Columbus, NE — Tom Boal (pictured at right) has accepted the role of president of Behlen Mfg. Co., the firm announced in a news release Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Boal began his career with Behlen in June 2018 as president of the Behlen Building Systems division. He was elected to the Behlen Board of Directors in August 2021.
"I am honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to become the President of Behlen, a position I will not take for granted," Boal said.
"My goal in leading Behlen is to build on the foundation and strategic direction to continue our great relationships resulting in helping customers grow so we can grow."
Boal has proven to be a strategic and innovative leader who energizes his team, the company said. He has demonstrated the ability to create a vision and drive change through forward-thinking solutions, streamlining processes, improving quality, and strengthening customer service.
In making this decision, Chairman Emeritus TR Raimondo said, “Tom is a key member of our Leadership Team and success, and we are confident in selecting him as President of Behlen.
"Behlen culture is built on the foundation put in place through our Global Values and Basic Beliefs, which is important to our Partners in Progress (employees). Tom supports maintaining this culture at Behlen.”
Boal earned his MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University graduating with honors as a Welch Scholar. He has a BS in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University.
Boal is slated to become chairman of the MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) Board for 2022; he is a member of ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers); and NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers).
In addition, the team of TR Raimondo and Senior Vice President Lyle Burbach now serve as Office of the CEO, while Tony Raimondo Jr., CEO of Hilton International Industries, serves as chairman of the board.