Big leadership changes in store for Mack

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: June 10, 2014 4:38 pm ET
Updated: June 10, 2014 4:43 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Medical, Injection Molding, United States

NEW YORK — Mack Molding Inc.’s Southern division president and plastics industry veteran Ray Burns will retire Sept. 1, the company announced June 10 at the MD&M East conference and trade show in New York.

Burns has led Mack’s Southern operations, which includes injection molding facilities in Inman, S.C., and Statesville, S.C., for 17 years. He joined Mack in 1981 as an account manager at the company’s Arlington, Vt., location, his career growing along with the company, including stints as vice president of sales and vice president and general manager of the Southern division.

He has also served on the boards of directors of Mack Molding Co. and Mack Group and been  involved with the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Before coming to Mack, Burns worked in both sales and finance at Nypro Inc.

“Our Southern division has enjoyed tremendous growth under Ray’s guidance,” said Mack President and CEO Don Kendall. “He is leaving on a very high note, with sales currently at an all-time high. I know I speak for the entire Mack family when I say that we have greatly appreciated Ray’s commitment, both to Mack and the plastics industry.”

Bryan Campbell, Mack North headquarters plant manager, will replace Burns upon his departure this fall. Campbell is shadowing Burns this summer, said Jeff Somple, Mack Northern division president.

Campbell joined Mack in 2008 as a program manager, working primarily with medical OEMs, taking on the plant manager role just one year later.

“[Campbell] brings a combination of sales and operational experience to his new role, not to mention boundless energy,” Somple said.

Campbell is being replaced as plant manager in the Arlington, Vt., facility by Rich Hornby, who moves up from the post of program manager in Mack’s orthopedics and disposable medical devices business unit.

Hornby honed his logistical and leadership skills in the U.S. Air Force, first at the U.S. Air Force Academy and later managing more than 500 people and supervising more than 100 combat convoys, including assignments in Afghanistan and Germany. After 12 years of service, Hornby left the Air Force a major and remains an Air Force reservist.

Hornby was able to shadow Campbell for a month before Campbell headed south to shadow Burns.

“For Mack, this is a lot of change,” Somple said. “But it’s good change. We’re always looking for the next generation of leaders, and it’s nice when we’re able to find them right at home. We know what we’re getting into with them and they know what they’re getting into with us.”

Ray Burns talks about leadership in this 2011 video interview with Plastics News.


Comments

Big leadership changes in store for Mack

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: June 10, 2014 4:38 pm ET
Updated: June 10, 2014 4:43 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Battle brewing over single-use coffee pods

October 2, 2014 12:25 pm ET

A battle is brewing in the world of single-service coffee pods. A major Canadian roaster of the beverage beans is suing North America's leading...    More

Image

Helix gets FDA compliance for another medical device facility

October 2, 2014 10:50 am ET

Helix Medical LLC's Baldwin Park, Calif., facility has attained compliance with the federal regulation for quality systems for medical devices.    More

Image

GM's long-term goals look to China, Cadillac, better supplier relations

October 2, 2014 10:02 am ET

General Motors Co.'s China plan includes $14 billion in investments by its joint ventures to open five new auto assembly plants by 2018, with a goal...    More

Image

Genova Plastics to spend $4.9 million on new Kentucky plant

October 1, 2014 4:35 pm ET

Vinyl plumbing and building materials maker Genova Plastics of Davison, Mich., will invest $4.9 million to renovate a factory in Paducah, Ky., as...    More

Image

Houston Plastic continues to grow with new press, controlled production area

October 1, 2014 11:32 am ET

Custom injection molder Houston Plastic Products Corp. has extended its clamp tonnage range and added an environmentally controlled molding area.    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events