ARLINGTON - Jeff Somple, president, Mack Molding Northern Division, has 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.
The appointment took effect Sept. 1, according to a press release by Mack Molding.
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.
Jeff Somple (Hubert Schriebl)
"He quickly moved up within the ranks of the sales organization to VP, Sales & Engineering. Twelve years ago, he took over the helm of Mack Molding's Nor thern 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, an extruder, printer and converter of plastic packaging 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, Middlebury, Vt. 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.