Johnson to assume leadership role in product development and prototyping division of Coghlin; responsible for the management of DCI Engineering Services, a subsidiary of Coghlin Companies

Further strengthening its value as a leading partner for companies seeking multi-phase product development, prototyping and engineering for controlled production, DCI Engineering, a division of Coghlin Companies, has promoted Bill Johnson to the position of Vice President and General Manager. Johnson, a strong asset of the DCI team for over six years, will be responsible for all aspects of the management, overseeing sales, customer and program management, operations, finance and administration.

As Vice President and General Manager for DCI Engineering, Johnson will build on his exemplary six-year track record at the company where he has steadily progressed into leadership positions with increasing scope of responsibility within the organization, including roles as the Manager of Mechanical Engineering and, most recently as Vice President of Operations and Programs. Prior to joining DCI, Bill worked in senior level positions at several companies, including Cytyc Corporation, Speedline MPM, and Dover Instrument Corporation, and is noted for his experience developing precision motion systems and capital equipment from concept through volume production based on customer and market needs. Bill holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Certificate in Project Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

“My experience at Coghlin Companies has been transformative and very rewarding as I’ve been privileged to share in the success of the DCI and take on increasing levels of responsibility for the delivery of product development and prototyping excellence that is synonymous with the team,” said Bill Johnson. “As companies seek more cost effective, efficient and end-to-end approaches to tackling these needs, I look forward to meeting that challenge and leading the next stage of the company’s growth in the critical markets it serves.”

Remarking on this promotion, Chris Coghlin, President and CEO for Coghlin Companies said, “Bill has proven himself as a versatile asset during his tenure at DCI, fostering relationships in business development roles and providing a depth of technical experience for the support of product development. His dedication has enabled exciting and successful customer relationships as well as improved integration with Columbia Tech, Cogmedix and our client companies, and we are confident he will be a driver for our continued growth.” About Coghlin Companies, Inc. Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in helping companies cost effectively improve their time-to-market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Coghlin Companies spans four generations representing more than 126 years of manufacturing experience and leadership. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEMs in the bio-science, semiconductor, LED, medical device, green energy technology, data storage, and automation systems and controls industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering design and pre-production support services company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 certified medical subassembly and finished medical device contract manufacturer. For more information, please visit or sign up for the Coghlin Companies e-Newsletter at

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