Tom Lange Company Announces Three Retirements and Four Promotions

Mon. September 17th, 2018 - by Robert Schaulis

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Last month, the Tom Lange Family of Companies had much to celebrate; the company celebrated the careers of three retiring veteran employees and welcomed four fresh faces into leadership roles.

In Atlanta, the company celebrated the storied 42-year career of Eric Hoffmann, bidding the Vice President of Sales and Board Member farewell will welcoming long-time employee Chase Tatham into the vacated VP role.

Eric started his career in Indianapolis and transferred to Atlanta in 1982 to expand the Tom Lange presence and was instrumental in building the Atlanta team. He will remain on the Tom Lange Company Board of Directors.

Tom Lange Company announces four promotions: Chase Tatham, John Caito, Steve Holdren, and Trevor Powell

Trevor Powell was also promoted to Vice President of Sales for Lange Logistics, operating out of the company’s Atlanta office.

In the company’s Indianapolis office, Rick Harsnett, Vice President of Sales, retired from the Company after 39 years. According to the company’s press release, Rick joined the Indianapolis office in 1979, and under his leadership and direction, the Indianapolis office has grown and prospered.

Tom Lange Company announces three retirements: Erich Hoffmann, Rick Harsnett, and Barry Ruth

John Caito, a 21 years plus veteran of the company, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for the Indianapolis office.

Steve Holdren was promoted from Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales for the company’s Chicago office.

And, in Houston, Barry Rutherford, Account Manager, retired from the Company after 34 years. The company noted that Barry built a reputation based on excellent service and noted that the Houston office will continue his legacy.

Greg Reinauer, President, Tom Lange Company“I want to personally thank Eric, Rick, and Barry for all they have accomplished in their distinguished careers,” said President Greg Reinauer. “Your contributions have been instrumental in growing this company and preparing us for the future. This is a very exciting time for our company as we promote four exceptional associates to the role of Vice President. Congratulations to Chase, Trevor, John, and Steve on the next jump in your careers. Your drive and proven leadership will continue to push us to the next level.”

Chairman and CEO Rock Gumpert expressed similar sentiments.

Rock Gumpert, Chairman and CEO, Tom Lange Company “It seems like only yesterday that Eric and Rick came to work in the Indy office,” said Rock. “Their feisty and fun-loving nature meant there was never a dull moment. The friendship and loyalty of both men has been a gift and an honor. I would like to personally thank each for their tireless contributions to the company.”

Rock also recalled meeting Barry for the first time, saying: “I call him the quiet man because of his calm and dedicated service to the company, his customers, his family, his community, his church, and anyone in need. He is truly one of the great guys! Good luck and enjoy your retirement Eric, Rick and Barry.”

From all of us at ANUK, sincere congratulations to Eric, Rick, and Barry on your retirement—and to Chase, Trevor, John, and Steve on the new roles!

Tom Lange Company