Who We Are
Founded in 1890, The D.S. Brown Company is a leading worldwide designer, supplier, and manufacturer of engineered products for the bridge, airport and highway industries. As technology has evolved and influenced our means of transportation, D.S. Brown too has evolved to meet the needs of the current times. From our humble beginnings in manufacturing horse collars and saddles to our current focus on the manufacturing of high-quality infrastructure construction products under Gibraltar Industries, D.S. Brown has been there for over a century to help the world move forward.
Vice President/General Manager
In his role, Scott is responsible for the on-going operations of the business, strategic & financial planning, and works across all functional areas to deliver monthly, quarterly, and annually against the company’s financial and business targets. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has extensive experience in general management, sales, marketing, and product development. Outside of work, he enjoys time spent with his wife, two adult children, and three adorable grandchildren.
Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service
Tom has been with the company for 31 years. He utilizes his cross-functional experience and industry expertise to lead the growth of the company, and enhance the customer experience. Tom is a Minnesota native and enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, fishing, hunting, skiing, swimming, or just relaxing at the lake.
Director of New Product Development and Engineering
In this role, Greg has responsibility for the product development team, ongoing development and implementation of product strategies, as well as championing the stage gate process. Greg works with the sales team to further understand market needs, as well as the voice of the customer, and continues to drive the innovation platform for The D.S. Brown Company. Away from work, Greg enjoys bicycle touring and golf.
Director of Human Resources
In her role, Kristen is responsible for advancing the company’s talent strategies by establishing a solid talent acquisition function, partnering with leaders to develop strong succession plans and development programs, and driving strategic initiatives that help support our business’ ongoing financial success. She has a BS in Management and MBA from Purdue University, as well as SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and has extensive experience in human resources and labor relations. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, fly fishing and hunting, and riding her motorcycles.
Sr. Manager, Materials Management and Quality
In his role, Chris is responsible for directing and coordinating all supply chain activities. Chris also leads the quality assurance and compliance team to deliver top quality products to all customers. Chris holds a BS in Aerospace Technology and Master of Business Administration from Kent State University. Away from work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and camping around the Great Lakes region.
Who We Serve
For over 50 years, D.S. Brown has primarily served the transportation, infrastructure, and construction markets – with emphasis on bridges and concrete pavement. As a worldwide leader in the industry, D.S. Brown conducts business throughout North America, Asia, the Pacific Rim, India, and the Middle East.
Through fully integrated operations and an in-house engineering team, D.S. Brown is able to tackle challenging construction projects with engineered solutions that meet specific project requirements.
Services include: AISC Certification in accordance with the Standard for Bridge and Highway Metal component Manufacturers (CPT) with Highway Component Manufacturer Complex Coating Endorsement 1 – Enclosed. and CSA Standard W47.1 “Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel” in DIVISION 1.
The D.S. Brown Company is incorporated in Leland, New York.
D.S. Brown opens factory in North Baltimore, OH. Products include: horse collars, pads, and other saddle-related items.
D.S. Brown buys out the Judd and Leland Manufacturing Company of New York. Later that decade, becomes a major supplier of leather universal joint boots for the Chrysler Corporation.
1940s and 1950s
D.S. Brown is an early innovator in rubber extrusion in the United States.
Dense and sponge extrusions became the dominant product with automotive gaskets and window seals. This leads to the manufacturing of Compression Seals for the Bridge and Highway markets.
1970s and 1980s
D.S. Brown becomes a leading supplier of bridge and highway structural bearings and expansion joint systems.
D.S. Brown patents the SSCM2 rail profile.
Acquired by Gibraltor Industries in 2011, The D.S. Brown Company continues to manufacture quality products for the Bridge, Airport, Highway, Architectural and Energy industries.
Bridge the World with Leading Infrastructure Solutions
To be a global leader in providing structural movement, protection, and repair solutions to the bridge, pavement, and industrial infrastructure markets. This mission will be achieved through relentless pursuit of:
- A mutually rewarding relationship with employees.
- World class quality and customer service.
- Investment in innovation.
- Continual reduction of operational costs.
- And promotion of our brands.
We consider customer loyalty our greatest reward. We are committed to providing best value by offering the highest quality products and services at competitive prices.
We are committed to engaging our suppliers with the highest integrity and with the goal of building long lasting business relationships.
We are committed to treating fellow team members with dignity and mutual respect. We value diversity, teamwork, continuous development, and innovation. We strive to provide a safe and healthy work environment and an atmosphere of open communication with all team members. We recognize the importance in being accountable and showing pride, enthusiasm, and dedication in all that we do.
We are committed to providing a superior return on investment to our shareholders through responsible and prudent use of corporate resources and by observing the highest level of legal and ethical conduct.
We will continue to be an active and responsible corporate citizen within the communities we operate.
While we are committed to bridging the world with leading infrastructure solutions, we also make sure to give back to the local communities where D.S. Brown operates. Throughout the year D.S. Brown contributes to community outreach initiatives to play an active role in building a positive community culture.
D.S. Brown is a proud contributor to community initiatives such as:
- Ohio for Habitat for Humanity of Wood County
- Food Bank COVID Relief Donation – North Baltimore, OH and Athens, TX
- FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment) – Seneca County, OH
- Henderson County HELP Center and Maggie’s House – Athens, TX
- Stuff The Bus program supporting Kenwood Encore, Bowling Green, Ohio, Union Elementary- Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Escuela SMART Academy, Toledo, Ohio.
- Athens Animal Rescue Shelter – Athens, TX