||Bob Franco, CEO/President
Bob Franco brings over 35 years of roofing and distribution experience to Drexel Metals. Prior to joining Drexel Metals, Bob served as President of Associated Materials Distribution, a division of AMI. Prior to AMI, Bob had a distinguished sales and marketing career at Ownes Corning, where he served as Vice President – Exterior Systems and Vice President, Marketing of the Residential Roofing Division.
Brian Partyka, EVP of Business Development
Brian Partyka - A 18 year veteran of the metal construction industry and a proud Partner of Drexel Metals Inc. Drexel Metals was recently named # 66 of the Top Manufacturing Companies and 2260 overall of the 2012 Inc. 5000 with 112% growth over the past three years due to its unique and disruptive "go to market" strategy and strong vendor partnerships. Brian sits on the Board of Directors of the Metal Construction Association and chairs of the Codes and Standards Committee. Brian is also a member of the Cool Metal Roof Coalition, sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) and has published and contributed to numerous technical trade articles/white papers relating to metal building products. Partyka also presents nationally and regionally about sustainable design and the use of metal to reduce heat gain for industrial, commercial and residential structures . Brian invented the Drexmet Paint Pen in 2001, an air dry Kynar touch up system, which today is the preferred touchup method of the industry. Brian resides in Doylestown, PA with his wife, Liz and two daugthers, Emme and Tess.
John McGuire - CFO
John McGuire joined Drexel Metals in October, 2011, bringing over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Most of John's career has be spent in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Prior to joining Drexel Metals, he served as Group CFO for each operating division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, a $1.5B manufacturer and marketer of flavors, fragrances and colors. Prior to Sensient, John held a variety of finance and accounting management positions with Industrial Finishes, an operating business unit of Akzo Nobel. John earned his CPA license while working in public accounting at Monroe Shine & Co, a regional firm servicing clients in Indiana and Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and currently resides in East Louisville with his wife and two children.
Michael Dees - Vice President, Operations
Michael Dees joined the Drexel Metals leadership team in June 2013 bringing over 25 years of operations and business management experience. Most recently, Michael served as Vice President of Operations for Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. Previously, he led the manufacturing and distribution organizations for national and global market leaders in the waste-handling equipment, specialty chemicals, consumer products, and automotive industries. Michael started his career with General Motors in engineering and manufacturing management and he is a graduate of Purdue University and Xavier University. Michael and his family reside in the Louisville area.