Jennings joins Phillips Plastics, based in Hudson, Wis., with more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, most recently as the president of the North American Medical Division of Teleflex Incorporated, an organization in excess of $500 million in revenue, with 8,000 employees, 12 manufacturing facilities and 2 distribution centers.
Prior to his tenure with Teleflex, Jennings was the president and CEO of Bioenterprise Corporation, a bioscience business formation and acceleration company, jointly founded with the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve, and University Hospitals Health Systems in Cleveland, Ohio. Earlier in his career, he held numerous leadership positions over a 12-year period with Baxter International and Allegiance Healthcare, in marketing, research and development, international sales, business development and general management operating roles.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a company with such incredible potential,” Jennings said. “Phillips has an admired position as an organization with talented and dedicated people who design and manufacture quality products in the medical, consumer, automotive and defense fields. This is a tribute to the company and is the result of a commitment to investing in people and capabilities through the years. I am energized to be joining Phillips at an exciting time in its history and I look forward to continuing to build on Phillips’ great foundation of technological capabilities, innovation and customer service.”
Wucherpfennig, who served Phillips for ten years, initially as its vice president and chief financial officer said: “Matt’s distinguished professional track record, together with his strong professional and personal values, make him an outstanding successor to lead Phillips into the future. I wish Matt and the people of Phillips Plastics much continued success in the years to come.”
Phillips Plastics Corporation is a manufacturer of highly-engineered injection-molded plastic and metal products with annual sales of over a quarter billion dollars. The company employs 1,300 people in 14 locations throughout the United States, including design centers in Wisconsin and California, and a medical campus with 180,000 square feet of FDA-registered facilities dedicated to high-volume medical and clean room manufacturing.