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Hastings Manufacturing Co. Promotes Bob Kollar to COO
Hastings Manufacturing Co. has appointed Bob Kollar to the newly created position of COO, reporting to Fred Cook, CEO.
In his new position, Kollar will be
responsible for the day-to-day operations of Hastings Manufacturing Co. and Hastings East Manufacturing Co. Ltd., including all quality,
sales, operations, engineering, human resources and finance activities.
In addition, Kollar will continue on the board of directors for
Hastings East Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in Changzhou, China.
Kollar was formerly Hastings' vice president of operations and vice
president of customer satisfaction, leading the aftermarket and OEM
sales efforts. He had recently taken a six-month assignment for The
Anderson Group LLC as CEO and president of After Six Tuxedos of
Atlanta, Ga. Prior to his time at Hastings, Kollar was a managing
director at Thomson Industries Inc., a three time General Motors
Supplier of the Year and a world leader in automation technology.
Kollar earned his bachelor's degree from Oakland University in Michigan
and his masters in business administration from St. Johns University in
New York. He has more than years of proven management successes, making
him uniquely qualified and deserving of this recognition, Hastings says.