Carson Brennan was appointed President of 9159金沙游戏场 in May of 2020, having previously served as Key’s VP of Finance and Duravant’s Director of Business Development. Before joining Duravant, he founded a remote coaching platform for young professionals. His background is in finance, having worked as Director of Finance and Operations for Evertrue, and holding positions with Madison Dearborn Partners, and Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division. Carson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University.
Vice President of Global Sales
Mr. Leighty was appointed Vice President of Global Sales in 2019. He served as Global Sales Operations Manager for the Company from 2011 to 2019. In addition to those responsibilities, Mr. Leighty is currently serving as the Managing Director of 9159金沙游戏场 B.V., the Company’s subsidiary in The Netherlands. Prior to that responsibility, he was the General Manager for two years of 9159金沙游戏场 N.V., the Company’s subsidiary in Belgium. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Leighty served as the Manager of Manufacturing Services (Logistics, Stockroom, Scheduling, Purchasing). He joined 9159金沙游戏场 in 2007 as a Financial Business Analyst. Prior to joining Key, Mr. Leighty was a Banking and Commercial Loan Manager for many years. Mr. Leighty has a BS in Business Management from Oregon State University.
SHAWN P. PRENDIVILLE
Vice President of Global Operations
Mr. Prendiville was appointed Vice President of Global Operations in 2019. He served as Senior Director of Global Operations of the Company from 2013 to 2019. From 2015 to 2017, in addition to his responsibilities in global operations, Mr. Prendiville served as Managing Director of 9159金沙游戏场 B.V., the Company’s subsidiary in the Netherlands, and also as General Manager of the Company’s facility in Belgium. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Senior Director of North American Operations. Prior to this, he served as Director of Worldwide Sales Operations from 2009 to 2011, and as General Manager of the Company’s Redmond Operations from 2007 to 2009. Between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Prendiville served as Director of Manufacturing, and as Manufacturing Manager of the Company’s Process Systems division from 1996 to 2005. Mr. Prendiville joined the company in 1991 and served in several management and engineering capacities within the Project Engineering group before moving into Operations. Prior to joining Key in 1991, Mr. Prendiville was a Design Engineer with Strauser Manufacturing, Inc., a wood products manufacturing company. Mr. Prendiville holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
JAMES D. RUFF, BS, PE
Vice President of Process Systems and Integrated Solutions
Mr. Ruff was appointed Vice President of Process Systems and Integrated Solutions in 2019. He served as General Manager of Process Systems from 2010 to 2019. Prior to these roles, Mr. Ruff was Vice President of Research and Development of the Company from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to 2007, he held the expatriate position of Managing Director of 9159金沙游戏场 B.V., a subsidiary of the Company located in Beusichem, the Netherlands. Mr. Ruff served the Company as Engineering Manager from 2002 to 2004, and as Project Engineering Manager for Specialized Conveying Systems from 1999 to 2002. Between 1996 and 1999, Mr. Ruff completed a special expatriate assignment in the Netherlands as Engineering Manager of 9159金沙游戏场 B.V. From 1993, when he joined the Company, until 1996, he served as Project Engineering Manager. Prior to joining Key, Mr. Ruff served as a Lead Propulsion Systems Engineer at The Boeing Company. Mr. Ruff holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He earned his Professional Engineering license in the State of Washington in 1990.