R-O-M Corporation promotes Briggs to CEO, Hupke to COO

R-O-M Corporation announces the promotion of two key members of its management team. Steve Briggs has been promoted to CEO and will also maintain his duties as president. Jeff Hupke will now serve as COO in addition to his CFO responsibilities.

Briggs joined R-O-M in 2004 as vice president of sales and marketing after leading sales and business development efforts for an international leader in the inorganic minerals industry. At R-O-M, he quickly established relationships with the company’s customer base and reorganized the firm’s nationwide territory manager staff and inside customer development team. He was promoted to president in 2006, overseeing sales and marketing, manufacturing, quality, engineering, human resources, material management and information technology. A former Special Forces officer in the United States Army, Briggs holds an MBA in finance from the University of Missouri. He succeeds John R. McAlister, who remains as the company’s chairman.

Hupke joined R-O-M as CFO in 2005. His diversified background includes serving in financial and operational capacities for some of Kansas City’s largest companies as well as consultative work with numerous start-ups. Since joining R-O-M, Hupke has overseen a multitude of initiatives aimed at improving the company’s support of its customers. As COO, he’ll lead operations/manufacturing and supply chain management functions. Hupke holds an MBA from Indiana University and a BSIM from Purdue University.

R-O-M Corporation is an international company headquartered in a 65,000 sq. ft. facility in suburban Kansas City, MO. The company’s product line includes R-O-M Roll-up Doors for emergency apparatus and service vehicles; LoadMaker, ThermowarrioR and Center ZoneMaker insulated bulkhead systems for the food distribution industry; RoadwarrioR and SidekicK safety walkramps and Platform systems for food distributors; LED lighting for emergency vehicle compartments and refrigerated trailers; and LinksGuard security chain closures for building security. ISO 9001-certified and owner of 10 U.S. and Canadian patents, R-O-M serves its national and international customer base with a field staff of eight territory managers and a 10-person inside customer development team.

More info: www.romcorp.com

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