MDI has elected new officers to its Board of Directors, naming Ellen Hoeg to succeed Keith Olson as independent Chair; along with electing Jill Hesselroth to Vice-Chair, effective January 25, 2018.


Board Chair Transition

The Board of Directors elected Hoeg to serve as Board Chair, as Olson will step down from this role after two years of dedicated service, but will remain on the Board.  Hoeg has served as a board member since 2014. She has also chaired the MDI business development committee during which time the company launched a new polypropylene product line and medical “White Room”, offering controlled environment production services.

“Ellen was the unanimous choice to lead the Board as it continues its focus on strengthening commercial business and providing meaningful job opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Peter McDermott, MDI

President and CEO. “Her broad understanding of sales, marketing and business development experience from IBM, Andersen Consulting and others make her the ideal Chair at this time.”

Hesselroth will succeed Hoeg as Vice-Chair. Hesselroth has served on the Board since 2016, and is a business development committee member.  Hesselroth brings a wealth of business and lean manufacturing experience. She has served as CEO of Intek Plastics since April 2015 and has led the company’s expansion into several new markets.

View all of MDI’s leadership team.