New Director of Quality and Finance Director Announced at NewAge® Industries
Tubing Manufacturer Promotes from Within
Southampton, Pa. – NewAge Industries announces the promotions of Mary Marcus and Mary Vander Neut. Marcus is the company’s new Director of Quality, while Vander Neut fills a new position, that of Finance Director. Both women have been employed by the company for several years.
Marcus is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB). As Director of Quality she is responsible for all aspects of NewAge Industries’ quality program, such as developing and administering its Quality Management System (QMS), training, data and root cause analyses, process improvements and facilitating change throughout the organization.
Marcus also ensures that the quality program will meet or exceed both internal and external customers’ needs and expectations. Her duties apply to NewAge’s industrial plastic and rubber tubing and its AdvantaPure® line of high purity tubing and Single-Use components for the pharmaceutical and biopharma industries. She heads a team of nine.
Starting with NewAge Industries over six years ago as a Buyer/Planner, Marcus’s ability to thoroughly immerse herself in a project and focus on the company’s and its customers’ needs soon led to a promotion to Project Manager. When the Director of Quality position arose due to a retirement, Marcus applied for the job and was appointed Associate Director of Quality. She learned her new responsibilities over several months and took over as Director on January 1.
“Mary is able to zero in on the details when it comes to process and product quality. She understands what the many certification requirements of our products mean to our customers, especially those involved with biomanufacturing,” said Ken Baker, CEO.
In 2002 Mary Vander Neut began her employment with NewAge Industries as a Sales Representative for its plastic and rubber tubing. Her interest in finance and business led her to continue her college education while working full time, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
After obtaining her degree, Vander Neut worked in the company’s Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments and was promoted to Assistant Controller in 2010. In 2012, she took over NewAge’s Human Resources responsibilities as well.
Vander Neut was promoted to Finance Director on January 1. She is responsible for the overall continued financial health of the 4A1 DB rated corporation and manages the Accounting and Human Resources teams. Her duties include directing the preparation of budgets and projections, forecasting, preparing financial reports, arranging accounting audits, overseeing several types of corporate insurance and benefits administration. Vander Neut is also a trustee of NewAge’s ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), a program by which the employees own 40% of the company.
“Having worked for NewAge in every area of Accounting, plus her experience in Sales, allows Mary a thorough understanding of our operations and how the dollars flow,” stated Baker. “Mary is meticulous when it comes to maintaining the company’s financial condition, and that’s reflected in our financial ratings. We’re fortunate to have her in charge of NewAge’s funds.”
NewAge Industries is currently seeking applicants for engineering and sales positions within the United States.
For more information on these and other recent promotions and to view the employment opportunities at NewAge, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://www.newageindustries.com/employ.asp.
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.8%, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use process manifolds and systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics® division.
NewAge Industries, Inc.