Schaefer Brush Manufacturing, LLC Names Gonzalo Martinez President and Chief Executive Officer

Schaefer Brush Manufacturing, LLC is pleased to announce that its Board has appointed Gonzalo Martinez as President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 1, 2021. “We are fortunate to have someone with Gonzalo Martinez’s background and experience to run Schaefer Brush. We are confident that he will strengthen channel partnerships and drive new growth and profitability,” said Steve Balistreri, Managing Director, Blackthorne Partners. Schaefer Brush is a portfolio company of Blackthorne Partners, a Milwaukee-based private investment firm.

Mr. Martinez most recently held positions as Vice President, Americas with Pferd, Inc. and Division Manager of Hilti Corporation. Gonzalo has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, strategic planning, operations, and business development. Blackthorne Partners is excited about the skillset that Gonzalo brings to the Schaefer Team.

Gonzalo was selected following a thorough, nationwide search to identify an individual that could lead the company and implement a new growth strategy. The board believes Gonzalo’s history and unique mix of skills and leadership qualities position him for success in leading the organization forward.

About Schaefer Brush

Founded in 1905, Schaefer Brush has a rich history of designing, engineering and manufacturing industrial brushes specializing in servicing the HVAC, Plumbing, MRO and Conveyor Cleaning Markets. With an extensive portfolio of tradesman quality brushes in stock and unlimited custom brush capabilities, Schaefer Brush is one of the most diverse brush manufacturers in the industry.
Established in 1892, Gornell Brush was added to the Schaefer Brush family in 2019 and offers an array of industrial and maintenance products, complementing Schaefer’s already robust product line.