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Remembering Rod Chaudoir

Former Hatco President passed away April 28. 

Rod Chaudoir, Hatco Corporation's former president and chairman of the board, died on April 28. He was 83 years old.

A graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Chaudoir joined Hatco in 1952 as an assistant to company founder, Gordon Hatch.

Chaudoir's major accomplishments included the extension and diversification of the Hatco product line, achieving representation in new markets including government sales and the fast food industry, building and strengthening the organizational structure, and successfully transitioning the company following Gordon Hatch's death to a new management structure under David Hatch.

He is survived by his two sons, Tom and Dan; daughter Dinah Federer; 10 grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Chaudoir's name to the Sharon S. Richard Community Hospice, W2580 State Road 28, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., 53085.