Mack continues to grow, molder & contract manufacturer adds staff across organization

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Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:49am -- Denise Sortor

Mack Molding has announced a significant wave of hiring, including new talent in manufacturing, engineering, human resources and customer management. "The boon of U.S. manufacturing continues to benefit Mack," said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple, "and our efforts have never been stronger to attract top talent to help us deliver on Mack's mission of Total Customer Satisfaction. Our latest recruits include fresh faces bringing new ideas to the forefront of our business and seasoned manufacturing and engineering experts with the expertise to ensure Mack, and its customers, are successful."

Aaron Cubells has joined the Mack North Sales and Engineering team as program manager, providing leadership in regards to the customer relationship, planning, product realization and production, budget and cost management, and sales growth. Prior to Mack, Aaron worked as a senior product engineer for Grammer Industries, where he served as lead engineer for new business development among North American OEMs. Aaron - who is a certified Reactive Green Belt - 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.

The Mack North Sales & Engineering team has welcomed Matt Denham as a sales representative responsible for helping maintain orders and provide general clerical support, along with reconciling customer orders with the current product revision. Prior to Mack, Matt worked as a sales representative for iPayment, Inc., before advancing to the position of operations manager with responsibility for overseeing quality control, risk management and customer service. He graduated from Lasell College with a bachelor of science degree in Marketing and Business Management.

Bretton Haase has been appointed to the position of material manager for Mack's Headquarters. He will be responsible for directing the activities of personnel engaged in distributing materials, equipment and supplies, as well as for controlling inventories and designing, implementing and maintaining material handling processes and equipment throughout the facility. Previous to Mack, Bretton - who is a Six Sigma Green Belt - served as a planning and customer account specialist, and since 2014, a supply planning manager executing a successful greenfield fab start-up for Global Foundries in Malta, N.Y., while managing a material portfolio that crossed three multi-state sites.

Christie Harris has joined the Mack North human resources team as an HR manager based at the Company's Headquarters with responsibilities for employee relations and recruiting. Christie mostly recently served as HR manager for Carris Reels Inc. in Proctor, Vt., where she helped facilitate employee functions across six locations. Prior to that, she also worked as an external affairs manager and community relations coordinator for Omya Industries Inc. Christie graduated with a bachelor of science degree in integrated studies with a concentration in organizational development/communications from Champlain College.

Mack South's Inman, S.C., facility is pleased to welcome Jacque Perrier as a new molding manager with responsibilities for planning, coordinating and developing personnel in the molding department. Jacque most recently worked as a senior process engineer for Rochling Automotive in Duncan, S.C., where he was personally responsible for 15 machines and approximately 150 active tools relating to cycle, scrap and start up. Prior to this, he was a quality and process engineer for Carthuplas Inc., in Gaffney, S.C., as well as a tooling manager. He holds RJG Master Molder I Certification and served on an advisory committee helping to write the certificate plastics program at Greenville Community College.

James Petry has accepted the position of EHS Manager at Mack South's Statesville, N.C., plant. Prior to Mack, James most recently worked in an operations role as an aircraft rescue fire fighter for Onslow County Albert J Ellis Airport in North Carolina. During his tenure James ensured the safety of more 15 commercial aircraft daily along with local military training flights, including organizing and supervising daily tasks for airport operations and implementing safety and occupational health processes. He also has gained valuable EHS experience as a base safety representative for the United States Air Force National Guard. James holds an associate degree in fire science from the Community College of the Air Force.

Ann Wedell has been promoted to engineering team leader for Mack Molding's Headquarters plant in Arlington, Vt., and will be responsible for directing manufacturing engineering support during new business or program developments and for existing customer programs. Ann has been with Mack since March 2016 when she joined the Company as a quality engineer, and most recently served as a manufacturing engineer. Prior to Mack, she worked as a process engineer with Dedert Corporation in Homewood, Ill. She graduated from University of Dayton with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

Ben Chopra has joined wholly-owned Mack subsidiary Synectic Product Development's team of design and development engineers as a senior design engineer. Ben brings significant engineering experience role, specifically with medical devices. Most recently he worked as a mechanical engineer for Butterfly Network Inc., a Connecticut startup focused on developing full-body ultrasound probe. Previous to that, Ben was a part of a senior R&D engineer at Facet Technology, a contract manufacturer of single-use disposable medical devices for the diabetes in an ISO 13485 and FDA regulated environment. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Mack Headquarters welcomes Robert Bischoff to its manufacturing engineering team as a manufacturing engineer, a role that he will be bringing more than 30 years of experience to. Prior to Mack, Robert most recently worked at Starfire Lighting, where he served as a materials manager, CNC programmer and turret punch operator during his tenure. He previously built his engineering expertise with the U.S. Army ARDEC at the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, and worked as a plant engineer supervisor and district environmental coordinator for the United States Parcel Service. He has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute Technology in Newark, N.J.

Christopher Mastropietro has been appointed as a manufacturing engineer on Mack Headquarters' manufacturing engineering team. Prior to Mack, Christopher most recently worked as a logistics analyst at Valeo, located in Sparks, Nev., where he was responsible for production planning and managing inventory. He gained previous engineering experience working as a project manager for Path Construction in Congers, N.Y., and as a co-op for Corning Inc. in Fairport, N.Y. Christopher received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Doug McClintock has joined the IT Team at Mack South Statesville facility as a systems engineer ensuring network security and availability, as well as assisting in the management of business applications, servers, all IT infrastructure and content management systems. Prior to Mack, Doug most recently worked as a Senior Systems Technician at Engage2Excel, also in Statesville, where he implemented Hyper-V servers and VMware servers to provide multiple virtual hardware platforms while keeping hardware costs and energy consumption down.  He also maintained Barracuda and Checkpoint firewalls, Symantec Anti-virus servers, WSUS servers, Extreme routers/switches, Barracuda backups, Cisco wireless network, Shoretel Voip phone system, and disaster recovery plans.

Tim Burdo has been promoted to molding supervisor at Mack Headquarters overseeing all molding technical staff. A Mack veteran, he started with the Company 24 years ago this July as a part-time molder in East Arlington. During Tim's tenure he also served as a material handler and senior technician. Since 2013 he has been a process engineer. Tim holds several certifications, including RJG Master Molder I, Decoupled Molding and Systematic Molding, as well as has attended the molding course at UMASS Lowell.

Brayton Holt has joined Mack Headquarters' manufacturing team as an electro-mechanical supervisor. Prior to Mack Brayton most recently served as a production supervisor at an ISO 9001 and AS 9100 magnetics manufacturing facility for Espey Manufacturing and Electronics in Saratoga, N.Y., where he directed skilled technicians in the building of large magnetics for military applications. He brings significant engineering and quality experience to the role, having worked in aerospace, audio and power supply industries. He also served four years in the U.S. Army as a system technician and squad leader working on infra-red, anti-aircraft and guided missile systems.

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. Don Kendall is CEO and chairman. For more information, go to