Continued New Business Growth Drives Hiring at Molder & Contract Manufacturer
ARLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Mack Molding has announced staffing additions across the Company, including new manufacturing, quality and engineering talent, human resources leadership in the company’s Southern Division and the return of three former interns to full-time positions.
“Our most recent batch of recruits represents a broad spectrum of new and experienced talent,” said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. “We have now seen 19 former interns return to the fold in the last three years, and with the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S. a greater interest from seasoned manufacturers and engineers necessary to provide leadership to our team and ensure our customers’ programs are successful.”
Trudy Hood has been appointed Mack Molding’s new Director of Human Resources for the Southern Division. Prior to Mack, Trudy most recently managed all human resources, safety, workers compensation, training and environmental functions for Ply Gen Siding Group’s Gaffney, S.C., facility. Prior to that she was corporate human resources manager for Core Molding Technologies, with responsibility for its U.S.-based plants and one facility in Mexico. In addition to having a bachelor of science in business administration from Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C., Trudy is a certified professional in human resources with more than 20 years of experience.
Jeanne LaFountain has joined the sales and engineering team as a program manager at the Company’s headquarters, providing leadership in regards to the customer relationship, planning, product realization and production, budget and cost management, and sales growth. Jeanne most recently worked as a process engineer at Spectrum Plastics Group in Glens Falls, N.Y., and gained additional experience as an associate process engineer at Latham, N.Y., based medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics. Jeanne has a bachelor of science degree in plastics engineering tech from Penn State Behrend in Erie, Penn.
Jonathan Scheiner has joined Mack’s Cavendish facility as manufacturing manager. A seasoned manufacturing leader, Jonathan brings 20 years of engineering, manufacturing and operational experience to the role. Prior to Mack he most recently he served as production manager for Canary Systems in New London, N.H., where he managed day-to-day production and office personnel. He garnered previous experience in management and leadership roles with Whitney Blake in Bellows Falls, Vt., and Precision Contract Manufacturing in Springfield, Vt. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technologies from Keene State College in Keene, N.H., and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Dwayne Hannam has been appointed to the role of manufacturing engineer on the manufacturing engineering team at the Company’s headquarters. Dwayne has a significant background in electrical engineering and prior to Mack most recently worked at NSK Americas in Bennington, Vt., starting as an electrical controls technician and assistant lead tech before being promoted to a manufacturing engineer. He previously built engineering expertise with Parker Hannifin in Long Island, N.Y., and as an electrician with LWD Construction in Jamaica, N.Y. He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology in East Elmhurst, N.Y.
Former intern Ethan Marsh has returned to Mack as a metals manufacturing engineer at the Company’s headquarters. Ethan will be responsible for all metals manufacturing engineering requirements. Having spent more than 100 weeks in the Company’s halls as an intern and co-op, he brings a deep familiarity with Mack and its processes to the role. Most recently Ethan was a sheet metal design engineering intern. He previously served as a plastic design engineering intern, a medical manufacturing engineering intern and as a quality engineering and manufacturing intern. Ethan has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.
The quality team at Mack headquarters has welcomed Alistair Adams as a quality engineer with responsibility for compliance with our customers’ quality requirements. Before joining Mack, Alistair previously served as an aircraft mechanic with M1 Services. He also gained previous quality and engineering experience as an aircraft engine craftsman and later an aircraft engine maintenance instructor supervisor with the United States Air Force. Alistair has associate of applied science degrees in aerospace maintenance technology and instructor of military technology from the Community College of the Air Force, as well as a bachelor of science degree in physics from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.
Mack has welcomed Willie Wells to its to its Headquarters as a quality engineer, with responsibility for compliance with our customers’ quality requirements. Before joining Mack, Willie served as a quality front line manager at Unilever Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury, Vt. He also gained previous quality and engineering experience as a quality analysis/quality control engineer with C3NANO in Hayward, Calif. Willie has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from San Jose State University in California, as well as a master of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Additionally, he is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and ASQ certified.
Dan Atkins has accepted the role of associate manufacturing engineer on manufacturing team at the Company’s headquarters, supporting manufacturing activities, including trouble-shooting day-to-day production issues, repairing production equipment, validating new processes and implementing continuous improvement initiatives, on medical programs. Dan has a bachelor of science in manufacturing engineering technology from Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vt., where he also earned an associate of science degree in mechanical engineering technology.
Mack’s East Arlington, Vt., facility has welcomed Sarah Gilligan to the Mack North human resources team as an HR generalist. Sarah, who most recently served as a merchandise systems administrator at Orvis in Sunderland, Vt., before joining Mack previously served as a staff accountant and human resources coordinator at the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester Center, Vt. She also previously gained HR experience as a recruiting and administrative assistant/intern at Creative Financial Staffing/BlumShapiro in West Hartford, Conn. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., she has a bachelor of science degree in business marketing.
Alex Bacon has joined the Company as a cost estimator in the purchasing department at headquarters; however, he first entered Mack’s doors as an intern in 2016. He will be responsible for providing cost and lead-time estimates for outside parts, tooling, materials, goods, and services in support of new product opportunities and product realization. During his tenure as a Mack intern, Alex developed a keen understanding of Mack’s programs and processes as he served on the metals, medical manufacturing, sales and engineering and materials management teams. He has a bachelor of science in business administration from Castleton University in Castleton, Vt.
Former intern Samantha Pearce has accepted a position as a human resources administrator, with responsibilities for orienting new employees, maintaining the integrity of physical and electronic files and generally supporting HR functions. She had previously served as a health services and human resources intern for the Company since 2016. She has a bachelor of science degree in public health from Rivier University in Nashua, N.H., and is currently working on her master of public health degree with the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.
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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