FENN’s New President
On May 18th Quality Products, Inc. (Fenn’s parent company) CEO David Somers announced he selected Ryan Cutter to succeed Paul Uccello as President effective June 1st. After a long successful career in the aerospace and capital equipment industries, Uccello has decided to begin a bridge towards retirement, stepping down as president but remaining active in the FENN business on a part time basis. Ryan Cutter will now maintain responsibility for the day to day operations of FENN, and will report directly to David Somers.
Ryan Cutter joined FENN as the Director of Engineering in April 2015. In his prior experience, Ryan worked as an Engineering Manager of a dedicated R&D team at Parker Hannifin, and as a Senior Engineer at UTC Power Technologies. Prior to that, Ryan was a mechanical engineer at BHS-Torin, a company acquired by FENN.
Ryan holds both a B.S.M.E and an M.S.M.E, from University of Hartford. Under Ryan’s leadership as Engineering Director, he used experience with innovation, research & development, and machine design to create the latest generation of Torin’s FZ spring coilers and the FSL Series, an updated version of FENN’s wire flattening and shaping lines. Both major projects involved integrating a more efficient design, new features, and a sleek updated exterior while maintaining a tradition of robust, reliable equipment. Ryan’s ability to coordinate key areas of the organization around projects crucial to the company’s future prepared him well for his new role.
As President, Ryan looks forward to continuing on FENN’s long, illustrious history. “I look forward to focusing on producing high quality, high speed, precision equipment that meets the needs of an ever-changing global market. This commitment to innovation, paired with a focus on building and maintaining highly skilled, passionate staff are what I believe will be the key to our continued success at FENN. On top of that, I am extremely proud to be part of a company working so hard to keep the tradition of ‘Made in America’ alive and well,” said Ryan.
Paul Uccello will continue as an advisor to FENN. He will work to ensure a smooth transition with Ryan over the next several months, as well as continue senior business development efforts and providing counsel to David Somers and Ryan Cutter on a long term basis. Of the appointment, Uccello said “I am wholly confident in this decision. With Ryan’s practical and direct leadership style, his curiosity and willingness to learn, his product knowledge, and his attention to customer satisfaction and leading edge technologies, I am certain that FENN and all the people behind this amazing organization are in very capable hands.”
CEO David Somers commented, “When QPI acquired FENN, we were fortunate enough to have Paul stay on as part of the transition. Through his leadership, FENN has quickly evolved and Paul has established a strong business foundation and a strong organizational culture. I genuinely thank Paul for his guidance at FENN. I am very pleased to have Ryan assume the position of President, and I look forward to FENN’s next phase of growth and development in the market.”
FENN is a global supplier of metal forming equipment since 1900. FENN’s experts work with each customer to create a customized machine suited to their specific application. With over a century of experience, FENN staff has the process knowledge necessary to help clients meet critical tolerances and production goals, positively impacting their bottom line. FENN’s engineered product line of equipment includes Wire Flattening and Shaping lines, Rolling Mills, Turks Heads, and Drawbenches. The Industrial product line includes Torin® Spring Coilers and Swaging Machines. FENN is headquartered in East Berlin, Connecticut, USA.