COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, US — Tom Boal has been named president of Behlen Mfg. Co.

Boal began his career with Behlen in June 2018 as president of the Behlen Building Systems division. He was elected to the Behlen board of directors in August 2021.

Boal has proven to be a strategic and innovative leader who energizes his team. He has demonstrated the ability to create a vision and drive change through forward-thinking solutions, streamlining processes, improving quality, and strengthening customer service, Behlen said.

“Tom is a key member of our leadership team and success, and we are confident in selecting him as president of Behlen,” said TR Raimondo, chairman emeritus. “Behlen culture is built on the foundation put in place through our global values and basic beliefs, which is important to our partners in progress (employees). Tom supports maintaining this culture at Behlen.”

Boal received a master’s of business administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University graduating with honors as a Welch Scholar. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University. Boal is slated to become chairman of the MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) Board for 2022; he is a member of ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers); and NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers).

In addition, a team of Raimondo, and Lyle Burbach (senior vice president), now serve as office of the CEO, while Tony Raimondo Jr. (CEO of Hilton International Industries) serves as chairman of the board.