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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Brown has served as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer since April 2016 and as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2015. From August
2012 through August 2015, Mr. Brown served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
U.S. Concrete, Inc., a publicly-traded producer of ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. From
November 2007 through August 2012, Mr. Brown served as the Treasurer and Executive Assistant to
the Chief Executive Officer, and from 2005 through 2007, as the Treasurer of Drummond Company,
Inc., an international coal producer. From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Brown served in the investment
banking department of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., including as a Vice President in the basic
industries coverage group. From 1988 through 1997, Mr. Brown served in the United States Navy as a
Naval Special Warfare Officer. Mr. Brown holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical
Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Leonard has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2017. From 2014 to January 2017, Mr. Leonard served as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Functions for the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, an American multinational enterprise information technology company. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Leonard served as Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), one of the three largest state transportation departments. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Leonard was the Vice President of Financial Planning for TXU Corporation, an electric utility company. In 2007, Mr. Leonard helped lead the sale of TXU, and remained with its successor until 2012. Earlier in his career, Mr. Leonard served as an Engagement Manager with business management consultant McKinsey & Company, and as an Investment Banking Analyst for U.S. investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Leonard holds a Master of Business Administration degree with Distinction from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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