Hank Holzapfel has over 30 years of operating, executive management, and consulting experience and is currently a principal with Pragmatic Business Solutions. Pragmatic Business Solutions (PBS) is a senior management-consulting firm that specializes in working with companies to improve their strategies and business processes in order to meet their revenue and earnings objectives. The firm is comprised of successful senior line executives that have been with America’s best companies and have extensive executive and general management experience.
Prior to founding PBS, Hank spent 27 years in various senior positions with Owens-Illinois, Inc., a global packaging and Fortune 200 company. He has extensive senior management experience serving in general management and executive positions within all divisions of Owens-Illinois. These included Vice President roles for its Glass Container Division (marketing, new product development, sales and sales service administration, and industry managers), Label and Carrier Divisions (General Manager), Closure and Specialty Divisions (VP Sales & Marketing). He has acted as a change agent in reengineering businesses resulting in improved operations and profitability and has grown businesses through creative new product development, acquisitions, strong strategies, and new customer acquisition. His proven leadership abilities have been instrumental in developing and managing numerous successful, results-focused businesses.
Hank earned a BBA from Ohio University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University and has served on numerous associations and boards.