The Youngstown, Ohio-based Brilex Group of Cos. has hiredf former Nucor executive Doyle Hopper as the new CEO of Brilex Industries Inc., Brilex Technical Solutions LLC and Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc.
“We are thrilled to have Doyle take the reins as CEO,” says 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.”
Brian Benyo, co-founder of the Brilex Group, says of Hopper, “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.”
Hopper has nearly 30 years of steel industry and manufacturing experience. Before joining the Brilex Group, he spent nearly all his career with Charlotte, North Carolina-based Nucor Corp., 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 a vice president in Nebraska, Connecticut and, most recently, South Carolina.
“I am thankful for the past three decades I have spent with Nucor,” Hopper says. “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.”
Brilex Technical Solutions engineers heavy material handling systems, scrap shredders, aluminum extrusion press components and upgrades, plus turntable designs for marine cable laying, commercial vehicles, revolving restaurants and other applications. Brilex Industries specializes in build-to-print services requiring fabrication, machining, assembly, rebuilds and roll forming. Taylor-Winfield Technologies is a custom automation and robotics systems provider.