Our Values

  • People

    At Hines Corporation, we believe that people drive great results and strong returns. That is why we put them above all else. This focus allows them to innovate, create and produce superior products every day.

    We thrive because of our people.

  • Fostering Growth

    We value the growth of our people, companies and community. Hines Corporation capitalizes on its experience to focus on improving and expanding the reach of our companies worldwide. We promise to foster the progress of our organizations by giving our subsidiaries the operational, strategic and financial support they need to function at a world-class level. Industrial manufacturing companies have tremendous potential for growth and improvement.

    We are dedicated to fostering growth.

  • Driving Industry Forward

    The products our companies create help construct roads, keep people safe, clean facilities and fuel vehicles. That is why we believe in pushing ourselves to innovate new products, improve efficiency and exceed the expectations of our customers. We do it all to make a positive impact on people across the globe.

    We drive industry forward.

Executive team

Larry coordinates all Hines Corporation activities, focusing primarily on operational issues and acquisition strategies. Prior to founding Hines Corporation, Larry held executive management positions with several divisions of McGraw Edison including SpeedQueen, Bussmann, and Clarke Floor Machine as President. Larry began his career with White Consolidated Industries in several accounting and finance positions.

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer leads initiatives in building strategic relationships, entering international markets, strategic planning and corporate finance. Spencer also serves as President of Bennett Pump Company and Shanghai Bennett Machine Company. He has held various executive management roles in manufacturing operations and sales and marketing. Prior to joining Hines Corporation in 2007, Spencer compiled 13 years of institutional investment experience working for firms such as Prudential Securities, ABN AMRO and Vining Sparks.

Michele oversees all employment and human resources-related activities and is a member of the company’s liability and risk management team. Before joining Hines Corporation in 1991, Michele worked in human resources for publicly and privately held companies such as Michigan Spring and Stamping, Clarcor, and Bennett Pump.

Greg is responsible for tax and financial accounting and is a member of the company’s liability and risk management team. Prior to joining Hines Corporation in 1995, Greg owned a private consulting practice, served as the controller of two distribution companies, and worked in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Bud coordinates all strategic planning, corporate finance, and principal investing activities including acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Hines Corporation in 2005, Bud managed international mergers and acquisitions and leveraged equity engagements with firms including Kleinwort Benson, Glenfed Capital, Peers, KPMG Corporate Finance and Fifth Third Bank.

Jeffrey is responsible for Hines Information Solutions LLC which provides complex technology to improve data communications and operating efficiencies while reducing operating costs. Prior to joining Hines Corporation in 2013, Jeffrey compiled 3 decades of experience in information technology holding various positions as Director of IT and Telecommunications, IT Manager, Software Developer and Senior Technical Consultant in the global automotive, medical and chemical manufacturing industries.

Kent is responsible for the management and development of tracking, meeting and reporting financial objectives. This includes introducing innovation and creativity into the financial reporting process through the use of collaborative systems. Prior to joining Hines Corporation in 2012, Kent served as the Divisional Controller for a Fortune 500 company. He has held positions as the Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for both distribution and manufacturing companies. Kent began his professional career in public accounting with Plante & Moran.

Our history

Hines acquires Pacific Steamex, moves manufacturing to Grand Haven, MI; Hines Corporation established.

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Hines acquires Johnston Boiler.

Hines acquires DynaTorque.

Pacific operations relocated to Muskegon, MI.

 

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Hines acquires Garlock Equipment Company and the Garlock East (Russell Dean) distribution outlet to form Plymouth Industries.

Plymouth acquires Cimline; Pacific acquires US Floor Systems.

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Hines acquires American Coil Spring; Pacific acquires Silver Bullet Manufacturing.

Hines acquires Bennett Pump Company; Johnston Boiler acquires Stickle Deaerators; DynaTorque acquires E&S Valve Components.

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Plymouth acquires AM Roofing Systems.

Bennett Pump establishes a China-based joint venture, Shanghai Bennett.

American Coil Spring acquires North American Spring & Stamping.

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Hines acquires Kimble Manufacturing Company; DynaTorque sells E&S Valve Components.

Cimline acquires EQUIPT Manufacturing; Plymouth acquires Duraco.

Plymouth establishes the Garlock Chicago distribution outlet.

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Hines builds a new 135,000 square foot Kimble manufacturing facility.

Hines acquires Michigan Spring & Stamping; Plymouth Industries establishes Garlock Safety Systems.

Pacific acquires Thoro-Matic; Hines acquires joint venture partner’s share of Shanghai Bennett; Hines sells DynaTorque to Cameron International.

American Coil Spring is merged with Michigan Spring and Stamping.

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Hines invests in acquisition of Greater Culligan of Texas.

Hines acquires Crane Carrier Company; Plymouth acquires Roofing Equipment of Florida; Hines invests in acquisition of Mopec.

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Establishes Hines Specialty Vehicle Group as a holding company for Kimble and Crane Carrier brands; Crane Carrier manufacturing merges into New Philadelphia, Ohio, facility.

Crane Carrier Service Parts moves into new facility in Tulsa, OK; Plymouth acquires RWH Roofing Equipment.

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Hines sells equity share of Funnett to joint venture partner.

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