ARLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 7, 2024) – Mack Molding, a leading custom plastic injection molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services, announced today the Company has reorganized its Northern Division Sales & Engineering team to bring further focus on key markets, including medical, energy and industrial applications.
The new Sales & Engineering team led by Vice President of Sales & Engineering Joan Magrath will create market-focused business units. Business Unit Director Dwalin DeBoer now leads the medical products business unit. Chris Wartinger, recently promoted to Business Unit Director, will manage the plastics and industrial products business unit, which includes our Battery and Energy market. Aaron Cubells, also promoted to Business Unit Director, will manage the heavy equipment/lab and diagnostics business unit. This typifies Mack’s “Big, Bulky, Complex” skillset, which is contract manufacturing of large complex assemblies with high levels of engineering infrastructure. Additionally, Andy Romack and Heidi Villarini have been named Program Managers, while Ashley Chitwood and Erica Harmon have joined the team as Sales Service Representatives.
“We are excited to announce these promotions and the strategic realignment of our Sales & Engineering team,” Magrath said. “The promotions recognize Chris and Aaron for their hard work and accomplishments. I really wanted to leverage the knowledge and experience Chris and Aaron have to also mentor some of the new program managers. This modified structure ensures our customers have a team with specialties in their field. In particular, the medical business unit consolidates all our medical device manufacturing to ensure knowledgeable specialist and product compliance.”
Now a Business Unit Director, Cubells joined the Mack North Sales & Engineering team as Program Manager in May 2019, providing leadership in regards to customer relationships, planning, product realization and production, budget and cost management, and sales growth. Prior to Mack, he worked as a senior product engineer for Grammer Industries, where he served as lead engineer for new business development among North American OEMs. Cubells has a master’s of science degree in engineering management, as well as a bachelor’s of science degree in structural engineering and management, from Clarkson University.
A Mack veteran, Business Unit Director Wartinger has been with Mack since 1991 when he started as a Second-Shift Finishing Supervisor. His tenure has been highlighted by roles of increasing responsibility, including First-Shift Assembly Supervisor, Sales Engineer, Outside Sales Manager focused on business development in the orthopedic space and most recently as an Account Manager for Mack’s Energy customers. Wartinger’s breadth of experience will serve him well as he guides his team.
Recently promoted Program Manager Romack has been an Associate Program Manager on the Sales & Engineering team since February 2022, supporting existing and new customers with a personal focus on engineering development and plant-side engineering activities. He also previously served the Company as a manufacturing engineer, as well as a design and tooling engineering intern at Mack, assisting in the production of injection molded parts and medical devices. Romack has a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, N.Y.
Villarini, who has been serving as a Program Coordinator since 2016, also was appointed as a Program Manager. Her Mack roots run deep, having previously served as a Manufacturing Admin and an Inventory Analyst, giving her unique insight into managing the multi-disciplinary team tasked with bringing customers’ programs into production. Villarini also gained previous manufacturing experience in material coordinator and administrative assistant roles prior to Mack. She holds an associate of applied science degree from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., and a Program Management Certificate from Cornell University.
Chitwood joins Mack as a Sales Service Representative working with customers on order management. She returns to the Company after previously serving as a sales administrator and program coordinator in 2015, interfacing with customers in regards to scheduling, quality and engineering matters. Prior to Mack, she most recently was an accounting generalist with Peckham Industries /Dailey Precast in Shaftsbury, Vt., where she reconciled coding, vendor statements and invoices. Chitwood gained previous sales and customer experience as a sales/marketing coordinator with the Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vt.
Also joining the team as a Sales Service Representative is Harmon, who brings more than 12 years of experience in administrative support roles to the team. Prior to Mack she served as a Medicaid program manager for the Vermont Public Transportation Association in Bennington, Vt. Harmon gained previous front-line customer relations experience as a customer service representative for Hemmings Motor News in Bennington. She holds associate and bachelor’s degrees from the Community College of Vermont in Bennington, and Johnson State College, in Johnson, Vt., respectively.
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 12 facilities throughout the world. Will Kendall is President and CEO. For more information, go to www.mack.com.
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