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.
Lori Browne
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Ms. Browne has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since December 2017 and previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from June 2016 through December 2017 and 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.
Vikrant Bhatia
Executive Vice President
Mr. Bhatia has served as Executive Vice President since August 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bhatia served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Copart, Inc., a publicly-traded global provider of online auctions and vehicle remarketing services, from January 2016 through January 2017 and as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives from December 2014 through January 2016. Before joining Copart, Mr. Bhatia spent 16 years at Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, in various roles and with numerous responsibilities, most recently serving as Partner and Managing Director from 2009 to December 2014. Mr. Bhatia holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance and MIS from the University of Virginia.
Rich Hunter
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hunter has served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2018. Mr. Hunter joined Forterra from Trinity Industries, Inc. where he served most recently as Executive Vice President, Lean Manufacturing – Electrical Products. Previous roles at Trinity Industries include President, Parts & Components, LLC and Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Officer. Prior to Trinity Industries, Mr. Hunter held various senior operational roles of increasing responsibility at Crane Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturing firm, Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material handling solutions, and Danaher Corporation, a global manufacturer and service provider to professional, medical and industrial customers. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hunter held roles of increasing responsibility at General Motors Corporation and later Delphi Corporation, a global automotive components manufacturer. Mr. Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, a Master’s of Business Administration, Operations and Strategic Planning from Purdue University and a Master’s in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University.
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