With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, one of the key components that sets Pentaflex Inc. apart from the rest is our people. Today, we would like to introduce you to Mark McClain, who is the Controller for Pentaflex, Inc. Mark started with Pentaflex 25 years ago as a junior accountant.
We sat down with Mark and asked him a few questions about his role at Pentaflex, what he would still like to learn more about in his role, and his advice for students who are interested in a career in manufacturing.
When did you start working at Pentaflex, Inc.?
April 29, 1996
Please share what a normal day looks like for you at Pentaflex, Inc.:
Verify banking transactions and reporting prior day’s activities to the bank. I also handle special reporting and closing transactions at the month’s end. My position also includes several other day to day costing functions.
What is your favorite part about working at Pentaflex, Inc.?
The people. The management team expects a fair work day but they also encourage family and time off. Very rarely have I felt great pressure to meet a deadline. More pressure was put on by myself than by management.
What is your favorite memory so far from working at Pentaflex, Inc.?
Various team building exercises at Mother Stewart’s or at the Blue Jacket Hockey Game. (Next will be my retirement party) What is one thing you’ve learned more about since working here? EDI Transaction Sets.
What is one thing you would still like to learn more about?
Bank NACHA files.
If someone is thinking about a career in manufacturing, what advice would you give them?
Be patient and listen to your boss. Expose yourself to the manufacturing environment. You will always learn something from the people on the floor that you did not realize.
Building the Future Together
Mark is celebrating 25 years at Pentaflex this year! We are thankful for his years of service and dedication to our team and our customers. Pentaflex Inc. knows that our strength and determination comes from our team. We are thankful everyday for the men and women that allow us to provide the highest quality product and service to our customers.
Interested in getting to know the rest of the Pentaflex team? Give us a call to discuss your next project.