Jeff Bradley
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bradley has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2015 and a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Mr. Bradley joined Forterra from Globe Specialty Metals, a publicly-traded producer of silicon metal and silicon based alloys, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 through 2015. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Bradley served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Claymont Steel, a U.S. custom steel plate producer. Prior to Claymont Steel, Mr. Bradley held numerous key roles at Worthington Industries. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Loyola University.
Charlie Brown
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Brown has served as Executive Vice President and CFO since September 2017. Mr. Brown joined Forterra from Oldcastle Materials, Inc. where he served as CFO from 2008 through 2017. From 2003 through 2008 Mr. Brown served as Vice President of Finance and was elevated to Senior Vice President of Finance in 2007. Mr. Brown is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience driving growth and improvement at manufacturing and construction materials companies. Prior to Oldcastle Materials, Mr. Brown held various finance and senior management roles of increasing responsibility at Vulcan Materials Company, a producer of construction aggregates and aggregates-based construction materials, from 1996 to 2003, and at PPG Industries, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s of Management from Northwestern University (Kellogg) in Evanston, Illinois.
Mark Carpenter
President, Drainage Pipe & Products
Mr. Carpenter has served as President, Drainage Pipe & Products since April 2016. Over the four months prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Carpenter served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Drainage Pipe & Products since January 2016. From May 2013 to December 2015, Mr. Carpenter served as the Senior Vice President for Hanson Engineered Products and was responsible for the North American pressure pipe, U.S. structural precast and Eastern Canada gravity pipe and precast businesses. Mr. Carpenter joined Hanson in October 2005 and managed a number of gravity pipe and precast businesses in the United States, including serving as Senior Vice President for Hanson Pipe & Precast West US from 2011 to August 2012 and assuming responsibility for all of U.S. Drainage Pipe & Products in August 2012 when he was appointed Senior Vice President Hanson Pipe & Precast US, a position he held through May 2013. Prior to joining Hanson, Mr. Carpenter served as Senior Consultant with Collinson Grant, where he led postacquisition integration and restructuring assignments for Hanson across North America. His early career was with British American Tobacco in the United Kingdom and Russia. Mr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Brunel University, London and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Henley Business School.
Bill Kerfin
President, Water Pipe & Products
Mr. Kerfin has served as President, Water Pipe & Products since April 2016. Over the 13 months prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Kerfin served as Vice President of Sales for U.S. Pipe. From October 2010 through February 2015, Mr. Kerfin was the Vice President of Finance for Provisur Technologies, Inc., a leader in the food processing industry recognized for leading technologies and their global reach. From March 2006 through October 2010, Mr. Kerfin was the Vice President of Finance for Griffin Pipe Products Company, a customer-focused ductile iron pipe manufacturer. Prior to joining Griffin Pipe Products, Mr. Kerfin held various positions with Cameo Container, Square D Company, Helene Curtis Industries, Inc., Groupe Schneider, and Illinois Tool Works. Mr. Kerfin holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Bachelor of Science in accountancy from De Paul University and received his Certified Public Accountant certificate from Illinois. Mr. Kerfin also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1985 through 1993.
Ed Sexe
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Mr. Sexe has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager since January 2016. Mr. Sexe has responsibility for our Structural & Specialty Products line, which is a part of our Water Pipe & Products business segment. Before joining Forterra, Mr. Sexe held a number of positions with Cretex Concrete Products, a producer of precast concrete infrastructure products, most recently serving as Vice President from March 2015 to December 2015 and Director of Sales from September 2009 to March 2015. Prior to joining Cretex Concrete Products in 1997, Mr. Sexe worked for Bartlett & West Engineers and the Kansas Department of Transportation. Mr. Sexe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from North Dakota State University.
Lori Browne
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Ms. Browne has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel since June 2016 and previously served as Vice President and General Counsel from March 2015 to June 2016. From April 2007 through March 2015, Ms. Browne served first as General Counsel for Fairpay Solutions, Inc. through March 2014, and subsequently as Assistant General Counsel for Mitchell International, Inc. after Mitchell’s acquisition of Fairpay Solutions, Inc. Both Fairpay Solutions, Inc. and Mitchell International, Inc. provide health care technology services to property and casualty insurers. Prior to that, Ms. Browne was an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. Ms. Browne holds a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University. She is admitted to practice in the State of Texas.
Matt Wayman
Vice President, Corporate Development
Mr. Wayman has served as Vice President, Corporate Development since November 2015. From August 2012 through November 2015, Mr. Wayman served as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Oldcastle Building Products, Inc., an integrated building materials manufacturer and distributor, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Irish-based CRH plc. During his tenure at Oldcastle, Mr. Wayman also served as Vice President Operations for Oldcastle Precast, Inc. Prior to Oldcastle, Mr. Wayman worked as a turnaround and restructuring advisor with Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. from April 2008 to September 2012. Prior to Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc., Mr. Wayman held investment banking roles at J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital as well as a corporate finance position at Fleet Securities, Inc. Mr. Wayman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University.
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