Hoffer Plastics names three co-CEOs

Hoffer Plastics co-CEOs (from left) Gretchen Hoffer Farb, Alex Hoffer and Charlotte Hoffer Canning [Photo courtesy of Hoffer Plastics]

Hoffer Plastics recently named Gretchen Hoffer Farb, Charlotte Hoffer Canning and Alex Hoffer as co-CEOs.

The three siblings are the third generation of family leaders for the South Elgin, Illinois-based medtech supplier. Their grandparents, Bob and Helen Hoffer, founded the business in 1953.

“Gretchen, Charlotte and Alex each bring distinct passions, perspectives and expertise to the table,” their father, former CEO William Hoffer, said in a news release. “But they have one crucial thing in common, and that’s a commitment to carrying on the Hoffer family legacy,”

Bob Hoffer served as CEO for more than 40 years. William Hoffer, who served as the company’s second CEO, will remain board chair.

The three siblings took on C-level responsi…

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Hoffer Plastics hires VP of operations

Medtech supplier Hoffer Plastics today said it has hired Jeff Klabunde as VP of operations, effective immediately.

Klabunde was formerly VP of product, operations excellence and integration at Brink’s and before that managed domestic and international operations during his 26-year career at Johnson Controls.

He’ll oversee all operations-related functions at South Elgin, Illinois-based Hoffer Plastics. That includes the integration of automation technology and ongoing manufacturing plant maintenance to maximize productivity and operational excellence, the injection molding company said.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Jeff Klabunde to our team,” Hoffer Plastics Co-CEO Alex Hoffer said in a news release. “Jeff’s wealth of experience and leadership in manufacturing and operations will be a tremendous asset at Hoffer Plastics. This role is a significant part of our strategic plan, which is focused on continued investments in our people, te…

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