NEW YORK—Riva Precision Manufacturing, a fine jewelry development hub located in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, is restructuring its business for expansion. In addition to launching an expedited 3D printing service that is available nationally, Riva is expanding product development capabilities into new divisions with a new product development director, Jerry Taylor, at the helm.
Before his current position at Riva, Taylor managed product development and casting at Hoover and Strong, where he created product line strategies and improvement plans across custom jewelry and cast products. Prior to that, Taylor had experience managing jewelers and shop workers for repairs, and was a plant operation director for two other companies, Riva said in a press release. His expertise across tools, techniques, cost analysis, and manufacturability are said to complement Riva’s efforts for “expanded specialty growth, with select services becoming available more widely to the trade.”
“I am very excited to have joined the Riva team, where customers and employees are highly valued, backed by the pursuit of excellence,” Taylor said in a statement. “Riva has given me the tools and technology needed to be creative, meeting challenges to solve the customers’ manufacturing needs, from CAD to the finished product.”
“As we grow the services available to customers, we are strengthening our technical capabilities,” said Riva Precision Manufacturing CEO and Founder, Ted Doudak, in the release. “Jerry knows the process, and has a good handle on the customer’s demand for attention and detail. We are glad to have him on board.”
Riva Precision Manufacturing provides designer-driven manufacturing services for the jewelry industry. The company, which began as a one-man shop nearly 30 years ago, operates a 37,500-square-foot, vertically-integrated facility in Brooklyn, New York.