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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa: Link Manufacturing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jeff Vierkant, who will join Link® as Director of Manufacturing. In this role, he will be overseeing all of Link’s manufacturing operations; directing the quality initiatives, initiating lean manufacturing process improvements and providing strategy to advance Link’s manufacturing capabilities.
Media, PA—ASD – Answering Service for Directors, the only funeral home exclusive answering service, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of dedicated employee, Will Chicola, to Technical Support Analyst. Will has been a vital asset to our Operations team since he joined ASD in 2008.
Milwaukee, WI was the place to be for the 2015 Doric Products, Inc. annual fall meeting. Lake Shore Burial Vault Co. hosted Doric Dealers from around the U.S. and Canada at their plant in addition to providing insight to their diverse operation. Well-known industry speaker Poul LeMasters presented dealers with his thoughts on a wide range of topics that included disinterment issues, workman’s compensation and human resources. The weekend concluded with the presentation of annual sales awards and recognition to longstanding dealers of Doric Products.
BROADVIEW, IL, October 30, 2015 – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (WFSI) announces that fifty-five Wilbert Licensees earned the distinction of Ultimate Service Provider for the year 2015. The Ultimate Service Provider is the highest service honor possible for Wilbert Licensees, achieved by passing rigorous on-site inspections in manufacturing and service.
Auburn, IN: - Messenger announced today the addition of its new financial partner, Orchard Holdings Group, LLC (“Orchard”) a private investment firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Orchard and Messenger’s management team have partnered to acquire the Company and support its growth over an extended timeframe. Messenger’s accomplished management team, culture of high integrity, distinguished brand, strategic vision and positioning for future growth align with Orchard’s long-term business approach.
“With new long-term investment in place, we are pleased that we can continue to bring solutions to market that really help funeral professionals stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace,” said Kevin Keane, Messenger President. “We know from our market research that our products make a difference to the families that receive them, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to continue to touch more and more lives in this special way,” added Bob Hoaglund, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Messenger.
BROADVIEW, IL, AUGUST 18, 2015 – Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the hiring of Antonio C. Wallace as President of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, Georgia.
SIOUX CENTER, IA, August 11, 2015 —Link® Manufacturing, Ltd., a world leader in suspension technology, today announced the promotion of Bob Carlsen to the position of Business Development Manager. In this new role, Carlsen will pursue targeted integrated suspension opportunities with OEM customers in the off-highway and niche truck marketplace. Michael Hof, Director of Sales and Marketing, made the announcement. Carlsen will begin his new responsibilities immediately.