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Concept Machine Tool Welcomes Andrew Hecker as Chief Executive Officer

Concept Machine Tool (“Concept”), a Goldner Hawn portfolio company, recently announced the hiring of Andrew Hecker as President and Chief Executive Officer. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in industrial manufacturing and replaces previous CEO Craig Conlon in a planned succession for the business that Craig led for 40 years. Craig will remain on the Concept Board of Directors and will focus his time on strategic customer and vendor relationships and sales growth.

“We’re excited to welcome Andrew to lead Concept as part of this planned transition. We believe that Andrew’s experience and background are a perfect fit to execute the company’s strategic vision for future growth and development”, said Joe Heinen, Partner at Goldner Hawn and Chairman of the Board.

“I’m thrilled to join Concept and lead a great team. The company represents the premier brands in machining, additive manufacturing, and metrology. I’m excited to help our many customers grow their businesses with increased engagement from Concept, an organization that can support the many needs of industrial and precision manufacturers,” said Andrew Hecker.

About Concept Machine Tool
Recognized as the precision manufacturing industry’s trusted source for machine tools, additive manufacturing and metrology equipment, Concept has partnered with tool builders and the precision manufacturing industry to provide solutions for over 45 years. Concept represents the most advanced technology and partners with customers in every stage of manufacturing, from part design to machining center or additive manufacturing selection to quality, metrology, service, and support. Concept offers a single, experienced point of contact to support precision manufacturers every step of the way. For more information, call 763-559-1975 or visit

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn is looking to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including industrial manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 100 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values exceeding $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit