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Caleffi Hires Support Growth

March 30, 2023
Jake Hicks
Jacob Hicks, Product Manager, Caleffi North America, Inc.
Pat Cholka
Pat Cholka, Quality Manager, Caleffi North America, Inc.

Caleffi North America, Inc., a leader in innovative plumbing and hydronic technology and products, has announced the hire of two employees in the support of the company’s growth. Jacob Hicks, Product Manager, will drive market research and new product introductions. Pat Cholka, Quality Manager, will focus on ensuring superior caliber products on which customers depend.

Hicks graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University at Dekalb in 2017. He is a solution-finder with a keen eye on solving customer quandaries. States Hicks, “Caleffi has a rich history in developing and releasing industry impacting products, a commitment to educational excellence and the encouragement of employee success. It was a simple choice to join the growing company, a decision that I couldn't be happier with.” Hicks reports to Kevin Freidt, Director of Product Management and Technical Services.

For 25 years Cholka has invested and refined his skill in the management of quality systems and procedures for the production of superior product performance, supplier conformance and ISO 9001 compliance. Cholka has a deep appreciation for industry relationships, reflecting an important symmetry with Caleffi.  “Quality reaches further than product conformity. It also focuses on supply chain relationships. Without the cultivation of relationship, you cannot be successful,” stated Cholka. He reports to Mike Schreiner, Chief Technology Officer.