Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. Promotes Three Beldens as the Fifth Generation of Family Leadership

January 22, 2019 |
Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. Promotes Three Beldens as the Fifth Generation of Family Leadership

Left to right: Brad Belden, Brian Belden, Bob T. Belden, Bob Belden

The board of directors of Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc., the parent company of The Belden Brick Company, announced the three new management promotions of Bradley H. Belden, Robert T. Belden, and Brian S. Belden at Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. and The Belden Brick Company, LLC, Redland Brick, Inc., and Belcap, Inc., respectively. These changes, effective as of January 1, 2019, were recommended by the company’s Succession Planning Committee as part of the orderly transition to fifth generation leadership.

Bradley H. Belden was named the President of Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. and The Belden Brick Company, LLC. He has been with The Belden Brick Company since 2004 and became its Vice President of Administrative Services in 2016. Bradley’s first years at Belden Brick were served in the EH&S Department, then his management responsibilities grew to other departments such as Quality, Purchasing and Customer Service. He implemented efficiencies in the manufacturing operations as they relate to energy, raw material consumption and additive usage.

Robert T. Belden was named the President of Redland Brick, Inc. Robert will also continue in his current role as Vice President of Operations at The Belden Brick Company, LLC, a position he’s held since 2005. Before joining The Belden Brick Company, Robert joined the Peace Corps serving two years in Jamaica, then went on to work for International Paper from 1998 until 2002. In February 2002, he came to work for The Belden Brick Company. 

Brian S. Belden was named President of Belcap, Inc., a subsidiary of Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. and a joint venture partner with Acell, Ltd. in Arcitell, LLC. Brian will also continue in his current roles as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at both The Belden Brick Company, LLC, and Redland Brick, Inc., positions he’s held since 2016. He has been with The Belden Brick Company since 1997 working in various functions of Sales and Marketing, and today continues with company promotion and sales throughout the United States and Canada.

Brad, Robert T., and Brian have also been named directors of Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc., The Belden Brick Company, LLC, and Belcap, Inc. They will also maintain their roles as directors of Redland Brick, Inc. Robert F. Belden will remain as Chairman and CEO of Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. and all three subsidiaries, The Belden Brick Company, LLC, Redland Brick, Inc., and Belcap, Inc.  

“These appointments are a reflection of the confidence the board of directors of Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. has in these three leaders from the fifth generation of the Belden Family,” said Robert F. Belden on behalf of the Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. Board of Directors. “All three have been effective in their primary areas of responsibility and are dedicated to the success of all the companies under the Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. umbrella. The board feels that these appointments give the Company the proper structure to meet the immediate challenges it faces.”

“I am confident that you will join me in supporting Brad, Bob and Brian as they accept these new responsibilities,” said Robert F. Belden.

Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc.
Belden Holding & Acquisition, Inc. is the parent company of The Belden Brick Company, LLC, Redland Brick, Inc., Belcap, Inc., Belden Brick Sales & Service, dba, Belden Tri-State and The Belden Brick Sales Company.

The Belden Brick Company, LLC is a 134-year old enterprise founded in 1885 by Henry S. Belden, Sr. Today, The Belden Brick Company is the largest family owned and managed brick company in the United States and is currently managed by the fifth generation of the Belden family. It currently is operating five brick plants and a sawing facility in Sugarcreek, Ohio, and has over 180 active oil and gas wells that it operates and maintains in Tuscarawas and Holmes counties. 

Belden Tri-State and The Belden Brick Sales Company are distributors of brick and other construction-related products. Belden Tri-State is headquartered in Manhattan with an office in Philadelphia and stocking yards in New Jersey. The Belden Brick Sales Company is located in Fraser, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Redland Brick, Inc., purchased by The Belden Brick Company in 1996, has brick operations in four different states: the Cushwa and Rocky Ridge Plants are in Maryland; the Harmar Plant is in Pennsylvania; the KF Plant is in Connecticut; and Lawrenceville Brick has two plants in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

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