Intek Names New Leadership
The board of directors at Intek Plastics Inc. has appointed Mike Kinning as president and Steve Glienke as chief operating officer. The two serve as co-leaders of the Hastings, Minn., based company effective immediately.
Kinning started at Intek in 1991 as a sales engineer, and went on to serve the supplier of custom extruded and fabricated plastic products as business manager, manufacturing manager, and vice president of sales and marketing. In 2009, he was named vice president and general manager. “Steve and I are excited about the opportunity to lead Intek and are very optimistic the company is well positioned to capitalize on improving economic conditions,” Kinning says. “We look forward to working closely with our valued customers, suppliers and employees as we continue to provide the highest quality products at the lowest total cost.”
Glienke, a CPA, joined Intek in 2003 as a controller and became the company’s CFO in September 2004. Prior to joining Intek, he was the controller and logistics manager for Satellite Industries, Inc., and the general manager of a local construction supply company. “During the past several months, we’ve focused extensively on reducing overhead costs and improving operational efficiencies to better position the company for the future,” he states. “Our dedicated employees are committed to continuous improvement and have sustained excellent quality and service during these difficult economic times.”
“I am confident that co-leadership of the company will serve customers and the company well because Mike and Steve’s skills complement each other perfectly and they work seamlessly together,” says John Penn, chairman of the board and acting CEO. “I have never seen two senior leaders work together as well as they do. That’s why I recommended this co-leadership model to the board.” Penn vacates his role as CEO and continue to serve as chairman of the board for Intek.