Fortech Products Names New COO

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BRIGHTON — Luis Madeleno has been named the new COO of Fordtech Products, a Brighton-based provider of corrosion-resistant coatings, metal-forming lubricants and contract packaging services for the auto-manufactures.

Madeleno will now be responsible for the company’s operations in the United States, as well as the company’s growing, international expansion efforts in Brazil, Mexico, and the Asia Pacific region.

Madeleno previously served as COO for Sodecia Corp.’s Asia-Pacific operations. In addition to Sodecia, Madeleno has held senior management positions at Benteler, General Motors and Delphi. At Benteler he managed key operations in South Africa, France, Spain and Turkey. Previously he had worked with General Motors and Delphi with management assignments in Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, Poland, Russia and Thailand.

A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Madeleno holds a law degree from Portugal’s Lisbon University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Catholic University of Lisbon. He also has studied at Dartmouth University’s Tuck Business School and Michigan State University.

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