ETM Manufacturing Taps VP of Operations


Farnsworth Brings Proven Track Record in Applying Lean Best Practices to Drive Operational Excellence


LITTLETON, Mass. (June 20, 2016)  –  ETM Manufacturing, the trusted supplier of quality, cost effective sheet metal solutions for New England manufacturers has named Westford-resident Steve Farnsworth as Vice President of Operations. The company brought Farnsworth on board based on his 10 years of experience and many accomplishments implementing lean operations for a sheet metal cabinets company.

Farnsworth has lean certifications from Purdue University and the University of Massachusetts as well as a BA in Finance from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He brings a breadth of experience in multiple roles in manufacturing environments, including sales, production manager and executive leadership in Operations. He was most recently VP of Operations at a local industrial equipment manufacturer, which experienced 8x growth during his tenure. Farnsworth’s experience in this role makes him a great fit at ETM to help the sheet metal manufacturer advance its operational performance and better serve customers.

“In the metal fabrication business, we continually have to look for ways to demonstrate the value we deliver and improve the solutions we provide to customers,” said Rob Olney, President.  “Steve has been on the OEM side of the table and he’s been in multiple roles so he understands very well what customers want and how we can align with those needs and expectations.

As ETM’s VP of Operations, Farnsworth will be responsible for day-to-day production and delivery to customers, including materials management, workflow and quality assurance. Reporting to company president, Rob Olney, he will play a critical role in identifying areas where lean manufacturing strategies can be applied to optimize workflow and profitability. He will also spearhead efforts to cultivate a culture of continuous process improvement as a path to operational excellence.

ETM Manufacturing provides sheet metal fabrication, machining and assembly with customized solutions to New England OEMs in dozens of industries including computing giant EMC2 Corporation and solar mounting system leader, Panel Claw.




About ETM Manufacturing

For more than 40 years, ETM Manufacturing has been providing custom, precision sheet metal and machined components to some of the best New England-based original equipment manufacturers in computing, energy, telecommunications, medical/lab, printing and other industrial equipment. ETM offers creative solutions to customer’s complex supply chain issues, helping them save money and reducing time to market. For more information, please visit or call (978) 486-9050.