Hailing from the Allentown area, Hunsinger earned her undergraduate degree in accounting and her master’s degree in business administration at Bloomsburg. The CPA is the first Milco president from outside the family since the firm’s founding in 1922. Today, the company is just shy of $40 million in annual sales, with two divisions: Bloomsburg with 130 employees and El Salvador with 650 employees.
“I was looking for somebody who understood our business and was a quick study,” says Comerchero, adding that he felt he had a new leader in Hunsinger within her first 90 days. “She demonstrated a very quick grasp of our goals and what we were trying to accomplish and she won the trust of all the key people, and that was very important.’’
In Bloomsburg, the company manufactures textiles. Some of their product line has medical uses, such as fabric for blood pressure cuffs and netting for hospital curtains, along with sunshade material for automobiles. They also supply the U.S. military with waterproof warmup clothing. Hunsinger works closely with the vice presidents of the textile and apparel divisions, and travels to El Salvador three or four times a year. •
— Jack Sherzer
An extended version of this story appears in VISION: President’s Report 2016 at bloomu.edu/vision.