Charles V. Villa Jr. has more than 25 years of experience in the injection molded plastics industry, both as a consultant and in corporate management.
After receiving his bachelor of science degree from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., and taking post-graduate courses at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., Villa started his career with Nypro Corp. For the next 12 years there he served as the business unit manager in the medical division, and held various plant board-level positions.
Villa left Nypro to become president and chief executive officer of Component Technology Holdings Inc. in Pennsylvania, where he executed an operational turnaround for a venture firm.
Following that he spent five years as president of Applied Technology Systems Inc., a consulting firm that specialized in operational turnarounds through strategic planning, manufacturing leadership, and the development of information systems and controls for business management.
Villa joined the San Jose, Calif.-based Trend Technologies Inc. in October 1997 as executive vice president of business development. In this capacity, he reorganized the firm's sales and marketing operations.
Today, Trend operates eight plants with 2,000 employees, 150 injection presses and has annual sales of approximately $300 million. It also has been at the forefront of the move toward plastics molders bringing metal-stamping operations in-house, to offer one-stop shopping options for major customers such as Dell Computer Corp.