Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS) announced that Justin Hence of Southbridge, MA, has been appointed to the position of process engineer at the leading manufacturer of industrial knives and blades.

In this role, Hence will be responsible for improvements in the safety, quality, delivery and cost basis for Hyde products. He will support and work collaboratively with shop operations personnel on the continuous improvement of manufacturing processes. His new position will also include working with the product development team on new initiatives for customers across multiple industries.

Hence started as an engineering intern with Hyde’s sister companies, D&S Engineering and PDK Design & Grinding in 2011. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He will report to Hyde’s director of operations.

When not on the factory floor, Justin enjoys hiking, golf and rock climbing. He resides in Southbridge, MA, with his wife, Diana.

For more information on industrial blades and knives or to learn about employment opportunities at Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions, contact us at 54 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA 01550. Phone: 800-872-4933 or at www.hydeblades.com.