Author Archives: Jade DeBusk

HBM Promotes Jim Norris to President & CEO of Control Devices

HBM is thrilled to promote Jim Norris to the role of President & CEO of Control Devices effective this October. Jim replaces Scott Kerns, who recently left the organization to accept a position with another organization. Jim is a veteran of the Control Devices business, first joining in 1996 in a commercial role and expanding […]

Highlights from Talent Connect 2022

HBM was thrilled to host our first portfolio-wide in-person Talent Connect event since 2019 on Sept 21st & 22nd. Over 90 leaders from Mississippi Lime Company, Schafer Industries, HarperLove, Control Devices, and HBM gathered in St. Louis for a day and a half of networking, leadership development, and shared learning. Reflections & The Future The […]

Mississippi Lime Acquires Valley Minerals, Dolomitic Quicklime Producer

Mississippi Lime Acquires Valley Minerals, Dolomitic Quicklime Producer  ST. LOUIS, MO – (September 20, 2022) – Mississippi Lime Company, an HBM company headquartered in St. Louis, and a leading global supplier of high-calcium lime products, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Valley Minerals, a single-site dolomitic quicklime producer based in Bonne Terre, Missouri. […]

HBM Holdings is pleased to announce that our largest holding, Mississippi Lime (MLC), has acquired Singleton Birch.

HBM Holdings is pleased to announce that our largest holding, Mississippi Lime (MLC), has acquired Singleton Birch. Singleton Birch is the leading independent supplier of lime products in the United Kingdom. This acquisition, which closed today, is part of HBM’s overall strategy to build and invest in high performing companies and to drive growth and […]

Kenny Messer named President and Chief Executive Officer at HarperLove

HBM Holdings announced that Kenny Messer has been named President and Chief Executive Officer at  HarperLove. HarperLove, which was acquired by HBM in January 2020, is a leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives and wet-strength resins. Messer will report to Anderson Fincher, President and CEO of HBM Holdings. Kenny Messer has more than 15 […]

Safety First Culture Across HBM

Across HBM, safety is a core value. As a diversified portfolio of industrial manufacturing operations, we believe the key to keeping employees safe is building a workplace culture where safety comes first. Our operating companies put a significant focus on creating an authentic safety culture where every employee goes home to their loved ones unharmed. […]

HBM Welcomes Emily Godefroid

HBM is thrilled to welcome, Emily Godefroid, as our new Manager, Office Administration. Will you tell us a little more about your professional background?  I joined Washington University in 2012 as a Coordinator in the Facility Services Department.  Before joining Wash U, I worked with American Burglary and Fire as an Account Executive and with […]