Herbert Haggard started his sales career with General Telephone Company and later with Indiana Bell. Following this introduction, he found his vocation: distributor salesman and factory sales engineer. He and an associate formed their own company in 1972, and in 1993, Herbert bought out his partner and became sole owner and CEO of Haggard & Stocking Associates in Indianapolis. The company, which sells maintenance, repair, and operational products, encompasses six facilities in five states. Its customers include clients in aerospace, automotive, foundry, transportation, machine tool, and fabrication markets. Haggard & Stocking is committed to using technology to create an efficient flow.
A self-proclaimed workaholic, Herbert’s work ethic has earned him several awards. Individually and through his company, Herbert has been honored by the National Industrial Supply Association and the IBC/Industrial Supplies Plus. His company also received the Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the State of Indiana for inspirational achievement in business.
As the owner of his own business, Herbert won’t be slowing down soon. He hopes to “semi-retire,” he says, and watch the business he started continue to grow and prosper.
In addition to leading a company, Herbert develops residential and commercial properties, and is a director for the Johnson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation, Hoosier Energy Corporation, American Meter Reading, and Effective Systems. He is active in his church and the Henderson Mission Group.
Herbert and his wife, Marie, reside in Mooresville, Indiana. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.
This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2007.