The LEPCO Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team
As a third-generation family business, LEPCO’s executives guide the 85-employee team to amplify the value of our channel through our daily activities.
Mark Hessinger, Vice President
In January 1998, Mark joined the LEPCO team. In his 25-year tenure, he has been employed in the following roles:
- Demonstration specialist
- Inside sales representative
- Procurement manager
- Executive team member
For the last 22 years, Mark has been responsible for the LEPCO Procurement Department. The last few years his team has worked to navigate through very unfamiliar supply chain challenges working closely with manufacturers to predict product availability.
Mark grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He studied supply chain management at Penn State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics in 1990.
Following college, he began his professional career at a convenience store distributor. There he was responsible for procurement of cigarettes and other tobacco related product. He also helped organize transportation backhauls. Next, he worked for a pet supply distributor. In addition to procurement, he worked with the executive team on all aspects of the company’s procedures. These distributorship experiences give him great insight for how to lead at LEPCO.
Mark has always enjoyed the competitive spirit of athletics. He played Varsity soccer, basketball, and baseball before being elected as a member of the Hempfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame. When his sons were growing up, he coached their youth sports teams – he really misses those days! His experience with team sports has led him to focus more on the ‘we’ instead of the ‘me.’ Sports taught him the importance of teamwork in achieving goals and accomplishing tasks.
Mark and his wife, Jen, enjoy spending time outdoors, walking their dog Maddie, playing golf and tennis. They enjoy spending time in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Robert Kintner, CFO, Director of IT & Human Resources
Robert Kintner is a lifetime Lancaster, Pennsylvania, native. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from local Millersville University, where he also played tennis.
Since 2017, Rob has served on the LEPCO executive team as the Controller and Director of Human Resources, overseeing:
- Financial operations (treasury management, accounting and credit)
- Human resources
- Information technology
Prior to LEPCO, Rob held various roles within the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President for a financial products company. He provided advisory, monitoring, valuation and reporting services for public and private corporations, nonprofits and governments. Rob has extensive experience and market prowess in some of the most complex financial instruments. This has resulted in the generation of unique ideas, strategies and favorable results.
He attributes much of his professional successes to a network of incredibly accomplished colleagues and mentors he feels fortunate to have worked with over his 25+-year career.
In addition to professional achievements, Rob has volunteered for over 15 years as President of Tennis Central. Formerly called the Lancaster Tennis Patrons Association, this nonprofit charitable organization provides tennis and educational opportunities for youth in Lancaster. Tennis opens doors of opportunity, socially, academically and professionally.
Rob, himself, is a long-time tennis player with several aces in his bragging rights:
- Three (3) Pennsylvania State high school tennis doubles championships
- Member of the Manheim Township High Athletic Hall of Fame
- Member of Lancaster County Tennis Hall of Fame
However, Rob’s greatest accomplishment is his family. He enjoys time spent with them, including their dogs and cats. In his spare time, he plays competitive tennis, recreational golf and swims. He also enjoys traveling the world.
Chris Hyrb, General Manager
Chris Hyrb has comprehensive experience in new business development and product engineering. This combination enables him to lead cross-functional teams with ease. At LEPCO, he oversees:
- Technical Service
- Customer Support
With his place on the executive team, he keeps everyone aligned. A majority of staff report up through him, making him a go-to voice within the company.
He started his 30+-year career in engineering: designing, developing and testing new products. A natural relationship-builder, Chris found success by visiting strategic customers face-to-face. He would present new solutions and conduct training seminars, things he still encourages his LEPCO team to do today.
Often recognized for consistently exceeding goals, he moved up through the ranks from manufacturing engineer to national sales and marketing manager. Along his career path, he gained a deep understanding of what a successful go-to-market strategy requires. He developed keen problem resolution skills, even in high-pressure situations. This blend of business know-how paired with a logical approach to serving people makes him a strong leader.
In 2007, Chris joined LEPCO. Two years later, the company added New England to its region, in which Chris was pivotal in bringing the two teams together as one. Over the past few years, he has led his teams through the pandemic and ever-changing product availability.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University. He later earned a Master of Business Administration form Penn State University.
Chris and his wife, Annemarie, have three children. Their daughter, Katie, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2021, and hopes to settle down in Boston after completing current rotations. Son Christopher graduated Penn State University in 2023 and is currently living and working in Atlanta. Youngest son Patrick is currently attending Penn State University. Their newest member of the family has four paws and goes by Bella.
Chris enjoys traveling, outdoor adventure, craft beers and spending time with his family.