Newark Native and mother of two, Jackie Luciano, Vice President helps ZAGO Manufacturing Co. manufacture high-tech, sustainable sealing fasteners and components, that serve industries such as military, marine, automotive, electronics & enclosures, robotics & drones, industrial manufacturing, medical devices, commercial lighting and more.
Jackie oversees implementation of corporate strategy that aligns with company mission and vision, development of functional roles and operations, among other responsibilities. Jackie plays a major role in ZAGO Sustainability 360 program; a social impact initiative that provides education and skills-based training to Newark students and staff members. Jackie mentors students and employees year round, to help guide them to professional success.
Today, Jackie manages ZAGO’s staff of 32 employees (many are Newark residents). Jackie’s humble beginnings and lead-by-example managing style allow her to be a suitable mentor, relatable, and congenial. Her success as a Vice President and her rapport with employees reflect ZAGO’s 95% employee retention rate. In 2022 Jackie received the CIANJ Enterprising Women Platinum Award.
With the support of management, Jackie is one of several employees to pursue continuous education opportunities while working at ZAGO. In 2017, Jackie earned an Executive MBA in Finance at Rutgers Business School – Newark and earned a Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma in 2019.
In 2007, Jackie began her journey at ZAGO as a part-time bookkeeper before climbing the ranks and holding titles of Director of Marketing, and General Manager, eventually progressing to a full-time senior executive role as a Vice President.