BENNINGTON -- Mack Molding announced two big changes in its leadership structure, naming a new Southern Division president and a new plant manager for the Arlington headquarters.
Bryan Campbell, who was previously the plant manager for the Northern Division headquarters in Arlington, has been named as the company's new president of the Southern Division, which is based in South Carolina, according to Northern Division president Jeff Somple. He will replace Ray Burns, who a month ago announced his intention to retire from the company in September. Burns had been president of the Southern Division for 17 years.
Meanwhile, Rich Hornby will take over for Campbell as plant manager of the Arlington headquarters. Hornby originally joined the company in 2011, and had been a program manager in the orthopedics and disposable medical devices business unit. Prioring to his career at Mack, Hornby had been program manager for Millstone Medical Outsourcing of Fall River, Mass. He also served in the Air Force for 12 years.
"Bryan brings a combination of sales and operational experience to his now role, not to mention boundless energy," said Somple of Campbell, "He is as comfortable in the conference room with customers as he is in the molding room with technicians. Bryan has gained valuable experience while working in a sales and engineering capacity and, later, heading up our largest and most complex manufacturing facility in Vermont. Additionally, he brings an automotive background to the table, which is critical in terms of large-part molding, Class-A painting, and the markets served by our southern plants."
Campbell joined Mack in 2008 as a program manager, and just one year later became the manager of the Arlington plant. Before joining Mack, Campbell was operations manager for Guardian Automotive, in Warren, Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration fro Catawba College, in Salisbury, N.C. He will begin working on a transition with Burns immediately, and will be joined in South Carolina by his wife and two children.
Hornby, who resides in Dorset with his wife and three children, brings a combination of positive attributes to his new position, said Somple, including the logisitical skills he gained while serving in the military, and the sales and engineering background he learned at home. "Rich has gained valuable experience in sales and engineering, while managing multiple complex programs and customers," said Somple, "While in the Air Force, he earned several awards and supervised over 500 people while handling large logistics and production projects, including leading over 100 combat convoys. Rich has demonstrated confident leadership and precision organization at every step in his career, all of which will compliment his natural enthusiasm and passion for excellence. It is particularly rewarding to recognize the skills and experiences he acquired through his dedicated and selfless service to our country."
Hornby graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and later earned his MBA from Pennsylvania State College.
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