Wolkerstorfer Company Family Legacy Continues

124-year, family-owned Minneapolis, Minnesota company names new President and COO

Wolkerstorfer Company in New Brighton, Minnesota, has passed the baton to the fourth generation, naming Steffen Wolkerstorfer as president and Chris Wolkerstorfer as chief operating officer of the 124-year-old business. Their father, Joe Wolkerstorfer, will retain the title of chief executive officer.

Steffen joined the company in 1991 and Chris in 1995. Both spent summers and breaks at the company while attending college and joined full time after graduating. During their tenure, each has spent time in every department at the shop, gaining a diverse knowledge base of the company while dividing the duties. Steffen’s focus has been on the support services side, and Chris’ expertise lies in operations.

“It is a well-balanced partnership prepared to see the business through its next phase,” Steffen says.

Founded in 1895, the company specializes in surface finishing for the aerospace and defense industries, providing testing, plating and painting services. The company has been a Products Finishing Top Shop for several years in a row, including both in the plating and liquid/powder coating surveys.

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