Brilex Group Names Former Nucor Exec Hopper as New CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Brilex Group of Companies has named Doyle Hopper as its new CEO, bringing aboard nearly 30 years of steel industry and manufacturing expertise.

“We are thrilled to have Doyle take the reins as CEO,” said Alex Benyo, co-founder of the Brilex Group in a statement. “Doyle’s role will drive integration and synergies between our companies, maximizing the value delivered to our customers and will lead to additional opportunities in the marketplace.” 

Added co-founder Brian Benyo: “His values and proven leadership combined with his knowledge of the steelmaking and automated manufacturing processes align perfectly with our Group’s values, growth strategies and industries served.”

Prior to coming to Brilex, Hopper has spent his career at Nucor, the country’s largest producer of steel. He started at the company out of college as an entry-level welder and fabricator and eventually worked his way up to executive positions as vice president of Vulcraft and Cold Finish in Nebraska, Nucor Connecticut and, most recently, Nucor South Carolina.

A graduate of Arkansas Northeastern College, he holds Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from North Carolina State University. Hopper has completed the Executive Program at Harvard Business School.

“I am thankful for the past three decades I have spent with Nucor,” Hopper said. “The experiences and insights I gained into the ongoing evolution of steelmaking and manufacturing have prepared me for the exciting opportunities in the marketplace for the companies within The Brilex Group. I am honored to be joining these organizations that have earned their reputations for excellence in engineering and manufacturing innovation.”

With its headquarters in Youngstown, Brilex Group operates four commonly owned companies: Brilex Industries, Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Brilex Technical Solutions and BBM Railway Equipment.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.