CMC Employee Biographies

Cygnus Manufacturing Company Staff

John J. Maholtz - President and CEO

John J. Maholtz is President and CEO of Cygnus Manufacturing Company LLC (“CMC”). Mr. Maholtz was head of Fresenius Medical Care North America Equipment Manufacturing Operations which has multiple facilities, including its subsidiary Renal Solutions, Inc. where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Fresenius, John was Director of Global Operations of Freemarkets, Inc. He was also with Oberg Industries as both VP Global Marketing and Distribution and as General Manager of their West German Joint Venture. Earlier in his career John was at Respironics as a New Product Development and Engineering Manager. His early engineering experience began after earning his degree in Mechanical Engineering when he worked at Bayer Corporation as a Senior Design Engineer preceded by working as a Product Engineer at AMP Incorporated.
John has a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. He has been a board member of the NTMA and past Board Chair of the American Diabetes Association of Western PA.

Jodi Ricketts - Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Ms. Ricketts joined CMC as Regional Sales Manager in 1998. From 1995 to 1997, she served as Eastern Region Sales Manager for Dyna-Tech Adhesives, covering the Eastern half of the US. From 1989 through 1995, Ms. Ricketts was a sales representative for Magnetek, an industrial manufacturing firm, where she was ranked in the top 10% of the nationwide sales force and received the coveted President's Club Award. Ms. Ricketts received her degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990.

Carolyn Crouse – Vice President, Quality and Information Technology

Ms. Crouse joined the CMC Team in 2012 and has over 20 years of manufacturing experience. Her broad background, which includes engineering, quality, operations and logistics, began at Rockwell Automation’s Reliance Electric Division and then continued with Mack Trucks. Ms. Crouse received a BS in Bioengineering at Texas A&M (1990) and her MBA from Clemson University (1998). She is a Certified Lean Master, CQI, CQT, CQE, as well as a Senior Member with ASQ.

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