SuperPower Names John R. Herrin Vice President of Manufacturing

SuperPower Names John R. Herrin Vice President of Manufacturing


Schenectady, NY – Philip J. Pellegrino, president of SuperPower, Inc. has announced that John R. Herrin has been hired as the company’s Vice President of Manufacturing, a newly created position. Mr. Herrin, who joined the SuperPower in November 2006, reports directly to Pellegrino.

Signaling SuperPower’s transition from a research and development-stage organization, Herrin is expected to lead the way for SuperPower to become a world-class manufacturer of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and devices. He is responsible for providing leadership and vision for all manufacturing areas, including production, QA/QC, material planning, inventory management of raw materials, intermediate and finished goods, shipping and receiving, facilities management and manufacturing engineering. Additional responsibilities include production and equipment maintenance schedules, prioritizing work flow and controlling production activities.

Herrin spent the past 22 years at Saint-Gobain Abrasives (a Fortune Global 100 Company), the world’s largest supplier of abrasive products. Over the course of his tenure at Saint-Gobain, he worked in a variety of roles with ever increasing responsibility, both domestically and abroad. He is experienced in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Operations, Product Development/Management, Global Sourcing, Business Management, International Technology Transfer Management and Engineering Management. All in all, he has over 17 years of manufacturing managerial experience, including four years of shop floor supervision and five years of operations management experience.

Herrin earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Traute F. Lehner
Communications/Government Relations Specialist
Tel: (518) 346-1414 ext. 3070
Fax: (518) 346-5622  

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