Gerald L. Burns, Jr. Appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of Coghlin Companies

WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coghlin Companies announce the appointment of Gerald L. Burns, Jr. as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Columbia Tech and DCI Engineering Services.

Following time with Coghlin Companies as an executive consultant for a key customer engagement, Mr. Burns will now take over responsibility for leading key aspects of Columbia Tech and DCI Engineering Services as it pursues further growth and the evolvement of its core "time to market" services model.

"We are incredibly pleased to have Gerry joining our leadership team," stated Chris Coghlin, President and CEO of Coghlin Companies. "We have had the opportunity to work closely with Gerry over the past several months leading one of the largest programs in our company's 128 year history and immediately recognized his collaborative and accountable leadership style as well as his complementary experience in the areas of innovation, finance and new product launches."

Prior to joining the Coghlin Companies, Burns served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Data2Logistics, LLC, Chief Executive Officer of USRobotics and as a longtime executive, including Vice President of Technology, with Platinum Equity, the investment firm that owns Data2Logistics.

"I'm honored to join the Coghlin Companies and the success they have earned as a family-owned business that cares for its customers, suppliers, and 'caring associates' like they do for their own family and community. CT and DCI are poised for significant growth and I could not be more pleased to collaborate with this exceptional team to continue the impressive growth trend forward with national and international customers alike," said Burns.

About Coghlin Companies, Inc.
Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in helping companies cost effectively improve their time-to-market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Coghlin Companies spans four generations representing more than 126 years of manufacturing experience and leadership. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEMs in the bio-science, semiconductor, LED, medical device, green energy technology, data storage, and automation systems and controls industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering design and pre-production support services company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 certified medical subassembly and finished medical device contract manufacturer. 

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