Brilex Group of Companies hire Doyle Hopper as CEO

Doyle Hopper

The Brilex Group of Companies hired former Nucor executive Doyle Hopper as chief executive officer of Brilex Industries, Inc, Brilex Technical Solutions, LLC. and Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Inc.

As CEO, Hopper will use his nearly thirty years of steel industry and manufacturing expertise to drive strategic growth and commercial excellence across the Group’s companies.

“We are thrilled to have Doyle take the reins as CEO,” said 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.”

“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.” said Brian Benyo, co-founder of the Brilex Group.

Before joining the Brilex Group, Hopper spent his nearly 30-year professional career with Nucor, 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 the vice president of VULCRAFT and Cold Finish in Norfolk, Nebraska, Nucor Connecticut, and most recently, Nucor South Carolina.

Hopper graduated from Arkansas Northeastern College and holds his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from North Carolina State University. Hopper has also completed the executive program at Harvard Business School.

“I am thankful for the past three decades I have spent with Nucor,” Hopper said. “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.”

Headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, the Brilex Group of Companies is a tradename umbrella. It covers four distinct but commonly owned companies (Brilex Industries, Inc., Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Inc. Brilex Technical Solutions, LLC. and BBM Railway Equipment, LLC). Although each of the companies are independent — with their own unique core competencies and solutions — they share a common set of values and goals of manufacturing and industrial excellence.