Rob CoatsRob brings more than thirty-five years of manufacturing experience to SMC.  He spent the first part of his career in manufacturing management with Procter & Gamble before coming to Lexington to manage the operations of a small manufacturer.  His first position with ownership was a wire harness company near Lexington.  After that business sold, Rob purchased SMC as the majority owner in 1994. Sales grew by 7X over the next thirteen years due to a stellar group of key employees.  Rob holds a B.S. in Engineering and a MBA from Virginia Tech.