September 2022

Page B4 September 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on B Hillenbrand Announces Intention to Explore Strategic Alternatives for its Batesville Business New-Hire Olga Piehler Adds to GoodTrust Team Crowne Vault Unveils New Recycled Knight Regent Urn Vault BATESVILLE,IN— Hillenbrand, Inc announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a process to explore strategic alternatives for its Batesville business. As part of the process, the board will consider a range of potential alternatives. “The announcement is a defining moment for Hillenbrand, building on the exceptional work our teams have done to position our businesses for success,” said Kim Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hillenbrand. “Batesville has been a recognized leader in the death care industry for more than 115 years because of its exceptional quality, innovation, and customer service. Through this process, we are focused on determining the best path to benefit Batesville, its stakeholders, and Hillenbrand.” Hillenbrand has retained Evercore as the financial advisor for its evaluation of strategic alternatives for Batesville. There can be no assurance that the process will result in any transaction for Batesville or that any transaction, if pursued, will be consummated. Hillenbrand does not intend to provide any additional information on the review of strategic alternatives for Batesville unless or until the process is completed or terminated. Additionally, Hillenbrand announced that it has signed a binding offer to acquire LINXIS Group, a leading global provider of mixing, ingredient automation, and portioning solutions for food and other higher growth end markets. Hillenbrand is a global industrial company operating in over 40 countries with over 10,000 associates serving a wide variety of industries around the world. Guided by our Purpose — Shape What Matters For Tomorrow™ — they pursue excellence, collaboration, and innovation to consistently shape solutions that best serve our associates, customers, communities, and other stakeholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio includes brands such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville. To learn more, visit For more than a century, Batesville has supported licensed funeral professionals in helping families honor the lives of those they love®. A history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery helped Batesville become – and remain – an industry leader. For more information, visit MISHAWAKA,IN— Crowne Vault, a leading manufacturer of polymer cremation urn vaults, has announced their newest product: the recycled Knight Regent single urn vault. “Our aim for 0% scrap program resulted in this unique urn vault,” said president Sarah Tepe. “It’s made by recycling the excess material inherent to the manufacturing process. We repelletize it, blend it with a proprietary concentrate and mold it again to create an attractive black vault. The industry has been extremely excited about this new product that is both handsome and extends the life cycle of raw materials.” The Knight Regent has the same specifications and attributes of the other color Regent urn vaults – the same top load pressure and quality you’ve come to expect from Crowne Vault. Sold in cases of three, they are available immediately. Crowne Vault, a division of Cressy Memorial Group is based in Mishawaka, IN and manufactures three sizes of urn vaults, Made in the United States. Cressy Memorial is a manufacturers’ representative agency which works with memorial distributors to promote Howard Miller Memorial, R&S Marble Design and Crowne Vault. PALOALTO,CA—GoodTrust expands its talented team with new-hire Olga Piehler, who is in the new position of Head of Customer Success. GoodTrust is a relatively new organization founded at the start of the pandemic by a team of tech-for-good veterans. When someone dies, their digital content - from writings to videos and photos - are often lost. GoodTrust protects the digital life and legacy of everyone by empowering users to easily and securely organize their digital assets and online life. They offer other services, as well, such as an online will-based estate plan. “I am so excited to join GoodTrust and combine my love for protection and preservation of memories and larger scale IT implementation of products and services,” says Olga, adding, “Through my work with Making Everlasting Memories (SCI) and then through Eterneva, I have dedicated my career to help families preserve, archive, and share their memories for future generations and worked hand in hand with the amazing teams in the front lines providing support and training.” Now that she’s with GoodTrust, Olga is prepared to continue her dedicated work. “I truly believe in GoodTrust’s mission of protecting what matters and ensuring that our Digital Legacy (which is the footprint of our everyday lives in today’s world) is kept safe and eventually passed on to those who are most important to us,” she says. “I look forward to supporting our partners and their frontline teams as they can continue to protect the families they serve through new, innovative and relevant services like GoodTrust.” The rest of the team at GoodTrust is just as excited about Olga’s abilities and professionalism that will add to the company’s success. “Olga comes to GoodTrust with extensive experience in the implementation and integration of technology in the deathcare space,” says Andy Lopez, vice president of business development. Andy’s worked with Olga before and knew that she was a good fit for the new position at GoodTrust. “After all of these years working indirectly with Olga at SCI and watching her deliver excellence at every organization she has supported, I knew she would elevate our team’s ability to execute and integrate with new partners,” he says. “She will be instrumental in our path to success.” For more information, visit the company website at Olga Piehler Lease a New 2023 Hearse and get a FREE Funeral Caddy Memorial Carrier Buy a complete Funeral Van or Convert your own Vehicle 2022 MK Lincoln Legacy Hearse 2019 MK Lincoln Legacy Hearse 2013 Eagle Chrysler T&C Funeral Van 2004 Superior Cadillac Statesman Hearse Papa This! Is! Music!