As part of this process, Cebular recently invited five students from the Tufts entrepreneurship program to help the team get more insights into the competitive landscape.
The students – Frank Hua, Robert Ranalli, Spencer Alligood, Ciaran Hourihan and Tanner Gordon – were part of a marketing course taught by legendary entrepreneur Jack Derby that puts students in real life experiences to hone their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. CEO of Derby Management, Derby also is a professor at Tufts. He has a long history of running strategy sessions with Mack leadership, and the Company has sent members of its business development team to his sales management bootcamp.
As part of the project, the team conducted voice of the customer surveys, talked with current and past customers, as well as design firms, to learn about their experience with Mack Proto and how the company stacks up against its competition. They then paired their findings with competitive landscape research to conduct a SWOT analysis that will help build a roadmap to the organization’s future.
Key findings included improving the way customers can interact with the company digitally. Their research will lead to website enhancements aimed at fostering greater ease of use for customers seeking to upload files and obtain quotes, which Mack Proto plans to incorporate with its updated website planned for later this year.
An expert in traditional manufacturing technologies, such as injection molding and CNC machining, as well as modern additive manufacturing platforms, Cebular is bringing new energy to the organization. In addition to the marketing insights developed by the Tufts team, he is preparing to bring new technologies and services to Mack Proto’s portfolio.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Mack Molding, Mack Proto offers 75,000 square feet of manufacturing in an ISO 13485 certified environment specializing in low-volume manufacturing, including rapid prototyping, such as 3D printing for small and large parts; rapid moldmaking; low-volume, small-part injection molding; CNC machining; cast urethane molding; and extensive painting and finishing operations.
As Mack Prototype evolves in the coming months we will keep you posted on each exciting stage!
It has been 18 months since the Mack Molding team hit the road for a major industry event, but it is finally happening. We are very excited to be heading to Anaheim, Calif., for MD&M West 2021. The truck is on its way with the Mack booth and our business development managers, marketing and engineering teams are putting the final touches on what promises to be an amazing event.
Taking place Aug. 10-12, 2021, at the Anaheim Convention Center, MD&M West brings together more than 1,400 suppliers and 13,000 industry professionals, including medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices.
Please join Mack by using the promo code MYGUEST when you register online to get a free expo pass or save 20% on the conference. Once you are on site make sure to stop by and see the Mack team at Booth No. 2449. We would love the opportunity to discuss our abilities as a full-service contract manufacturer with specialties in plastics design, prototyping, plastic injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining and turnkey system assembly.
You will also have the opportunity to meet new Mack Prototype President Greg Cebular and learn about his vision to bring new technologies and services to this wholly-owned Mack subsidiary specializing in low-volume manufacturing, including rapid prototyping, such as 3D printing for small and large parts; rapid moldmaking; low-volume, small-part injection molding; CNC machining; cast urethane molding; and extensive painting and finishing operations.
While its roots are in custom injection molding, today Mack Molding is a vertically integrated product development and manufacturing partner that can help take ideas from inception through prototyping to manufacturing. Whether you are interested in Mack Medical, Mack Molding, Mack Technologies, Mack Prototype or Synectic Product Development, the design function is part of a total product development solution geared toward reducing cost and time-to-market and our vertically integrated services have been organized to benefit your business throughout the product life cycle.
If you would like to schedule a specific meeting time in our booth, please contact your business development manager, or Jon Whitney, Vice President of Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 375-0714.
For more than 30 years, MD&M West has been connecting industry-leading suppliers with the latest products and technology, helping bring products from concept to market. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event – and remember you can find us at Booth No. 2449!
Fall brings frightfully fun times to Mack Molding as employees compete in costume and pumpkin decorating contests. The annual tradition continued in 2020, with the Headquarters plant in Arlington, Vt., and the Company’s Statesville, N.C., facility participating in the revelry.
In 1995 Mack Molding celebrated its 75th Anniversary. To honor the occasion owner Don Kendall took his employees and their families to Disney. Here’s a photo montage of some memories from that amazing trip!
ARLINGTON, Vt. (May 5, 2020) – Mack announced today the Company has acquired two new Haas three-axis machining centers to be used in the production of ventilator components.
“An existing medical customer asked if we could help them meet the increased demand for their ventilators,” said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. “After a quick analysis the team determined the work would outpace our current capacity, so we jumped right in and immediately invested in the machines.”
Somple noted Mack’s metals department is supporting the project by making sheet metal parts, and the new machining centers will allow for machining of plastic components, as well as inserting. The machining centers were delivered on Monday, May 4, 2020, and the Company expects set up and testing of the units to last about a week before entering into production.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 11 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is CEO and chairman. For more information, go to www.mack.com.
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