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The Pith Products press team works with journalists worldwide to distribute news about advancements, breakthroughs and thought leadership related to custom tool storage systems and packaging solutions for aerospace manufacturers and repair facilities, as well as tool vendors and tier suppliers. Topics typically covered include our innovative role in meeting new product line expansions, improving lean manufacturing efficiencies, and reducing FOD events. If you’re a member of the media

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Shadow boards are custom foam and plastic cutouts used to improve tool control and tool accountability in the workplace. Each unique design is built to fit. Shadow boards can be used with point of use stations of any size and configuration, including bench mounts, mobile stations, carts, part kits, and tool kits. They can also be interchangeable and are a smart solution to increase productivity, better utilize factory space, simplify change-overs in work areas, and above all – decrease FOD events.

At Pith, we have the ability to use your digital pictures to create shadow boards of all sizes and configurations. This process is easy for our customers, improves production efficiency, and reduces the cost of contracting custom work.



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Tim Blaisdell
Chief Executive Officer
Email: [email protected]
Office: 860-487-4859

About Tim

Tim Blaisdell is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in aerospace and defense manufacturing. Prior to becoming CEO of PITH Products, he served as the Chief Strategy Advisor for Cumberland Additive, providing strategic guidance and support to the team. With a career spanning over two decades, Mr. Blaisdell has held executive positions in both start-ups and large public companies. From 2015 to 2021, he served as the President and COO of VLN Advanced Technologies, a manufacturer of water jet devices for industry-specific applications in aerospace, heavy equipment, and power generation part manufacturing. During his tenure, he played a key role in driving the company’s direction and growth. Prior to VLN, Mr. Blaisdell was the Vice President of Business Development – North America for MDS Aero Support, where he was responsible for developing and executing the growth strategy for turbine engine test equipment, services, and facilities primarily with the engine OEMs – Pratt & Whitney, GE, and Rolls Royce. Before his time at MDS Aero, Mr. Blaisdell spent 13 years at Pratt & Whitney in various senior management roles including M&A, Strategy, Business Development, and Industrial Cooperation (Offset) marketing commercial and military jet engines and services. Tim has completed numerous Executive Education classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology specializing in Marketing, Strategy and Management. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Masters of Science in Management focusing on Innovation & Entrepreneurship and holds a Bachelor of Art from Ithaca College majoring in Mathematics & Economics along with a minor in Physics. Tim resides in Wethersfield, CT with his wife Kelly and has two boys, Timmy and Jack, who are both finishing college. If Tim is not in the office, you will most likely find him on a golf course, walking his dog or cooking something good to eat.

Tim Ryan
Board Director

Email: [email protected]
Office: 860-487-4859

About Tim

Bio coming soon/available on request.

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Pith products – in the news

January 22, 2024

Areospace Manufacturing Magazine (Online)

Take control of tooling – Aerospace Manufacturing (

October 16, 2023

Hartford Business Journal

Tool-storage manufacturer’s new CEO Blaisdell plans to expand beyond aerospace

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