- Nashua, NH, US US
Rob Maille of Acton is the founder and CEO of Makibie, a company geared towards project strategy that builds and designs applications. He further devotes himself to his community by supporting organizations such as Meals on Wheels. The Meals on Wheels Association of America is a network devoted entirely to eliminating hunger among senior citizens in the United States. It is both the largest and oldest organization of its kind, with programs based in all states and territories. To celebrate the group's March for Meals campaign as well as National Nutrition month, on March 31, 2014, United States Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee and Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Gloria Lawlah paid a visit to clients and volunteers at the Bain Center, located in Columbia, Maryland. The center provides many services for senior citizens within the community and acts as a delivery distribution location for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. During their commemorative visit, the women provided a meal to a veteran of World War II who is 92 years old. Ellie Hollander, the CEO of Meals on Wheels, offered effusive praise for the visitors, lauding their work to ensure sound nutrition for seniors in need.
Residing in Acton, New Hampshire, Rob Maille is the owner of Makibie, a product strategy firm. Located outside of Acton in nearby Nashua, Makibie serves progressive start-ups and numerous Fortune 500 companies. Under the guidance of Rob Maille, the firm undergoes extensive research and development processes to create effective plans for launching its clients’ products to market. In the initial planning stage, Makibie learns about its client and their product. Brainstorming ideas, the firm and client will agree on a strategic direction before entering the next stage, which involves uncovering market challenges. Obstacles such as competing companies and products are researched and analyzed, and a prototype is launched to test the value of the merchandise. Using the data collected in the research phase, the firm develops a blueprint outlining how to introduce the product to its market. Once it is available to the public, Makibie tracks product use and customer satisfaction as well as how the product performs against the clients’ competitors to determine areas for improvement.