The Klingel family, a long time supporter and Farragut family including alumni and current students, was recently highlighted on the local Tampa Bay news for their manufacturing companies that distribute plastic and rubber devices all over the world
Rick Klingel ’97 is the President of TSE Industries, a local manufacturing company that works with plastic fabrications and distribution of custom rubber products. TSE Industries uses the latest CAAD and 3D equipment to make parts for machines in many different industries, including ATM machines, theme parks and adventure ride companies, and the food and bottling industries. Rick’s father, Robert Klingel, Sr. is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of TSE Industries and has built this company with his three sons for over the last sixty years. TSE Industries also has a sister company, WHK BioSystems, a biomedical supply company that supports transport systems for vaccines, and Rob Klingel, Jr. is the president.