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Sioux Corp. ownership transfers to three-member management team

Source: Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D.; CP staff

The Finger family has sold the Sioux water heating and steam generating equipment business to Sales & Marketing Manager Brad Hyronimus, Production & Purchasing Manager Eric Hansen and Controller Meg Andersen, who as principals have transitioned to the respective roles of president and chief executive officer; vice president of Operations; and, chief financial officer.

Hyronimus began his career at Sioux as an engineering intern in 2005 while attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, joining full time as an engineer after graduation, then serving as Engineering manager for nearly 10 years prior to the Sales & Marketing post. Hansen holds South Dakota State University bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, respectively, and arrived at Sioux in 2007 as design engineer, leading into the Production and Purchasing appointment in 2010. Andersen, who holds Montana State University and University of South Dakota bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Marketing and Accountacy, respectively, joined Sioux in 2007, progressing from a sales position to Sales & Marketing manager ahead of the controller post.

The ownership change was timed with the retirement of President and CEO Jack Finger, who during a 22-year Sioux tenure was credited with implementing lean manufacturing initiatives; value engineering of legacy and new product lines; entering new markets; and, growing exports, as indicated in a U.S. Department of Commerce President’s “E” Award for Exporting Excellence. “Everyone at Sioux has pulled together well as a team,” he says. “With solid base and great people and teamwork, the company should do well into the future.”