Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, has hired Jon Boehlke as the new director of operations at its William H. Harvey manufacturing facility in Omaha, Nebraska.

Boehlke comes to Oatey from Hormel Foods, where he worked for more than two decades in various manufacturing leadership positions, most recently serving as senior operations manager. In his new position at Oatey, he will oversee the day-to-day operational and long-term strategic needs of the Omaha manufacturing facility, ensuring that operational functions are performed in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.

“Jon is a proven operations leader with robust experience leading teams and driving results in a manufacturing environment,” said Bob Beesley, Oatey’s senior vice president of manufacturing and engineering. “We are pleased to welcome him to the Oatey team and look forward to his many contributions at our Omaha site.”