Mack Molding Names President
Effective September 1, Jeff Somple, president, Mack Molding Northern Division, assumed the presidency of all of Mack Molding, which includes five manufacturing facilities in Vermont, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as Mack Prototype, a prototyping and low-volume manufacturing facility in Massachusetts and Synectic, an engineering services group in Connecticut. Don Kendall will remain as CEO and chairman of the privately held Mack Group, which includes Mack Molding and Mack Technologies. Somple will report to him.
“Jeff has been with Mack for 26 years, and in the plastics industry even longer,” says Kendall. “He quickly moved up within the ranks of the sales organization to vice president of sales and engineering. Twelve years ago, he took over the helm of Mack Molding’s Northern Division and has delivered sustainable, profitable growth ever since. I am extremely pleased he has now chosen to accept this new and expanded role.”
Somple has been with Mack since 1988. Earlier, he was northeast regional sales manager for five years for Continental Extrusion Corporation in Garden City, N.Y. He also owned and operated his own restaurant in Black Rock, Conn. Somple holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. He and his wife, China, are the parents of three daughters – Jessica, Kristen and Samantha. Jessica and Kristen are Burr & Burton Academy graduates, and Samantha is currently a senior there. The Somples make their home in Manchester Center, Vt.
Mack Molding is a custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services specializing in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing.