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Control Devices Expands Product Offerings with Acquisition of Essex Gas Regulator Product Line

Addition Expands Portfolio in Medical Gas Regulator Market ST. LOUIS, MO – (January 31, 2022) – Control Devices, LLC, a portfolio company of HBM Holdings, announced today it has acquired the medical gas regulator product line of Essex Industries. Control Devices, founded in 1963, is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered flow-control products […]

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2021 in Review by Andy Fincher, President & CEO

Coming out of the turbulence of 2020 like the rest of the world, HBM and our portfolio of companies felt ready to tackle 2021 even with a continuing high level of uncertainty. While we knew there would be challenges, what wasn’t clear was just how unpredictable some of the variables would become. HBM’s employees in […]

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HBM Holdings Completes Acquisition of Control Devices

ST. LOUIS, MO – (October 13, 2021) – HBM Holdings (“HBM”) announced today it has acquired Control Devices, LLC of Fenton, MO. Control Devices, a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn founded in 1963, is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered flow-control products utilized in niche applications across a diverse array of end markets. […]

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Nathan Matt Promoted to Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Nathan Matt has been promoted to Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis a role vacated by Justin Lammert, who was recently promoted to CFO of Schafer Industries. Nathan joined HBM in 2019 as HBM’s Corporate Controller and has become a valuable member of the finance team. Nathan will provide financial analysis and strategic support to […]

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Justin Lammert Promoted to CFO of Schafer Industries

HBM Holdings and Schafer Industries are pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Lammert to Chief Financial Officer of Schafer Industries. Justin is responsible for finance, evaluating the financial performance at Schafer on long-term operational goals, budgets, forecasts as well as accounting, tax, M&A, and the IT function at Schafer. As a member of the […]

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HBM welcomes summer intern, Shyam Kannan!

Recently, we had the opportunity to spend some time learning more from Shyam Kannan, HBM’s new Summer Intern. This summer Shyam will be working within our Corporate Development team and focusing on learning our business and our acquisition strategy. What school do you attend and what is your major? Outside of classes, are you involved […]

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A year in review

2020 has brought us some really defining moments. This year, perhaps more than ever, we have embraced the opportunities presented by difficult business and personal conditions and leveraged them to demonstrate our real selves. Our “Keep the Change” mindset will continue as we identify near- and long-term adjustments that will drive improvements in both our work […]

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HBM gives thanks to our Veterans

HBM is proud to employ four Veterans on our HBM team and many more across our portfolio. HBM’s Veterans represent an impressive four of the five military branches – Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force. Collectively this group has served in a variety of fields, received numerous awards, and traveled around the globe – including […]

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We Recently Refreshed Our Core Values. Here’s How We Did It

We initially defined HBM’s Core Values when we were getting the concept of HBM off the ground nearly eight years ago. Since then, HBM has added several operating companies, refined our strategy, updated our organizational structure, and incorporated learnings from our early experiences. It made sense to revisit our values and take a fresh look […]

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Key talent moves position HBM for growth

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Kevin Sheehan, Isaac Tipton, and Brad Naert!  These organizational changes facilitate HBM’s goals of providing top-tier resources and support to our Operating Companies and positioning ourselves for growth. Kevin Sheehan: Kevin joined HBM the Summer of 2019 after completing his MBA from the Kelley School of Business […]

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Recent industry appointment brings growth for Schafer Industries

Recently, Eric Van Rens was appointed to the Board of Directors on the American Gear Manufacturers Association. AGMA is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. Having Eric on the board of directors will […]

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HBM Finds a Winning Formula for Building Finance Talent

Attracting, building, and retaining talent is critical for HBM’s success. Several years ago, HBM recognized the need to increase our Finance expertise to drive our growth plans and to support increased analysis across the portfolio. At the same time, Alex Aubel was contemplating his next career move beyond public accounting at PwC and was intrigued […]

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HBM’s growth brings new leadership opportunities

Last week, HBM’s CEO, Andy Fincher, announced expanded leadership roles for Amy Fields and Andy Fulford. During the announcement, Fincher said “These roles reflect the evolution of HBM’s strategy and of our operations.” Amy Fields was named SVP Administration and Chief People Officer. In this role, Amy will assume new responsibilities focusing on board relations, […]

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Leading Change into the Future of Work

  The concept of change, whether it be big or small, in our personal or professional lives, can often be overwhelming. In fact, many of us are downright resistant to it. At our recent Talent Summit, HBM employees heard a presentation on “Leading Change into the Future of Work,” by Peter Boumgarden, PhD. Peter is […]

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CEO Panel: The path to leadership and lessons learned along the way

At our recent Talent Summit, the CEOs of HBM’s portfolio companies participated in a panel to discuss their unique professional journeys. Many factors have shaped their paths to success, and the panel was an interactive way to learn more about each CEO’s background, leadership style and management approach. The panel was asked a wide variety […]

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Nathan Matt Joins HBM as Corporate Controller

Recently, we had the opportunity to spend some time learning about Nathan Matt, HBM’s new Corporate Controller. In this role he is responsible for HBM’s accounting, treasury/investment and budgeting functions, as well as the monthly consolidation and financial reporting process. He will also provide support for due diligence efforts related to acquisitions. Can you tell […]

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Annual Finance Summit brings learning, networking, and axe-throwing

Last week, HBM brought together our enterprise-wide finance teams for three days of learning, networking, and fun. This year the team met in Nashville, TN and focused on the following objectives: Mississippi Lime’s New Acquisition Supply Chain Challenges Portfolio Company Market Outlook Financial Planning & Analysis Acquisition Valuation Techniques During the finance summit, attendees had […]

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HBM’s Acquisition of Aerofil Highlights Importance of Talent Development and Long-Term Commitment

Aerofil Technology, Inc., a leading contract manufacturer that fills aerosol and liquid containers for industry-leading brands, was acquired by HBM Holdings on September 29, 2017.  Although the acquisition was recent, Aerofil has quickly benefitted from the financial and talent-based support HBM provides to its portfolio companies. When HBM acquires a company, we look to hold […]

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HBM Holdings Featured in the St. Louis Business Journal

We are pleased to share the St. Louis Business Journal article, On the hunt: HBM Holdings grows revenue to nearly $800 million as it seeks more acquisitions. The article shares our story, from an idea conceived during a brainstorming session at Mississippi Lime Company to where we are today: an investment management company that operates […]

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Announcing Appointment of Michael Chill as Vice President of Information Technology

A newly established enterprise-wide position will support the management teams of HBM’s portfolio companies and play a key role in due diligence for future acquisitions ST. LOUIS, MO – (September 26, 2016) – HBM Holdings today announced that Michael Chill has been appointed as the company’s Vice President of Information Technology. Mr. Chill will assume […]

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Announcing New Associate Adam Silver

ST. LOUIS, MO – (September 16, 2016) – HBM Holdings today announced the addition of Adam Silver as a new full-time Corporate Development Associate. Adam is responsible for the financial and strategic analysis as well as due diligence of acquisition opportunities. Additionally, Adam provides strategic planning, oversight, and support for HBM’s portfolio companies. Prior to […]

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HBM Holdings Portfolio Company Mississippi Lime Company Announces Appointment of William H. Ayers to CEO of Mississippi Lime Company

ST. LOUIS, MO – (February 1, 2016) – Mississippi Lime Company announced the formal appointment of Bill Ayers to the additional title of Chief Executive Officer of Mississippi Lime. Since 2012, Bill has led the day-to-day operations of Mississippi Lime as President and Chief Operating Officer, growing the business through operational excellence and responding effectively […]

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HBM Holdings Company Acquires Breen Energy Solutions

St. Louis, MO, USA – HBM Holdings Company announced today that it acquired Breen Energy Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Carnegie, PA. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Breen provides emissions measurement and mitigation technologies to the utility and industrial boiler markets, in addition to other emissions controls, fuel flexibility and mercury control technologies. The […]

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