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John Lorence

VP, Manufacturing Engineering - Fountainhead Group

John has 42 years of manufacturing and engineering experience.  After obtaining his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, John spent 5 years at Corning Glass as an equipment engineer where he worked to automate many process while wringing labor costs out of the plant and thereafter, 17 years at P&G Pharmaceuticals where he was a leader in documenting the new product drug development launch model needed to reshape the process of moving a new chemical entity through the development process, submission of documents through to product launch.  John also had a role where he oversaw maintenance for the plant’s manufacturing and packaging operation and was in charge of facilities management including capital management for the Manati Puerto Rico site.  In 2002, John started his own consulting firm (LLP Management) and for the 18 years, he consulted for many large companies including Alvogen (Norwich Pharmaceuticals), Global Foundries, Chobani, Procter & Gamble, Covidien, AMRI etc.

In the beginning of 2020, John took on his current position with the Fountainhead Group Inc. in New York Mills as VP of Manufacturing Engineering.  This role includes expanding the company’s reach by building a new 200,000 sf finished product distribution center in the newly minted Schuyler Business Park and working to secure new business for our custom container blow molding facility in Vandalia Illinois.  Once again facilities maintenance and automation are under his purview along with safety, on-shoring and importantly creating a new manufacturing vision for the company.

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