Hickory Springs hires Van Kooten

Components supplier Hickory Springs Mfg. Co. has brought Chad Van Kooten on board as regional sales manager for its Midwest foam division.

His responsibilities include all aspects of sales for the company’s facilities in Fort Smith, Ark., and Arlington, Texas.

Van Kooten has more than 20 years of sales and operational experience in the logistics and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Hickory Springs, he served as executive vice president and chief sales officer for USA Truck, where he led the sales organization and sales team, oversaw customer service, established pricing guidelines and oversaw diversification initiatives.

“We’re very excited to have Chad join us as our new regional sales manager,” said David Duncan, vice president of the Western foam division. “We look forward to seeing how his diverse background and extensive experience will help us open up new markets and revenue streams for the Midwest foam division.”

Van Kooten reports to Duncan and is based in Fort Smith.

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