Tulsa, Oklahoma – RL Hudson & Company today announced Amy Cole has been named President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. As President and CEO, Cole will have responsibility for all of the Company’s national divisions and operating partnerships worldwide. She will report directly to Chairman Rick Hudson.
Cole graduated Cum Laude from The Colorado College, and she received her MBA from The University of Tulsa with an emphasis in Finance and a Graduate Assistantship in Marketing.
Cole has held top executive positions and holds an impressive track record of strategic, operational, sales and general management accomplishments. Cole began her career in sales & marketing at Hilti North America rising in a 24-year period to become Senior Vice President of HNA. Cole later enjoyed success at Kohler Power Systems in Wisconsin as General Manager. Prior to joining RL Hudson & Company, Cole excelled as President of Tubelite, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Amy Cole’s executive leadership experience coupled with her strategic thinking and proven ability to lead teams and deliver results make her the perfect person to help execute RL Hudson’s strategic priorities and drive growth. Cole will complement the engineering and manufacturing expertise of RLH, making them a formidable team as they work to advance the Company’s growth and manufacturing footprint.
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, RL Hudson & Company was founded in 1980 by Rick Hudson. The Company began as a distributor of sealing devices, and primarily served Oklahoma’s booming oil industry. When the energy sector slowed in 1982, RL Hudson responded by diversifying its product line and customer base. Within a short time, the Company began attracting customers outside the energy industry and outside Oklahoma. Rick Hudson’s knowledge of rubber chemistry and molding technology paved the way for the development of larger, more sophisticated customers across the eastern half of the United States. By the mid-1980s, custom molded rubber products had become the Company’s main source of revenue. RL Hudson & Company have been extremely successful over the past 4 decades and are now a renowned custom designer and supplier of a wide range of rubber and plastic components for many of the largest manufacturing companies.