Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spray Technology March 2018 Edition

We are excited to share the Spray Technology & Marketing March edition featuring Aerofil Technology and HBM in the A Good Year’s Work article. The article delves into the factors underpinning HBM’s acquisition of Aerofil in late 2017 and why Lean manufacturing practices are a key component of Aerofil’s growth.

HBM Holdings and Aerofil Technology Featured in Spray Technology March 2018 Edition

We are excited to share the Spray Technology & Marketing March edition, featuring Aerofil Technology and HBM in the A Good Year’s Work article.  The article delves into the factors underpinning HBM’s acquisition of Aerofil in late 2017 and why Lean manufacturing practices are a key component of Aerofil’s growth. When announcing the acquisition, Mike DeCola, […]

HBM Holdings Announces the Appointment of Andrew Fulford as Vice President of Corporate Development

Mr. Fulford will be responsible for managing internal consulting work for HBM’s portfolio companies and for leading the portfolio expansion strategy. ST. LOUIS, MO – March 26, 2018 – HBM Holdings today announced that Andrew Fulford has been appointed as Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Fulford will actively lead HBM’s portfolio expansion strategy, including […]

How Lean Manufacturing Helped Aerofil Forge a Continuous Improvement Path

For more than a decade, one of HBM’s portfolio companies — Aerofil Technology — has used a process-improvement method called Lean Manufacturing. In this Q&A, Joe Sonderman, Senior Vice President of Operations at Aerofil Technology Inc., explains how Lean Manufacturing has helped the company and its customers, and also shares critical steps for effective adoption. […]

Collaboration: The Cornerstone of How We Operate

Once a year, HR Leaders from across our enterprise convene for an annual summit to collaborate and develop a sense of community.  This year, the team convened in Austin, Texas. When HBM invests in a company, we provide more than capital.  We look to partner with our portfolio companies for the long-term, providing support and […]

Lessons in Sustaining Family Businesses with Independent Directors

Mike DeCola, HBM’s CEO and President, moderated a panel discussion at the 3rd annual Olin Family Business Symposium on the role of independent directors in family businesses.  In February, Washington University in St. Louis hosted their third annual Family Business Symposium.  The purpose of the symposium was to bring together students, faculty, and family business […]