Who We Are
Founded in 1890, The D.S. Brown Company is a leading worldwide designer, supplier, and manufacturer of engineered products for the bridge, airport and highway industries. As technology has evolved and influenced our means of transportation, D.S. Brown too has evolved to meet the needs of the current times. From our humble beginnings in manufacturing horse collars and saddles to our current focus on the manufacturing of high-quality infrastructure construction products under Gibraltar Industries, D.S. Brown has been there for over a century to help the world move forward.
Vice President/General Manager
In his role, Scott is responsible for the on-going operations of the business, strategic & financial planning, and works across all functional areas to deliver monthly, quarterly, and annually against the company’s financial and business targets. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has extensive experience in general management, sales, marketing, and product development. Outside of work, he enjoys time spent with his wife, two adult children, and three adorable grandchildren.
Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service
Tom has been with the company for 31 years. He utilizes his cross-functional experience and industry expertise to lead the growth of the company, and enhance the customer experience. Tom is a Minnesota native and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, fishing, hunting, skiing, swimming, or just relaxing at the lake.
Director of New Product Development
In this role, Greg has responsibility for the product development team, ongoing development and implementation of product strategies, as well as championing the stage gate process. Greg works with the sales team to further understand market needs, as well as the voice of the customer, and continues to drive the innovation platform for The D.S. Brown Company. Away from work, Greg enjoys bicycle touring and golf.
Ryan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University, and 18 years of experience in expansion joint and bearing design with The D.S. Brown Company. Ryan started as a Project Engineer and has held other key roles within the organization before becoming the Engineering Manager in 2016. In this role, Ryan is responsible for a team of nearly 20 in-house engineers and detailers, as well as managing all outsourced engineering services to ensure project schedules are met while product design and shop drawing quality remain the best in the business. In his spare time Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, and also playing billiards and watching sports with friends.
Human Resource Manager
Adam joined D.S. Brown in September as the HR Manager bringing 11 years of experience in several different industries dealing with both strategic and tactical HR abilities. He has the responsibility of full scope HR functions at D.S. Brown. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources from West Virginia University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, rooting for the West Virginia Mountaineers and mountain biking
Director of Operations
Ron, our new Director of Operations, has over 30 years’ experience in Operations management and comes to us with a broad range of experiences that will help us continue to drive operations improvements. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and completed his undergraduate degree at Ohio University and his MBA at Cleveland State University. Outside of work, Ron is married (24 years) and has five children. He enjoys spending time outdoors, vacationing to the beach, renovating old houses, building cars and has been a maple syrup producer for the past 10 years. He is an avid golfer and a hockey fan.
Who We Serve
For over 50 years, D.S. Brown has primarily served the transportation, infrastructure, and construction markets – with emphasis on bridges and concrete pavement. As a worldwide leader in the industry, D.S. Brown conducts business throughout North America, Asia, the Pacific Rim, India, and the Middle East.
Through fully integrated operations and an in-house engineering team, D.S. Brown is able to tackle challenging construction projects with engineered solutions that meet specific project requirements.
Services include: AISC Certification in accordance with the Standard for Bridge and Highway Metal component Manufacturers (CPT) with endorsement “P” (sophisticated paint system) and CSA Standard W47.1 “Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel” in DIVISION 1.
The D.S. Brown Company is incorporated in Leland, New York.
D.S. Brown opens factory in North Baltimore, OH. Products include: horse collars, pads, and other saddle-related items.
D.S. Brown buys out the Judd and Leland Manufacturing Company of New York. Later that decade, becomes a major supplier of leather universal joint boots for the Chrysler Corporation.
1940s and 1950s
D.S. Brown is an early innovator in rubber extrusion in the United States.
Dense and sponge extrusions became the dominant product with automotive gaskets and window seals. This leads to the manufacturing of Compression Seals for the Bridge and Highway markets.
1970s and 1980s
D.S. Brown becomes a leading supplier of bridge and highway structural bearings and expansion joint systems.
D.S. Brown patents the SSCM2 rail profile.
Acquired by Gibraltor Industries in 2011, The D.S. Brown Company continues to manufacture quality products for the Bridge, Airport, Highway, Architectural and Energy industries.
Bridge the World with Leading Infrastructure Solutions
To be a global leader in providing structural movement, protection, and repair solutions to the bridge, pavement, and industrial infrastructure markets. This mission will be achieved through relentless pursuit of:
- A mutually rewarding relationship with employees.
- World class quality and customer service.
- Investment in innovation.
- Continual reduction of operational costs.
- And promotion of our brands.
We consider customer loyalty our greatest reward. We are committed to providing best value by offering the highest quality products and services at competitive prices.
We are committed to engaging our suppliers with the highest integrity and with the goal of building long lasting business relationships.
We are committed to treating fellow team members with dignity and mutual respect. We value diversity, teamwork, continuous development, and innovation. We strive to provide a safe and healthy work environment and an atmosphere of open communication with all team members. We recognize the importance in being accountable and showing pride, enthusiasm, and dedication in all that we do.
We are committed to providing a superior return on investment to our shareholders through responsible and prudent use of corporate resources and by observing the highest level of legal and ethical conduct.
We will continue to be an active and responsible corporate citizen within the communities we operate.
While we are committed to bridging the world with leading infrastructure solutions, we also make sure to give back to the local communities where D.S. Brown operates. Throughout the year D.S. Brown contributes to community outreach initiatives to play an active role in building a positive community culture.
D.S. Brown is a proud contributor to community initiatives such as:
- Food Bank COVID Relief Donation – North Baltimore, OH and Athens, TX
- FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment) – Seneca County, OH
- Henderson County HELP Center and Maggie’s House – Athens, TX
- Stuff The Bus program supporting Kenwood Encore, Bowling Green, Ohio, Union Elementary- Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Escuela SMART Academy, Toledo, Ohio.
- Athens Animal Rescue Shelter – Athens, TX