Quality Expert to Manage Mack Headquarters Plant

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Quality Expert to Manage Mack Headquarters Plant

Tue, 05/11/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Carl Bickford, director of quality for Mack Molding’s northern operations, has accepted the position of plant manager for the headquarters facility in Arlington, Vt., it was announced today by Jeff Somple, president of Mack’s northern operations.
“Carl brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position,” says Somple. “In addition to serving as director of quality for Mack’s northern operations for the past 13 years, Carl has also managed the manufacturing engineering and document control functions at Mack, served as ISO management representative, and led the way to GMP Level III manufacturing, the most stringent FDA regulatory category for medical devices. He will continue to drive quality throughout all aspects of plant management, which becomes even more critical as Mack sharpens its focus on medical devices and other high-end products.”
Bickford first joined Mack in 1989 as quality manager for its Cavendish, Vt., plant. He was soon transferred to the Arlington facility as quality manager, and in 1991, began managing the quality function for all four plants in the northern operations.
Prior to joining Mack, Bickford worked for 14 years in the quality arena for the Burndy Corporation, both at its New England operations in Vermont and New Hampshire, and at its facility in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. A graduate of Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vt., Bickford holds a degree in electronic technical engineering.
Mack is a full-service contract manufacturer that specializes in plastics design, prototyping and molding, as well as sheet metal fabrication. The company operates 12 facilities throughout the eastern United States and Scotland totaling 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space. For further information, call 802-375-2511.