Brady Leadership

J. Michael Nauman

Michael Nauman
J. Michael Nauman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Nauman joined Brady Corporation in 2014 after having been a Brady customer for 25 years at two Midwest integrated manufacturers of electrical and electronic connection systems. A hands-on leader who thrives on attacking challenges, Mr. Nauman is focused on driving product innovation.

Prior to joining Brady, he spent 20 years at Lisle, Ill.-based Molex, where he launched that company’s high performance cable assembly business unit.

Mr. Nauman took on successively larger assignments including turnarounds of lagging business units, developing overseas operations allowing worldwide expansion, negotiating key partnerships and creating a global strategy that opened up new markets and fueled revenue growth. In 2007, he became the company’s Senior Vice President while leading Molex’s Global Integrated Products division and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2009.

Prior to joining Molex in 1994, Mr. Nauman was a tax accountant and auditor for Arthur Andersen and Company before serving as Controller and then President and CEO of Ohio Associated Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Nauman earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Case Western Reserve University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and holds three U.S. patents. Married and the father of two children, he is a board member of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, Arkansas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Coalition, and Museum of Discovery. 

Thomas J. Felmer

Tom Felmer
President, Workplace Safety

Mr. Felmer joined the Company in 1989 and has held several sales and marketing positions until being named Vice President and General Manager of Brady’s U.S. Signmark Division in 1994. In 1999, Mr. Felmer moved to Europe where he led the European Signmark business for two years, then gained additional responsibility for the European direct marketing businesses, which he also led for two years. In 2003, Mr. Felmer returned to the United States where he was responsible for Brady’s global sales and marketing processes, Brady Software businesses, and integration leader of the EMED acquisition. In June 2004, he was appointed President-Direct Marketing Americas, and was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2008, and President, Workplace Safety in September 2014. 

Matthew O. Williamson

Matt Williamson
President - Identification Solutions

Mr. Williamson joined the Company in 1979. From 1979 to 1994, he served in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Williamson served as the V.P. and General Manager of Brady’s specialty tape and identification solution businesses. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Williamson served as the V.P. and General Manager of the Identification Solutions and Specialty Tapes Division. From 1998 to 2001, he served as V.P. and General Manager of the Identification Solutions Division. From 2001 to 2003, he served as V.P. and General Manager of the Global High Performance Identification Business. In April 2003, he was appointed President of the Brady Americas business, and currently serves as President of Brady's global Identification Solutions business.  He holds a BBA in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Aaron Pearce

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pearce joined Brady Corporation in 2004 and most currently held the position of Vice President, Finance, leading financial planning and analysis, and investor relations functions. Prior to this, he served as treasurer and Vice President, Tax. 

Mr. Pearce also held various other leadership roles including Finance Director for Brady's Asia Pacific region, living in Shanghai, China, and leading Brady's internal audit function. Prior to joining Brady, Mr. Pearce was with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Milwaukee and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Helena Nelligan

Helena Nelligan
Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Ms. Nelligan joined Brady in November, 2013.   She comes to Brady from Eaton Corporation, where she was employed since 2005.  Most recently , she served as  Vice President of Human Resources for the Electrical Products and Electrical Systems and Infrastructure Groups. She held various other leadership roles with Eaton, including Vice President of Human Resources for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, America’s region Director of Human Resources for the Electrical Components Division and an international assignment as Senior Manager of Human Resources for the Vehicle Group, Asia Pacific located in Shanghai, China.Prior to joining Eaton, she held various human resources leadership roles driving regional and global operations within Merisant Worldwide and British Petroleum (BP).

Louis Bologini

Allan Klotsche
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Attorney Louis T. Bolognini joined Brady as Sr. VP, General Counsel and Secretary in January, 2013.  In this role, Lou is responsible for Brady's global legal function and serves as corporate secretary and adviser to Brady's Board of Directors and senior management team on all legal, risk, compliance and governance issues. Lou brings many years of complex litigation management experience, as well as a wide range of experience in global transactions, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, internal audit, insurance and crisis management, having served as General Counsel at Imperial Sugar Company and Bio Lab, Inc., a subsidiary of Chemtura Corporation. He is a law graduate of the University of Toledo and also holds a bachelor's degree from the Miami University of Ohio.

Bentley Curran

Bentley Curran
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Business

Mr. Curran joined the Company in 1999 and has held several technology leadership positions until being named Vice President of Information Technology in 2005.   In October 2007, he was appointed Chief Information Officer of Brady Globally.  In February 2012, he was appointed to his current position, Vice President of Digital Business and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Brady, Mr. Curran served in a variety of technology leadership roles for Compucom and the Speed Queen Company.  He holds a Bachelor of business administration from Marian University and holds an associate of science degree in electronics and engineering systems.

Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson
Vice President - Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Johnson joined the Company in 1989 as controller of a division of Brady and became group finance director in 1996. In 2000 she was appointed Vice President. In 2008 she was appointed Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Brady, she spent six years with Kraft Food Service. She started her career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Paul Meyer

Aaron Pearce
Treasurer and Vice President - Tax

Mr. Meyer joined the Company in 2009 as Global Tax Director.  In April 2013 he assumed the role of Treasurer and will continue his role as Global Tax Director.  Prior to coming to Brady, Mr. Meyer worked in the corporate tax departments of GE Healthcare and JohnsonDiversey.  He began his career as a tax consultant at Ernst & Young.  He holds a BBA in accounting and a MS in taxation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.