First State Manufacturing announces Hitchens at President and CEO

MCTJ First State CEO 9-16-15MILFORD — First State Manufacturing announces that Dave Hitchens has accepted the responsibility of the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the company.

“Mr. Hitchens has been with First State Manufacturing in various capacities since 2012 and has been instrumental to our planning and business development,” said Chairman and founder Eli Valenzuela. “His business acumen and strategic planning skills have been essential as we continue to foster our strong partnerships in the world of commercial transit, pharmaceutical services, military support and developing our own proprietary products while maintaining our long-standing contracts.”

First State Manufacturing has become an award winning company and is one of the most successful manufacturers of its size in the nation, manufacturing products which include carpet refurbishment; mass transit seating, V22 seats, plugs and covers; C130 seating solutions; C5 refurbishment; missile and truck covers and pharmaceutical supplies.

First State Manufacturing has earned its reputation for providing solutions that solve the challenges its customer’s face, while continuing to grow manufacturing jobs in Sussex county

To learn more about First State Manufacturing, go to, or call 424-4520.

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