UW-Green Bay Alumna Amy Seehafer, ’02, ’07 promoted to COO at Packer Fastener family of companies
Packer Fastener Family of Companies Announces Leadership Changes Four Promoted Over Packer Fastener, Packer Freight and Albolt Manufacturing
Green Bay, Wis. – The Packer Fastener family of companies, including Green Bay-based Packer Fastener and Packer Freight; and Chicago Area-based Albolt Manufacturing, have announced promotions of four key executives.
“Packer Fastener is well-known as having the biggest nuts in town, but our family of companies continues to grow beyond the nuts and bolts of industrial fasteners,” says Terry Albrecht, Chief Executive Officer. “Today we offer a comprehensive range of fasteners and industrial supplies through Packer Fastener, logistics and freight brokerage services through Packer Freight, and the production of customized fastener solutions through Albolt Manufacturing. By restructuring our leadership model and promoting talent from within, we’ve set the foundation for future growth and expansion.”
As part of these changes, Terry Albrecht will continue in his role as principal owner and will now serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the three sister companies. Albrecht was one of the original founding partners of Packer Fastener in 1998. He went on to found Packer Freight in 2019, and Albolt Manufacturing in 2022. His family of companies now employs 155 individuals in 11 different cities throughout the Midwest.
Jason Ledvina most recently served as Vice President and General Manager and will now serve as the President of Packer Fastener. Ledvina started his career as one of the original Packer Fastener employees in 2001. After taking a brief hiatus from fastener sales, he rejoined Packer Fastener in 2010 and has served in a variety of leadership roles with the organization over the past 13 years.
Amy Seehafer, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, who joined the organizations in 2021 as the Director of People, is now serving as the Chief Operating Officer over Packer Fastener, Packer Freight and Albolt Manufacturing. Her past roles include serving as Senior Vice President Human Resources for Associated Bank, Senior Operations Manager/Organizational Development Specialist for The Foth Companies, and Director-Human Resources of The C.A. Lawton Co. Seehafer graduated from UW-Green Bay with a BA in 2002, and a MA in 2007.
Brian Hogeland, who joined the organizations in 2021 as the Director of Finance, has been promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer for Packer Fastener, Packer Freight and Albolt Manufacturing. Prior to joining the family of companies, Hogeland served in various Finance Leadership roles for Schneider National, Inc. He is also a Wisconsin Certified Public Accountant.
About Packer Fastener
Founded in 1998, Packer Fastener is a business-to-business threaded fastener and industrial supply powerhouse offering a comprehensive line of products and services. Ten physical locations serve customers throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, while a national sales department supports customers throughout the United States. Focusing on speed, accuracy, and availability, Packer Fastener differentiates itself through its culture and people, who outhustle the rest and outperform the best. Every. Single. Day. Visit packerfastener.com for more information.
About Packer Freight Packer Freight is a full-service logistics and freight brokerage company that’s fully focused on customer service. With expertise in a vast range of freight services, Packer Freight builds partnerships through its people, who are committed to creating a win-win environment with both shippers and carriers. Packer Freight’s commitment to people and culture has contributed to an unprecedented 100% employee retention rate since it was founded in 2019. Visit packerfreight.com for more information.
About Albolt Manufacturing ALBOLT Manufacturing was founded in 2022 to meet an increasing need for high-quality specialty fasteners, manufactured for specific industries and unique uses. Albolt builds partnerships with customers through its people and a commitment to overserve with speed, quality, and availability. Visit alboltmfg.com for more information.