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Hopkins Names Pat Tuttle to Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer


Emporia, KS, January 25, 2018 – Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces the addition of Pat Tuttle as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.  Tuttle will lead and direct all Human Resource related activities for Hopkins, at its’ ten locations around the world.


“We are pleased to have Pat join our team at Hopkins,” said Bradley T. Kraft, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hopkins.  “His experience with growing companies, both organically and through acquisitions, along with his exceptional background in Human Resources will be invaluable to our cultural and strategic growth initiatives.”


Most recently, Pat was the Vice President of Human Resources and Strategic Business Partner for Reichhold LLC, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of unsaturated polyester resins and a leading supplier of coating resins with 17 manufacturing operations throughout North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.  Over his 16 years with Reichhold, Pat served in a variety of HR roles, advancing to full HR responsibility for this 3,000 person employer.  Prior to Reichhold, Pat developed his HR skills with various other companies.


Pat’s extensive educational background includes a B.A. in Business (BBA), with a concentration in Human Resource Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), both from the University of Toledo; he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, Global Professional in Human Resources, Certified Benefits Professional, Certified Compensation Professional and Global Remuneration Professional.



Headquartered in Emporia, Kansas, Hopkins is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of quality, innovative specialized towing products and functional accessories for the automotive and recreational vehicle aftermarkets.  Hopkins markets its products under a number of well-recognized brand names, including: Hopkins Towing Solutions® Trailer Wiring & Brake Control Products; Blazer International™ Vehicle & Trailer Lighting Products; Carrand™, AutoSpa™, Tanner’s Select®, Pacific Coast™ and Detailer’s Choice® Vehicle Cleaning Products; Mallory® squeegees; Bell®, Victor™, Monkey Grip™ and Go Gear® Vehicle Accessories; Sub-Zero® and Mallory® Snow & Ice Tools; Flo-Tool® Fluid Management Products; BrakeBuddy® RV tow brakes; nVISION® Vehicle Safety Products; Arm & Hammer™ and DUO™ Automotive Air Fresheners; and Juice™ Booster Cables. Founded in 1953, the company has been guided by the philosophy that its products will deliver meaningful innovation, performance and value to the consumer. Hopkins has North American manufacturing and distribution in the US, (i.e., Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, California and Florida); in Canada in Blenheim, Ontario and in Mexico in Juarez, Chihuahua. For more information on Hopkins, visit



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