Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (“HSM”) has appointed Justin Ferdinand vice president and general manager of its Parks Healthcare Products business. Operating under the HSM Diversified Products and Services, LLC division, Ferdinand will lead the charge to drive additional growth of the company’s healthcare product portfolio which saw strong growth last year as it expanded into producing personal protective equipment (PPE), including disposable face masks and gowns.
Ferdinand comes to HSM with 25 years’ experience in leadership roles at several manufacturing companies serving the healthcare industry, including Velcro® USA Inc., Hill-Rom Holdings, Fastenation, and Hoowaki, LLC. As a seasoned business development executive, he has successfully driven top-line growth through product additions and channel expansions into healthcare segments including memory care, diagnostics, hospital-oriented products, chronic disease, home care, long term care as well as the orthopedic and surgical segments.
“Justin’s extensive background in health products makes him an ideal choice to lead this segment, which we hope will be a growth area for our company moving forward,” said Mark Jones, president and CEO of HSM. “Leaning on his experience to provide strategic direction, we are looking forward to expanding the business into other healthcare products to take advantage of the growth opportunities in this broad and important industry segment.”