Vice President of Engineering & Operations
Rick Hurd is the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Winona Building Products. His strengths include a through understanding and training in Lean principles, strategic planning, and efficient operation of manufacturing facilities. He believes in empowering the employees and creating a culture of safety, this is driven by the belief the employees are the number one asset of any company.
Rick has an extensive engineering and plant management background including machinery and plant startups worldwide. He has been involved with small companies up to and including publicly traded multi-billion-dollar corporations. His responsibilities will include all aspects of setting up the facility and its operations.
Rick has a degree in Tool Engineering along with a BA and MBA from Indiana Tech. He has used his education and experience to bring multiple plants from a nonprofitable position to a profitable position allowing for investment and growth.