About Field

Meet the Field Leadership Team

Fastening Experts Through and Through

Bill Derry


With 40+ 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 25 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


Field President Jim Derry has more than 25 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

Chief Customer Officer

As Field’s Chief Customer Officer, Adam is focused on ensuring Field lives its mission statement, which is to have everyone who interacts with us LOVE us! Customer love plays a significant role in helping Field reach the company goal of sales over $100 million, both with retaining current customers as well as onboarding new customers. Under Adam’s leadership, Field’s technical sales team has helped Field achieve 19% year-over-year growth. He started at Field in 2006, and provides direction to our sales, marketing, VMI onsite services, and implementation teams. Adam is a part owner and is on the board of directors at Field. He is active in the fastener industry and currently serves as a board member for the National Fastener Distributor Association (NFDA).

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 married with four children, and loves playing golf, watching the Cubs, cooking, and being with his family.

Doug Warner

Vice President Operations & Logistics

With more than 19 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

Vice President Supply Chain

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.

Tim Firm

Director of Human Resources

As Field’s Director of Human Resources, Tim is a leader in promoting Field’s culture and in serving as Cultural Ambassador for Field within our community. With 25 years of human resources experience in the fastener industry, Tim is responsible for finding outstanding talent to support Field’s continual growth, helping to develop the talent within Field, and making sure the safety of the Field team is a priority.

Tim is a member of the North Park Church of Christ and served as its minister from 2010-2014, while also serving in his role with Field. His involvement in the community also includes supporting non-profit organizations such as the Helping Hands Pantry, United Way, and Carpenter’s Place.

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.

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.

Chris Walls

Director of Quality and Engineering

Chris and his team of quality and application engineering professionals work daily with a single focus, to provide superior quality products and services by utilizing superior team members, systems, and suppliers. Chris brings more than 22 years of diverse manufacturing and engineering experience to Field where he leads Field’s quality and application engineering activities.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from Rockford University.

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