SOMERSWORTH, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2016) - J-Pac Medical, a high-value added partner specializing in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices, today announced that Phil Littlefield has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. Throughout his career, Littlefield has proven to be a performance-driven operations leader with demonstrated success delivering superior results in Lean/Six Sigma manufacturing, global supply chain and logistics management, and organizational development.

Littlefield has an extensive manufacturing operations background, with an emphasis on business development and capacity growth in diverse FDA-regulated industries, as well as the development and implementation of FDA-compliant ISO 13485/ISO 9001 business operating systems. In his role at J-Pac, Littlefield will utilize his diverse manufacturing and supply chain expertise to leverage J-Pac's capabilities and emphasize continuous improvement and best-in-class operating systems to strengthen J-Pac's presence across the medical device industry.

"Mr. Littlefield is known for driving continuous improvement, implementing innovative game-changing processes and serving as a team mentor," said Jeff Barrett, President and CEO of J-Pac Medical. "These skills will make him a tremendous asset as we look to bolster J-Pac's market presence as a contract provider of turnkey and thermoformed packaging, complete medical textile solutions and medical devices."

"J-Pac has a unique combination of capabilities and extensive expertise that make it an ideal partner across a number of medical sectors," said Littlefield. "I am excited to work with the team to optimize its operational processes so that we can maximize our value to our customers, as well as attract new business."

Littlefield holds a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy. He is a President's Award for Plant Safety recipient, as well as Most Overall Improved Plant Award winner.

About J-Pac Medical

J-Pac Medical is a high-value added partner specializing in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices -- with a focus on those used in orthopedics and cardiovascular procedures -- and blisters for diagnostics applications. As a company with a broad range of sophisticated technical, manufacturing and materials handling experience, J-Pac Medical's integrated approach supports all phases of the product lifecycle. The largest medical device companies in the world rely on J-Pac Medical to help meet the most difficult development, manufacturing, and logistics and supply chain challenges.

J-Pac Medical leverages a long history of expertise in forming, cutting and assembly to challenge the limits of new materials and expand the processing limits of existing materials. The J-Pac Medical team also offers the extensive knowledge required for both 2-D and 3-D forming of implantable textiles. On-site clean rooms can be customized to address handling and exposure requirements for specific product types.

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J-Pac Medical is FDA Registered (#1221051) as a Medical Device Manufacturer and a Device Labeller/Relabeller; and Certified to ISO 13485 standards through BSI.

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