COLUMBIA, CT — June 28, 2023… Columbia Manufacturing, Inc., (CMI), a leading supplier of precision metal components for domestic and international turbine engines, announced the appointment of Peter Madsen to the position of Director of Quality Assurance.

Peter joins the senior leadership team and brings over 35 years of leadership experience in Quality Assurance, New Product Development, Program Management, and Design Engineering. His experience leading cross-functional teams in organizations has resulted in significant operational excellence improvements throughout his career.

Peter Madsen, Director of Quality Assurance

Peter Madsen
Columbia Manufacturing
Director of Quality Assurance

As the Company grows and continues to be awarded new contracts. Peter’s experience will enable him to lead the teams through the successful launch of new products into manufacturing, strengthen and streamline the Quality function, and enhance the Company’s ability to deliver on the demands of its customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. Peter holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. His certifications include a Lean Value Based Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional.

“Peter’s diverse background in quality, product development, and project management provides our Company with the right experience and talent needed at a time when we are growing with new product awards critical to the future success of Columbia Manufacturing,” said Robert Friedland, CMI President and CEO. “His years of experience building teams working in a collaborative cross-functional way will help to solidify an already strong quality team.”

About Columbia Manufacturing

Columbia Manufacturing, Inc. is a world-class supplier of precision fabricated metal components for turbine engines serving customers including General Electric Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. As an FAA/EASA certified repair station, the Company also serves numerous customers in the overhaul and repair market for military and commercial aviation and ground power industries. CMI is the largest employer in Columbia, Conn., and operates two shifts with nearly 100 employees.