Mr. Hund became an Operating Partner at HCI in 2016 where he oversees portfolio companies and reviews new investment opportunities. He brings to the position a broad array of experiences in equipment manufacturing including business and factory operations, design and manufacturing engineering, merger and acquisitions, international sales, marketing and aftermarket support, and board of directors experience.
He has a decade of ex-pat experience in Europe and Asia and is experienced in developing and executing growth strategies via new product development, marketing and innovation, channel management, emerging markets, M&A, and team motivation.
In his latest role, Bob served as President of Manitowoc Foodservice with responsibility for design, manufacturing, sales, and support of the company's global $1.7 billion commercial kitchen and icemaker equipment business.
Prior to this, Mr. Hund was the Executive Vice President of Manitowoc's Crane business, primarily leading the customer service division and managing M&A activity. He was responsible for leading customer support functions through a network team of employees based in 51 locations and at dealer branches around the world. Previously, he served as Manitowoc Cranes' Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management.
Mr. Hund also served in several roles over 18 years at Caterpillar including leading product and process development for the company's Mining and Construction Equipment division, Six Sigma division champion, Area Manager for Central Europe, Commercial Manager for a new product line, sales representative in Europe and in Southeast Asia, and as a manufacturing and systems engineer working on several factory modernization projects.
Mr. Hund also has M&A experience in Europe, China and the U.S., and he currently sits on the Board of Directors of Vermeer Corporation.
Mr. Hund has an MBA degree from Millikin University, an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University.