Editor’s Note: Another Mack is ME! post, this series spotlights the people and personalities behind our services. Check back frequently or subscribe to the feed, as these profiles will be interspersed with news updates on a regular basis. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know us!Name: Bonnie Simon
Title: Manufacturing Manager, Headquarters Plant
Her job? Bonnie is responsible for planning, scheduling, and supervising the work of nearly 100 production employees who form the nucleus of Mack’s contract manufacturing service. Her medical-device expertise in new product development and process introduction, quality, ergonomics and operations management plays a key role in serving and growing Mack’s roster of customers in the medical marketplace.
Time at Mack: 8½ years.
Favorite Mack memory: Bonnie enjoys all of the employee appreciation dinners and other celebrations that Mack hosts for its employees. “It is important to recognize the hard work that Mack employees put into their jobs.”
Favorite part about working at Mack: Bonnie loves the security she feels at Mack. “Mack has such a diverse customer base here that there has never been a need to go international.” Having been responsible for transitioning US-based operations to Thailand, Ireland and Mexico for former employers involved in mergers and acquisitions, she has never feared that Mack would do anything similar. “I have never once regretted coming to Mack. Over the years, Mack has diversified into many different services and markets. There are so many new products and people coming through our doors — there is nothing but excitement every single day.”
Experience: Bonnie graduated from Adirondack Community College (Queensbury, N.Y.) with an associate’s degree in business administration. After, she attended SUNY Empire State College (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), where she studied business administration and economics. Bonnie joined Mack with over 20 years of medical manufacturing experience, including stints with Hudson RCI; Tyco, Inc. (Argyle, N.Y.), where she was production manager in the Tracheal Tube Operations for six years; and Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc., the world’s leading endotracheal tube manufacturer that was later acquired by Tyco.Personal life: Bonnie grew up in the Cambridge, N.Y., area. She moved to Greenwich, where she currently lives with her husband, Jerry, who owns and operates a used car dealership in nearby Cambridge. They have been married for almost 34 years, and are the parents of three adult sons – Kyle, Eric and Isaac – who all live locally. They have one grandson and two granddaughters.
When not at work: Bonnie enjoys gardening, decorating and her family. “Every other second, I’m with my grandchildren. I’ve been blessed to be a part of their lives and really watch them grow. Being that close with your family is a very special thing.” She also spends every summer at her lake house on Lake Cossayuna, where she swims and boats daily. Her winter getaway is to a recently purchased home in Florida.