GRAND RAPIDS, MI (May 10, 2018) — HME Inc. announced today that it has hired Tom Jekel as the VP-Operations with responsibility for operations, including manufacturing and quality for the company’s fire apparatus production. Tom comes to HME with more than 20 years of progressively more responsible manufacturing leadership roles. He most recently served as plant manager at Symbiote in Zeeland, Mich. Just as importantly, Tom is a deputy fire chief at the Zeeland Township Fire Department, ust a few miles from HME’s production facilities.
“The growth of HME Ahrens-Fox has necessitated the addition of someone with Tom’s depth and experience,” said HME President Jim Monterusso. “To find someone with equal components of manufacturing, education and that of a first-responder made Tom’s addition an easy choice.”