Westside Finishing Inc names former Operations Manager, Korey Bell as its new company President. This announcement comes in conjunction to his father and company founder, Brian Bell’s retirement in the late spring of 2019.
“Like all family businesses that I’m aware of, the next generation puts their own “stamp” on the business…and so watching Korey do that in a way that has contributed to our growth and success makes me very proud” says Brian. Korey has been heavily involved in many changes over the course of the company’s history, including the installation of the automatic conveyor line system back in 2014.
“Growing up I was fortunate to have a great role model in my father.” Korey states. “He started this company as a one man show and over the course of nearly 40 years, grew it into one of New England’s largest powder coating job shops.” Korey mentions that he looks forward to the challenge of leading the company in the coming decades and adds, “I am confident that we have the right team in place to continue to grow and develop while maintaining our position as one of the leading metal finishing providers in New England.”
As company President, Korey will be responsible for overseeing daily production, attending industry related trade shows and conferences while working with department managers to continue to offer top quality work for incoming projects. Just recently, Westside Finishing was recognized as one of Springfield Regional Chamber’s “Super 60” winners of 2018, which celebrates the success in revenue growth for privately-owned business in the Springfield region. Among being recognized locally, Westside Finishing has continuously been named one of Products Finishing Magazine’s “Top Shops” every year since 2015, which features top performing shops throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.