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.


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. Lynn is currently enrolled at the Jack Welch Management Institute where she is working on her MBA.

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.

Mike 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, fishing, and the changing seasons of Upstate NY. Mike lives in a rural community with his wife, two children, dog, cats, and chickens.


Engineering & Manufacturing 


Eddie Mack

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Eddie joined the team in 2019 as our Engineering Manager. Eddie obtained a B.S. and Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from University of Buffalo in 2011. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has attended numerous training courses in Leadership Development.

Eddie started his career with Beech Nut Nutrition in 2011 as a Process Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor where he was highly involved in continuous process improvement projects and enhancing production efficiency. In 2013, Eddie joined Environment One Corporation as a Continuous Improvement Engineer and held various positions of increasing responsibility prior to joining Extreme. Since joining Extreme, he has already made significant contributions to our processing capabilities and plant infrastructure.

Eddie resides in Wynantskill with his wife, Rachael.  In his spare time, Eddie enjoys skiing, mountain biking, soccer, playing guitar and home improvement projects.


Mike Wert 

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Mike is one of our process engineers. He has 4 children ages from 9-18. Mike loves sports especially the Big Ten college team Michigan Wolverines. Mike went to college in Texas at McMurry University where he played defensive end for McMurry's football team.

Mike's free time is spent with his wife of 12 years Melissa and his children. He also enjoys Hiking and cooking.



Nick McDonough

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Nick graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (’20). During his time at RPI Nick worked as a Teaching Assistant in the JEC Student Machine Shop where he was able to introduce students to different manufacturing processes and how to implement them into their future designs. Before his time at Extreme Molding, Nick worked as a Sailing Instructor since 2015 at the East Sailing Academy where he taught many people from all ages and backgrounds.

Nick started at Extreme Molding as the New Product Introduction Engineer but was quickly promoted to the Quality Engineer role. As the Quality Engineer, Nick is responsible for understanding customer requirements, establishing quality criteria that falls within customer requirements, communicating quality criteria throughout the company, monitoring and managing the quality results from production, and training new inspectors on the quality criteria. In his free time he enjoys baking for his coworkers, friends, and family. Nick is accompanied by his feline sous chef Finn in their Troy NY apartment.


Kaitlin Chitaman

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Katiee is a first generation graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2020 with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering. She has a Green Belt in Lean Design for Six Sigma and a certification in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. She is pursuing further licensure procedures as she continues to work. Katiee has  previous experience from a co-op at Environment One Corp. where she worked as an engineer in their Sewer Systems Business. Katiee has a solid four year foundation doing research and product development with two publications that focused on increasing solar efficiency and alternative solar methods. In her free time, she likes to paint, draw, and design net zero/ off the grid homes. She also enjoys water sports, going to the gym, and reading!

Fulfillment & 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.




Peter Gardiner

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Pete graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY earning his B.S. in Mathematics. He later entered a Master’s program at RIT studying Computer Science and pursued an M.B.A. at Union College.

He has over 35 years of management experience having held senior positions in Finance, Operations and General Management. Included in that tenure were an excess of 20 years at Robotics, Inc. where he oversaw the R&D and manufacturing of automation equipment targeted primarily to industries dispensing silicones & other liquid components.

When not working, Pete is an avid boater and enjoys cruising up and down the Hudson River on his 41’ Silverton Aft-cabin. He also enjoys a day on the links or a ride on his full-dress Harley. He resides in Waterford, NY with his German Sheppard “Hudson” while still making time for his four children who are spread across the country.