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Our Leaders

Meet Cadence's Leadership Team

Cadence President and CEO, Rob Werge.

Rob Werge

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rob Werge is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence, leading full-service contract manufacturing solutions of medical and drug delivery devices and specialty commercial products for OEM customers worldwide.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing processing and contract manufacturing industry with a focus on custom products in a business-to-business environment. 

Rob's career began at Nypro, a contract manufacturer of precision plastic products for health care and other markets.  He held positions in operations and pre-production with a focus on automation, tooling, program management and lean manufacturing during the first part of his tenure at Nypro.  Rob eventually moved into business development, becoming Global Business Unit manager for the Consumer/Industrial markets and then VP of Sales for the Americas region.  He also led Nypro’s Consumer/Electronics business in the Americas region and later assumed responsibility for the India operations.  Most recently, Rob spent the past seven years as Vice President and General Manager at Phillips-Medisize leading the commercial business unit.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and later attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.

Cadence CFO, Ken Cleveland.

Ken Cleveland

Chief Financial Officer

Ken Cleveland is the Chief Financial Officer at Cadence.  He is responsible for leading Cadence's finance team and key supporting functions such as information technology, capital management, mergers and acquisitions, audit management, and investor relations.  He has over 30 years of finance and accounting experience, specifically in manufacturing.

Ken joined Cadence in 1996 as Controller and later became the Chief Financial Officer.  He earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech.

Matt Langton

Vice President, Sales

Matt Langton is Cadence’s Vice President of Sales, providing executive leadership and strategic direction to a team of sales professionals to drive sales and build customer relationships globally.  He has over 30 years of experience in contract manufacturing, building strategic customer relationships, creating business transformation, and driving organizational success by combining new business opportunities with innovative solutions.

Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Cadence VP Pre-Production, Andy Becker.

Andy Becker

Vice President, Pre-Production

Andy Becker serves as the company's Vice President of Pre-Production.  He is responsible for leading Cadence's Engineering team -- driving innovation, quoting, project execution, and launch of new products into manufacturing.  Andy also ensures project deliverables, technical capabilities, and project leadership are aligned with our customers' expectations.  He has over 30 years of contract manufacturing experience, ranging between operations leadership and engineering leadership in large multi-national organizations.  The last half of his career has been focused on medical devices, surgical instruments, drug delivery devices, and medical diagnostics.

Andy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Cadence VP Operations, Chris McHugh.

Chris McHugh

Vice President, Operations

Chris McHugh is Vice President of Operations at Cadence.  He is responsible for leading the company's world-class operational and supply chain excellence.

With over 25 years of experience, Chris has led supply chains, quality organizations, and operations all over the world, including Malaysia, China, the U.K., Ireland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the United States.  He began his career with General Motors as an Engineering intern while still in graduate school.  He then went on to hold various positions in operations management, quality, engineering, and general management at multiple companies, most notably Ford Motor Company.  He studied Six Sigma at Ford and worked as one of Ford’s first Master Black Belts.  Most recently, Chris led the global operations and supply chain for Amcor Healthcare Packaging, which served the world’s largest life science companies with sterile barrier packaging. 

Chris joined Cadence's leadership team in late 2019.  He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from Michigan Technological University.  Additionally, he completed formal education at Columbia Business School with an executive certification in International Finance and Business.

Cadence VP HR, Keri Rankin.

Keri Rankin

Vice President, Human Resources

Keri Rankin is Vice President of Human Resources at Cadence.  She leads the company's Human Resources functions that includes compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and development, and performance management.  She has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources with a focus in manufacturing.

Keri joined Cadence in 2011 and has been able to grow and expand the Human Resources function since then.  She has a Master's of Education in Human Resource Development and a bachelor's degree in Business Management, both from James Madison Unversity.

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