The HFI Executive Management team has invaluable experience within the automotive industry. Most of the leaders of HFI have been with the company since its early days, bringing forth unparalleled levels of commitment and loyalty to its customers.
The Executive Team:
Walter E. Dennis, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer
Walter E. Dennis, Jr. provides organizational vision and direction for HFI, LLC. He is known throughout the company for his commitment to his employees, customers and community. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Mr. Dennis joined his family business: The House of Foam. In 1980, Mr. Dennis purchased the outstanding stock in the company, and after several administrative changes, the organization is now known as HFI, LLC. Mr. Dennis has led the company from the furniture industry into the automotive industry. HFI is a successful Tier 2 original equipment supplier to the US Automotive Industry with an almost exclusive emphasis on the Japanese New Domestic sector.
Neil Fillman, Chief Financial Officer
Neil Fillman has been with HFI since 1997. Mr. Fillman is responsible for all of HFI’s financial activity. Previously, Mr. Fillman served as Vice President of Operations at Electronics Marketing Corporation. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Auditor. Mr. Fillman is a CPA and also a graduate of Marietta College, where he earned a degree in Accounting.
Jorge Veloz, Chief Operating Officer
Jorge Veloz has been with HFI since 2000. As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Veloz’s main responsibility is to maintain efficient and profitable operations that produce quality products while continuously improving manufacturing processes. Mr. Veloz previous roles within HFI included V.P. Mexico Operations as well as General Manager of HFI – Obregon where he was responsible for HFI’s largest facility and workforce. Prior to joining HFI, Mr. Veloz was the Plant Manager at Condumex, a wire & cable manufacturer in Queretaro, Mexico. He has also held positions at Conductores Latincasa, Phelps Dodge International Corporation, Lexus Computers, and Act Technology Corporation. Mr. Veloz earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico Regional in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.