Boxborough, Massachusetts – Invetech, a full-service provider specializing in the design, development and manufacturing of clinical diagnostic instruments, point of care devices and configured systems for cell and gene therapy manufacturing, has announced the appointment of Mark Willingham as Vice President and General Manager of its Dover Motion division. Co-located with Invetech’s U.S. contract manufacturing business, Dover Motion is a leading provider of precision stages and engineered motion solutions for the medical, life sciences, and diagnostics industries.
Willingham brings a diverse range of skills and experience to the role, including general management of businesses in electronics, complex capital equipment and process automation as well as operations, sales and marketing experience. He has extensive experience working internationally as well as domestically focusing on business development and growth.
Immediately prior to joining Invetech and Dover Motion, Willingham served as Senior Vice President of Energy Federation, Inc. (EFI). In his new role, Willingham will be based in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Leading Invetech’s Dover Motion division, Willingham plans to focus on further defining the strategic direction of the business. “I am very excited to join Invetech as the GM at Dover Motion. It is truly an honor to lead such a strong and talented team at this critical time,” Willingham said of his appointment. “Dover Motion has seen strong organic growth and we have a great opportunity to expand on that as we grow our focus. Our disruptive technology is enabling the next phase of instrumentation across multiple sectors within the life sciences vertical.”
“With Mark’s diverse skillset and experience developing companies globally, his skills will be a great asset as Dover Motion continues to grow,” said Andreas Knaack, President of Invetech. “The life sciences vertical is going through a period of massive disruption and is facing enormous pressure to innovate. Mark’s proven leadership skills and growth mindset will greatly benefit Dover Motion as we continue to expand the business as we assist our clients in solving their precision motion challenges.”
Willingham holds an MBA from Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to his civilian career, Mr. Willingham was an Officer in the United States Navy and a Gulf War Veteran.
Dover Motion is a leading provider of precision stages and engineered motion solutions for the medical, life sciences, and factory automation industries. With over 50 years of industry experience, the company’s core strength lies in designing custom engineered motion systems and modules. The company also provides standard products utilizing lead screws and ball screws, belts and pulleys, air bearing and linear motor technologies. To learn more, please visit dovermotion.com.
Invetech delivers optimal client-focused outcomes by solving commercial, usability and manufacturing challenges for clinical lab and point of care diagnostics and commercial-scale cell and gene therapy applications. With hundreds of successful collaborations over the past 30 years, we’re a trusted partner to see your vision succeed and the promise of innovation fulfilled. With expertise in product design and development, in-house ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 manufacturing at our Boxborough, Massachusetts facility, a scalable services approach and extensive partner network, Invetech provides the resources you need with a single point of accountability.