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.
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.
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 four children, and loves the outdoors – playing golf, sports, and time with the family.
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.
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.
Director of Human Resources
As Field’s Director of Human Resources, Tim leads the charge behind Field’s mission statement: “To have everyone who interacts with us, love us!” With 18 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.
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.
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.
Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement
Chris and his team of quality 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 continuous improvement systems.
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.