Nexstep Commercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar) has promoted Joel Hastings to General Manager of Operations. In this new role, Joel will be responsible for overseeing all manufacturing and distribution of our products in both Paxton, Ill. and Springfield, Ohio. 

Joel brings 26 years of combined experience in transportation, distribution and warehousing. Previously he held positions with Supervalu, Prairie Farms Dairy and Ace Hardware.
“We are very fortunate to have such a qualified and experienced manager on our team,"says Todd Leventhal, president of the company. "Joel is a great asset to our company.”
“The everyday challenge of meeting the demands of customers, both internal and external, is the most exciting part of my job," says Hastings. 

Outside of work, Hastings loves spending time with his wife and family. He is busy following his daughters’ daily extracurricular activities in sports, band and 4H. Hastings also enjoys farming with his dad and fishing. And he lives and dies with the Illinois Bears and Cubs.
"Mostly dies," he jokes.