Alexandria Industries Promotes New President

Brad Hoven will use Quick Response Manufacturing principles and process improvement tools to focus on operations and mentoring employees to be their best.

Alexandria Industries (Alexandria, MN) promoted Brad Hoven to president of its Alexandria Extrusion facility located in Alexandria. Hoven will be responsible for business operations and profitability, overseeing manufacturing areas and production.

Hoven will also remain the general manager for Alexandria Precision Machining, one of company’s seven divisions. Using Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) principles and process improvement tools, Hoven will work closely with employees to guide the facility’s manufacturing capabilities and achieve its high-performance production goals. Hoven’s business expertise, operations skills and extensive experience clearly show that he leads the way in establishing industry trends in aluminum extrusion and precision machining.

For more than 14 successful years, Hoven has not only lived our ‘Demand Innovation’ credo, he has superseded every expectation we have for operations management and employee mentoring,” said Tom Schabel, the chief executive officer of Alexandria Industries. “His values-driven leadership style and personable skill-set clearly show that he’s a true role model when it comes to nurturing employee growth and exceeding customer expectations.”

Hoven has actively supported multiple community initiatives and served on numerous local boards. He previously served as an advisory committee member for Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC), and was a member of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission’s (AAEDC) GAIN Advisory committee.


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