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Tom Lange Company announces three retirements and four promotions

On August 31, 2018, the Tom Lange Family of Companies celebrated several veteran careers as they entered retirement and announced the promotions of four into leadership roles.

Eric Hoffmann, Rick Harsnett, Barry Rutherford, Chase Tatham, Trevor Powell, John Caito and Steve Holdren.

Eric Hoffmann, Vice President of Sales and a Tom Lange Board Member, retired from the Company after 42 years. Eric started his career in Indianapolis and transferred to Atlanta in 1982 to expand the Tom Lange presence and was instrumental in building the Atlanta team. Eric will remain on the Tom Lange Company Board of Directors.

In the Atlanta office, Chase Tatham has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for Tom Lange Company and Trevor Powell has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for Lange Logistics. Both Chase and Trevor are long-time employees.
Rick Harsnett, Vice President of Sales, retired from the Company after 39 years. Rick joined the Indianapolis office in 1979 and under his leadership and direction, the Indianapolis office has grown and prospered. 

John Caito, who has been with the Company for almost 21 years, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for the Indianapolis office.
Steve Holdren was promoted from Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales for the Chicago office.

Barry Rutherford, Account Manager, retired from the Company after 34 years. Barry has built a reputation based on excellent service and the Houston office will continue his legacy.

President Greg Reinauer commented on the retirements and leadership promotions, stating, “I want to personally thank Eric, Rick and Barry for all they have accomplished in their distinguished careers. Your contributions have been instrumental in growing this Company and preparing us for the future. This is a very exciting time for our Company as we promote four exceptional associates to the role of Vice President. Congratulations to Chase, Trevor, John, and Steve on the next jump in your careers. Your drive and proven leadership will continue to push us to the next level.”

Rock Gumpert, Chairman and CEO, says “it seems like only yesterday that Eric and Rick came to work in the Indy office. Their feisty and fun-loving nature meant there was never a dull moment. The friendship and loyalty of both men has been a gift and an honor. I would like to personally thank each for their tireless contributions to the Company.” Rock also remembers meeting Barry for the first time. Rock recants, “I call him the quiet man, because of his calm and dedicated service to the Company, his customers, his family, his community, his church and anyone in need. He is truly one of the great guys! Good luck and enjoy your retirement Eric, Rick and Barry.”

We want to sincerely thank Eric, Rick, and Barry for their dedication to the Tom Lange Family of Companies over the combined 115 years and wish them the best in their retirement! Congratulations to Chase, Trevor, John, and Steve on your new positions!

Bre Macomber
Tom Lange Company
Tel: (+1) 217-786-3300

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