Jonathan M. Soucy, President
Phone: 413-584-2899 x105
Mr. Soucy graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell with a BS in Plastics Engineering and then went on to receive his MBA from Suffolk University. With over 25 years of plastics industry experience, Mr. Soucy worked for Pixley Richards, Inc., a $30 million custom injection molder where he eventually became the CEO & part owner. After selling Pixley Richards in 2007, he led Plainfield Precision, a $90 million, multi-national injection molding and stamping company, as their president and CEO. Mr. Soucy later successfully consummated the sale of Plainfield Precision in two separate transactions. Mr. Soucy joined MBS as a Partner, where his knowledge and experience in the plastic injection molding industry is invaluable to Molding Business Services’ continued growth and success.
Joel R. Minnick, Partner
Phone: 413-584-2899 x102
Mr. Minnick holds a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Massachusetts. He joined Molding Business Services in January, 2008, bringing with him five years of sales experience in the insurance and communications markets. Much of his excellent knowledge of the plastic molding industry was learned by working with his father, MBS founder Terry Minnick. After managing the Recruiting Division of MBS Advisors for eight years, Mr. Minnick has expanded his involvement to include the full array of MBS’s business advisory and M&A services.
Andrew T. Munson, Partner
Phone: 413-584-2899 x101
Mr. Munson joined MBS in early 2008. He has worked on dozens of M&A projects in the plastics processing industry and has visited nearly 200 molding operations. Munson led the 2016 Tech Molded Plastics transaction for MBS, which remains the largest and most prominent sell-side deal in firm history. He also led the 2017 Richardson Molding transaction, which is the largest company (annual sales) ever sold by MBS.
Before joining MBS, Munson worked for CBIZ M&A Group, a middle-market M&A advisory firm serving a broad array of industries. A native of Northeast Ohio, Munson graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (concentration in Mathematics) from Colgate University.
Terry J. Minnick, Chairman
Phone: 413-584-2899 x100
Mr. Minnick graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in chemical engineering and began his plastics career with Dow Chemical in the resin business. In the mid-1980s, he purchased a well-known plastic injection molding company in New England and served as CEO and chairman for over a decade. Mr. Minnick sold his molding business to a private equity group in 1998 and started Molding Business Services soon thereafter.
Dennis E. Gros, President – Recruiting Division
Phone: 615-661-4568 x704
Mr. Gros founded Gros Executive Recruiters in 1989. This firm placed nearly $50 million in starting salaries in plastics and packaging before being acquired in 2018 by MBS. A 30+ year veteran of the recruiting industry, Gros now heads the combined recruiting division where his experience, knowledge, and industry network continue to drive growth at MBS.
A former president of the Nashville chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Gros maintains active status in SPE and the Plastics Industry Association (formerly known as SPI). He is also a charter member and former officer of the Tennessee Recruiters Association. Gros is recognized by the National Association of Personnel Services as a Certified Personnel Consultant. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana in Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
April L. Miles, Marketing Manager
Phone: 413-584-2899 x103
Ms. Miles received her BS with a concentration in marketing from the University of Hartford. She went on to work in various marketing roles across a broad spectrum of industries including; insurance, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Ms. Miles joined Molding Business Services in the spring of 2014.
Linda M. Atkinson, MSIR, Senior Recruiter
Phone: 413-584-2899 x106
Ms. Atkinson holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and master’s degree in industrial relations from Loyola University. She has had an extensive career in the manufacturing industry, with the last 10 years focused in plastics. Ms. Atkinson joined Molding Business Services in the winter of 2015.
Carlene E. McGrath, Research Assistant
Ms. McGrath joined Molding Business Services as a research assistant in the Fall of 2015. Prior to MBS, she worked as a clerical assistant for seven years at C&D Electronics in Holyoke, MA. Ms. McGrath has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and continues to pursue her education at Lincoln College of New England.
Terra Lovelace, Project Manager – Recruiting Division
Phone: 615-661-4568 x707
Ms. Lovelace started her career in the recruiting business in 2002 and joined Gros Executive Recruiters in 2013. She holds a master’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Internet Recruiter. In her spare time, Ms. Lovelace volunteers for several animal rescue groups and runs Tennessee Spay Neuter Coalition for the state of Tennessee. She likes traveling, wine, and spending time with friends and family.
Todd W. Nickerson, Recruiter – Recruiting Division
Phone: 413-584-2899 x107
Mr. Nickerson holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University in Engineering. He joined MBS Advisors in 2017, bringing with him 20 years of project management, business development, risk evaluation, and technical writing experience for public and private sector clients. Outside of work, Mr. Nickerson stays entertained writing, singing and recording music, playing multiple instruments, and performing with his folk duo Sparrow Blue.