Kaitlyn Curtis (left) and Milan Patel (right) join HST Materials, Inc.


HST Materials, Inc. has hired Milan Patel as Quality Technician and Kaitlyn Curtis as Technical Customer Service Representative at the Elk Grove Village-based fabricator and die-cutter of custom rubber and plastic gasketing, announced Kathryn Miller, president.

“We are pleased to welcome both Milan and Kaitlyn to HST Materials,” said Miller in making the announcement. “Their backgrounds in engineering and demonstrated leadership skills will help us to grow our business and expand our capabilities to best serve our diverse customers’ needs.”

Patel is a 2017 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a BS in Bioengineering. A Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award recipient, Patel excelled in data and statistical analysis studies. He is a resident of Elgin.

Curtis, a Wheaton resident, is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Food Science. She was a research and development intern at Crown Holdings, Inc. and a research assistant for Zimmerman Group.

Founded in 1987 and celebrating its 30th year in business in November 2017, HST Materials, Inc. die-cuts and fabricates silicone sponge and dense rubber, plastics, films and tapes, producing gaskets, seals and molded rubber parts and many custom designed elastomer and tape solutions to the OEM market. HST Materials is a WBENC certified Woman Owned Business and is also ISO 9001 quality certified.


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