Brad Long is a supply and operations executive with more than 20 years of global experience and a proven track record of improvement in procurement, supply chain excellence, supplier quality and development, value engineering, new product introductions, program management, manufacturing, distribution and logistics.
Brad currently serves as VP of Global Supply Chain and Sourcing for nVent, a spinoff of Pentair, a global industrial company that achieves more than $5.3B in annual sales across 64 manufacturing sites and 12 distribution centers around the world. In this role, he is responsible for a 131 person team and managing $680M in direct spend and $298M in indirect and logistics spend.
Previously, Brad served as Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Executive for Pentair. In this role, his primary responsibilities were to negotiate all pricing and contracts with suppliers; determine all make vs. buy decisions; localize spend to manufacture in region for region; implement LEAN principles in the supply function and vendors; and create Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models to optimize logistics, inventory and the supply chain. He also worked closely with the New Product Development (NPD) engineering teams to deliver new technologies to the market and hit target product costs. In addition, Brad was part of the M&A team at Pentair, where he reviewed and analyzed bolt-on acquisitions and startup companies that will help grow and bring new technology to the company.
Prior to joining Pentair, Brad worked for Parker Hannifin for 11 years in numerous purchasing, operations and supply positions around the U.S. He was the Purchasing/ Supply-Chain Manager for the Cylinder division and Materials Manager for the Mobile Hydraulics division, where he got experience in M&A and was part of the management team to integrate Commercial Intertech to the Parker Hannifin family .
Brad received a dual degree from Bowling Green State University in Purchasing & Materials Management and Operations & Production Management, and an MBA in Business Administration from Wright State University.