Muller Technology Colorado Inc., a global supplier of molds and automation solutions for sustainable thin-wall packaging, has named Thom Mandl as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 1. The appointment was announced by Thomas Federer, Group CEO of Muller Technology.
Mandl is a seasoned operations executive with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing. He has held leadership roles in production, engineering, quality, continuous improvement, and, more recently, general management. His early career experience was with two global market leaders, Ford and Procter & Gamble, where he gained valuable experience and skills that he successfully applied at smaller manufacturers in a wide variety of industries. Most recently, he was Director of Operations at Summit Bodyworks, and Chief Operating Officer at Wadsworth Control Systems.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University, and an MBA in International Business from Regent University. He has earned professional certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, and Supply Chain Management.
“Muller Technology is thrilled to have Thom join our team and help us manage and direct our business operations through an exciting period of emerging growth,” said Federer. “Thom’s skills, experience, and values make him a great fit with Muller Technology CO, and we are excited about the impact he will make moving our company forward.”
“I am excited to join this outstanding and highly respected organization which is at the forefront of leading-edge technology for the plastics industry,” said Mandl. “I look forward to working closely with our highly talented staff to elevate our operational performance, quality control, and supply chain management, while delivering exceptional customer value.”
Mandl, based in Fort Collins, CO/USA, will oversee day-to-day business operations and direct efforts to expand Muller’s growth strategy in the packaging industry.