Interviews with PPC Executives

Executive Interviews

StolzDick Stoltz
CEO of People Support Services, Phillips Plastics Corporation

Dick Stoltz has been involved in manufacturing for 30 years, serving at the executive management level for the past 25 years. Immediately prior to joining Phillips he served as general manager of a stand-alone manufacturing division of a transnational corporation. In his current assignment, he has direct responsibility for human resources, training, safety, environmental affairs, quality assurance, and information technology. Dicks holds a BA from UW-Whitewater. Additionally he has completed executive management programs from UW-Madison and the University of Southern California.

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RickOlson1SM_1Rick Olson, KRM President

Rick Olson is president of KRM Information Services, Inc. KRM provides distance education services to organizations that wish to provide live, interactive seminars that are delivered directly to people’s offices. Rick has his BA from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa (‘71) and his law degree (JD) from Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (‘74). He has been actively involved in the management and ownership of various publishing, printing and seminar companies for 20 years.

KierlinSM_1Robert Kierlin
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO,
Fastenal Company

Mr. Robert (Bob) A. Kierlin is the chairman of the board, the president and the chief executive officer of Fastenal Company, a company that specializes in threaded fasteners and is based in Winona, Minnesota. Mr. Kierlin started the Fastenal Company in 1967 and joined it full-time in 1973. Prior to starting Fastenal, Mr. Kierlin was employed by IBM in Rochester, Minnesota, as a cost engineer, business controller and financial analyst. He graduated from Cotter High School in Winona and went on to receive a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. In 1964, he completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He then spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps in Venezuela. Mr. Kierlin was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in April 1999, to fill the District 32 seat. He serves on the Boards of Cotter High School, Cotter Schools Inc., and the Hiawatha Education Foundation, along with several business boards and advisory boards of the University of Minnesota. He is a past member of the Winona Port Authority.