As chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Hollingsworth, Steve has witnessed the growth from a two-person operation to a full-service, multinational logistics company. The growth has come organically, through strong relationships with customers that ultimately led to successful joint venture operations that continue to this day.
In addition to his continuous improvement efforts to drive excellence into Hollingsworth’s services, Steve is an active board member of the Native American Business Alliance. Participating in the decision-making of this organization as an active board member, Steve also opens the doors of his corporation for the mentorship of aspiring Native American entrepreneurs. He enjoys guiding young Native Americans as they attempt to become a viable part of the American economy.
Michael T. McNamara
As president of Hollingsworth, Mike leads the company’s day-to-day operations and strategy, bringing unique insight and expertise from his reputable history in business and management. Prior to coming to Hollingsworth, he was a senior manager at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). He received his bachelor’s in business administration from Michigan State University.
Mike is also a founding member of the Father Vincent Welch Fund, a nonprofit organization (501c 3) that has raised over $3.4 million for scholarships and athletics at University of Detroit Mercy and Loyola High School. Mike is active in several other charitable organizations and is the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Detroit Mercy.
Chairman Emeritus & Cofounder
R. James LaPointe
Jim LaPointe is chairman emeritus and cofounder of Hollingsworth. His career at the company spanned over 20 years, during which time he held various senior executive positions. Nearly every day, he is reminded of the days when Hollingsworth was made up of two rented desks and a telephone.
His career has focused primarily on understanding inefficiencies in the marketplace and promoting the benefits of lean warehousing and strategic distribution to customers. Born and raised in Detroit, LaPointe earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Loras College.
Vice President of Human Resources
Martha joined the staff at Hollingsworth as the controller in 1993. At that time, there were two companies and 25 employees. She has had the exciting opportunity to watch the organization grow to over 3,000 employees. Before coming to Hollingsworth, Martha worked in the Human Resources Department at Joseph Mercy Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana and as an accountant at Glasser and Associates, PC in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Martha has a B.B.A. in accounting from Western Michigan University and an M.B.A. in corporate financial reporting from Eastern Michigan University.
Vice President of Sales
George Mimikos has been with Hollingsworth since 2005, serving as the vice president of sales. Since joining the team, he has been responsible for growing Hollingsworth’s North American customer base in both the automotive and government sectors. Prior to joining Hollingsworth, George was the vice president of sales and marketing for Digitron Packaging and served in the accounting, financial analysis, and purchasing groups at Ford Motor Company.
George received a business degree from Lawrence Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit.
Vice President of Facilities
Wayne Richards is the vice president of facilities and is responsible for the oversight of more than 4 million square feet of operational space and equipment. He focuses his efforts on energy management, the acquisition and leasing of facilities and equipment, new facility launches, and various management roles as a member of the executive team. Wayne started his career with Ford Motor Co. of Canada in materials management.
In 1992, he joined Butcher Engineering Enterprise, now Hollingsworth. Wayne attended St. Clair College and the University of Windsor, earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Vice President & General Manager of Modular Automotive Systems
Chris began his career with Hollingsworth in 1991 as manager of West Coast operations in southern California, managing two facilities there. In 1996, Chris transferred to the Dearborn, Michigan headquarters as manager of corporate facilities. In 2000, Chris transferred to the newly created division of Modular Automotive Systems, a joint venture between Hollingsworth and Magna International, to assemble and sequence automotive parts into the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) assembly plants.
Chris serves as VP and general manager of this division. He and his team have since launched many successful programs and are currently being awarded future programs. Modular Automotive Systems operates two facilities, with a total of 550,000 square feet and many programs under contract.
Chris graduated from Essex Community College in Baltimore, Maryland and has an A.A. in administration and management.
Executive Director of New Business Initiatives
Since joining Hollingsworth in 1993, Matt has served in several different roles and has seen a once small company grow into a leading service provider to the automotive industry. Over his 25 years with the company, Matt has gained extensive experience in warehouse, packaging, transportation, and operational logistics. He currently oversees the daily operations at HLM facilities in Dearborn, Michigan and San Antonio, Texas.
Matt has earned B.A. degrees in business administration and finance from Ferris State University.
General Manager - Hollingsworth Distribution Systems
Mahmoud J. Alabbasi
Mahmoud Alabbasi started at Hollingsworth in February of 2001. He began as the production supervisor and worked his way up to production manager, purchasing manager, and director of operations. He maintains an active day-to-day involvement with his team to ensure that all of our customers receive an excellent service.
Director of Material Flow
Don held multiple positions at Ford Motor Company early in his career, including owner relations analyst, service zone manager, part zone manager, and finally warranty specialist, for which he created the concept of having dealerships perform their own warranty audits. After relocating to Michigan, he worked with artificial intelligence programmers to clone the warranty self-review processes, which Ford now utilizes globally in many different languages.
Don ran the Critical Parts Department until his retirement from Ford in 2007. He joined the Hollingsworth team later that year as director of material flow, facilitating the supply of kits for many customers, including Ford, Chrysler, and Case New Holland.
Don has over thirty years of experience in parts, service, and customer relations. He earned his B.A. from Rutgers University.
Director of U.S. Sales
Scott Motherwell joined the company in 2012, bringing more than 25 years of solid knowledge of the automotive industry to Hollingsworth. Scott focuses mostly on new business development, including successful launches of associated programs. He has extensive experience in many commodities, such as soft trim, stampings, plastics, packaging, and fasteners in the automotive, healthcare, and government sectors. Scott is also well connected with the diverse business community.
Prior to joining Hollingsworth, Scott owned his own sales agency and worked for one of the leading Michigan agencies.
Scott has a business degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Director of Information Technology
Chris McIntosh joined Hollingsworth in March of 1998. He started as the HR specialist shortly after receiving his master’s degree in human resources from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. At Hollingsworth, Chris has held multiple positions, including HR specialist, traffic and receiving manager, HR manager, HR director and, most recently, launch manager. Prior to coming to Hollingsworth, Chris worked at Ford Motor Company from 1991 to 1998.
Chris launched two USPS-MTESC sites in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Westfield, Massachusetts from May 2011 through December 2012. As a member of the SAP launch team, he also helped the Warren Avenue, Decatur, and HLG Texas packaging operations move to SAP. Chris was on assignment from August 2013 to June 2014 at Hollingsworth Modular Automotive Systems, participating in the UF Program launch and putting SAP and MES systems in place. He is currently working on special projects involving SAP and various operations.
Director of Production (Warren Avenue)
Nabil Sufyan has been a Hollingsworth employee for 17 years, and has been in the business for over 22 years. His main focus is to motivate the staff to package quality parts expeditiously. Nabil has seen the growth and success at Hollingsworth and believes that the organization has helped him achieve his goals of growing within the company. Although he may be tactical to meet the needs of the operation, he believes in a strategic approach.
Director, Packaging Engineering
Director of Ford Operations
Tracy began her career at Hollingsworth in 2001. Over the years, she has held multiple positions, including customer service representative, accounts receivables coordinator, inventory control analyst, and shipping and receiving manager. Tracy was also a member of the SAP launch team for the Ford packaging operations at three facilities: Warren Avenue, Decatur Street, and Hollingsworth-Texas. Her extensive knowledge of the Ford packaging operation has played a vital role in maintaining excellent customer relations.
Tracy attended Eastern Michigan University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Dennis Walton brings over 20 years of operational management experience to Hollingsworth.
Before joining the company, Dennis was the president of a national distribution firm serving the automotive industry with customer locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Dennis’ experience also includes sales of automated MRO dispensing machines with web-based software technology.
Dennis enjoys volunteering for youth sports activities and other community-related endeavors.
Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a major in finance at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.
Mike started his career at Hollingsworth in 2000 as a packaging intern. Two months later, he became a packaging engineer to manage the box-making operations. Mike has since been the packaging engineering manager, operations manager, and facility launch manager for the Hollingsworth San Antonio facility. Mike also has experience with facility layouts, process improvements, and program management.
Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State and his MBA from Walsh College.
Corporate Relations Manager
Jay joined Hollingsworth in 2008 after a long, industrious career in sales and production. From 1966 to 1972, Jay worked for Jay Bocci Sales Company, representing high-volume production, tool, fixture, and special machine companies. In 1972, Jay formed Freehan-Bocci to represent high-volume production machining companies, which he later reshaped in 1979 into a company called Mexican Industries, growing the staff to 16 employees. Mexican Industries was a soft trim, sewing, and assembly company at that time supplying General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. In 1996, the name of the company changed to Jay Bocci and Associates when Jay’s partner Bill Freehan went to coach at the University of Michigan. Jay currently works at Hollingsworth in a sales management position.
Program Manager, Core Logistics and Fulfillment
General Manager (Dearborn, MI)
Director of HLM Operations
Pat Donovan has been with Hollingsworth since 1993 and currently serves as the director of corporate quality, responsible for managing and exceeding both internal and external measurables at all Hollingsworth facilities. He served as the operations manager from 1995 to 1999 and quality manager from 1999 to 2012, playing a major role in Hollingsworth receiving Ford’s Q1 Award in November of 2000. Since that time, Donovan has also served as lead ISO auditor and lead trainer, providing the tools for the company and its subsidiaries to maintain “best-in-class” quality ratings. Every day, he reinforces to all employees the importance of continuous improvement and the necessity of providing Hollingsworth’s customers with a quality product.
Pat earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.