Kim Wright a has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Hooven-Dayton Corporation. Wright assumes overall operational and financial responsibility for Hooven-Dayton’s core business, and is charged with executing the Company’s aggressive growth strategies.
Kim will report to Hooven-Dayton’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Che. “Kim is a strong addition to our team. He has a proven track record, high level of executive skill, strong customer focus, and a broad business per- spective,” said Che. “We are counting on Kim to deliver the financial and operational goals that we have established for the company. Kim’s appointment makes sense as we continue to evolve our senior management team and is part of an overall strategy to strengthen, develop, and meet the growth goals of the next three to five years.”
“I was drawn to HDC’s unique vision,” said Wright. “I believe this company can be something very special and I am very excited to be joining this organization at such a critical juncture.” A results-oriented leader, with a broad range of experi- ence – Kim touts a management philosophy that focuses on three core elements: 1. personal values: integrity, respect, loyalty and a commitment to learning. 2. process: embracing continuous improvement practices to examine, optimise and streamline processes. 3. profit accountability: efficient allocation of resources and finding creative solutions for work- ing better, faster and smarter.
Most recently, Mr. Wright served as Chief Operating Officer for Inovar Packaging Group LLC of Arlington Texas. He brings with him more than twenty years of experience in operational management with leading label and graphic com- panies, including: Lewis Label Products (Fort Worth, TX); Holden Graphic Services (Arlington, TX); Continental Graphics (Los Angeles, CA); and K/P Corporation (San Ramon, CA). Kim received an MBA from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem, Oregon and a B.A. in Political Science from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Washington.
ABOUT HOOVEN-DAYTON CORPORATION:
Hooven-Dayton Corporation (HDC), is a 76 year old innovative supplier of high quality, flexographic and digital labels, coupons, short run flexible packaging and specialty printing. Headquartered in Dayton Ohio, HDC has two plants in Ohio and one in Richmond, Indiana. Specialty offerings include: lottery bet slips and receipt rolls; coinless casino slot machine tickets; high end special effects; variable data; numbering; and barcodes (including 2D, QR Codes and MS Tags, vari- able or static). They work closely with their customers to help reduce inventory through customized print-on-demand while allowing for late stage differentiation. HDC provides the speed and flexibility to help get products to market faster, and employ a range of printing solutions to give products maximum shelf appeal and visual impact. HDC excels at both full-scale production runs, and small-scale production and test-market runs. Their labels, flexible packaging, apparel tags, and coupons offer superior value, performance, and durability. HDC customers range from small business to mul- tinational corporations and represent a variety of industries including: automotive, health & beauty, cosmetics, medical, household products, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, industrial, lottery and casino gaming. HDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Che International Group, LLC (CIG)–a multinational holding company specialized in acquiring and grow- ing subsidiary companies in diverse industries.