Marine Fasteners new CEO

Dee Ward has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer at Marine Fasteners and will transition to the new position over the coming months. With over 20 years’ experience in B2B and the construction industry, Ward is making the move from Brikksen, a Würth subsidiary, where he has been a branch manager and the Executive Vice President since 2021.

During his time at Brikksen, Ward grew sales 138% and launched an ecommerce platform. He also expanded the sales staff and operations teams, developed two managers and fostered a unique culture within the industry. Ward attributes his team building skills to his time playing and coaching baseball.  

After over 30 years with Marine Fasteners, Keith Brantley will pursue new responsibilities outside of the organisation. While Emily Morrison, Brikksen Business Operations Manager, will continue to be the main point of contact for customers and company needs during Ward’s transition to his new position.

Marine Fasteners was acquired by the Würth Group in 2008 to function as their primary stainless-steel supplier in North America. Since then, Marine has continued to use their expertise in stainless-steel and the marine industry to grow into new markets, including servicing the solar, curtain wall, hydro industrial, food processing/production, and sporting equipment.