Allan Klinge, CEO
Allan plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the organization’s administration function and performance. Allan is also responsible for directing, managing and coordinating all sales and marketing activities for Klinge Corporation. He coordinates efforts between the sales and engineering departments; leads the development and implementation of marketing initiatives; and, helps to identify, design and implement new market opportunities, products and plans.
Allan joined Klinge Corporation in 2007. He previously worked at a research firm in Washington, DC. Allan has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a Bachelors Degree from Dartmouth College.
Henrik Klinge, Director and Engineering Manager
Henrik began his career in 1971, starting as a part time installer and test engineer for container refrigeration in numerous places in the US and abroad. In 1978, he began heading the engineering and development departments in Klinge Corporation for transport refrigeration. At this time, Henrik was also appointed as the Danish member of the ISO committee to develop, draft and obtain approval for the ISO standard 1496-2 for refrigerated containers as well as ISO 10368 for standardization of the remote monitoring of reefer containers onboard oceangoing vessels.
Starting in 1981 Henrik was Sales Manager for Container Transport Refrigeration Worldwide. In 1986, Henrik took over as Owner and President of Klinge Corporation in York, Pennsylvania where he has continued work in the area of the development and creation of new transport refrigeration units. Henrik has also given lectures on repair and maintenance of this special equipment worldwide.
Lars Secher, General Manager
Lars started his business career with The East Asiatic Company of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. He worked for this international conglomerate’s US subsidiaries in sales and management positions 1978-1986, when Lars joined Klinge Corporation. From 1986-1996 Lars worked in business development for Klinge and started and managed US manufacturing operations for waste incinerators for ships, retorts for food processing plants as well as refrigerant recycling machines.
Lars was the first President of the Klinge subsidiary Refrigerant Technologies Inc (now RTI Inc.- a Mahle–company, a world leader in refrigerant recycling machines). Klinge spun off RTI in 1992 and Lars became General Manager of Klinge Corporation. From 1996 to 2008 Lars was the President of Uni-chains Mfg., Inc, a leading manufacturer of modular plastic conveyor belting.
In 2008 Lars rejoined Klinge Corporation as General Manager. Lars is responsible for the day to day operations of all departments of the company in its pursuit of meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Joe Muth, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Joe joined Klinge Corporation in 2022 as the CFO. As Klinge Corporation’s finance leader he is responsible for planning and managing the organization’s fiscal standing based on financial and operational data generated by the company as well as advising the management of the corporation on its financial strategic direction.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Duquesne University and is a Maryland CPA (inactive status). He has 25+ years of accounting and finance experience working in multiple industries (including manufacturing) with focuses on corporate financial analysis & planning, corporate accounting, internal controls, and internal audit.
Jason Flynn, Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Jason joined Klinge Corporation in 2005 and serves as the Chief Operations Officer, where he oversees the Engineering, Supply Chain, Production, Service, and Quality efforts at Klinge Corporation. Jason works with the relevant Managers of these departments to coordinate the timely development and production of Klinge Corporation’s products to ensure the customer’s requirements are met.
Tom Baldwin, Production Manager
Tom has been in Manufacturing operations for over 35 years beginning in 1982 at United States Gypsum as Production worker in Red Lion, PA. to 1993 as Production Manager at USG capital projects facility in Cleveland, OH., producing computer access flooring and other interior office space components used worldwide. Tom joined former Klinge subsidiary RTI Technologies in 1994 as Production Manager producing refrigerant recovery recycling equipment and other automotive service equipment to 2005 as VP-Operations.
In 2006, Tom started Baldwin Enterprises, Sales and Service of Automotive Service Equipment specializing in AC Service units that continues as a small side venture until this day. In late 2007 Tom served as Department Head at Osram-Sylvania manufacturing incandescent lighting division at the York, Pa. plant unit late 2013 when he rejoined Klinge corporation as Production Manager, Supply Chain Manager, and eventually Operations Manager.
Tom is responsible for the Production group meeting customers’ needs and expectations.
Steve Miller, Supply Chain Manager
A graduate of York Technical Institute, Steve started his career with Klinge in 2002 working in the Accounting Department. After some time in the Accounting Department, Steve transitioned to the Purchasing Department and later to the Shipping/Receiving & Warehousing departments. In 2015 Steve was promoted to Purchasing Manager. In 2019, Steve was promoted to Supply Chain Manager and now manages the Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving and Warehousing Departments.
Theresa Seitz, Human Resources Manager
Theresa joined Klinge Corporation in 2021, bringing with her decades of experience as a Human Resources Professional. She is a certified Human Resources Professional with a proven history in Human Resources Consulting with both US-based and International clientele.
Theresa spent the core of her Human Resources Career providing HR Consulting services in all aspects of HR as a Human Resources Professional within the PEO (Professional Employer Organization) industry. Her background provides proven success as an HR Generalist with Specialist level expertise throughout the spectrum of all HR Practices.
Theresa brings a strong passion for Compliance, Diversity, Risk Mitigation, Development and Mentorship to the Klinge Corporation culture. As Klinge Corporation’s Human Resources Manager Theresa is also responsible for all stages of the employee talent lifecycle from Talent Acquisition thru Talent Offboarding and beyond.
Jennifer Weitzel, ERP Manager
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University. She joined Klinge Corporation in 2020 to assist with the Epicor ERP System. Jennifer’s extensive background working with data, developing reports, implementing and training on new processes, and customizing the ERP system helps Klinge effectively evaluate business demands.