MEET THE LEADERSHIP
M. Brent Powers, CEO
Brent has a lifetime of involvement with the Powers entities and represents the third generation of family management and ownership.
He came on board full-time with Powers Products Co. in 1994 and spent the next 3 years in an outside sales position, promoting architectural skylight systems and launching the introduction of the Smoke Guard elevator lobby smoke containment system in the Colorado and Wyoming marketplace.
In 1997, he briefly took over as General Manager of the architectural products division before departing to pursue his MBA. After graduate school, Brent returned to Powers Products Co., and in December of 2000, he became the President and CEO overseeing its operations in Wyoming and Colorado.
Brent attended the University of Arizona and received a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, in 1994 with a major in Accounting. He received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1999 with an emphasis on Real Estate and Finance.
Brent and his wife Andrea are busy raising the next generation of Powers leadership on the home front. He enjoys coaching youth soccer and basketball and is an avid outdoorsman... with a passion for skiing, golfing, fly-fishing, and hunting. Currently, he remains actively involved with the following organizations:
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver: Member - Board of Trustees since 2004, Chairman Board Nominating and Governance Committee
AGC of Colorado - Member
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member - Colorado Chapter
Young Presidents Organization - Colorado Chapter - Alumni Member
Distributor's Council - member and Past President (2009)
IDNNA - member
Charlie Thompson, Director of Finance & Administration
Charlie’s career spans over 30 years of accounting, finance, administrative, and IT management in companies from a variety of distribution and light-manufacturing industries. Throughout his career, he’s demonstrated the ability to adapt and grow in new industries, building on a strong financial and cost accounting background and well-rounded general management experience. After joining Powers in 2005, Charlie’s impact was immediately felt in each of these arenas, and he continues to raise the level of performance for our financial systems, our back office support systems, and our employee benefit programs among many other areas.
Charlie received his BS in Accounting and Business Administration in 1975, Cum Laude, from Missouri Valley College.
Larry Enomoto, Operations Manager
With over 28 years of project management experience and success within the commercial construction industry, Larry provides seasoned leadership on projects of all sizes and complexity. Since joining Powers in 2001, Larry has managed projects involving all of our major manufacturers.
He has gained the respect of our customers, manufacturers, and his peers for his keen attention to detail, responsiveness, and problem-solving skills. Larry has served on the Smoke Guard Corporation Dealer Advisory Council since 2009.
He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1973 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In his spare time, Larry enjoys golf, cycling, and traveling with his wife Kim.
John Greening, Superintendent
With over 25 years of proven leadership and success in specialty commercial construction, John is responsible for managing our installation team and overall coordination and execution in the field. He joined Powers in 1986 as a skylight installer, and quickly established himself as a crew leader.
During his tenure at Powers, he led installation teams on some of our most challenging projects before being promoted to Superintendent. His steady, hands-on leadership continues to be instrumental to the quality and success of our projects.
Away from our projects, you’ll find John getting some stress relief on his dirt bike or snow mobile or enjoying time with his family.
Michael Hicks, Business Development
Michael joined the Powers team in 2012, bringing over 40 years of experience working with a number of leading companies in the A-E-C industry including PCL Construction, Gensler, and RNL among others. A licensed architect who has spent much of his career in business development roles, Michael is able to merge these talents at Powers to provide a unique perspective on the design and application of our leading systems.
He is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute as well as AIA Colorado, acting as a Co-Chair for the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver. Michael graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1972. In his spare time, you’ll find him on the tennis courts competing with his USTA league teammates.
Ken Senour, Product Manager - Daylighting
Ken began his career in architectural product sales over 30 years ago in the Bay Area before joining the Powers team in 1994. The majority of his career has focused on technical design support and sales of daylighting systems, and he has led our sales effort for Kalwall translucent panel systems since 1997.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. degree from the College of Natural Resources – Forestry. Ken is an avid golfer, loves the outdoors, and enjoys spending time with his wife and their 6 kids and grandkids at his cabin.
Dave Steele, Product Manager – Space Flexibility
A Denver native, Dave has been in the A-E-C industry for over 36 years. He joined Powers in 1999 and headed up our Division 10 specialty sales before shifting his focus to operable partition systems in 2007.
He provides technical design, specification, and pricing support for Modernfold and Skyfold among other space flexibility systems. In his spare time, Dave enjoys golf, raises and trains dogs for obedience and agility competitions, and raises and shows birds along with his wife.
Keith Lunsford, Product Manager – Fire + Smoke Separation
Keith joined Powers in 2012 after a long history of success working with us as an installation subcontractor. He brings over 20 years of experience in specialty commercial doors to our team, and provides technical code, design, specification and pricing support to our clients for Smoke Guard, McKeon, and other specialty commercial door systems.
He is a Professional Affiliate member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) as well as the Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council. Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and son and is a computer techie… building (crashing) his own systems, podcasting, and more.