BendPak, Inc. announced changes to its executive team effective August 3. President Don Henthorn, who has led the company since establishing it in 1965, will take on a more limited role in its daily operations as chairman emeritus. Jeff Kritzer will be promoted from executive vice president to succeed Henthorn as president and CEO. At the same time, Rudy Diaz will step up from vice president of information technology to executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Jim Fornear moves from financial controller to chief financial officer (CFO). Rounding out the leadership team, Javier Arias continues as vice president of operations.
BendPak says Henthorn will be active in an advisory capacity to ensure a seamless transition of leadership and will serve as a business mentor.
In photo above, from left to right: Diaz, Kritzer, Henthorn, Fornear, Arias.