Erik A. Macs is director of sales for Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. He has previously served as Vice President Sales and Marketing for Progressive Machinery Inc., Fine International Corp., and Thermoplastics Engineering Corporation. He also held a number of positions that include production planner at the Entwistle Company, extrusion foreman with Dennison Manufacturing; technical specialist with Union Camp Corporation; materials research associate engineer with Judd Wire; and director of research and development for American Durafilm Company.
He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Central New England College. Macs, who joined WAI in 1991, was the recipient of WAI’s 2013 Donnellan Memorial Award, which honors an individual’s contributions to the Association, as well as WAI’s 2004 President’s Award for extraordinary volunteer service. He served two terms on the board of directors. He is a member of the Education Committee, Member Relations Committee, and Paper Awards Committee, of which he previously was chairman. In the past he served on the Electrical Management Committee, Website Advisory Board, and WAI’s Technical Council. A director of the New England Chapter of WAI, he also served as that chapter’s president in 2000. He developed the seminar “Introduction to Insulated Wire Manufacturing” which was presented by the New England chapter in 2001 and 2002. He has chaired the Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing program since 2007, frequently serving as a course moderator.