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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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Taking the time to make small gestures can make a big difference!

Earlier this year, HBM announced the successful acquisition of Charlotte, NC-based HarperLove into our portfolio of companies. When looking at businesses to bring into the HBM portfolio, culture is an important factor in our evaluation criteria. We were able to observe HarperLove’s “people-focused” culture first-hand throughout the acquisition process and it continues to shine during […]

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Schafer Industries welcomes Director of HR, Barb Shklar

Recently, Schafer Industries welcomed Barb Shklar to lead the HR team. A key member of the Schafer leadership team, Barb leads strategic and day-to-day efforts related to employee relations, recruitment, and all HR aspects of the business as it continues to grow. This appointment came at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an […]

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A note of gratitude from Andy Fincher, President & CEO

Thank You to Employees Across the HBM Portfolio A favorite quote I learned early in my first job out of college is “The strength of a company lies in its people.” Watching our team respond to the uncertainty created by this COVID-19 pandemic affirms for me that we have some of the best people working […]

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Aerofil to produce hand sanitizer to help fight COVID-19

With supplies of hand sanitizer running low across the globe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aerofil worked closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to gain temporary approval status and begin the production of hand sanitizer. Aerofil will produce hand sanitizer for health care personnel and for consumers. The team has worked around […]

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Aerofil Technology invests for the future

One of the main reasons HBM acquired Aerofil Technology in 2017 was for their lean manufacturing practices and for the opportunity to grow the business. Aerofil recognized an opportunity to automate operations and to provide a higher quality product for the Beauty & Personal care industry. These automation opportunities arose in response to unskilled labor […]

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