ARLINGTON, Vt. (Dec. 22, 2021) – Mack Molding, a leading custom plastic injection molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services, announced today Rich Hornby has been promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Mack’s Northern Division.
“Rich has made a significant impact on Mack since first joining the Company as a Program Manager focused on orthopedics and disposable medical devices in 2011,” said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. “He has been serving as HQ Plant Manager since 2014. Within this role Rich combined the logistical skills he learned as military officer with his medical sales & engineering background to lead the team through a significant period of growth.
“His tenure has been highlighted by significant program launches, strong team development and most recently navigating the challenges posed by the pandemic,” Somple added. “Now, as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for the Northern Division he will unify our Vermont facilities, implementing shared manufacturing platforms that will drive improved productivity and quality to the benefit of our customers.”
As Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, Rich will continue leading Mack’s Headquarters in Arlington, Vt., as well as assuming responsibility for manufacturing operations at the Company’s East Arlington and Cavendish facilities. Additionally, he will be overseeing IT for Mack North. He reports directly to Somple.
Hornby draws on his more than 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. This experience, coupled with his deep knowledge of Mack and previous experience as a program manager for Millstone Medical Outsourcing in Fall River, Mass., has made him a well-rounded leader. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he earned an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Penn. Rich also has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Villanova University in Villanova, Penn.
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. The Company employs 1,400 people, including 660 in Vermont. Founded in 1920, Mack is part of Mack Group, 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.