Holland, MI, 03/27/2018 – Coastal Group, a diversified holding company, has hired Ken Wagner as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Wagner will oversee and support financials for all Coastal Group businesses. Wagner will serve a critical role in the accelerating growth of the Coastal Group companies: Coastal Container, Coastal Automotive, Leadfoot Muscle Cars, and TKP investments.
Wagner will support continued business growth in current business, guide partnerships and joint ventures and provide insight and strategy for anticipated acquisitions. One of Coastal Group’s manufacturing companies, Coastal Automotive, opened a new facility in Holland, MI in June of 2016. The company has additional plans to expand to Mexico later this year and has initiated partnerships and joint ventures in Asia and Europe
Wagner earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Hope College. He brings over 30 years of financial leadership experience primarily in the automotive industry. The fast-pace and advanced technology of automotive is what drew Wagner to the industry.
“Ken is a true professional, whose wealth of experience and knowledge will be critical in this time of immense global growth for Coastal. Ken joins an already strong team, and he deepens our culture and broadens our bench strength. As our foundation grows, so grows our ability to win for all our stakeholders,” said Paul Doyle, Coastal Group CEO.
Headquartered in Holland, Michigan, Coastal Container serves businesses throughout the Midwest with durable, sustainable, cost-effective custom packaging solutions by engineering packaging materials to the optimal degree of product protection. Coastal Container and its sister company, Coastal Automotive, have earned recognition as leaders in innovative solutions. More at www.coastal-container.com.
Coastal Automotive is a forward-looking, Tier 1 global automotive company, whose products and solutions increase the safety of interior passenger spaces and reduce passenger compartment sound in motor vehicles. Coastal Automotive works with unique products and innovative processes to create value for their customers and generates enhanced safety and comfort for the passengers who use their products. Coastal Automotive and its sister company, Coastal Container, have earned recognition as leaders in innovative solutions. For more information visit: www.coastal-automotive.com.