ONI Names Kent Brown President and CEO of O’Neal Manufacturing Services

BIRMINGHAM, AL. (October 9, 2017) — O’Neal Industries (ONI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Brown as president and CEO of O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS), a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies serving original equipment manufacturers and O’Neal Industries (ONI) affiliate, effective October 2, 2017.

The current OMS president and CEO, Larry Whitehead, will remain until December 31, ensuring a smooth transition.

Brown came to OMS from a large fabricator, C&B Pipe Fabrication, where he was the Director of Operations.  Prior to that, Kent was Vice President and General Manager of McWane Corporation where he spent 17 years in roles of diverse and increasing responsibilities. A native of Pittsburgh, Kent holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from West Virginia University, as well as an MBA from Robert Morris University.

“Kent’s broad experience in the industry, coupled with his enthusiasm for the business, will enable him to lead OMS successfully in the future,” said Holman Head, ONI president and chief operating officer (COO).  “The ONI Leadership Team has the utmost confidence in his ability to build on the solid foundation established by Larry Whitehead.”


About O’Neal Manufacturing Services

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a supplier of fabricated metal components and welded assemblies. OMS provides highly integrated, comprehensive manufacturing solutions to customers who build equipment and manage projects – ranging from locomotives to forklifts and bulldozers to power generation equipment. Founded in 1921, OMS contract metal fabrication offerings include steel fabricationtube processing, plasma cutting & laser cutting, metal forming, welding, machining and more to support global OEMs in America. For more information, visit www. onealmfgservices.com


About O’Neal Industries

O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family-owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.1 billion in 2016, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.onealind.com.