Smith-Midland hires Engineering Manager to Support Company’s Manufacturing & Engineering Best Practices
April 8, 2015 | Associate / Plant News
Midland, VA – April 9, 2015 – Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQB: SMID)
Smith-Midland has hired Amit Tilak to provide leadership and technical expertise to all engineering functions within the major precast concrete producer’s business. Mr. Tilak will also support Smith-Midland’s product licensing subsidiary, Easi-Set Worldwide and its Easi-Set licensed producers through product development and design development support on Easi-Set projects. Mr. Tilak brings more than eight years of design experience in the construction industry for commercial, industrial and residential developments to his role as Engineering Manager. Mr. Tilak began his work with Smith-Midland on March 1.
As Engineering Manager, Mr. Tilak will oversee major projects for Smith-Midland, from beginning project coordination meetings to final project completion – insuring timely engineering, procurement, manufacturing, delivery, and installation for clients across product and market segments. Mr. Tilak will monitor and control costs to maintain profitability goals; provide leadership within the engineering culture of the company; and focus on lean manufacturing practices. The adoption of lean manufacturing practices within the company enable Smith-Midland to provide the highest quality products and services at the lowest cost to its customers, in the shortest time and in the safest manner possible.
“Mr. Tilak is thoroughly familiar with applicable codes, industry standards and design practices for precast concrete products used in commercial, architectural, highway and underground utility markets,” said Ashley Smith, President of Smith-Midland. “We are enthusiastic that he has joined our team of innovators, as he will also participate in the development of new products and procedures in the years to come, as we continue to grow our company.”
Smith-Midland has a long history of providing excellence in concrete casting, with a variety of products offered throughout the East-Coast. Smith-Midland’s production excellence is based on a thorough understanding of precast concrete technology, backed by the skills, facilities and experience necessary to produce quality precast products. Mr. Tilak will monitor the engineering department’s productive output and quality to ensure optimum efficiencies, and map to strategic business goals.
“Smith-Midland places special emphasis on quality control at every stage of production,” said Amit Tilak, Smith-Midland’s new Engineering Manager. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to ensure a high-level of quality remains true in every step of the engineering and contractual process. In addition, I’ll provide engineering guidance and expertise to ensure that all company, industry and regulatory standards continue to be met for our products and projects.”
Mr. Tilak earned a Masters of Business Administration from New York University in 2014, a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University in 2006, and a Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Mumbai University (India) in 2001.
“Mr. Tilak brings industry experience in competitive strategy, civil site design, sales and marketing of construction products, and operations and logistics,” said Rodney Smith, Smith-Midland’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “His insights in contract negotiations, inventory and project management, client engagement and strategy implementation will prove valuable to the company. We are pleased to have him onboard.”
About Smith-Midland Corporation
Smith-Midland Corporation (DE) is a publically traded company (OTCQB: SMID). Smith-Midland (VA) develops, manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries. SMC has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Virginia and Reidsville, North Carolina. Easi-Set® Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (DE), licenses the production and sale of SMC developed products around the world. For more information, please call (540) 439-3266.