The leadership team of BPI Solutions has significant experience in the chemicals industry and in plant operations which ensures high quality products and service to all our customers
Brad Ward serves as CEO and is responsible for all strategic, operational, and financial decisions for the company. Mr. Ward joined BPI as a Project Manager in November 2016, later serving as Director of Operations and then General Manager with full P&L responsibility at the Memphis facility. In 2018 Mr Ward was promoted to Vice President and Chief Operator with responsibility for all BPI manufacturing operations, supply chain and account management.
Mr. Ward has 30 years of experience in the field of blending, filling, and contract packaging of consumer products for a variety of end markets. Mr. Ward began his career at W.M. Barr Corporation, which spanned several roles over 23 years. Mr. Ward gained extensive direct experience in batching, line operations, and line management, last serving as Senior Director of Operations, responsible for all manufacturing operations across multiple manufacturing sites.
Rob Nelson serves as CFO and is responsible for the Finance, IT and HR functions. Rob started with BPI in April of 2022 as VP of Finance and was promoted to CFO in May of 2023. Prior to joining BPI, Rob worked in Finance management for 17 years at WM Barr, a chemical blending & manufacturing company. He has over 25 years of Finance experience related to manufacturing, supply chain and distribution and in implementing systems and procedures used to support these areas.
Rob has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Union University, Jackson, TN.
Bradford Sims serves as Vice President of Operations and is responsible for operations at all BPI manufacturing facilities. Mr. Sims joined BPI in September 2021 as the Plant Manager for the Memphis location, where he was as was responsible for the effective operation, performance of the manufacturing facility and management of its employees.
Mr. Sims began his career leading shipboard engineering departments as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U. S. Navy. After completing his service obligation, he began a career in consumer product manufacturing with The Hershey Company.
During his 14-year career with The Hershey Company, Mr. Sims held various plant leadership roles developing extensive experience in maintenance programs, LEAN manufacturing, product quality, & team development. He last served as Business Unit Leader, responsible for manufacturing operations for a $230MM confectionary business unit.
Mr. Sims received a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Mississippi.
David Adams joined BPI in August 2021 and serves as Director of Supply Chain, with responsibility for vendor management, purchasing strategy, and raw material inventory levels across both BPI facilities. Prior to BPI, Mr. Adams spent nearly 11 years in various Supply Chain and Logistics roles at International Paper, a Fortune 200 company in the Paper and Corrugated Packaging industry. His roles spanned multiple business sectors and included experience in mill production scheduling, inventory management, and most recently, freight sourcing, where he negotiated and managed large scale dedicated trucking agreements for 30+ IP production facilities.
Mr. Adams received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Master of Business Administration in Project Management, both from Mississippi State University.
Aaron Graham serves as Plant Manager for the Olive Branch facility where he is responsible for the effective operation, performance of the manufacturing facility and management of its employees. Mr. Graham joined BPI in November 2020 as the Engineering Manager at all BPI facilities. Prior to BPI, Mr. Graham has 20+ years in engineering experience with Goodyear, General Cable, ARC Automotive, and WM Barr gaining direct experience in project management, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, cellular manufacturing, extrusion, assembly and blend/fill/pack equipment and processes.
Mr. Graham received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Arkansas University.