DRESSER, Wis.--Tenere Inc. (Tenere), a full service provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies for Fortune 500 companies, today announced that Brian Steel has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. Steel has a rich history in scaling global sales organizations and most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Tenere.
“It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to lead the exceptional team at Tenere and to continue to support our customers in fast changing, dynamic markets,” stated Steel. “I am looking forward to leading Tenere into its next phase of growth, one that I believe will set us apart as a leading global contract manufacturing partner of premier plastic and metal products. Tenere’s deep mechanical engineering expertise, combined with our prototyping and manufacturing capabilities across North America, enable us to deliver unmatched speed, flexibility and quickly scale production for complex customers.”
Prior to joining Tenere, Steel was Vice President of Global Sales at PCH International, where he exponentially grew its turnkey solution development and custom manufacturing business serving some of the world’s leading brands including Apple, Dell, Google, Go-Pro, and Microsoft. Previously, he served in sales leadership positions at supply chain services provider Zomax, where he successfully reversed flat to declining existing customer revenue streams resulting in year-over-year revenue growth for key accounts, and at outsourced hosting and technical services vendor Agiliti, where he led all of the firm’s direct and indirect salespeople in execution of the company’s national sales strategy.
“We’re thrilled to have Brian at the helm at Tenere,” stated Robert Ackerman, Partner at Watermill Group, the private equity owners of Tenere. “With the company’s expected global growth following its recent expansion in Mexico, the opportunities for Tenere are tremendous. Brian’s deep experience with growth acceleration and strategy implementation, along with his strong customer focus, will help keep Tenere on a strong growth trajectory.”
About Tenere Inc.
Tenere Inc. provides integrated customer-driven solutions to original equipment manufacturers leveraging our core competencies in prototyping, design for manufacturability, tooling, production and assembly. With over 50 years of experience, the company specializes in fabricated sheet metal, injection molded products, machining and rapid prototyping, as well as providing integration for system-level assembly services. Tenere is headquartered in Dresser, Wis., and operates four manufacturing facilities across North America. Tenere was acquired by Watermill Group in 2012.