Mr. Dennis Hartman
Mr. Hartman earned a BS in Accounting in 1964 and an MBA in Finance in 1965. Both Degrees were from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to High School, Mr. Hartman was raised on a ranch in Nebraska.
His professional experience began with four years at the Ford Motor Company in the Controller's Office of the Product Development Group. Mr. Hartman then moved to Hyster Company of Portland, Oregon. After working in various operational and corporate finance positions, he was named Director of New Product Development. In this capacity he had full responsibility for the development of global product concepts, project justification, and program execution through first production for new lift truck products. After Hyster was acquired by North American Coal, he was given additional responsibility for Business Development as Vice-President, Product Planning and Business Development for the former Hyster-Yale Company, now NACCO Materials Handling Group. Mr. Hartman was Chairman of the Industrial Truck Product Committee, which was the Executive product decision making body and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sumitomo-Yale Corporation--an engineering, manufacturing and marketing joint venture. NACC Materials Handling is a subsidiary of NACCO (symbol:NC), a $2.8 billion industrial equipment manufacturer, home appliance manufacturer, and coal mining company.
After leaving NACCO in 1995 Mr. Hartman joined IMPCO Technologies (symbol:IMCO) out of Cerritos, California as Vice-President, General Manager of the Gaseous Fuel Products Division. IMPCO is a leading manufacturer of advanced alternative fuel systems and components for spark ignited engines. He had operational responsibility for nearly $100 million of the Company's total $120 million revenue. Business functions reporting to him included planning, engineering, sales and marketing (US and certain international markets),manufacturing and finance and administration.
Mr. Hartman lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon near Portland. He is currently involved in international merger/acquisition activities and advises private business owners on transition strategies.