Alexandria Industries Promotes Brad Hoven to President

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Hoven to Focus on Operations and Mentoring Employees to Be Their Best

Brad Hoven, President and General Manager, Alexandria Industries

Hoven has not only lived our 'Demand Innovation' credo, he has superseded every expectation we have for operations management and employee mentoring.

Alexandria Industries today promoted Brad Hoven to president of its Alexandria Extrusion facility located in Alexandria, Minn. Hoven will be responsible for business operations and profitability, overseeing manufacturing areas and production. Hoven also will remain general manager for Alexandria Precision Machining, one of Alexandria Industries' seven divisions.

Using Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) principles and process improvement tools, Hoven will work closely with employees to guide the facility’s manufacturing capabilities and achieve its high-performance production goals. Hoven’s business expertise, operations skills and extensive experience clearly show that he leads the way in establishing industry trends in aluminum extrusion and precision machining.

“For more than 14 successful years, Hoven has not only lived our ‘Demand Innovation’ credo, he has superseded every expectation we have for operations management and employee mentoring,” said Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries. “His values-driven leadership style and personable skill-set clearly show that he’s a true role model when it comes to nurturing employee growth and exceeding customer expectations.”

Hoven has actively supported multiple community initiatives and served on numerous local boards. He previously served as an advisory committee member for Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC), and was a member of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission’s (AAEDC) GAIN Advisory committee.

About Alexandria Industries
Alexandria Industries, with ISO 9001:2008-certified facilities, is a privately held, high-quality, short lead-time producer of engineered products. From prototype development through final production, Alexandria Industries delivers customized aluminum extrusions, precision machining of ferrous and non-ferrous products, finishing, heatsinks, plastic injection and foam molding components, high-level assemblies and welding, that meet customers' exact specifications. A single call to any of the Alexandria Industries companies provides access to the collective scope of services and products, simplifying supply chain management. Alexandria Industries is headquartered in Alexandria, Minn., with manufacturing locations in Minnesota, Indiana and Texas.

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