Since joining Plassein in 1998, McNabb has orchestrated the combining of six plastic film companies into one with sales of more than $200 million.
Plassein, headquartered in Willington, Conn., has nine manufacturing sites. Its key markets include packaging for industrial, food and consumer products, agricultural, chemical, automotive, retail, medical, pharmaceutical and construction. Trivest Inc., a private investment firm based in Miami, owns controlling interest in Plassein.
From 1993 until joining Plassein in 1998, McNabb was chairman, president and CEO of Ergomedics Inc., a company he formed in Burlington, Vt., to manufacture and market the ·Backcycler,Ã¶ a medical back-support product.
From 1986 until he left to form Ergomedics, McNabb led a group of four managers who bought out Union Carbide's home and automotive division to form First Brands Corp., the maker of Glad trash bags and other consumer products including Prestone Antifreeze, Simoniz waxes and STP Automotive Products. McNabb was responsible for 15 manufacturing plants worldwide.
At Union Carbide, McNabb had been general manager – operations, where he coordinated all business areas and developed both short- and long-range plans. Previously he was involved in production and plant management with Union Carbide Corp.
McNabb has degrees in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and business administration from Alexander Hamilton University in New York City. He also has an MBA from the University of Vermont in Burlington. He has also lectured in several university business schools.
Plassein's Web site is www.plassein.com.