Mr. Koechlein brings to HSTI over 33 years of legal experience and over 45 years of business experience. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Koechlein was Vice President of Manufacturing and General Counsel of Super Shops, Inc.
He served as its President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel from 1989 to 1997, and was responsible for a chain of 165 retail stores in 31 states employing nearly 2,000 people. These operations included a mail order sister company startup that had first year annual revenues of $35 million. Under his guidance, Super Shops, Inc. expanded from 53 to 165 stores and the annual consolidated revenues grew from $80 million to approximately $250 million.