Unexpected Passing of CEO Dave Hitchens


Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.32.08 AMFirst State Manufacturing announces that Mr. Eli Valenzuela will be reassuming the duties and responsibilities of President and CEO of First State Manufacturing after the unexpected passing of Mr. David Hitchens.

“Mr. Hitchens helped us build upon a very firm foundation,” said Mrs. Sher Valenzuela, Vice President of First State Manufacturing. “His business acumen and strategic planning skills were fundamental as we continued to foster our partnerships in the world of commercial transit, pharmaceutical services and military support as well as developing our own proprietary products. While his passing is unexpected and we are personally devastated by his loss, professionally, we forge onward with business as usual.”

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

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