in Delaware.

To learn more about First State Manufacturing, go to www.FirstStateMfg.com, or contact 302 424 4520.