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.
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.
Matt Griffin, Installation Manager
Starting with Powers in 2000, Matt rose through the ranks as an installer to become the lead Foreman for our monumental Kalwall and skylight projects. He was promoted to the position of Installation Manager in 2017, with overall responsibility for managing our team of installers.
Wendy Daisley, Operations Manager
Starting with Powers in 2012 as a Project Engineer, Wendy was quickly promoted to Project Manager where she led the execution of hundreds of projects of varying scopes, complexity and size. In 2018, she was promoted to the position of Co-Operations Manager, working with Larry Enomoto to transition fully into this role over the next year.
Wendy graduated from the University of Wyoming with an engineering degree... Go Pokes... and is pursuing her MBA through CSU. She and her husband stay busy chasing around two adorable young kids, spending time at the lake, and cheering for the Seahawks (boo!).
Gary Dvorak, Business Development / Architectural Engineer
Gary joined Powers in 2016 building on a successful career as a daylighting engineer with another skylight company in the Colorado and Wyoming market. He focuses on business development with architecture firms and owners focused on the K-12, higher ed, and sports and rec markets among others.
Gary graduated from the University of Colorado and is the proud Dad of two great kids.
Brian Mackey, Product Managers - Interiors
After a 2 year stint with Powers in the late 90's, it took Brian another 18 years to figure out this is where he belongs! He rejoined the Powers sales team in 2018 with a primary focus on our growing glass interiors business in addition to leading our sales effort on some larger, multi-scope projects.
Brian graduated from the University of Wyoming... Go Pokes... and he and his wife enjoy golfing, skiing, and cheering for all things UW and Denver on the sports scene along with their teenage son.