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Executive Team

Carol Jackson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As chairman and chief executive officer, Carol is committed to delivering on HWI’s mission and achieving its vision of being the first and only call for industry. Most recently, Carol held the role of senior vice president and general manager at HWI, 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 and corporate officer at Carpenter Technology Corporation. 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. 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.

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.

Michael Werner

Executive-Commercial and Corporate Officer

As senior vice-president, commercial, Michael Werner focuses on all sales and marketing activities, value added services offerings, international growth and distribution and retail sales efforts. Most recently, Michael led global commercial operations for Loparex, the leading global manufacturer of specialty coated release films and papers serving a range of industries. Previously, Mike spent 20 years at GE Plastics and Sabic in numerous domestic and global roles, where he progressed to become Product General Manager. He began his career at Monsanto as an engineer in Technical Development and as a manager of Business Development in the thermoplastic elastomer business. Werner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Science from the Pennsylvania State University.

Mike possesses a results-driven mindset and an intense desire to make positive contributions everyday.

Ross Wilkin

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer

As chief financial officer and corporate treasurer, Ross is dedicated to the financial responsibilities of the company, and oversees all areas of financial reporting, general accounting, tax, treasuring and IT. Ross came from Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., where he served as chief financial officer. Before his role at Universal Stainless, he was chief financial officer at Dynamics, Inc. Much of Ross’ career was spent with H.J. Heinz Company, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. After progressing in various roles in Heinz North America, he became vice president and CFO for the company’s Australia and New Zealand business unit. Ross began his finance career at KPMG, serving both in Toronto, Canada and in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Ross is a CPA in both Canada and the USA.

Ross’ expertise and proven track record in the manufacturing sector will support initiatives across the company and ultimately benefit our customers.

Senior Leadership

  • Martha Collins
    Martha J. Collins, PhD
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Brad Cramer
    Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Judy Weisseg
    Vice President, Human Resources

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
  • Adrian Boltong
    Senior Director | Indonesia Operations
  • Jason Borgesi
    Senior Director | Global Procurement and Materials Management
  • Oliver Brooks
    Oliver Brooks
    Senior Director | Operations
  • Rich Cashdollar
    Senior Director | Corporate Controller
  • Gildas Dupouy
    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
  • Elizabeth McGuire
    Senior Director | Global Sales and Operations Planning
  • John Rosenecker
    Senior Director | Distribution and Retail Operations
  • Tom Raught
    Director | Environmental Health & Safety
  • Joe Schartner
    Director | Qualilty and Process Control
  • Josh Stauffer
    Josh Stauffer
    Senior Director | Information Systems/Technology Infrastructure
  • Steven Sternberger
    Senior Director | Marketing
  • Jim Skelly
    Senior Director | North American Sales
  • Bill Wagstaff
    Senior Director | Value-Added Services