Brian Bailey is the President of Winona Building Products and has been involved with its start-up since September 2015. His strengths are his operation’s finance acumen, drive, and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand a company’s value, capabilities and customer base.
Mr. Bailey has also been leading Winona Powder Coating since September 2013 and is responsible for several key initiatives that have driven Winona Powder to higher volume and margin levels. The company has strategically moved up-market by shedding its operational background and becoming a customer focused organization. “We say “yes” to every opportunity at our price.” Winona Powder Coatings strategic projects have involved John Deere certification, leveraging the 167k ft2 facility in Etna Green, IN., and equipment investments approaching $1.5MM since 2015.
His background includes over 25 years in Finance and Operations with companies including RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics, Robert Bosch, Steelcase, Hydro/Sapa Extrusions and CTB Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Mr. Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and an MBA from Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. He has earned the CPIM from APICS and the CMA & CFM certificates from the Institute for Management Accountants.