HBM Holdings Announces the Retirement of Bruce L. Baggio as Senior VP of Talent Acquisition and Development After 30-Year Career

ST. LOUIS, MO – (January 5, 2016) – HBM Holdings today announced that Bruce L. Baggio, Senior VP of Talent Acquisition and Development, has retired effective December 31, 2015. Amy G. Fields will succeed Baggio in the new position of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for HBM Holdings effective January 7, 2016.

Baggio joined Mississippi Lime Company in 1985 in Purchasing. After a series of roles in the HR Department he became the Vice President of Human Resources in 1993. He subsequently assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development for Mississippi Lime Company in 2013, and assumed the same position in HBM Holdings Company in 2015. Bruce is retiring after a 30-year career in which he instilled human resources professionalism throughout HBM Holdings and its portfolio companies.

“Bruce has been an amazing resource for three generations of leadership at Mississippi Lime and subsequently, HBM Holdings,” said Mike DeCola, CEO of HBM Holdings. “He helped us to evolve our Human Resources capabilities to a very high level and established a Talent Development Process that will be a critical component of our future strategy for HBM Holdings.  He has been well respected by internal leaders, union leadership and our external advisors, and we will sorely miss his talent in our organization.”

Amy Fields will become Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for HBM Holdings.  Amy’s undergraduate degree is from Washington University (psychology), as is her Master’s degree (social work and organizational dynamics). She began her career in Cambridge, MA with Transkaryotic Therapies, subsequently moving to Thomson & Thomson (now Thomson Reuters) in Boston. She returned to St. Louis for her graduate degree, and then joined TelePacific Communications. She then held several positions of increasing responsibility at Solutia Inc. before joining Amerinet as its CHRO shortly after Solutia was sold to Eastman Chemical Company.

“Amy brings an incredible wealth of experience and perspective to our organization and will help lead our growth and evolution for a long time into the future.  We are thrilled to have her as part of the HBM Holdings leadership team,” DeCola added.

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About HBM Holdings

HBM Holdings Company, based in St. Louis, is a management firm that acquires, supports and operates middle-market businesses in industrial products and services.  The Company’s strategy is to grow a diversified portfolio using a long-term buy and build approach.  HBM Holdings provides its portfolio companies with professional management expertise, financial resources, and high potential human capital to accelerate their growth.  HBM Holdings currently has four portfolio companies: Breen Energy Solutions, LLC; Delavau, LLC; Mississippi Lime Company; and Tru-Flex, LLC. For more information, visit HBMHoldings.com.