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Since 1997, HPM has been partnering with customers by providing expert design input to make Precision Sheet Metal parts and assemblies. We deliver quality items, on time, with your cost parameters taking priority. Our Account Management, Design Engineering, and Customer Service Support yield rapid prototyping, quick turn production, and customer service excellence. We have the right team, with world class equipment, and the right attitude to get the job done.

Upgraded Delivery Truck for 2020

  • We make daily trips to all vendor partners to insure on-time delivery to our customers
  • Offer free delivery to all customers in the greater twin cities area.



Our Creed is "Strive to be Better!!!" That is how we approach each day at HPM, and it shows. Expert engineering, exceptional quality, and a commitment to our customers. The HPM Team will ensure our customer can serve their customer in the best possible fashion. That's what we are good at! That is the HPM way! We don't know it any other way.


Company Facts




White Bear Township, MN

Facility Size

110,000 Sq. Ft.




2 Shift Operation (21 hours/day)





SolidWorks (8 Seats)
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (3 Seats)
CADKEY (1 Seat)

Machine Software

Amada FabriWIN
Amada Dr. Abe Bending Software Solutions

Value Engineering

Our Engineering team continually evaluates our clients product needs, always striving to find ways to reduce manufacturing costs and to simplify assembly (DFM). This is the HPM way! HPM has a staff of 8 Engineers, each specializing in various phases of the manufacturing process.



Operating System

MieSolutions MIETrak32
All-encompassing manufacturing based software package with exceptional Bill of Material Management.

Work Orders
What if Capacity Planning
Job Tracking
Shipping & Invoicing
Live Data Collection


Certifications / Quality Systems

ISO 9001:2015 Certified
BSI Management Systems
Certificate Number FM 514672 (Updated on 03-29-2019)
ITAR Registered


Herold Precision Metals, providers of precision sheet metal components and assemblies is committed to meeting quality objectives, customer requirements and enhancing customer satisfaction through continual improvement of its products, and the quality management system.

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HPM Leadership

Tim Herold

President & CEO

Tim is responsible for the day to day overall operations of HPM and working with customers, both current and new. Tim grew up in the industry, working in manufacturing and ultimately obtaining his formal education in Operations Management. Outside of work, Tim and his wife Colleen have four children ranging from high school to elementary who are involved in several activities. Tim also volunteers within his family's community weekly. Their house is very busy!

Pat Herold

Vice President of Engineering & Special Projects

Pat is co-owner and VP of Special Projects/Engineering. He grew up in the sheet metal industry focusing his efforts on design and engineering. Give him a SolidWorks file, or a pencil sketch on a napkin, and you will get exactly what you want every time. Pat is married and enjoys hunting and snowmobiling.

Greg Schreier

General Manager

Sales, Operations, and Engineering report to Greg. Greg has over 19 years of experience in Sales and Customer Partner Management as well as 13+ years in Engineering and Operations Management.

Greg is married with 4 children and enjoys traveling and the great outdoors.

Renee Thelen

Chief Financial Officer

Renee has been in the accounting and finance world at various small to mid-size companies over the past 30+ years. Her primary focus at HPM is handling all things accounting & finance. Her other responsibilities include IT, HR, payroll, administration, data collection, reporting, and process improvement. She is motivated by the “Strive to Be Better” motto daily. Renee is married with two beautiful children and enjoys exercise, nutrition, reading, outside activities, spending time with her family, and hanging out at the cabin.

TJ Dimke

Vice President of Operations

An experienced manufacturing and operations professional, TJ is responsible for all aspects of internal fabrication activities at HPM. This includes, but is not limited to, customer service, materials procurement, tooling maintenance, and Mechanical Assembly projects. He is accountable for all tangible order value processes within the factory.

TJ is married with 3 children and enjoys coaching their hockey teams as well as hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time at the family cabin in the Brainerd Lakes area.

Bob Bishop

Director of Quality

Bob has been a member of the HPM team since 2007. As Director of Quality, Bob works closely with our customer's quality and engineering departments during process development and to quickly resolve any quality issues. Bob is responsible for maintaining our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. When not eying up a caliper, Bob enjoys hunting, fishing and rides with the Minnesota Harley Riders.

Bill Utschinski

Plant Supervisor

Bill has been working in sheet metal fabrication since he was 16 years old. He brings many years of experience to HPM which makes him the ideal person to run the shop. Bill is responsible for getting the jobs out of the shop as fast and efficiently as possible without jeopardizing quality. Married with 6 kids, when he finds free time, you can find him at his favorite spot – Indian Shores Resort in WI. His hobbies include everything Gander Mountain – hunt, fish, camp!

Jim Miller

Senior Account Manager

Jim has been in the industry for 28 years starting out on the shop floor. Putting himself through engineering school, he has a great working knowledge of all equipment and processes to help make your project easier to manufacture. This helps you save money. His hobbies include family camping trips, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

Wayne Farr

Senior Account Manager

Wayne has been in the metal fabrication business for over 35 years and in sales/account management for over 20 years! He is responsible for building relationships and growing business with all of his customers. He also takes care of the estimating on all of his accounts. Wayne likes the value add that HPM can do for his customers! Please ask him about it.

Wayne is an avid fisherman and spends a lot of time in Ely, MN with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Kari Unruh

Senior Account Manager

Kari joined the HPM team in 1998 and has worked in multiple departments within the company. She enjoys using her knowledge to help her coworkers and learn what can be done to “strive to be better” every day. This background has allowed her to support her customers with their sheet metal needs from designing to the finishing stages.

Kari is married with two teenage children and enjoys spending time with her family boating, hiking, and doing any outdoor activities that includes bringing the dog along as well!

Bob Loder

Estimating Manager

Bob has been in manufacturing for over 32 years. The last fourteen are in precision sheet metal fabrication in estimating, engineering, and operations. Bob enjoys collaborating with the customers from the initial design stage all the way through estimating to create a cost-effective solution for their sheet metal needs. He and his team work closely with sales, engineering, operations, and quality. They create the roadmap for engineering, production, quality, and shipping with all the materials and operations required for each item during the quoting process to ensure manufacturability and accurate costing.

Bob is married with one daughter and three grandchildren. He spends as much free time with them as he can when he is not exercising, bowling, or playing softball.

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