Contact Information & References

Garrett MacKenzie

6305 Ansley Circle Unit B

Lithia Springs, GA 30122

PHONE: 404-793-9834

Email: garrett@plastic411.com

Equipment: Niigata, Van Dorn, UBE, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, HPM, Cincinnati Milacron, Nissei, Arburg, Husky, Reed, Stokes, BOY, FCS, Battenfeld 100 Ton to 3500 Ton presses (hydraulic/ electric/ gas assist/ two color/ dual screwmultishot); Whittmann, Fanuc, Sepro and Yushin Six-Axis Robots; mills; automation systems; gauging and fixtures, zero-operator robotics/ automation design and implementation; hoists; forklifts; magnetic-base drills; McBethSpectrometer; general and machinist hand tools; drill press; band saws; centerline grinders; inspection gauging and equipment, moisture analyzers, magnetic base hand drills

Materials: PC/ABS; Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Nylon (up to 40% glass reinforced), Nylon(metal strand reinforced); Polystyrene; Acrylic; Polycarbonate; Acetal; Santoprene; PEEK, PolyVinylChloride (standard and Ridgid); BMC (thermoset); powder/ liquid/ pellet concentrates; other engineering grade materials

Robotics: Quick-connect chucks (ID and peripheral set up); nest design/ building/ implementation; troubleshooting; train programming/ troubleshooting basics; ladder logic: electrical/ hydraulic blueprints; EOAT design/ build/ implement; initial programming set up

Tooling: Family molds; hot runner; core(set/ pull/ thread); vaccum assist; pneumatic eject; thermoforming; Polished/ textured/ standard surfaces; core eject; cold runner; standard/ fan/subgated tooling; hot oil; two color; tear down/ clean/ reassembly; polishing; minor tool repair “on the fly”; troubleshoot tooling problems and suggest tooling modifications to improve productivity/ lower scrap rates

Qualification Highlights:

  • Over 30 years experience in a multitude ofskillsets to include: engineering, supervision, moldmakerapprentice, maintenance, 4 years QS9000 quality auditing, shipping/ receiving and material handling.
  • Technical writer for Plastics Today / Plastics Technology Magazine(26 articles, most recent below)

http://www.ptonline.com/blog/post/optimizing-your-molding-cycle

http://www.plasticstoday.com/what-nascar-pit-crews-can-teach-mold-set-teams/9263358624486

 

 

References:

John Bozzelli:        Owner , Injection Molding Solutions – Scientific Molding Founder/ Consultant

“Garrett and I go back to 1997 where he was trained in Scientific Molding procedures. Smart and talented, he has used this methodology and strategy to widen his knowledge base and grow in capabilities. His initiative is shown in starting up plastic411.com and his work at KI “Green Initiatives”. Currently we are working together to incorporate plastics in green technologies.” LinkedIn: March 26, 2009

Norbert Sparrow     Senior Editor, Plastics Today

“Garrett is the type of individual editors of business-to-business media are always looking for but rarely find: Someone with deep technical expertise who is able to write about a complex topic in a clear and engaging manner. He is a regular contributor to PlasticsToday and I always look forward to receiving his articles because I know that I will learn something new about plastics processing and that minimal editing will be required. His articles also are highly valued by our readers: They consistently receive blockbuster page views.” LinkedIn: March 26, 2017

Matt Defosse:        Editor: Plastics Today magazine

“Garrett is an expert in multiple facets of plastics processing, and kindly offered to share his expertise in a series of articles for our audience. The mission of our web portal, PlasticsToday.com, is to provide plastics processors with information they can use to run their companies more efficiently. With Garrett’s expert insight, I am sure we can meet that mission.” LinkedIn: September 14, 2011

 

Mike Tolinski:        Editor: Plastics Engineering magazine

“Garrett’s website is a great training-focused online resource of the type the industry needs, especially at a time when it’s becoming harder to find trained plastics technicians” LinkedIn: November 22,2011

 

Clare Goldsberry:    Senior Editor: Plastics News/ Plastics Today

“Garrett is a go-getter with lots of good ideas that he’s bringing to the plastics industry. His experience and expertise is providing him with the know-how to bring technology information to those in the industry with a “need to know”“ LinkedIn: September 14, 2011

 

Ken Maggert                                Supervisor: Johnson Controls                                         260-667-4296

Jerry McCann                              Engineering Manager: Mossberg                                   260-357-5141

Bill Osborne                                 Engineer: Johnson Controls                                               260-413-0939

Steve Good                                   President: Tom Smith Industries                                     937-832-1555

Brian Bruno                                  Owner: Bri-Sun Industries                                                 269-698-0690

Jerry Reynolds                             Plant Manager: Laser Die                                                   269-698-0690

Brent Shepard                             Plant Manager: Holland Plastics                                        616-844-2505

Jamie Pugh                                  Sales Manager- Tom Smith                                                937-832-1555

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