ARLINGTON, Vt. (Aug. 12, 2021) – Mack Molding has announced the addition of several new team members as the Company meets increased demands for its custom plastic injection molding and contract manufacturing services.
“Throughout the pandemic we learned how essential our customers’ products were to the fight against COVID-19,” said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. “Whether it was the medical, energy or transportation sector, we rose to the challenge – investing in the technology and the people necessary to ensure we continued to deliver these critical technologies to our customers.”
Hires spanned several departments, including Business Development, Sales & Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Finance.
Nicholas McCoy has joined Mack’s Business Development team as a Business Development Manager covering South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Before joining Mack, McCoy was a sales and estimating manager, and project coordinator, at Mid-South Prestress, LLC in Nashville, Tenn. McCoy is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and a minor in mathematics. He also has high-impact selling certification from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.
Joining the Sales & Engineering team at Mack Headquarters in Arlington, Vt., is Program Manager Kristen Crowell. She brings more than 12 years of plastics industry experience to the role. Before Mack, Crowell most recently served as a low-cost automation specialist for Igus, Inc., in East Providence, R.I., where she also had previously served as junior product manager for linear systems and technical sales for thermoplastic bearings and linear guides. She has an associate of applied arts degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in information technology from American Military/Public University.
Christopher Merriam was also welcomed to the HQ Sales & Engineering team as a Program Manager. Merriam brings more than six years of engineering experience to the role, having most recently served as project engineer at Omya in Florence, Vt., with responsibility for estimating, designing, contracting and supervising major and minor improvements to the plant facilities and processes. Merriam has a master of business administration degree from the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vt., and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.
Also joining the HQ Sales & Engineering team as a Project Coordinator is James Eckrote. Eckrote most recently served as community manager at Stratton Mountain, in Stratton, Vt., where he was responsible for the daily operations, financial management and capital planning of a $100-million property at Stratton Mountain Resort. He also was the owner/operator of James George Custom Parts, where he managed all aspects of running the company. Eckrote has a bachelor of liberal arts degree from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, N.J.
Kelly Giles also joined the Inman team as a Customer Service Associate with responsibility for communicating and developing relationships with many of the Southern Division’s key customers. Before Mack, Giles most recently served as customer service returns specialist at Eaton Electrical. She also gained extensive experience in customer relations as an owner/operator of DHEC Certified Child Development Center. She has an associate degree in business administration from Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, S.C., as well as a Certification of Paralegal Studies from Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Mack HQ’s Sales & Engineering team welcomed Summer Lampron to the role of Sales Service Representative. A recent graduate of Castleton University in Castleton, Vt., Lampron has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration. She has previous customer service experience having worked as a sales associate for Jay’s Hallmark. Additionally, while at Castleton Summer was an undergraduate researcher as part of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. She honed her communications at the school, managing the “Sparty Says” blog and associated email traffic.
Mack HQ has welcomed Austin Brino as a Manufacturing Engineer. A recent graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., Brino has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology, along with an associate of applied science degree in mechanical engineering technology from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. Prior to Mack he was as a mechanical engineer with Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where he supported projects through computer aided design (CAD), as well as creating part lists for key components. He also previously served as a junior engineer with QuEST Global in East Hartford, Conn.
Tyler Wright has been appointed as a Program/Manufacturing Engineer at the Company’s Cavendish plant. Before joining Mack, Wright was an engineering intern at Darn Tough Vermont where he aided Q&D by developing compression testers and work instructions while improving the manufacturing process and reducing waste. Wright is a graduate of Vermont Technical College, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in manufacturing engineering and an associate of science degree in mechanical engineering. While at VTC, he had several leadership roles, including resident hall assistant and president of the school’s Sporting Clays Club.
Cavendish also hired Houston Cote as a Program/Manufacturing Engineer. Prior to Mack, Cote was a process engineer for Pike Industries in Lebanon, N.H., where he spearheaded implementation of new software that assists in asset work orders and spare parts management. He also developed standardized plant flow diagrams across 13 different locations. Before that, Cote was an intern for Pike Industries’ Quality Control department. He is a graduate of Vermont Technical College where he received his associate of engineering and bachelor of science degrees in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology, respectively.
Mack’s Inman facility has welcomed Andrew Doolittle as a Manufacturing Engineer. Doolittle is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken where he received a bachelor of science degree in industrial process engineering. As part of his capstone project, Doolittle implemented 5S and quality control standards at Graniteville Specialty Fabrics in Graniteville, S.C. As part of that project he also created process manuals with detailed work instructions, performed routine audits and ensured safety standards were in accordance with OSHA guidelines. He also previously worked as a lab assistant for CSRA Testing in Augusta, Ga.
Robert Bethea has also joined the Inman team as a Manufacturing Engineer. Bethea recently graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial education. Certified in SolidWorks, MatLab and Lean/Six Sigma, Bethea previously served as a maintenance and agricultural worker at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center at Clemson, as well as on the grounds maintenance team at Abingdon Manor in Latta, S.C.
Joshua Grossett has returned to Mack’s Inman facility as Senior Advanced Development Engineer after most recently working as a manufacturing engineer with SME Injection Molding. He had previously served Mack as a Tooling Engineer at Inman. During his tenure with Mack, Grossett developed tooling sources and quotations to support new and existing manufacturing programs, as well as process improvement activities. Additionally, he assisted with part design recommendations and DFM activities. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.
Kathryn Clouse has joined the Application Development Center at Mack HQ as a Tool Design Engineer. Clouse recently graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass., with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Prior to Mack, Clouse served in a reliability engineer co-op at Irving Tissue in Fort Edward, N.Y., where she created root cause failure analysis and automatic failure databases, as well as ran audits on linear rails, bearings, steam traps and air leaks. She also previously gained engineering and CAD software experience as an intern with the pulp and paper company, Andritz, in Glens Falls, N.Y.
The Procurement team at Mack Headquarters welcomed Andrew Welch as a Supplier Engineer. Prior to Mack, Welch most recently worked for Consolidated Edison in New York, N.Y., as an engineer and associate engineer. During his tenure there Andrew oversaw design, development, and construction of mechanical systems/components for a wide range of capital and retirement projects in steam production plants. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a maintenance management chief. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from UMass Lowell.
Matthew Krawczyk has joined the Quality department at Mack Headquarters as a Quality Engineer. Krawczyk brings 17 years of experience in quality, injection molding and lean manufacturing to the role. He most recently worked as a senior quality engineer at Energizer in Bennington, Vt., where he led cross-functional teams and an initiative to meet air permitting requirements. During his tenure with Energizer, Krawczyk served in positions of increasing responsibility, including lab technician, senior quality technician and quality engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University.
Also appointed as a Quality Engineer at Mack HQ was Jonathan Murray. Murray brings nine years of quality and engineering experience to the role. He most recently worked at General Electric Aviation in Rutland, Vt., as a process quality engineer responsible for production quality response on the second and third shifts, including training operators and approving work instructions. Murray, who is an avionics specialist with the Vermont Air National Guard, also previously served GE Aviation as an electronic and electrical technician, as well as an electronic technician apprentice.
Nick D’Amario has joined the Finance department at Mack Headquarters as Controller. Nick brings more than eight years of accounting, financial compliance, and operations management experience to Mack. Most recently he served as accounting manager and SOX coordinator at Environment One Corporation in Niskayuna, N.Y. He gained additional finance experience with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Rensselaer, N.Y.), Lydall, Inc. (Green Island, N.Y.), and Fortitech, Inc. (Schenectady, N.Y.). Nick has a master of business administration degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as well as a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
Mack’s Finance team also has welcomed Stacey Eggsware are Senior Accountant responsible for financial reporting, and supporting internal and external audit initiatives. Stacey brings more than 23 years of accounting and financial reporting experience to Mack. Most recently she served as financial director at Bennington County Regional Commission in Bennington, Vt. She gained additional finance experience as Controller of NSK Steering Systems America, also in Bennington, Vt. Stacey has a bachelor of science degree in business administration concentrated in accounting from North Adams State College in North Adams, Mass.
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. Will Kendall is President and CEO. For more information, go to www.mack.com.
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