SSP Promotes Adam Stiles to Chief Operating Officer
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing that Adam Stiles has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Adam has led the company’s sales and marketing efforts since 2010 and became SSP’s vice president in 2020, a role that made him responsible for implementing long-term business strategy. In his new role as COO, Adam will continue to lead the sales, marketing, and long-term strategic efforts as well as manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain. Paul DiCaprio, SSP’s president, is assisting Stiles with the transition and remains responsible for quality control, research and development, and finance. Adam will report directly to Paul.
“Adam has done an outstanding job navigating us through the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst silicone rubber shortage in history,” DiCaprio said. “He’s successfully positioned SSP for long-term growth in the septa, EMI/RFI shielding, aerospace and defense, and medical device markets. With his promotion to COO, Adam will continue to grow the business while taking on responsibilities for operations in order to drive greater efficiencies.”
Adam’s promotion is the latest in a series of career advancements at SSP. The Cornell University graduate joined the company in 2008 as Global Industrial Product Manager and in 2010 was promoted to Global Product Manager, a role that included SSP’s laboratory products. He was later named Director of Sales and Marketing and then promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His promotion to COO became effective recently and includes direct or indirect supervisory responsibility for approximately 50 of SSP’s 76 employees.
About Specialty Silicone Products
Specialty Silicone Products was founded in 1989 to meet growing demand from niche markets where no commercial silicone solution existed. Today, the company makes EMI/RFI silicones, EMI/RFI conductive O-rings, EMI extrusions, custom-molded EMI gaskets, military and aerospace silicones, FDA and USP Class VI silicones, and laboratory products that include septa liners and caps for chromatography research. The company’s Ballston Spa, New York (USA) headquarters is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has a facility footprint of 54,000 square feet. SSP was acquired by Heico Corporation in 2018.