Our Team

At Extreme Molding, you will find nearly 50 professionals who are ready to be your partner in making your products successful. We are one of the few U.S. molders owned and operated by women, and our expertise goes deep. About 10 percent of our staff is made up of engineers, and our proximity to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of the nation’s premier engineering schools, ensures a steady flow of talent into the future.

Leadership

Lynn Momrow-Zielinski

Lynn Momrow-Zielinski Extreme Molding Leadership

Lynn graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering.

She was a Development Engineer for Mobil Chemical Company, and then became Operations Manager and Global Technical Marketing Manager for GE Silicones.

Lynn was subsequently General Manager of Canton Biomedical, which was acquired by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. She was then promoted to World Wide General Manager of the Laboratory Products Business Unit.

In 2002, Lynn co-founded Extreme Molding with Joanne Moon Duncan and remains an active managing partner in the business.

Lynn currently serves on the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) board at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Lynn is a competitive golfer and curler. She also enjoys fitness, walking, reading and supporting the local arts. She is a fifth-generation native of Upstate NY and lives in Albany in the winter and in her summer cottage in Grafton, NY with her husband Mark and two orange cats, Divot and Hobie, and her Schnoodle Winnie.

Joanne Moon Duncan

Joanne Duncan Extreme Molding LeadershipJoanne graduated from Upsala College in New Jersey. She also pursued an MBA from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, where she was employed by L’Oreal-Lancome cosmetics as a Product Supervisor.

Joanne became a Plant Manager and, later, Director of Manufacturing for medical products manufacturer CR Bard.

After 13 years, Joanne left to become the second employee of UroMed, a medical device manufacturing startup that staged a successful IPO in 1994.

In 2000, Joanne became Worldwide General Manager of Healthcare Products for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

In 2002, she co-founded Extreme Molding with Lynn Momrow-Zielinski, and remains an active Managing Partner in the business.

Joanne enjoys cooking, all forms of exercise (including golf), and lives in an 115-year-old brownstone in downtown Albany with her husband Bruce and occasional visits from her seven grandchildren.

Michael Fil

Mike Fil Extreme Molding LeadershipMike graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (’10), and as captain of the 2009 RPI football team.

Mike’s tenure with Extreme Molding began in 2009 as an intern, and he then joined full-time in 2010 as Production Manager/Design Engineer. Mike has held many different roles within the organization, including Operations Manager. At the start of 2018 - he transitioned into a Business Development and Engineering Management role. 

Mike’s primary focus is to grow top line sales and bring customer's products to market faster than the competition, while maintaining profitability. Mike's degree in engineering and experience managing production help him assist customers in successfully taking their product from inception, through design for manufacturability, production, packaging, and introduction into the market.

Mike most enjoys being a father, participating in sports year-round, and the changing seasons of Upstate NY. He lives in rural Averill Park with his wife Rachel, their two children Jack and Julia, dog Charlie, cats Emerald and Gibbs, and their six chickens.

Ed Malo

Ed Malo. Extreme Molding Leadership

Ed joined Extreme Molding in 2017 as the firm’s Controller, taking over Operations in early 2018 and then becoming our CFO in mid-2019. Ed holds an MBA in Management from Cameron University and a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from The New York Institute of Technology. His previous experience included 15+ years of working in multiple leadership roles for both private and public companies in a variety of industries, from regional and mass-retailers, to national distribution operations, as well as legal and insurance firms.

As our CFO, Ed is responsible for the management of the company’s Operations, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing/Inventory Control and more. He is tasked with running safe and efficient, quality focused operations and ensuring on-time delivery to our customers, as well as improving and scaling related processes and systems to manage Extreme Molding’s continued growth and expansion.

Ed is originally from Schenectady, NY and lives in Latham, NY with his partner André and their three rescue dogs, Rocko, Bella Victoria and Montgomery. He is a self-described “locavore” with a passion for American manufacturing and supporter of the Arts.

 

Engineering & Manufacturing 

Josh Gorton

Josh Gorton Extreme Molding Engineering and Manufacturing

Josh began as an Intern at Extreme Molding in 2013 then joined the team fulltime in 2015 after graduating from The University of Delaware with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He started as the Quality Engineer and now holds a critical role as the Lead Process Engineer working to ensure our products meet the highest standards for quality and safety for our customers. He works to increase efficiencies wherever possible throughout the company.

Josh lives with his wife, Emily, their baby, Benjamin, and his 3 cats, Moe, Anne Purrkins, and Tigger, in Niskayuna, NY. In his leisure time, Josh enjoys cooking, watching Netflix, being outside, and spending time with his family. 

 

Kevin O’Neil

Kevin O'Neill Extreme Molding Engineering and Manufacturing

Kevin is an engineer that joined the Extreme Molding team in 2017. He graduated from SUNY Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Prior to that, Kevin received an Associate’s Degree from Hudson Valley Community College in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Kevin’s mechanical background qualifies him to troubleshoot machines and maintain them for high reliability to ensure the plant runs smoothly.

He recently attended a Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication course in California. His goal was to further his education in this growing industry and looks to apply this knowledge to his work here at Extreme. His passion comes from a love of working on cars in his free time, serving as a volunteer firefighter, and the thrill of challenges that face him in the Engineering field.

Fufillment & Packaging

Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton Extreme Molding Fulfillment and Packaging

Joe joined Extreme Molding in 2017 as Fulfillment Manager and in 2018 was appointed Production Manager.  As Extreme Molding’s Production and Fulfillment Manager, Joe is responsible for managing the company’s daily production, packaging and fulfillment operations while implementing and maintaining best practices for operations efficiency, quality assurance, and employee safety in a cost-effective manner that ensures customer satisfaction. Previously, Joe spent 14 years in logistics management at a leading national freight company and has expertise in logistics management, freight operations, and customer service, all critical components to sustaining Extreme Molding’s continued national and international growth.

Joe enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and kayaking.  A lifetime resident of Rensselaer County, he and his wife Claudette live in Grafton in their restored 1840s farmhouse.

 

Dana Nugent

Dana Nugent  Extreme Molding Fulfillment and Packaging

 Dana has been a member of the Extreme Molding team since September 2014. As the Customer Service Manager, she provides excellent customer service on a daily basis to Extreme Molding's customers while working with the packaging team to prepare accurate, on-time shipments. Dana ensures that all daily fulfillment orders, retail shipments, and large distributor orders both domestically and internationally are shipped efficiently to meet strict deadlines.  

Dana is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. She enjoys various outdoor activities, watching sports, arts and crafts, and  spending time with her family and friends.