About Us

Mission Statement

Empowering environmental responsibility through sustainable packaging solutions.

Our Vision

Making sustainable packaging the standard in the industries we serve.

Proud Member of the Following Organizations

As an active member of these organizations, Hoover CS is proud to participate in conversations and initiatives that advance sustainable packaging solutions.

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Lead By Impact

Working with Hoover CS is a commitment to circularity. We serve you from start, through delivery, and for the future, by safely and sustainably packaging your product or raw material in reusable containers. We control the logistics by providing fleet management and container reconditioning to make the process easy for you and positive for the environment. By choosing Hoover CS services and solutions, you’ll be raising the bar for packaging sustainability in your industry. You’ll set the example of circularity – and that will give you the desired position of leadership.

Executive Management

Kevin Friar

CEO

Arash Hassanian

PRESIDENT

Preston Davis

CFO

Matt Schmidt

CHRO

Steven Knudsen

VP – Strategy & Corporate Development

Kevin Friar

CEO

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Currently serving as Hoover CS’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kevin Friar is an established leader across the oil and gas, chemical, refining, and general industrial-end markets. Kevin joined Nalco Company LLC in 1990 and navigated several mergers and acquisitions over the years, eventually becoming Executive Vice President at Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company, for the Oilfield Chemicals Division. After 27 wonderful years, Kevin made the decision in 2016 to retire and relocated his family to College Station, Texas. Shortly into retirement, Kevin was invited to lecture as a Professor for the Industrial Distribution Program for Texas A&M. Kevin taught undergrad and graduate courses from 2017 to 2018, and went on to establish several endowments to support, engage, and develop future Aggies. Those endowments include the Dr. F. Barry Lawrence Professor of Practice Endowment in Industrial Distribution, plus three separate endowments at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Dana & Kevin Friar Endowed DVM Scholarship; Dana & Kevin Friar Small Animal Hospital Endowment; and the Dana & Kevin Friar, Stevenson Companion Animal Life Care Center Endowment. Kevin currently sits on the Industry Advisory Board at Texas A&M Industrial Distribution. Gig ‘em! In 2019, Kevin came out of retirement to accept a role as CEO for Hoover CS. Shortly after, Kevin sold both the manufacturing and the Ferguson offshore segments, allowing the company to shift its focus and promote its large rental fleet of reusable IBCs and ISOs, along with integrated services and fleet management. Having successfully shifted the company’s focus to sustainability in 2021, Hoover CS aims to empower environmental responsibility through its sustainable packaging solutions. In his spare time, Kevin is an active member of his church’s College Ministry where he and his wife Dana mentor college students.

Arash Hassanian

PRESIDENT

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As President of Hoover CS, Arash is focused on empowering environmental responsibility through sustainable packaging solutions for the chemical, refining, and general industrial-end markets. With Hoover CS’s fleet of reusable IBCs, Catalyst Bins, and ISO tanks, paired with integrity management and fleet management services, Hoover CS is paving the way for businesses of all sizes to create circularity within their supply chains. As a strong supporter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Arash and his team of dedicated Sales and Operations experts are ready to create a packaging strategy that’s good for your supply chain — and the environment.

Preston Davis

CFO

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Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Preston is responsible for Hoover CS’s overall financial strategy and oversees accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, shared services, and more. Prior to joining Hoover CS, Davis served as Director of Finance – Industrial Division for Ecolab, based in Poland, where he was responsible for all commercial financial activities related to the division’s $1.2B portfolio in Europe. As a strong cross-functional leader, Preston is passionate about partnering with Sales and Operations to drive financial performance and deliver results. He looks forward to making an impact at Hoover CS, whose mission is to empower environmental responsibility through sustainable packaging solutions for the chemical and industrial-end markets.

Matt Schmidt

CHRO

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Currently serving as Chief Human Resources Officer, Matt is responsible for developing and executing strategies across talent management, organizational and performance management, training and on-boarding, and compensation. Overseeing Talent and Human Resources departments, Matt works closely with his team to develop and implement internal systems and processes for attracting, developing, and retaining a strong workforce for Hoover CS across its corporate offices and service centers across the nation. Matt spent more than 20 years with Nalco, working his way up to Director of Human Resources at Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company, before accepting the CHRO role with Hoover CS in May 2019.

Steven Knudsen

VP – Strategy & Corporate Development

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Currently serving as Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, Steven is responsible for identifying, leading, and delivering strategic initiatives that drive long-term value for Hoover CS. Steven supports a range of internal initiatives including long-term strategic planning for business and capital growth, analyzing and segmenting customers, and driving change in underperforming areas of the business, as well as external initiatives primarily focused around mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. As a proven leader with deep functional expertise in operational effectiveness, procurement, supply chain, strategy, product development, and commercial excellence, Steven has established a track record of extraordinary financial and organizational impact by leveraging a unique combination of business savvy, technical expertise, and people leadership in global management consulting.

Quote From CEO Kevin Friar

We are making it easy for customers to make a more environmentally sound choice and we are supporting them in articulating what that means in the context of their sustainability goals.

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Hoover CS seeks to empower environmental responsibility
through sustainable packaging solutions.

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