About Us


Our Approach

Our Approach

Our approach is to create a custom solution for our clients that is designed to highlight their strengths and optimize their profits.  We focus on improving efficiency and employee safety.

Our Story

Our Story

After years of working for top World Class Manufacturing Fortune 500 firms and gaining a very diverse knowledge base and experiences, Mark Pinney assembled the top people in their fields of expertise to achieve his vision to form the Pinney Consulting Group (PCG). The vision was to learn from the shortcomings of other companies in the consulting and services industry to provide a customer first approach to management and oversight of large-scale industrial projects. The PCG continues to expand operations and provide new innovative products & services such as Digital Factory initiatives to maximize their client’s profitability while reducing the stresses on both the client’s human resources and financial resources. PCG is a leader in hands on inter-active programs for training and safety throughout at all levels of an organization.

Meet the Team

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Mark Pinney

Founder & President

Specialties: Brand Development, Executive Coaching, Mentorship and Leadership training. Engineering of food process systems and packaging systems. TPM pillars of Autonomous Maintenance, Preventitive Maintenance, Early Management and Focused Improvement.


Ziad Shiblaq

Chief Executive Officer 

Experienced Senior Executive in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations with a demonstrated history of passionately working in the food & beverages industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Manufacturing and Warehouse, Change Management, Continuous Process Improvement and Start-Ups.


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Tony Merlo

Director of IT

Specialties: Digital Factory, Developing Web Applications, Augmented Reality, Smart Work Instructions, Asset tracking systems, Downtime Management, Microsoft Hololens, Custom Software solutions, Employee Training, Project Management, Green Belt/Black Belt Lean Management/Six Sigma

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Director of Business Development

Specialties: Over 30 years of world-class manufacturing experience in general management, large-scale transformation, leadership performance, organizational development, employee engagement, labor relations, technology innovation, and operational excellence.  Proven  ability to drive organizational culture shifts to support corporate objectives for sustainable performance.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact us to discuss your business and what we can do to help. Normal response time is within one business day.