FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Vt. “The Board of Directors of Mack Molding Company has promoted Bruce Bixler to vice president of purchasing and Joan Magrath to vice president of sales & engineering, it was announced today by Jeff Somple, president of the company’s Northern Operations. In addition, Somple has promoted Larry Walck to the expanded role of director of new business development.
“These individuals are industry veterans with significant plastics and manufacturing expertise, who are on the front line with customers,” says Somple. “They have made major contributions to our past success and are now in positions to spearhead our future growth.”
Bixler joined Mack in 1973, and broadened his business foundation by working in several functional areas, including human resources, sales, production scheduling and, for many years now, purchasing. He has managed the growth of the purchasing department as it has evolved into a supplier management organization that now purchases thousands of unique components from hundreds of suppliers around the world.
Another long-term Mack employee, Magrath joined the company in 1987 as account manager, and was later promoted to business unit director. She was instrumental in Mack’s explosive growth in the computer and business equipment market in the 1990’s, and has now applied the company’s capabilities to medical device manufacturing. As vice president of sales & engineering, Magrath is responsible for all program and account management activities, including tooling and customer service.
Walck joined Mack in 2000 as new business development manager, with 12 years of plastics-related sales and marketing experience already under his belt. He has landed several major accounts during his tenure here, and now oversees all new sales activity, including Mack’s design and application engineering group.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding ” a wholly owned subsidiary of Mack Group ” is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. The company operates seven facilities throughout the eastern United States. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that has earned a 5A1 D&B rating, the highest available.