Minnesota native returns to his home state

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. – Following the successful acquisition of Premier Manufacturing, Minimizer is adding to its senior team by hiring Tony Henningson as Chief Financial Officer.

“This is an amazing opportunity with an exceptionally strong manufacturing company possessing industry-leading products and a solid growth strategy,” Henningson said.  “I couldn’t be more pleased about joining the Minimizerteam!”

“Tony brings nearly 30 years of finance and management experience, and will play a crucial role in facilitating and implementing our growth strategy,” Minimizer President and CEO Christopher “CT” Thorpe said.

Previously, Henningson served as VP of Finance for KTM North America in Murrieta, California.  The Minnesota native has also held leadership roles at Pillsbury, Polaris, Genmar, and PBH Marine Group. 

“I believe my experience, capabilities, and aspirations leave me uniquely qualified to provide the financial leadership required as Minimizer enters its next exciting phase,” Henningson said.  “Plus, having spent the last five years in California, my family and I are thrilled to be back in the land of 10,000 lakes.”

Capital Partners purchased Minimizer in 2018, which Henningson also points to as a reason for pursuing the CFO position.

“I’m impressed by the Minimizer team and strategic alignment displayed throughout the organization, from Capital Partners to individual employees,” Henningson said.  “Employees are passionate about our products and proud to be part of this amazing company.  They are genuinely willing, able, and excited to contribute to Minimizer’s future success, and I absolutely share this excitement!” 

About Minimizer

 Leveraging more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art production facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not just the leader in poly semi truck fenders: we literally invented the category.Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life.

Our research and development team constantly ‘tests and tortures’ each of our products to make sure what goes on, in or is used to fix the truck meets the rigors of our tough industry.

We also manufacture industry-leading light kits, mud flaps, Tool Boxes, and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the ONLY Custom Molded Floor Mats in the world for semi trucks, the revolutionary ‘whole body’ Minimizer Truck Seat System, and the recently released Long Haul Series Mattress.

Minimizer manufactures its products in the USA and makes everything tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry.

For more information, call us at (800) 248-3855 or visit our website or email us at info@highbarbrands.com.