FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Vt. (June 25, 2012) – MackMedical, the medical products group of Mack Molding, has added significant engineering muscle to its organization in the areas of manufacturing, program management, quality and procurement.
Rick De Moss has accepted the position of process validation engineer, where he will be responsible for product and process validation for medical devices. With 30 years of experience in the field, De Moss has handled validation activities for implantable hearing devices for Otologics LLC (Boulder, Colo.); revalidation of cardiac products for the Blood Pump Division of Gambro, Global Therapeutics, and Telectronics Pacing Inc. (Colo.); as well as process development and validation activities for Class III cardiac long-term implantable products for Ventritex, Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.). In addition to Class III medical device manufacturing experience, De Moss is thoroughly steeped in the plastics industry, from tool building to injection molding and product assembly.
Bill Croisetiere has joined MackMedical as a program manager, and will be responsible for the manufacturing launch of a major new medical device. He comes to Mack from Covidien, a global healthcare products manufacturer, where he worked for 21 years in a variety of increasingly responsible positions within the information systems and corporate operations departments. Most recently, he was corporate engineering manager, manufacturing operations, with responsibility for providing process technology support to global manufacturing. Experienced in program and information services management, Croisetiere also brings strengths in regulatory compliance, Six Sigma, and lean manufacturing technologies.
Ryan Hildum has joined the organization as a quality engineer, where he will focus primarily on orthopedic accounts. He comes to Mack from Catheter Connections, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah), a new medical device company that specializes in disinfecting caps for IV lines. On the ground floor of a start-up, Hildum gained widespread experience, ranging from quality systems management to R&D, process validation, design verification, root cause analyses and auditing. A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he earned a bachelor’s in biochemistry, an American Chemical Society certified program.
Balaji Kumar has joined Mack’s procurement department, where he will serve as supplier engineer for two new medical device launches. Most recently, he worked for General Electric Energy (Schenectady, N.Y.), where he was a contract project engineer responsible for cost reduction and process improvement projects on gas turbine accessories. He has also held a contract engineering assignment with Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, Ill.), as an NPI applications engineer, and worked for Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Ind.), as a quality engineer. Kumar earned a master’s in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai, India). He has completed training in both Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, and is an active member of Project Management Institute’s Upstate New York Chapter, where he is working toward PMP certification.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding, designated an Environmental Leader by the state of Vermont, is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining, and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO.