Patrick S. Spinelli has been named Plant Manager by Hyde Tools, a national manufacturer based in Southbridge, Massachusetts.

Announced in October by Hyde President and COO Robert Scoble, the selection was due in part to Spinelli’s longtime contribution to manufacturing excellence through Lean and Continuous Improvement practices, Scoble noted. Spinelli has overseen the operation of many departments and business units since joining Hyde in 1994.

Spinelli began his career at Hyde as a machine operator in the company’s Engineered Products business unit. From there, he became facilitator of the grinding department, a position he held for 12 years. It was in this assignment that he first tackled cell design and other lean and continuous improvement manufacturing disciplines. He was responsible for the planning and procurement of new machinery; schedule implementation; the development and implementation of budgets, team-building and training. He later added the management of the heat-treating department, the laser cutting area and the production of Wilson machine knives and blades.

In 2009, Spinelli was selected as leader of operations for Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS). In this role he collaborated with the sales and marketing team to facilitate growth of the IBS division and maintained control of all manufacturing departments linked to the division.

Spinelli is a graduate of the School of Industrial Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has served on the board of directors for the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton, is a member of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and is a scout leader for the Boys Scouts of America Mohegan Council, Inc.  He and his wife Kelly reside in Southbridge, MA and have two boys ages 10 and 7. 

Hyde Tools is a leading manufacturer of surface preparation, paint and finishing hand tools. Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions is a major supplier of knives and blades for industrial applications,