Matt Carroll is a mechanical engineer (BSE, University of Pittsburgh) and MBA (Katz Graduate School of Business) with over twenty years of experience in the mining, construction, railroad, and materials handling industries. Matt has held a variety of engineering, manufacturing and project management positions including a one-year assignment in China to start a joint venture engineering company. He is experienced at adapting western designs for manufacturing in Asia and is conversant in Mandarin Chinese. Before starting BCI Engineering, Matt was VP-Engineering at Mosebach Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh, PA.
Tim Brantingham is a lifelong resident of Greater China, with an MBA from Oxford University, and an MA (University of Hong Kong) and BA (William & Mary) in Asia-related studies. Tim has worked with Asian manufacturing and industrial supply chains for over 20 years, and is a fluent Mandarin speaker whose career has been focused on bridging East and West. Tim has worked with Silicon Valley start-ups, Chinese state-owned conglomerates, and pan-Asian family-owned businesses in the renewable energy, mining, power, oil & gas and construction industries. Recently, Tim has focused on industrial VC investment and green-tech acceleration.
Director of Operations
Hurst Bartley is an Industrial Engineer (BS, Fairmont State University) and spent his childhood in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. Before joining the BCI team, Hurst worked in the technical glass manufacturing industry as a production manager and then progressively as Director of Engineering, General Manager and VP of Operations for a manufacturer of tempered glass products serving the major appliance industry. He has over 25 years of multi-discipline experience in industrial management and engineering across a variety of disciplines including Plant Management, Operations Management, Process Engineering, Quality Control, Project Management, Machine Design and Plant Maintenance. Hurst is conversant in Spanish.
Chief Financial Officer
Born in Taiwan, Leigh Powrie, has spent the majority of her life in Asia-Pacific and is well versed in the diversity of the region. Leigh is conversant in Mandarin Chinese and has a BA from the University of California, San Diego in International Political Economy with an emphasis in Econometrics. Leigh has over 10 years of manufacturing experience, five of which were spent as the managing director of BCI’s industrial fabrication facility, Malaysia. As CFO, Leigh has implemented an ISO- 9000 compliant QC program, overseen financial and procedural systems implementations and secured major financing to propel business growth. Before joining the BCI team, Leigh worked as Director of International Operations for a globally distributed baby and toy line overseeing Logistics, Systems Implementation, Financing and Manufacturing in China.
Director of Sales
Jerry Carroll is a trained business professional (BA, Allegheny College) with significant experience servicing corporate customers. He has twelve years’ experience in sales, the bulk of which were in industrial contract manufacturing. The primary industries served include Mining and Solar. Jerry has held a variety of positions in the service and manufacturing sectors, including positions as a performance management consultant, QA supervisor, lead trainer, and manager, primarily for Fortune 100 companies. He fosters an environment of innovation and continuous improvement in the delivery of outstanding customer service. Jerry has been with BCI Engineering since 2008.
Michail’s long operational management career has involved working with multinationals and SMEs on everything from Lean manufacturing to general management and strategy consulting. He has a Master in Business Engineering (Milan Polytechnic) with a focus on corporate finance. He started as a consultant in operational management and then went on to open his own consulting company, Eticonsult, that worked with over 40 different clients on more than 100 projects from SME’s to MNCs. In 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of O.N.T where he opened their Mexican subsidiary. Since 2008 he has also been a Professor in the Controlling and Management Masters Degree program at the Italian Industrial Association. Michail is a native of Germany but now resides in Italy. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Bergamo Rugby Team as well as a non-profit organization that manages pre-schools and kindergartens.
General Manager, China
Audrey Tang is a chemical engineer (BSE, Jiangnan University), and former exchange student in industrial engineering at Purdue University. Audrey has over ten years of quality management experience, mostly in Greater China. She started working in the Solar industry in 2008, as a quality and supplier chain manager for a US company, managing most of the Asia-based suppliers. She is experienced in managing project transfers from the US to China, and making sure contract manufacturers understand the requirement from cost, quality, engineering to shipping. Audrey has successfully set up China offices and factories for several US companies.