The Brilex Group of Companies recently announced the hiring of former Nucor executive Doyle Hopper as Chief Executive Officer of Brilex Industries, Inc, Brilex Technical Solutions, LLC. and Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Inc. As their CEO, Hopper will leverage nearly thirty years of steel industry and manufacturing expertise to drive strategic growth and commercial excellence across the Group’s companies.
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Former Nucor Exec, Doyle Hopper, Takes New Position as CEO Within The Brilex Group of Companies (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are thrilled to have Doyle take the reins as CEO,” said Alex Benyo, co-founder of the Brilex Group. “Doyle’s role will drive integration and synergies between our companies, maximizing the value delivered to our customers and will lead to additional opportunities in the marketplace.”
“His values and proven leadership combined with his knowledge of the steelmaking and automated manufacturing processes align perfectly with our Group’s values, growth strategies and industries served.” said Brian Benyo, co-founder of the Brilex Group.
Before joining the Brilex Group, Hopper had spent his nearly 30-year, professional career with Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the United States. Starting with Nucor out of college as an entry level welder and fabricator, Hopper continually advanced into expanded roles, eventually reaching executive positions as the Vice President of VULCRAFT and Cold Finish in Norfolk, Nebraska, Nucor Connecticut and most recently, Nucor South Carolina.
“I am thankful for the past three decades I have spent with Nucor,” Hopper remarked. “The experiences and insights I gained into the ongoing evolution of steelmaking and manufacturing have prepared me for the exciting opportunities in the marketplace for the companies within The Brilex Group. I am honored to be joining these organizations that have earned their reputations for excellence in engineering and manufacturing innovation.”
Headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, the Brilex Group of Companies is a tradename umbrella. It covers four distinct but commonly owned companies (Brilex Industries, Inc., Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Inc. Brilex Technical Solutions, LLC. and BBM Railway Equipment, LLC). Although each of the companies are independent – with their own unique core competencies and solutions – they share a common set of values and goals of manufacturing and industrial excellence.
Brilex Industries, Inc. is a one-stop-shop for full-service manufacturing, specializing in build-to-print services requiring fabrication, machining, assembly, rebuilds, roll forming and more. Brilex Technical Solutions, LLC. engineers heavy material handling solutions, scrap shredders, aluminum extrusion press components and upgrades, as well as turntable designs for marine cable laying, commercial vehicles, revolving restaurants and other unique applications. Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Inc. is a best-in-class custom automation & robotics solutions provider. Taylor-Winfield is world renowned for being a capital equipment manufacturer in standard and custom material joining for the steel industry including resistance welding, fiber laser welding, induction heating, ARC welding and more. BBM Railway Equipment, LLC offers cutting-edge railway maintenance and lifting equipment to transit and freight facilities across North America.
Hopper comes at a time when the Brilex Group is poised to accelerate the growth of all companies. As economic optimism in the manufacturing industry continues to inch closer to pre-COVID levels, and with possible infrastructure investments coming, the Brilex Group of Companies is well positioned for growth in 2021 and beyond.
Doyle Hopper graduated from Arkansas Northeastern College and holds his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from North Carolina State University. Hopper has also completed the Executive Program at Harvard Business School.