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Standish Executive Search Finds Change Agent for Killeen Manufacturing and Security Products

Our Top Job: Identifying ways to impact business results based on the Worcester, MA-based company’s reputation for quality.

David F. Snelling of Spencer, Massachusetts has been selected as Director of Operations for Killeen Manufacturing and Security Products of Worcester, MA following a broad search conducted by Standish Executive Search.

Snelling, who has nearly 30-years of increasing experience in the manufacturing industry, will be responsible for developing a comprehensive strategic direction for the company’s operations, engineering and quality control disciplines, as well as developing programs and initiatives to favorably impact business performance and results. He will work directly with company President, Gene Degre, in this new role.

“Killeen asked us to find an individual for this position with not only a strong technical background, and knowledge of operations but someone who would have the ability to understand how the company’s commitment to quality can favorably impact business performance and results,” said Kelley Small of Standish Executive Search. “In identifying David Snelling, we have found an individual whose skills, personality and work ethic will fit well with both the job description, and the company culture, and we are pleased he has been selected by Killeen to assist in driving the company to the next level."

Founded in 1983, Killeen Manufacturing and Security Products based in Worcester, Massachusetts manufactures over 15 different keyways for Small Format Interchangeable Core products that are interchangeable with Best, Arrow and Falcon. KSP manufactures Mortise housings that have both the staked-on and screw-on cams available. Killeen offers a Large Format Housing that accepts the “Schlage” large format cores and supplies locksmith tools such as capping blocks, housing wrenches and staking tools.

“David has a proven track record of innovation and well as a reputation for understanding customer needs in a way that provides value for both the customer and the company he’s working for,” said Gene Degre, President of Killeen Manufacturing and Security Products. “When Standish Executive Search presented David to us for this position, we knew fairly quickly that the Standish team had discovered the right person with project and technical experience coupled with keen customer insight that will help us to sustain our strategic growth.”

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