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The American Industrial Brands Management Team

By November 8, 2023No Comments

Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds


Robert Easter, CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)

Mr. Easter has established professional connections within the water management and plumbing industry while participating in the development of a pioneering metered control fill valve. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Easter held membership in the Plumbing Manufacturing Institute, where he also served as chairperson of the Intellectual Property Committee. With over 30 years of experience in real estate investment, management, finance, and valuations, Mr. Easter brings extensive expertise to the table. In 2018, he successfully finalized the acquisition of AIB, previously known as Patriot Porcelain, located in Kokomo, Indiana. Currently, Mr. Easter spearheads all fundraising endeavors and future acquisitions for American Industrial Brands, aiming to revive American manufacturing by bringing it back to domestic shores.

Chuck Dockery, CEO

Mr. Dockery earned his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and his MBA from the University of Tennessee. In April 2011, he assumed the position of President and CEO at Briggs. In this capacity, he oversees product sourcing from foreign markets, secures financing options, and provides strategic guidance for future growth and the development of new product lines. Mr. Dockery has been a valued member of the Briggs team for nearly twenty-five years, having held various leadership roles, including engineering, quality assurance, and plant management. He will be responsible for managing the operations of the AIB facility located in Kokomo, Indiana.

Nick Quattro, CFO

Mr. Quattro earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from YSU and an MBA from Youngstown State University. With over 35 years of experience in finance, accounting, and distribution, Mr. Quattro has played a crucial role at Briggs Plumbing for nearly 20 years. Throughout his tenure, he has successfully managed various departments including accounting and marketing and spearheaded a notable system conversion. Nick brings extensive expertise to the industry, having previously worked at Universal Rundle where he handled cost accounting for the Hondo, Texas plant and later transitioned to sales and marketing. At AIB, Mr. Quattro assumes responsibility for finance, accounting, budgeting, IT functions, pricing and customer program management, as well as overseeing marketing projects.