The leadership team at BEST is comprised of a talented and innovative team from a diverse background of experiences.
Mr. Faucett has more than 40 years of successfully managing multi-site international businesses as a C-Level executive that provided both manufacturing and services to a wide variety of industrial spaces. He has successfully developed cultures within his organizations that provide the highest level of quality and service levels. His organizations have become market leaders in both the coating/finishing and aluminum extrusion and fabrications industries. More specifically his experience includes successfully managing and developing companies that produced chemical such as: engineered coatings, shielding, plating, sealants, caulks, adhesives, inks, and paints, and that not only manufactured but also applied these products across three continents.Mr. Faucett has also managed companies that produced metal (aluminum, titanium, gold, silver, platinum, and various steels) parts and components, and companies that produced a wide variety of plastic (molded, injection, extruded, sheet), parts and components. More specifically he was successful in expanding an aluminum extrusion company into fabrication, anodizing, coating, electro-polishing, and assembly of completed components for a wide variety of end user OEMs along with adding plastic and vinyl extrusions to its portfolio.
Mr. Schramme has over 20 years experience in private equity and corporate finance including his current role as Managing Director with Sowell & Co.’s private equity group. He is focused on partnering with the best and brightest operators to build world-class companies across multiple industries. As Chairman for BEST Engineered Surface Technologies, he is focused on working with the BEST Engineered Surface Technologies Management Team to identify, evaluate and purchase additional companies. He currently is Chairman of the Board of BEST Engineered Surface Technologies, Ace Aeronautics and Savantis Solutions.
With 25+ years of corporate accounting and finance experience, Mrs. Thomas currently serves as CFO for Best Engineered Surface Technologies, LLC. In addition to 10+ years in the coatings industry, she has also gained experience across a number of sectors including non-profits, lumber brokerage & millwork, plastic extruded products, metal roof manufacturing and building supplies.
Mr. Kuriger has 12+ years of sales leadership experience in various organizations focused on special processes including Plasma & Thermal Spray Coatings, CVD coatings, Heat Treating, & Metal joining. He has extensive knowledge in Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation, & General Industrial markets. He is focused on strategic growth of the organization through organic, market, & technological developments while helping identify acquisition targets that aligns within BEST Engineered Surface Technologies vision.
Ms. DeDi has over 30 years of leadership and human resources experience and brings a unique prospective on people and culture, working hard to make our employees at BEST Engineered Surface Technologies feel empowered and part of a greater good. Prior to working for BEST, she has worked for several other types of businesses including consulting firms, manufacturing companies, professional management firms, and non-profit entities. She has successfully assisted businesses through mergers & acquisitions and has helped build successful human resource departments, assisted in defining and changing company culture, and create strategies to attract & maintain employees while aligning with company growth.