Brian McGary, a seasoned information technology professional with more than 15 years of experience, has been appointed director of information technology, reporting to President Jeff Somple.
McGary will be responsible for implementing cutting edge solutions to advance the Company’s short- and long-term technology plans with a focus on increasing competitiveness, compliance and security. He will work closely with all levels of the organization, ensuring the proper technology is in place to support mission critical business operations.
Prior to joining Mack, McGary most recently was service delivery manager at Acrowire in Charlotte, N.C., where he played a key role in Microsoft SharePoint and custom application development solutions. He previously served in positions of increasing responsibility at Muzak and Polypore International. Brian has an associate’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis on business administration and computer technology from Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, N.C., as well as a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C.
Additionally, six former interns have returned through Mack’s doors, bringing with them an intimate knowledge of Mack’s operations coupled with fresh ideas and the promise of a strong future in manufacturing. They also happen to be a testament to the Company’s workforce cultivation efforts, which have focused on showing the next generation of engineers and technicians how rewarding a career in manufacturing can be.
Peter Bush returns to Mack as a quality engineer after graduating from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. Previously a sales and engineering intern at Mack, he has experience in planning, preparing and organizing resources for class 3 medical device product development studies and facilitating related communication between manufacturing, quality and management.
Britney Coley has been named a program coordinator in the Company’s medical device sector. The St. Lawrence University graduate has a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology. In her role, Coley maintains program schedules and records, facilitates document control tasks and interface with customers as part of a multi-disciplinary team from across the organization focused on launching new products and improving performance.
Matthew Comar, who studied advanced manufacturing at Hudson Valley Community College, joins Mack as a finishing technician. Comar brings experience in SolidWorks and Mastercam software, as well as knowledge of CNC mills, lathes and manual machine tools. As a finishing technician, he will perform set-ups of various processes, including pad printing, milling and sonic welding, as well as maximize efficiency and quality of production.
Having received his bachelor of science degree in science and technology studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Brendan Gleason joins Mack as a quality engineer. Gleason developed a deep understanding of Mack’s medical device manufacturing business as a quality technician intern, collaborating with manufacturing, quality and management to satisfy customer needs for over 300 unique medical parts.
University of Vermont graduate Aaron LeBeau, who has been appointed as a quality engineer, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. In addition to previously serving as an intern on Mack’s quality engineering team, LeBeau spent a summer working in production. He previously gained experience as an electrical technician intern at Abacus Automation in Bennington, Vt., and brings experience in computer-aided design, quality management and data analysis software to Mack.
Kelsey O’Dell joins Mack as a manufacturing engineer in the Company’s medical business. She received her bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. In addition to previous Mack experience, O’Dell honed her engineering skills as an undergraduate research assistant at RPI’s Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications Engineering Research Center.