CEO / President
Steve Hansen has been in the wholesale salvage and recycling of used tire business for 47 years and has helped design Recycled Crumb Rubber (RCR) plants for RCR facilities. He is the inventor of the Hansen rubber rail tie. Steve holds patents on the process and manufacturing of the rubber railroad tie in US, Canada, Mexico; and patents in 32 other countries around the world including China, Japan, United Kingdom, and India. As CEO / President, Steve will be instrumental in the production of the tie product and setting up general manufacturing operations including raw material sourcing.
EVP Research, Development & Finances
Bill Hansen has a degree in Accounting and has over 40 years of experience in public accounting. Bill has been a controller and held executive positions in the banking, education, real estate, manufacturing, and proprietary products industries. Bill was an integral part of the rubber railroad tie patent development and manufactured the initial production run of the rubber tie in the pilot factory. As the Executive Vice President of Research, Development, and Finance, Bill will continue to develop the tie manufacturing process and set up financial systems.
VP, Director of Mexico & South Texas
Heriberto Gomez has an Associate’s Degree in Business/Agriculture and has worked in the tank and pipe manufacturing industry. He also has extensive background in the real estate market having 14 years of experience as a loan officer. As a member of the Hansen team, Mr. Gomez will be responsible for working with local contractors and government agencies on plant construction, operation, and grant applications. Hansen Industries has signed an exclusive license agreement with Heriberto Gomez & partners for tie production and distribution in Mexico and South Texas.
VP International Development & Licensing
Bob Routsong has over 28 years of experience in managing foreign affiliates and licenses and marketing products internationally for Hughes Aircraft Company. After retiring from the aircraft industry, he became co-founder of two start-up enterprises in the energy industry. As Vice President of International Development & Licensing, Bob will develop our nondomestic operations and ensure that our interests are maintained from a legal perspective.
VP Production & Factory Growth
VP Marketing, HR & PR
Matt Hansen has a degree in Spanish Translation/Business Management and has 12 years of experience in business consulting & sales in the automotive software industry. Matt has managed B2B sales teams and overseen strategy for marketing, inventory management, and customer retention at hundreds of auto dealerships. As Vice President, Matt will help with factory development, marketing, and financing relationships.