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Executive Team

Stephen Delo

Chief Executive Officer

As chairman and CEO, Stephen Delo is committed to strengthening the bond between HWI, its people, and its customers, and developing innovative ways to meet customers’ needs. Steve most recently served as the director of integrated supply chain for Honeywell International’s performance, materials, and technologies business, and he held senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility during his 34-year tenure with Honeywell. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from Louisiana State University.

Steve works intensely every day to transform HWI’s operations and drive long-term growth and sustainability.

Douglas Hall

Executive-Integrated Supply Chain

As senior vice-president, integrated supply chain, Doug Hall oversees all global manufacturing operations, supply-chain activities like procurement, and engineering. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience, including roles in operations, process engineering, management consulting, quality, Lean, and Six Sigma. Prior to HWI, Doug was with Sonoco Products Company, a $6 billion global industrial and consumer packaging company, as their director of manufacturing for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for multiple facilities across six countries with over 1,000 employees. Doug has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Doug works intensely every day to drive operational excellence, develop talent, and facilitate a culture of continuous improvement.

Carol Jackson


As senior vice-president and general manager, Carol Jackson is responsible for global commercial operations, including sales, service, project engineering, marketing, and global sourcing centers. She has nearly two decades of progressive experience in building businesses globally. Before HWI, Carol was a strategic business unit VP at Carpenter Technology Corporation, with profit and loss responsibility for over $700 million in sales. She also spent 12 years with PPG Industries, where she held several leadership roles in industrial, architectural, and automotive businesses as well as corporate purchasing, overseeing spending in excess of $5 billion annually. Carol has a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, an MBA (MSIA) from Carnegie Mellon University, and a juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Carol works intensely every day to build a competitive differential advantage and drive performance and profitability.

Frankie Winfield

Executive-Finance & IT

As chief financial officer and treasurer, Frankie Winfield has full responsibility for all of finance and information technology. Frankie brings 20 years of progressive experience in business performance and finance to HWI. She joins HWI from Hydro Aluminum North America (a subsidiary of Norsk Hydro), where she served as vice-president and CFO for over 10 years. Prior to Hydro, she was with Browning Ferris Industries, where she held several roles, including vice-president and assistant corporate controller. Frankie has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

Frankie works intensely every day to strengthen the company’s business support systems, enabling accelerated growth and reinvestment.

Senior Leadership

  • Martha Collins
    Martha J. Collins, PhD
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Brad Cramer
    General Counsel
  • Judy Weisseg
    Senior Director | Human Resources
  • James Woods
    Senior Director | HWI Business System

Extended Leadership Team

  • Don Abrino
    Senior Director | External Technology and Open Innovation
  • Kevin Ballard
    Senior Director | Engineering & Process Improvement
  • Aldo Betta
    Senior Director | Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Jason Borgesi
    Senior Director | Global Procurement
  • Oliver Brooks
    Oliver Brooks
    Senior Director | Operations
  • Cleve Heiser
    Senior Director | Credit, Collections and Transactional Processing
  • Chris Kraft
    Senior Director | Global Projects & Advanced Engineering
  • Felipe Lamilla
    Director | International Sales
  • John Rosenecker
    Senior Director | Distribution and Retail Operations
  • Joe Schartner
    Director | Qualilty and Process Control
  • Josh Stauffer
    Josh Stauffer
    Senior Director | Information Systems/Technology Infrastructure
  • Jim Skelly
    Senior Director | North American Sales
  • Bill Wagstaff
    Senior Director | Value-Added Services


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