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Meet the Field Leadership Team

Fastening Experts Through and Through

Bill Derry

Chairman

With 39 years of fastener distribution experience, Bill Derry lends the strategic direction that has played a significant role in Field’s 20% year-over-year growth for the past 24 years. His varied background in product management, manufacturing management, applications and product engineering and quality assurances help to inspire Field's "technical approach to fastening" philosophy.

Bill is also a central figure in several outside industry organizations. He has been on the Board of Directors for – and previously was President of – the National Fastener Distributor Association (NFDA). In addition, he spent three years as a delegate to the Industrial Fastener Institute.


Jim Derry

President

Field President Jim Derry has more than 24 years of Fastener Distribution experience. He is a six sigma black belt and believes strongly in lean principles to drive efficiency and continuous improvement. As President, Jim will ensure Field meets the needs of its global customer base and that Field has the infrastructure in place to sustain high growth.

Jim has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Illinois and was previously Chairman and a two-time member of the National Fastener Distributor Association (NFDA) board. He also served as chairman of NFDA's Information & Technology Committee.


Adam Derry

Director of Sales and Marketing

As Field’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Adam plays a significant role in helping Field reach the company goal of Sales over $100 million. Under Adam’s leadership, Field’s technical sales team has helped Field achieve 20% year-over-year growth. He also leads the cross-functional sales development program and Field’s marketing efforts focused on effectively communicating the value of partnering with Field.

Adam has a Bachelors Degree in both Marketing and Management from the University of Iowa. He studied International Business during a six month study abroad program in Turin, Italy. Adam is happily married with three children, and loves the outdoors – playing golf, sports, and time with the family.


Doug Warner

Operations Team Leader

With more than 17 years of fastener distribution experience under his belt, Doug is one of the driving forces behind Field's industry leading 99.8% average on-time customer delivery and 99.96% of orders shipped correctly. He oversaw Field's recent facility expansion and is heavily involved in Field's data-driven Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Continuous Improvement programs.

Prior to joining Field, Doug held a variety of roles across the globe, including head of lean manufacturing, leading ERP conversion initiatives and project management roles in the aerospace industry. Doug is a member of the Warehouse Educational Research Council (WERC) and Epicor’s WMS Advisory Council, and enjoys winter sports and spending time with family.


Mark Andrews

Sourcing/Purchasing Team Leader

With 36 years of fastener experience and as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Mark Andrews plays a significant role with developing strategic relationships all over the globe. Mark leads Field’s sourcing team and is actively involved in purchasing, inventory management, strategic sourcing, and quoting.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rockford University. He has also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program and the Michigan State University Eli Broad School Executive Development program focused on Strategic Supply Chain Management. Mark also has training in Harris Lean Systems/ Lean Scheduling.


Rich Parrott

Account Manager & Transitions Team Leader

As the Account and Transitions Team Leader at Field, Rich understands that anything but a seamless supplier transition is unacceptable for your organization. With over 30+ years of fastener distribution experience, 20 of those with Field, customers have been placing their confidence in Rich and his dedicated, cross-functional team since the early ‘90s. And with hundreds of successful transitions as proof, Rich knows that no detail is too small and no part will be left behind.


Tim Firm

Human Resources Team Leader

As Field’s Human Resources Leader, Tim leads the charge behind Field’s mission statement: “To have everyone who interacts with us, love us!” With 16 years of human resources experience in the industry, Tim is responsible for aspects of Field's culture, including employee retention and advocacy, recruiting, training, and coordinating safety programs.

Tim is also actively involved in his community as a minister with the North Park Church of Christ, and through volunteering extensively with organizations such as Helping Hands Pantry, The United Way and the Arthritis Foundation.


Gregg Cox

Chief Engineer & Strategic Account Executive

Field Engineering Chief Gregg Cox comes to work every day with one goal in mind: provide Field customers with a competitive advantage through an engineering-based approach to fastening. With over 100+ engineering projects executed on an annual basis, no one is better than Gregg at employing techniques such as value-stream mapping, process-flow analysis and lean manufacturing principles to reduce costs and improve quality and efficiency.

As a certified DFM & DFMA trainer, Gregg also leads all Field engineering training initiatives, both internally and with Field customers, and is a member of the Mid-West Fastener Association.


Tony Blaine

Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement

As director of quality control and continuous improvement, Tony Blaine works closely with the engineering and sourcing teams to ensure Field customers are receiving the highest quality parts and processes on the planet. As a lean expert, Tony oversees the Field Quality Control Lab, leads preventative action and the internal audit teams and is heavily involved in all continuous improvement programs at Field.

Tony came to Field in 2012 after serving multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Airforce Captain. During his tours, he led multiple teams including the 2010 Air Force Outstanding Small Security Forces Unit of the year. He is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officers’ School.


Chad Olson

Director of Information Technology

As the leader for Field’s IT team, Chad Olson works closely with the IT department to drive the utilization of current and new technologies to reach the strategic goals of the company. With 15 years of IT experience under his belt, Chad has been instrumental in helping Field transition from an outdated ERP system to a new platform to help us better serve our customers.

Chad is a Microsoft Certified Professional. In his spare time he loves being outdoors- hiking, biking, boating, and running.


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