Intek Plastics Names New CEO

Hastings, Minnesota-based plastics extrusion company Intek Plastics announces that it has hired Jill Hesselroth as its new CEO.

Hesselroth is a veteran of several manufacturing companies, including Gillette, Andersen Corp., St. Jude Medical, Zimmer and, most recently, Nortech Systems. Her degree is in accounting and she holds several certifications, including one in lean systems from the University of Kentucky’s college of engineering; the Stanford Executive Education in Influence and Negotiations; and she is certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and project management (CPM).

In her off time Hesselroth has been a supporter of the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.

The company says it hired Hesselroth to help lead the expansion of its business. Intek president Mike Kinning and chief operations officer Steve Glienke will continue in their current roles as part of the executive team.

Intek is a privately held company that engineers, extrudes and fabricates custom plastic extrusions for medium to large original equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1961, the company has about 160 employees and a second facility in Hawthorne, New Jersey, which specializes in extrusions for retail merchandising.

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