Marathon Manufacturing Solutions
Marko Duffy is the president of Marathon Manufacturing Solutions and has been in manufacturing for over 35 years. A graduate of Malden Catholic High School and UMass Amherst, Marko began working right out of school in a Malden metal finishing plant and started quite literally at the bottom, working in every position, from entry level to VP of manufacturing. From there, he joined a small struggling metal finishing company in Lawrence as Vice President. This position marked the start of his long relationship with the both the manufacturing base and the people of Lawrence. The hard working and willing people of Lawrence become the company's greatest asset; Marko worked closely with many Lawrence residents in a training, teaching, and supervisory position. In 10 years the company grew from $1 million a year in sales to over $10 million. In 2006 Marko began representing a world-wide company selling specialty chemicals throughout New England and in 2012, he founded Marathon Manufacturing Solutions. Marko is known throughout the region for his knowledge and experience as well as having a network that provides the solutions many manufacturers need. Over the years Marko has created opportunities and solved problems for many manufacturers around the area, providing them with requisite training and products. Marko has served on the board at the Merrimack Valley YMCA chairing many committees and acting as Board Chair of both the Lawrence Branch of the YMCA and the Merrimack Valley YMCA. A volunteer, donor and YMCA father, Marko raised his 2 daughters at the Y and they both chose career paths based on their experience. Living in Andover with his wife Carla and daughters, Marko continues to serve at the Lawrence YMCA. Marathon is entering its 6th year in business and both the company and Marko continue to evolve.