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M. A. Silva USA Hires Ted DeHaan as General Manager

Posted on August 31, 2017

M. A. Silva USA, the fastest growing manufacturer of premium corks, glass and packaging in Sonoma County, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ted DeHaan as General Manager.

Over the last fifteen years, Ted has held various leadership positions in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, spirits, beer and wine packaging industries including Quality Manager, Regional Quality Director, Category Sales Director and Plant Manager/General Manager. "I am amazed by what the team has accomplished so far," Ted said. "M. A. Silva's culture is structured on teamwork, customer centricity and common professional values. I am excited about the opportunity to utilize my cross-functional and leadership experience to achieve future goals and be part of the next chapter of this already successful company."

"Ted will be a fantastic asset to our company," said Neil Foster, President of M. A. Silva USA. "He brings a wealth of invaluable experience to our growing company and our clients. I look forward to working with Ted and our team as we stay committed to delivering outstanding products and service to our clients."

Ted graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He lives with his wife Vanessa and 8-month-old daughter Sofie in Napa.

Ted can be contacted via e-mail at or phone at 707.236.1182.

About M. A. Silva USA: Based in Sonoma County, California, M. A. Silva USA is a leading manufacturer of premium natural corks, glass and packaging for North American markets. Its quality-assurance program ensures unmatched visual, mechanical and sensory characteristics of its products. The company operates on solar power and is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly operations. M. A. Silva earned both Sonoma Green Business Program and ClimateSmart™ certifications and received the Excellence Award for Sustainable Manufacturing by Trade Monthly Magazine. The company has been named Best Cork Supplier 2013, 2015 & 2016, Best Glass Supplier 2016 and 2016 North Bay Maker by the North Bay Business Journal, Best Cork Supplier 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017 and Best Bottle Supplier 2013 & 2015 by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2017 Best Cork & Bottle Supplier by Trade Monthly Magazine. It is a seven-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work. For more information, visit or call 707.636.2530.

Region: North America
Job Function: President/Owner/GM

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