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Stellar Hires Heidemann as CFO
Monday - January 30, 2017
January 6, 2017
Garner, Iowa – Stellar Industries, Inc. is announcing the addition of Don Heidemann as the Chief Financial Officer.
Don joined Stellar as the CFO on November 28th, 2016. He comes to Stellar from Winnebago Industries, where he had been employed since August 2007. His most recent role has been serving as the Treasurer and Director of Finance.
In his role at Stellar he will be providing financial leadership for the organization as well as overseeing the IT department. Don will work closely with the management team to ensure capital is allocated in accordance with the Stellar strategic objectives. He will also help create visibility to the Stellar employee owners on how everyone’s day to day activities impact financial results.
Don looks forward to the opportunity to work with the experienced leadership team at Stellar. He says, ”The hard work the team has put in is evident in the results in recent years; it’s exciting to be part of that team and to think about where this organization can be in the future.”
Don’s addition to Stellar comes as part of the Stellar Industries long-term succession plan. David Backus retired from his position as the Chief Financial Officer, effective November 28th and will remain at Stellar where he has assumed the role of Assistant to the President. He will continue to be a key member of the management leadership team at Stellar Industries as well as mentoring the new chief financial officer as part of his role.
“Dave has been instrumental in Stellar Industries’ growth over the past 11 years,” says David Zrostlik, president of Stellar Industries. “He has been key in developing and implementing solid financial strategies as well as helping guide our growth direction over the years.” Dave continues, “I am very pleased Dave has agreed to stay on in his new role to continue to guide Stellar in profitable growth and to pass on his knowledge to Don.” Dave concludes, “We are really looking forward to Don’s fresh perspective and professionalism as he comes on board with us at Stellar. We feel he will be able to continue guiding the company financially in the right direction as we continue to work toward our growth goals.”
Don is a graduate of Warburg College, has passed Series 7 & 63 Securities Licensing exams, and is an inactive Certified Treasury Professional. He resides in Forest City with his wife and two sons. He is an avid golfer in his free time.
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Stellar Industries, Inc. was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa. It is an employee owned and operated manufacturer of hydraulic truck mounted equipment. Products include hooklift hoists, cable hoists, container carriers, telescopic cranes, articulating cranes, work truck accessories and the X-Tra-Lift pick-up loading device. Stellar also offers complete mechanic service truck and tire service truck packages. Stellar is a progressive company that focuses on its people, as they are the key to making the products and the company successful.