Intek Plastics Adds Hesselroth as CEO to Help Meet Demands of Growing Business

HASTINGS, Minn., March 19, 2015 – Intek Plastics, Inc., a premiere plastics extruder providing high quality, precisely engineered, customer-specific products, has named Jill Hesselroth Chief Executive Officer to lead the company as it continues to expand its business. Hesselroth brings a broad mix of business management leadership, inspiration, operational experience and a passion for customer care to Intek. President Mike Kinning and Chief Operations Officer Steve Glienke will remain in their current roles as part of the executive team.
“Jill’s experience in a wide variety of industries and business management disciplines will be invaluable to Intek as we continue to grow our company in new and existing markets,” Kinning said. “She is a strategic and purposeful leader who understands the importance of reinvesting in our business, through people, equipment and processes. Jill has successfully delivered transformational results on strategic initiatives repeatedly in the past, and is known for her collaborative leadership style and building high performance teams.”

In her career, Hesselroth has served as a leader in several manufacturing companies, including Gillette, Andersen Corp., St. Jude Medical, Zimmer and most recently Nortech Systems. Hesselroth has supported Habitat for Humanity on numerous builds and The Salvation Army as a past Red Kettle campaign chairperson and current campaign volunteer. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota; and holds certifications from the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering in Lean Systems; Stanford Executive Education in Influence and Negotiations; and is certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and Project Management (CPM).

"I am honored and excited to be joining Intek at this time," Hesselroth said. "The opportunities for continued success are excellent and I look forward to leading the Intek team to make them a reality. Building further on Intek’s success is a challenge I accept with confidence, determination and fierce ambition. I am passionately committed to reinforcing the company’s commitment to place our customers at the center of everything we do. The bar I set for myself and my team is high.”

About Intek Plastics
Intek Plastics ( is a privately held company that engineers, extrudes and fabricates custom plastic extrusions for medium-to-large OEMs requiring unique, high performance solutions. Intek’s scale and sophistication allow it to serve any industry with world-class manufacturing. Intek and its 160+ associates create value for customers through a commitment to continuous improvement, lean manufacturing methods, and investments in materials and process technology. Founded in 1961, Intek is headquartered in Hastings, Minn., and also has a facility in Hawthorne, N.J.

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