About the Author
Mack’s story is an amazing journey of personal and professional growth. He married Ria in 2001. He has one son, Eric, born in 1991. After graduating high school in 1987, Mack joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve as an 0311 infantryman. Soon after, he began his 20 plus year manufacturing career. Graduating with highest honors, he earned an Executive Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Faulkner University. Mack began his career in manufacturing in 1988 on the front lines of a large production machine shop. He eventually grew himself into upper management and found his niche in lean manufacturing and along with it, developed his passion for leadership. In 2008, he launched his own Lean Manufacturing and Leadership Development firm. From 2005-2012, Mack led leaders and their cross-functional teams through more than 11,000 hours of process improvement, organizational change, and cultural transformation. Ria joined Mack full-time in late 2013. In 2013, they worked with John C. Maxwell as part of an international training event focused on the Cultural Transformation in Guatemala where over 20,000 leaders were trained. They also shared the stage with internationally recognized motivational speaker Les Brown in 2014. Mack and Ria have published 22 books on personal growth and leadership development and publish more each year. In 2018, they reached 65,000 international followers on LinkedIn where they provide daily motivational, inspirational, and leadership content to people all over the world. Mack and Ria Founded TopStoryLeadership.com in 2008. Mack Founded Blue-Collar Leadership.com in 2016 to specifically support the blue-collar industries. Clients: ATD (Association for Talent Development), Auburn University, Chevron, Chick-fil-A, Kimberly Clark, Koch Industries, Southern Company, and the U.S. Military. Mack is an inspiration for people everywhere as an example of achievement, growth, and personal development. His passion motivates and inspires people all over the world!