Harry L. Smith, Jr., Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Smith, with over 14 years in the air filtration industry, has held roles of increasing responsibility at Flanders including working with the Flanders direct offices; ARW –Wholesale Division; FSS-Filter Sales and Service; FFI-Flanders Filters, Inc.; CSC-Charcoal Services, Inc., and AirSeal Filter Housings before becoming our Chief Operating Officer in August 2007. Mr. Smith assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2008 and in May 2009, Mr. Smith became Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University in 1992.
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.
Kevin Boyd, Senior Vice President of Automation and Facilities
Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the air filtration industry. Kevin has held positions of increasing responsibility within operations including Production Manager of Metal Products, Corporate Director of Facilities and Research/Development and General Manager of Flanders Filters, Inc. before rising to his current position in 2007. Kevin has an Applied Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beaufort County Community College.
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.