Marty Zona: Pivotal in Creating the Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing Department

Posted by Kevin Mauger | May 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Marty Zona is our Featured Employee Spotlight this month. Marty has been a vital part of the NCC Automated Systems family since 1999. Not only is he now the manager of the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing department, but Marty was instrumental in developing the department itself.  He said, “I am most proud of where the department is today. There has been many changes over the years, so to lead this department and work with such great talent makes me very proud!”   

I've worked with Marty throughout his career at NCC and, as the President of the company, I'm proud to say that

Marty is one of our longest term employees at NCC.  He can do it all, from concept design through detailed engineering as well as through manufacturing, assembly and test. Marty gets along with everybody exceptionally well and seeks to make NCC a better company every day. He is always willing to do anything required to get the job done and is an incredible team player whom we are proud to have on our team at NCC.

Throughout his career at NCC, Marty has really enjoys combining forces of engineering and manufacturing. It has allowed him to follow the projects through the execution process, bringing a concept to life. Marty explained that “handing off projects and information was very challenging between all the departments. When we combined engineering with manufacturing it allowed me to follow the projects through the execution process. Being in tune with all the specifications required as well as the project schedules, I can make sure the information is transferred effectively and set the priorities, so everyone is clear on the direction of each project.”  Marty’s organization and experience has streamlined NCC Automated Systems operations in his department. 

 

Marty loves that each day presents itself with unique challenges, nothing is ever the same!  He explains that “we design custom equipment that allows me to use my skills and experience to solve problems and take projects to the finish line”. Marty revels in the cutting-edge technologies that are used to produce high quality products, efficiently.  Manufacturing is constantly changing and improving, and he enjoys this aspect of this job, finding ways to help customers improve their system design, integration & automation needs. 

 

When asked what makes NCC different from other employers, Marty says, “The family- like company culture. Being with NCC for over 20 years, I have gone through some ups and downs both personally and professionally. As long as you are putting your best foot forward, NCC has always had a good level of understanding and truly cares about all their employees.”  NCC has told Marty that family is first, and the job is second. “That’s a rare thing to hear in the corporate world.” Marty shared.  

 

Zona CircleWhen Marty is not working, he is busy being a father to four children, two of which are still at home. He has a passion for cooking and loves anything to do with the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking in any free time he gets. Additionally, Marty has recently purchased a commercial grade drone. He would like to seek a pilot’s license to expand his droning capabilities in the future. Here at NCC, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Marty both personally and professionally. He puts his all into his passions and we are grateful to have him on our team!

 

Our Employee Spotlight series celebrates our phenomenal co-owners at NCC Automated Systems, highlighting one person and their contributions to our team. Read the rest of the series here.

 

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Written by Kevin Mauger

As President, Kevin Mauger leads new business growth and product development strategy to help customers increase profitability. NCC offers business units that provide product handling and integration solutions to a variety of industries including food, packaging, assembly automation and optical labs. Mauger started his career with NCC days after his college graduation in 1994 in the Applications Engineering department. In 2006, he purchased the company, instilled a new philosophy and has grown the company six-times over since. In 2017, Mauger surprised his team by incorporating an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) making them all owners of the company. His vision for NCC is to continually support the entrepreneurial spirit of his team and to create a positive and inspiring culture for both employees and customers. Mauger is a life-long Pennsylvanian. His childhood home was in Chalfont, PA and he graduated from Central Bucks High School West and attended University of Delaware. He currently resides in Lower Gwynedd, PA with his wife Danielle. He has three children: Kyle (28), Madison (25) and Kelsey (19).

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