The board of directors of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc., the parent company of The Belden Brick Co., Canton, OH, announced the three new management promotions of Bradley H. Belden, Robert T. Belden, and Brian S. Belden at Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. and The Belden Brick Co., LLC, Redland Brick Inc., and Belcap Inc., respectively. These changes, effective as of January 1, 2019, were recommended by the company’s succession planning committee as part of the orderly transition to fifth generation leadership.
Bradley H. Belden was named the president of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. and The Belden Brick Co., LLC. He has been with The Belden Brick Co. since 2004 and became its vice president of Administrative Services in 2016. Bradley’s first years at Belden Brick were served in the EH&S Department, then his management responsibilities grew to other departments such as Quality, Purchasing and Customer Service. He implemented efficiencies in the manufacturing operations as they relate to energy, raw material consumption, and additive usage.
Brian S. Belden was named president of Belcap, Inc., a subsidiary of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. and a joint venture partner with Acell, Ltd. in Arcitell, LLC. Brian will also continue in his current roles as the vice president of Sales and Marketing at The Belden Brick Co., LLC, and Redland Brick Inc., positions he’s held since 2016. He has been with The Belden Brick Co. since 1997 working in various functions of sales and marketing, and today continues with company promotion and sales throughout the United States and Canada.
Robert T. Belden was named the president of Redland Brick Inc. Robert will also continue in his current role as vice president of Operations at The Belden Brick Co., LLC, a position he’s held since 2005. Before joining The Belden Brick Co., Robert joined the Peace Corps serving two years in Jamaica, then went on to work for International Paper from 1998 until 2002. In February 2002, he came to work for The Belden Brick Co.
Brad, Robert T., and Brian have also been named directors of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc., The Belden Brick Co., LLC, and Belcap Inc. They will also maintain their roles as directors of Redland Brick Inc. Robert F. Belden will remain as chairman and CEO of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. and all three subsidiaries, The Belden Brick Co., LLC; Redland Brick, Inc.; and Belcap Inc.
“These appointments are a reflection of the confidence the board of directors of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. has in these three leaders from the fifth generation of the Belden Family,” said Robert F. Belden on behalf of the Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. board of directors. “All three have been effective in their primary areas of responsibility and are dedicated to the success of all the companies under the Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. umbrella. The board feels that these appointments give the company the proper structure to meet the immediate challenges it faces.”
“I am confident that you will join me in supporting Brad, Bob and Brian as they accept these new responsibilities,” said Robert F. Belden.
Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. is the parent company of The Belden Brick Co., LLC, Redland Brick Inc., Belcap Inc., Belden Brick Sales & Service, dba, Belden Tri-State and The Belden Brick Sales Co.
The Belden Brick Co., LLC is a 134-year old enterprise founded in 1885 by Henry S. Belden, Sr. Today, The Belden Brick Co. is the largest family owned and managed brick company in the United States and is currently managed by the fifth generation of the Belden family. It currently is operating five brick plants and a sawing facility in Sugarcreek, OH, and has more than 180 active oil and gas wells that it operates and maintains in Tuscarawas and Holmes counties.
Belden Tri-State and The Belden Brick Sales Co. are distributors of brick and other construction-related products. Belden Tri-State is headquartered in Manhattan with an office in Philadelphia and stocking yards in New Jersey. The Belden Brick Sales Company is located in Fraser, MI, a suburb of Detroit. Redland Brick Inc., purchased by The Belden Brick Co. in 1996, has brick operations in four different states: the Cushwa and Rocky Ridge Plants are in Maryland; the Harmar Plant is in Pennsylvania; the KF Plant is in Connecticut; and Lawrenceville Brick has two plants in Lawrenceville, VA.