September 2021

Hatco Corporation

Dave Ralston, President and CEO

Ascend has been invaluable to us in our leadership training and succession planning efforts. The combination of in-depth evaluations of candidates talents and motivations, along with the optional on-going coaching is a winning combination that really helps us pick the right people for the right job. Our great culture is the beneficiary of this unbeatable insight.” Dave Rolston, President and CEO

Hatco Corporation started in Milwaukee in 1950 as an offshoot of another Hatch family business. Gordon Hatch was the inventor of the first booster water heater, used to heat water to high temperatures for the sanitizing rinse in a commercial dishwasher. His wife, LaReine Hatch, became our first president. Products have expanded dramatically through time, to the point that you can now find Hatco toasters, merchandisers, warmers, coolers, cookers, and food display cases in almost any establishment where food is served away from home. One very notable example in Milwaukee is the large sandwich warmers in Kwik Trip.

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