Meredith-Springfield hires Longmeadow resident Drew McNary

Date: 7/31/2014

SPRINGFIELD –  Meredith-Springfield Associates Inc., a world-class plastics manufacturer specializing in extrusion blow molding and injection stretch blow molding, announced the addition of Drew McNary as director of engineering at the Ludlow-based manufacturing facility.
McNary, a resident of Longmeadow, has more than 30 years of broad-based industry experience driving the development of highly successful, market-leading consumer products, packaging and medical devices. In his new role at Meredith-Springfield, McNary will oversee all technical functions and staff.
“We are pleased to welcome Drew to our team of plastics professionals and trust that he will apply his knowledge of manufacturing technologies to allow Meredith-Springfield to offer both new and existing customers high quality and sustainable packaging,” Mel O’Leary Jr., president and chief executive officer of Meredith-Springfield, said. “Since manufacturers today are cognizant of the environmental benefits that sustainable packaging offers, it is imperative that as we grow, we increase our talented team of engineers, all of whom have hands-on experience and problem solving capabilities.”
Prior to joining Meredith-Springfield, McNary applied his leadership and management skills to overseeing the technical and developmental activities of a Chicopee-based company.
“I look forward to applying my skillset toward building on the stellar reputation Meredith-Springfield has not only in this region, but across the globe,”  McNary said. “The name Meredith-Springfield is synonymous with quality in plastics engineering and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of such a distinguished team.”
McNary joins Dwight Lowe, who assumed the role of director of sales at Meredith-Springfield in April 2012. Lowe, a resident of Belchertown, has over two years of experience in the plastics industry and over 20 years of experience in paper and flexible packaging. Before Meredith-Springfield, Lowe spent over 20 years at MWV Packaging.
“Over the last 30 years, Meredith-Springfield has built an incredible reputation for itself within the plastics industry, and we continue to strive to be the best, not only in the northeast, but across the country,” Lowe said. “Drew comes to us with a wide range of industry experience that can be utilized to propel Meredith-Springfield into the future of sustainable plastics packaging.”