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Nomaco is a leader in the design and extrusion of custom engineered foam products and components for a wide range of markets including construction, home furnishings, packaging, fitness & recreation and more. Throughout the last four decades, the company has earned a reputation as a highly customer-focused, quality-driven company of innovators.

A History of Innovation

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Marc Noël, Founder & Executive Chairman

In the spring of 1979, founder and Executive Chairman Marc Noël, newly emigrated from Belgium, established Nomaco in Ansonia, Connecticut, to manufacture pipe insulation. Originally a subsidiary of NMC, the Noël family business in Belgium, Nomaco brought the first direct extruded, flexible pipe insulation to the market in the United States.

Finding immediate success in the insulation business, Nomaco soon expanded the product portfolio to include foams for use in concrete construction. Marc began to see that the intrinsic properties of Nomaco’s extruded foam provided an almost limitless range of possible applications and markets. In subsequent years, capitalizing on the company’s rapidly expanding technological expertise in foam extrusion, Marc led Nomaco in many more market-changing innovations, including:

  • Synthetic wine closures – Nomaco developed the original Nomacorc®, today the world’s best selling brand of wine closures. Nomacorc LLC became a separate company in 1999 and it has since changed the way winemakers around the world think about making and protecting their wines.
  • Pool noodles and rollers – Nomaco was instrumental in the creation and development of foam extrusions used as water toys and exercise/wellness products.
  • Bedding – When the single-sided mattress revolution began, Nomaco partnered with the industry leader, introducing an entirely new, patented, innovative design utilizing high-performing foam profiles that resulted in improved performance, market differentiation, cost savings and significant sales growth.

The Company Today

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Lars von Kantzow, President & CEO

Today, Nomaco is an independent company led by President and Chief Executive Officer Lars von Kantzow, who joined Nomaco in September, 2015 after serving 10 years as CEO of sister company, Nomacorc LLC.

Marc Noël continues as Nomaco’s executive chairman, and his son, Mike Noël, serves on the board of directors and chairs Nomaco’s Innovation Council, extending the Noël family legacy to a third generation.

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Mike Noël, Board Member and Chair of Innovation Council

Under the leadership of von Kantzow, Nomaco’s corporate headquarters location in Zebulon is part of a 90-acre campus that is also home to Nomaco’s new Innovation Center and as well as Nomacorc LLC.

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