Solidia Technologies Appoints Brian as Chief Operating Officer
PISCATAWAY, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Solidia Technologies® today named international building materials leader and intrapreneur Brian Below as Chief Operating Officer. Below brings over 20 years of experience building and scaling commercial products, developing teams to achieve peak performance, and driving innovative new ventures from initial concept to first sales and profitability.
“I am thrilled to join the Solidia team to help accelerate the momentum towards commercial success,” said below. “Thanks to Solidia’s revolutionary technology, we can provide high-performance solutions to help meet the increasingly complex challenges and needs of our industry.”
A seasoned operational leader, Below most recently served as CEO of Fabral, part of OmniMax International, LLC., the premier provider of metal roofing and wall panel solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial and architectural sectors. Previously, as Division President at Boral North America, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of the Building Products Division – a high-end coatings, trims and accessories business. approximately $300 million with approximately 900 employees and eight manufacturing sites. . Previously, he also held various management positions at Boral, including overseeing the launch of the start-up Boral Composites, with the evolution of a new green building product technology, from initial concept to commercialization and rapid sales growth.
“With his industry experience and track record of building teams and driving sustainable innovation from lab success to market success, Brian Below is a perfect fit as we aggressively pivot to the market,” said Solidia CEO Russell Hill, Ph.D. “Solidia is the right technology at the right time. With Brian, we have strengthened our group of talented leaders to help usher in the next generation of building materials. »
Below, he earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
About Solidia Technologies
Based in Piscataway, NJ (USA), Solidia Technologies® is a leading provider of decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions for the construction and building materials industries. Investors include Imperative Ventures, Zero Carbon Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, PIVA Capital, John Doerr, BP, OGCI Climate Investments, Bill Joy, Kleiner Perkins, BASF Venture Capital, Holcim, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Air Liquide Venture Capital (ALIAD) and other private investors. Follow Solidia on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitterand YouTube.
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