Decades of experience command ACME into the next level of lean manufacturing

Denver, CO: ACME Manufacturing announces that John Barrett will lead the company as President and Chief Operating Officer effective on June 1st, 2023. Barrett will succeed Tim Broderick as he retires in June 2023.

Barrett’s most recent post was at Oribi Composites, where he was Chief Operating Officer for three years. John brings 28 years of experience in manufacturing to ACME. He earned a master’s degree in operations and manufacturing management from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Barrett’s experience extends into the United States military where he served as an Officer in the Army while deployed in Operation Desert Storm.

Barrett’s extensive knowledge in the manufacturing industry includes experience as:

  • General Manager at Mitsubishi Power America
  • VP of Operations at Wheeled Coach Ambulance
  • Director of Operations at Textron Fastening Systems

“I am extremely excited to be taking over the President and COO role at Acme Manufacturing Company,” says John Barrett. “I look forward to bringing an operational excellence mindset to all four of our strong and well-established companies.”

“John comes with years of experience in manufacturing,” says Tim Broderick, retiring president and COO. “I think he will do an outstanding job as my successor.”

 “I am genuinely excited to be working with John who brings with him a proven pedigree in manufacturing and Lean process strategies,” says Alan Bate of All America Threaded Products in Lancaster, PA. “His guidance and mentorship will allow us to continue to build on the exceptional revenue growth we have experienced in the last three years.”

ACME Manufacturing: Acme Manufacturing Co., Inc. is a prime manufacturer of a variety of metal products. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Acme Manufacturing is a privately owned and operated company dedicated to producing quality products, including metal shapes, garage door strut and angle, landscape edging products, high-end door hardware, chain, and threaded products. Acme Manufacturing operates multiple divisions including Acme Metal Shapes, GarageWorks Steel, Coyote Landscape Products, Regal Brands, Perfection Chain Products and All America Threaded Products. Established in 1986, Acme has operated under current ownership since 1992 and employs over 200 people across three states.



Connor Koldeway

ACME Manufacturing Co., Inc.



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