Hastings, MI (PRWEB) April 24, 2011
Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC, a nearly 100-year-old global manufacturer of piston rings, announces the promotion of Bob Kollar to COO.
Robert “Bob” Kollar has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer reporting to Fred Cook, CEO. In this capacity, Bob will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC and Hastings East Manufacturing Company, LTD including all quality, sales, operations, engineering, human resources and finance activities. In addition, Bob will continue on the board of directors for Hastings East Manufacturing Company, LTD in Changzhou, China.
Bob was formerly Hastings vice president of operations and vice president of customer satisfaction, leading the aftermarket and OEM sales efforts, and had recently taken a six-month assignment for The Anderson Group, LLC as CEO and president of After Six™ Tuxedos of Atlanta, Georgia. Previous to his Hastings Manufacturing Co. LLC work, Bob was a managing director at Thomson Industries, Inc., a three time General Motors Supplier of the Year and a world leader in automation technology.
Bob earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Oakland University in Michigan and his Masters in Business Administration from St. Johns University in New York. Bob has over thirty years of proven management successes making him uniquely qualified and deserving of this recognition.
Bob and his wife Sandy reside in Hastings and Frankenmuth, Michigan and have a son Rob, a certified public accountant based in Atlanta, and a daughter Sarah, a historical preservationist, based in Dearborn, Michigan.
Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC designs and manufactures piston rings for the worldwide engine manufacturing and remanufacturing industries. Hastings holds TS16949 and ISO14001 registrations, and is an approved piston ring supplier to OEMs including those in aviation, compressors, agriculture, automotive, and other industries.
For more information, contact Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC, 325 N. Hanover St., Hastings, MI 49058, 800-776-1088, 269-945-2491, sales(at)hastingsmfg(dot)com, http://www.hastingsmfg.com.
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