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Lincoln firm names new CEO

Lincoln firm names new CEO


A Nebraska native and food industry veteran is taking over as CEO of a Lincoln company that makes robots for mass mail-handling operations.

CapStone Technologies on Tuesday announced the appointment of Kirk Trofholz to lead the company.

Trofholz, who grew up in Nebraska and is a 1981 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has spent his career in the consumer packaged goods industry, starting out with Procter & Gamble and serving as president at both Barilla North America and Dawn Foods. Most recently, he was the CEO of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.

kirk trofholz

Kirk Trofholz

CapStone said in a news release that Trofholz has experience helping companies quickly improve their performance, and it expects him to accelerate the company’s sales and profitability plans.

“We’re very excited about Kirk’s expertise in helping companies streamline operations to grow rapidly,” said Troy Power, chief strategy officer for CapStone. “CapStone’s successes have shown us that there’s even more room to excel and help print-to-mail companies thrive."


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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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