INTRODUCING OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Leadership is an extremely important component of a well run company. We are very proud of ours. If you’d like to contact someone on our team about a custom aluminum profile, quote or other aluminum extrusion related questions, please feel free to contact us.
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.
Patrick N. Cunningham
Senior VP of Sales & Marketing
Patrick N. Cunningham
Patrick Cunningham comes to us with 15 years+ of sales management and directorship in the composites business, working in automotive, marine, wind energy, transportation, prototyping, special effects and high performance racing,15 years of metal casting experience (green sand and investment), 12 years of military experience in submarines, and over 20 years as a fire fighter/EMT/Paramedic. Patrick attended the University of Wisconsin business school in Platteville, WI.
Northern States Metals’ facilities have been audited and certified to international standards for quality management. Northern States Metals employees carry that long-standing tradition of quality through all elements of our customer programs ensuring a cost-effective and dependable supply chain that meets or exceeds your quality standards.
MANAGING PROJECTS WORLDWIDE
Our leadership team, along with our employees are located in Northern States Metal’s 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Youngstown, Ohio. From this convenient location, the team manages projects from design engineering, extrusion, fabrication, finishing, assembly, through to packaging and shipping around the world.