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Executive Team

Eric Griesemer, President, CEO

1473Eric Griesemer joined BSI in 1989. During his employment with BSI, he has served many roles, including Sales Engineer, Vice President of Sales & Engineering and Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing. He was appointed President in 2007. Prior to joining BSI, Mr. Griesemer was employed at Roper Corporation where he served as the Customer Service Manager, Product Manager and National Account Manager. Mr. Griesemer obtained a B.S. in Economics from The University of Missouri – Rolla (Missouri School of Science & Technology) in 1984, graduating cum laude and participating in varsity football.

Timothy L. Frost, Chief Operating Officer

Tim Frost joined BSI as Design Engineering Manager for the Chattanooga and Lewisburg manufacturing facilities in February of 1996. Since joining BSI, Mr. Frost has served as Sales Manager for Universal Tubular Systems, Sales Manager for the Gas Components Group, Vice President of the combined Sales and Product Development resources of the Gas Components Group, and is currently the Vice President for Global Product Development. In 2012, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer bringing the design and manufacturing engineering under his leadership as well as operations and quality. Prior to joining BSI, Mr. Frost spent four years in the U.S. Army and one year as a Sales and Technical Representative for Southwestern Industries in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Frost holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Thomas R. Hardy II, Vice President, Global Sales and Product Management

1455Tom Hardy joined BSI in 1998 as a Market Analyst. He served as Business Development Manager and Sales Engineer before moving his family to Mexico in 2002 to assume the role of Sales Manager – Latin America. After moving back to Chattanooga, Mr. Hardy became the Director of Sales – North America. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President of Global Sales and Product Management. Mr. Hardy received a B.A. degree from The University of the South (Sewanee) in Economics and Spanish.

Marc Magrone, Chief Financial Officer

Marc Magrone joined BSI in March of 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BSI, Mr. Magrone was served as Chief Financial Officer of Vista-Pro Automotive, LLC, an industry leading manufacturer of OEM and After-Market Heating & Cooling Components for the Automotive Industry. Marc held several positions in his 19 years at Vista-Pro Automotive ranging from Distribution and Logistics, Inventory Planning, Procurement, Cost Savings and Sales. Prior to that, Mr. Magrone spent 4 years with United Technologies Hamilton Standard Division. Mr. Magrone has obtained a B.S. in Business Management from Providence College in Providence, RI and later continued studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, CT.