Hopkins Adds Two to Leadership Team

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Hopkins Mfg. Corp. added David Moore as senior vice president of operations and L. Curtis Strong as vice president of product design and regulatory compliance.

Both positions are based out of the Hopkins headquarters in Emporia, Kan.

Moore will lead and direct manufacturing, supply chain and distribution operations for all Hopkins locations, including Emporia, Kan.; Miami, Okla.; Carson, Calif.; Urbandale, Iowa; Blenheim, Ontario; Juarez, Mexico and Ningbo, China.

Moore brings to Hopkins an exceptional background in operations, including consumer products and products for the automotive aftermarket; his experience spans operations in North America, South America and Asia in both plastic and metal manufacturing.

Most recently, Moore was the director of faucet operations for The Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products. Before Kohler, Moore held senior positions at Cequent’s Trailer Product business and held a number of plant and operational positions with Federal-Mogul.

Strong will have responsibility for all product design and regulatory compliance matters for Hopkins.

He will support the Hopkins’ growth strategy by ensuring innovative, quality and cost effective product designs that comply with laws and regulations; in addition, Strong will be responsible for the Hopkins patent portfolio and patent strategy.

Strong brings to Hopkins an excellent background in product design, including consumer products and plastics. Most recently, Strong was the director of new product development for Britax Child Safety, an innovative leader in child safety. Before Britax, Strong held a number of research and development positions with Lifetime Products and various other organizations.

Strong holds a number of patents and was recognized for his innovative efforts by previously being named one of the Top 20 Inventors in the Utah Genius Awards.

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