Michael D'Amico Joins Bradford as Chief Financial Officer
Posted October 2022
WEST WARWICK, RI (October 13, 2022) – Bradford Soap Works is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael D’Amico as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Michael has over 30 years of corporate finance experience developing and executing innovative cost containment and revenue growth strategies. His career includes many years in the manufacturing sector, where he facilitated union negotiations and focused on capital allocation, operating skills, and long-term value creation.
Most recently, Michael was the CFO for Boston Centerless, a supplier of high-precision products for medical and aerospace applications. He previously ran a consulting firm where he worked as a principal adviser on the construction of a $20M manufacturing facility for an international food processor. In addition, he worked 14 years for Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company based in the UK, with his last role as Vice President and General Manager, US for the Catalytic Systems Division.
Michael will lead the Finance, Supply Chain, Human Resources, and IT teams. Stuart R. Benton, Bradford’s President and CEO said, “I am excited to have Michael join Bradford’s Team. Michael brings significant experience to enhance our journey of solid personal care innovation as we strive to positively impact lives locally and globally.“ Michael commented on his appointment, “I am very happy to be joining Bradford. My first focus will be addressing the supply chain and inventory issues that have become prevalent in our current economic environment.”
Michael holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with a focus on Finance from Villanova University. He lives with his daughter in East Greenwich, RI.
About Bradford: Bradford is an innovation development company with manufacturing expertise focused on solid personal care. For over 145 years, we have helped organizations build great brands by creating a cutting-edge platform of cleansing and personal care products that contain little or no water. Our products boast clean ingredient lists, less packaging, and fewer preservatives than liquid alternatives. We are the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty bar soap, and we offer a broad range of sustainable haircare, skincare, and body care products.
Bradford develops original formulations through our vertical integration and small-batch process, which allow us to customize products to each brand. Our broad customer base, extensive market research, and manufacturing know-how give us the ability to spot and predict trends. We use this knowledge to innovate and deliver products on-brand and on-trend.
Headquartered in Rhode Island, Bradford also has facilities in Indiana and California. www.bradfordsoap.com, Facebook: @bradfordsoap, Twitter: @BradfordSoap