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Corinna Holt Richter, Building on a Family Legacy

HOLT CAT posted on August 03, 2020 13:15

Originally released on SAWoman.com, written by Dawn Robinette

We named our son Holt. I didn’t anticipate what the conversations would be like then he could read his name. I don’t think he quite gets what we do at work” she laughs. But someday, he might follow in his mother’s footsteps to join the family business.

President and Chief Administrative Officer at HOLT CAT, Richter is the great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Holt, who introduced the first practical track type tractor in 1904. She and her brother, Peter J. Holt, CEO and General Manager, represent the fifth generation of the Holt family business. The two took the reins when their parents, Julianna Hawn Holt and Peter M. Holt, retired in 2018.

While she grew up around the family business, she gained a new perspective on everything HOLT when she began the company’s leadership training program in 2012. “It was eye-opening to see how connected we are with so many other parts of how society runs and our community runs. That was eye-opening and really humbling,” she explains.

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