October 9th, 2023
Mark Hedin Named President of Gemstar Manufacturing
Hedin will continue to support investments in innovation and technology to support the growing protective hard cases and custom parts solutions markets.
Cannon Falls, Minnesota – Gemstar Manufacturing has named Mark Hedin as President to continue to drive the company’s growth after significant advancements in product offerings, manufacturing capabilities, and capacity.
Gemstar Manufacturing, headquartered in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, has been a solutions-focused manufacturer of protective hard cases and custom OEM parts for 60 years. Gemstar’s full-service manufacturing capabilities include industry-leading, vertically integrated manufacturing processes, a fully staffed engineering team, in-house tooling and testing, 5-axis routing, and full-service finishing.
Hedin has championed for the continued investment in the Gemstar brand as it continues to fuel growth and increase its market share in the hardcases and custom parts industry segments. Hedin, who led the Gemstar sales efforts from 2004 to 2007, returned to the company in 2014 as Gemstar’s President of Operations. In 2018, he joined the leadership team of Gemstar’s parent company, Gemini, as Vice President of Sales for both divisions. In 2022, Hedin was named Business Leader of Gemstar in addition to his sales responsibilities with Gemini.
Optimizing Technological Investments Through Strong Leadership
The recent appointment of Hedin as President of Gemstar exemplifies the organizational growth and continued investment in the Gemstar division. Among these investments is Gemstar’s exclusive Robomold® technology. This technology provides precision custom part solutions with fully automated capabilities, allowing Gemstar to produce cutting-edge part solutions, such as unique geometries and multi-layer products not available in conventional rotational molding. Gemstar is proud to be the first manufacturer in the United States to offer robotic rotational molding.
Over the two years, Gemstar has developed and released more than 115 new hard case sizes and configurations, has doubled its manufacturing facility, invested in two new rotational molding ovens, and just recently brough in a new 5-axis machine in addition to its current equipment.
Gemstar Manufacturing is an engineering-based solutions provider with more than 55 years of manufacturing experience and knowledge. The company is a family-owned business supported internally by long-term employees. The firm’s history is rooted in custom manufacturing and the dedication of a customer-centric organization. Gemstar’s mission is “To test the limits of plastic manufacturing and exceed the expectations of customers.”