Plastic and Silicone Tubing Manufacturer NewAge(R) Industries Welcomes Three New Directors

By: NewAge Industries Inc.
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. - April 29, 2021 - PRLog -- As NewAge Industries has grown, so too has its need for additional personnel. The day-to-day tasks of operating a successful, growing business have warranted new positions at the company, which manufactures plastic and rubber tubing used in industries such as medical device, food and beverage, chemical, industrial, biopharm, and pharmaceutical. NewAge also manufactures molded Single-Use tubing assemblies for the production of vaccines, including those developed for COVID-19.

Maurice LeCompte has joined NewAge as Director of Manufacturing Development, and Sonia Schwantes takes on the role of Director of Product Management, both new positions. Rick Zijadic is the company's new Director of Manufacturing, a role that became available due to a retirement.

Maurice LeCompte's role as Director of Manufacturing Development involves capital projects, expanding NewAge's global manufacturing footprint, new process developments, and working with strategic partners to develop innovative technology opportunities. LeCompte brings to NewAge over 25 years of experience with injection molding operations and medical device manufacturing.

Sonia Schwantes, Director of Product Management, is responsible for developing strategic positioning and pricing for current and new products, product knowledge and requirements, and technical content. Schwantes will work closely with NewAge's Sales and Engineering teams to incorporate market feedback into product development efforts and will utilize a variety of metrics to help set an overall product strategy for the company.

Rick Zijadic, Director of Manufacturing, is coordinating and overseeing product manufacturing and organizing the development of new product manufacturing. Zijadic leads the manufacturing engineering team involved in process improvements and integrating new items into production and is also responsible for capital projects as they relate to manufacturing. He is an ISO 13485 Certified Quality Auditor and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

NewAge also recently hired a Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Human Resources and continues to seek qualified candidates for its Manufacturing, Quality, Sales and Engineering teams. View open positions at or contact the company by phone: 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; e-mail:; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; or at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966.

About NewAge Industries

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP and became 100% employee-owned in 2019 for the benefit of both its employees and customers. NewAge is a solar powered, zero landfill, Certified B Corporation(TM) committed to continually minimizing its environmental impact.

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