Hatco Corporation Promotes New Leaders to Key Positions


MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Hatco Corporation has announced the promotion of Lorne Deacon to the role of executive vice-president, Christian Yungbluth to the role of director of Global Marketing and Casey Reilley to the position of director – Ovention Ovens, a Hatco brand focused on countertop ventless and auto-load/unload technology solutions. 

Deacon will continue to oversee Ovention and marketing, taking on oversight responsibility for all the Hatco and Ovention manufacturing operations. He joined Hatco in 2018 as director of Global Marketing & Product Development and was promoted to vice-president of Global Marketing in 2019. 

“Lorne is a genuine team player with great knowledge and relationships throughout the industry,” says Hatco president Dave Rolston. “We expect that he’ll bring the same strength of character and leadership to his new role and continue Hatco’s success.” 

Yungbluth will direct Hatco business analysis and product research to enhance brand-market strategies. He joined Hatco earlier this year as the director of Business Development for Ovention Ovens.

“Christian comes to this new role with a deep knowledge of the industry and extensive background with several of the best-known brands in the market. He has a track record of success and the skills to move Hatco forward quickly and effectively,” says Deacon.

Reilley will have responsibility for all aspects of the Ovention business. He joined Ovention in 2016 as an embedded-systems engineer and has been leading the Ovention engineering team for nearly three years.

“In addition to his leadership skills, Casey has a deep knowledge of circuit design, microprocessors, and software development, which has contributed to the ongoing success of Ovention Ovens,” says Deacon.”

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