Executive Staff

Brenda Davis, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Brenda has eighteen years of Human Resources experience in various roles. Brenda received her Senior Human Resources Professional certification in 1990. She is a member of the National Society of Human Resource Management, the NC SHRM and HR Executive.

Charlie Kwiatkowski, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Division

Charlie has spent 34 years in the air filtration industry, 26 of those years with Flanders Filters Inc. and 8 years working with Purolator Air Filtration Company and CamfilFarr. Charlie has a background in Air Filtration manufacturing, construction & onsite field-testing and certification of HEPA & ULPA grade filters. He is also a member of NAFA and a Certified Air Filtration Specialist. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in US History from East Carolina University.

Nevin Caldwell, Chief Operating Officer

Nevin Caldwell joined Flanders Filters effective May 2, 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. Nevin most recently served as Vice President of Operations for the Americas of Exide Technologies, a global leader in manufacturing and recycling of lead acid batteries and charger systems. Nevin was employed with Duracell Batteries for nineteen years, serving in many different roles within the organization but lastly as Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations. Nevin is accustomed to working with private equity firms and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer for two different portfolio companies. Nevin brings a wealth of diverse global experiences from both private equity and public manufacturing companies. Nevin is a graduate of The University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) and holds a MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He also holds a BA in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).

Travis Stephenson, Senior Vice President of Sales, Retail Markets

Travis comes to Flanders with over 16 years experience in sales of consumer products. Travis most recently worked in Brunswick Corporation's Marine Division, managing their mid-Atlantic territory and competitive account dealer development. Travis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA degree in Political Science & History.