The Packer Fastener family of companies — comprised of Green Bay, Wisconsin-based distributor Packer Fastener and logistics provider Packer Freight and Chicagoland-based Albolt Manufacturing — have announced promotions for four key executives.
At the top, company co-Founder Terry Albrecht will continue in his role as principal owner and will now serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the three sister companies. Albrecht was one of the original founding partners of Packer Fastener in 1998 when he was 22 years old. He went on to found Packer Freight in 2019 and Albolt Manufacturing in 2022.
The Packer Fastener family of companies now employs 155 individuals in 11 different cities throughout the Midwest, most recently opening branches in Mendota Heights, Minnesota in September 2022 and in Rockford, Illinois a few months earlier.
Jason Ledvina, who most recently served as company Vice President and General Manager, will now serve as the President of Packer Fastener. Ledvina started his career as one of the original Packer Fastener employees in 2001. After taking a brief hiatus from fastener sales, he rejoined Packer Fastener in 2010 and has served in a variety of leadership roles with the organization over the past 13 years.
Amy Seehafer, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, who joined the organizations in 2021 as the Director of People, is now serving as the Chief Operating Officer over Packer Fastener, Packer Freight and Albolt Manufacturing. Her past roles include serving as Senior Vice President Human Resources for Associated Bank, Senior Operations Manager/Organizational Development Specialist for The Foth Companies, and Director-Human Resources of The C.A. Lawton Co.
Brian Hogeland, CPA, who joined the organizations in 2021 as the Director of Finance, has been promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer for Packer Fastener, Packer Freight and Albolt Manufacturing. Prior to joining the family of companies, Hogeland served in various finance leadership roles for Schneider National, Inc.
“Packer Fastener is well-known as having the biggest nuts in town, but our family of companies continues to grow beyond the nuts and bolts of industrial fasteners,” Albrecht said in a news release. “Today we offer a comprehensive range of fasteners and industrial supplies through Packer Fastener, logistics and freight brokerage services through Packer Freight and the production of customized fastener solutions through Albolt Manufacturing. By restructuring our leadership model and promoting talent from within, we’ve set the foundation for future growth and expansion.”
MDM recently interviewed Albrecht for an upcoming episode of the MDM Podcast, so stay tuned to learn much more about Packer Fastener and its culture when that episode goes live later this month.
Packer Fastener made the 2022 Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing private companies on account of its three-year revenue growth of 206%