CEO and President
Ken Mack joined Northern States Metals in September 2015 as Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering. Prior to joining NSM, Mr. Mack was with Permco Inc., a manufacturer of high-pressure hydraulic pumps, as the Director of Global Supply Chain, where he was responsible for manufacturing facilities in the US and China. Before this role, he was Purchasing Manager for Global Purchasing at Federal-Mogul Corporation, a $7 billion manufacturer of vehicle powertrain and safety components, with responsibility for over 30 manufacturing facilities. Mr. Mack started his career at General Motors where he spent 16 years in increasing roles of responsibility, in the metal fabricating division and in various engineering and production positions, and ultimately as the Manufacturing Operations Manager and Engineering Group Manager for various divisions of GM. Mr. Mack holds an MBA and MEM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University/GMI Engineering & Management Institute.
Susan Will joined Northern States Metals in August 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Will is an accomplished financial executive with a strong portfolio of successes. Prior to joining NSM, Ms. Will spent 8 years as Vice President at Mylvan N.S., a $7 billion pharmaceutical company, where she drove the successful integration of large multi-billion dollar international acquisitions. Her previous experience includes 6 years at Alcoa Inc., a $22 billion global leader in the metals industry, in increasing roles of responsibility. Prior to that, Ms. Will was Vice President and Controller of Lucent Technologies, where she managed finance and IT for a $100 million subsidiary and received the Lucent Strategic Excellence Award. Ms. Will began her career in public accounting at PwC. Ms. Will is a CPA and holds a BA in Economics from Washington and Jefferson College, where she was Summa Cum Laude.
Vice President of Sales
Butch Ilievski joined Northern States Metals in 2011 as National Sales Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2014. Ilievski has over 25 years of experience in sales and sales management in manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Northern States Metals, Butch was Director of Sales and Marketing with Elyria Spring and Stamping Inc.; a manufactures of stampings, springs and wire forms; where he was responsible for growing sales in North America. From 2001 through 2005, Ilievski was National Sales Leader for Safety Solutions, Inc.; responsible for managing and selling PPO solutions through distributors and contract manufacturers in an open global territory.Butch Ilievski holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Bowling Green State University.