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Starkey Genesis - May 2023

Starkey VP of Manufacturing, Nathanael Aguilar Quintero, Honored with Emerging Leader Award from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal


Eden Prairie, Minnesota (May 17, 2023) – Starkey’s Vice President of Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Nathanael Aguilar Quintero, has been named a 2023 Emerging Leader in Manufacturing by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. This award recognizes industry leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing and demonstrate achievements that deliver clear and compelling value, return on investment, and tangible results. 

“Starkey is committed to maintaining its position as a leader in operations,” said Starkey Chief Operations Officer, Heinz Ruch. “With Nate’s leadership, the Manufacturing team has implemented a new lean management strategy that has shown tremendous results. I would like to thank Nate for his relentless focus on continuous improvement and congratulate him for this well-deserved recognition.” 

With manufacturing at its center, the team at Starkey continues to improve operations daily to deliver world class products that enhance the lives of those with hearing loss. Successful implementation relies on manager support, such has been shown by Aguilar. With his leadership, the manufacturing team has made major strides in lean thinking and problem solving, which have led to incredible improvements to the manufacturing process. 

“I am so honored to receive such a remarkable recognition for emerging leadership,” said Aguilar. “Thank you to my team at Starkey for your commitment to serving our customers and their patients better than anyone else. Together, we are better today than yesterday, and better tomorrow than today!”   

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About Starkey  

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at  

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