Brad is an experienced operational executive with Board, CEO, COO, and international experience, plus a strategy-consulting background. His functional and industry experience includes global manufacturing, industrial equipment sales, distribution, and service, discrete manufacturing and fabrication, supply chain management, valves & flow control equipment, specialty chemicals, forest products, and oil & gas production.
Most recently, Brad spent 13 years in operations, sales, and general management roles with a privately-held global manufacturer of industrial equipment, with over 2,000 employees. As Chief Operating Officer for the last 8 years, he created a global R&D organization and led a manufacturing organization with major factories in the USA, China, and India. Before that he served 3 years as General Manager of the company’s US division, overseeing all sales and service activities as well as operations. During Brad’s time with the company, he was instrumental in helping it triple global sales and quadruple EBITDA while the number of employees also tripled.
Prior to joining this company, Brad led manufacturing divisions for a Fortune 500 company and helped a young $10 million manufacturing company grow by 150% over a 5-year period. He also spent 8 years in strategy consulting with McKinsey and Accenture, focusing on industrial companies.
Brad’s career has given him hands-on experience with corporate and marketing strategy, global operations, merger integration, sales, customers, channels, product development, R&D, and major systems implementations. His key management philosophies include:
Brad earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Brad and his wife Emma have three adult sons and two daughters-in-law, all of whom live in Houston.