Chief Executive Officer
Steven R. McBrayer joined H-E Parts International at its founding in 2006. During his first eight years at H-E Parts, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and was instrumental in the execution, integration and professionalization of the company’s eight strategic acquisitions. In 2014, upon the retirement of H-E Parts Founder and CEO, J-P Richard, Mr. McBrayer was appointed as Richard’s successor and promoted to President of the company. Mr. McBrayer now oversees a globally integrated organization with over 650 employees and direct operations in seven countries, reflecting a strong presence in major mining regions throughout the world. Prior to joining H-E Parts International, Mr. McBrayer was Chief Financial Officer of Lanier Worldwide, Inc., a $1.4 billion office products company with operations in 27 countries. During his 12 years at Lanier, Mr. McBrayer successfully led numerous projects which streamlined financial reporting and improved operational efficiency. Additionally, he headed up the financial reporting side of the company’s IPO and spin off from Harris Corporation in 1999.
Mr. McBrayer also served in several finance and accounting positions with Electrolux/Regina Corporation prior to joining Lanier and started his career with Ernst and Young, LLP, where he provided consulting and audit services.
Mr. McBrayer, a CPA since 1985, earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA from the University of Tennessee and graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business Executive Program.
Chief Financial Officer
Steven Honnold joined H-E Parts International in June 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing over 30 years of diverse international experience in accounting and finance, strategic planning, contract negotiation, marketing analytics and compensation planning.
In his role as CFO, Mr. Honnold is responsible for identifying and driving paths forward to increase the value of the company for all stakeholders, including shareholders, lending partners, suppliers and employees. Mr. Honnold works closely with all H-E International subsidiaries to identify and implement steps to maximize cash flow though improved planning, analysis, the use of working capital and further investments in the business.
Prior to joining H-E Parts Mr. Honnold served as CFO for Metcam in Alpharetta, Georgia. Earlier in his career, he filled several Vice President roles in finance, contract pricing of national accounts, compensation and strategic planning. He started his career with the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York for 17 years in various finance roles and as a Chemist.
Mr. Honnold earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Geneseo and he completed an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business in Rochester, New York.
Managing Director of H-E Parts Australia Holdings
Ian Olivieri joined H-E Parts on March first 2008 as Managing Director of H-E Parts Australia Holdings Pty Ltd. Mr Olivieri brings to H-E over 30 years of experience in senior management roles within the Australian capital equipment industries and associated product support activities for the construction, mining and quarrying equipment markets.
In his role as Managing Director of H-E Parts Australia Holdings, Mr Olivieri will be responsible for overseeing the development of the H-E Parts business in Australian and to assist the individual business units to integrate into the overall, H-E Parts global group of companies.
Prior to joining H-E Parts, Mr Olivieri spent the major part of his career leading various regional dealership operations for Komatsu construction and mining equipment across Australia. Initially covering Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and followed by the combined region of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
In 1997 he was appointed as the first Australian Managing Director of Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd with overall responsibility for the importation, distribution and sales of Komatsu construction and mining products throughout Australia, New` Zealand and New Caledonia, a position that he held for seven years and during which the company grew to sales in excess of $A800 million per annum.
Mr Olivieri is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate member of The Australian Institute of Quarrying.
Chief Operating Officer, Americas
Michael Coffey joined H-E Parts in 2008. As the Chief Operating Officer, Americas, Mr. Coffey has oversight over the businesses located in North and South America. Mr. Coffey brings over 20 years experience in heavy equipment fleet management, equipment distribution and construction / aggregate support services to the company.
Mr. Coffey leads company strategy in developing and leveraging H-E Parts competitive advantage, while capitalizing on individual company synergies for growth and value marketing to the mining and construction industries. Mr. Coffey also assists in company acquisition and due diligence efforts.
Prior to joining H-E Parts, Mr. Coffey was Vice President Equipment Services, Oldcastle Materials (CRH - NYSE) a global leader in aggregates and construction. As Vice President, Coffey lead strategy, policy, procurement and operating metrics for a multi-billion dollar heavy equipment fleet, consisting of 42,000 assets.
Mr. Coffey also served as General Manager for a West Coast based Komatsu dealership and is experienced with product support and dealership businesses.
Mr. Coffey earned his Bachelor of Science from Nyack College, Nyack, New York and his Masters of Business Administration from the Goizueta School of Business, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Christa Wessels joined H-E Parts International in July 2012 as Corporate Controller. In this role, Christa is responsible for all financial and management reporting, tax compliance, and budgeting functions. Additionally she leads the benefits and risk management functions in the U.S. Prior to joining H-E Parts, Christa was an audit manager in the Private Company Services practice of PwC, where she worked the previous 10 years in both the United States and South Africa. Her client list at PwC included numerous private equity companies from the manufacturing, staffing, restaurant, media and entertainment industries. Christa also served as the lead senior on two initial public offerings in the U.S. Christa resides in Atlanta and maintains her Certified Public Accountant license in the state of Georgia.
Australia Financial Controller
Michelle Robless joined HE Parts Australia Holdings in July 2009 as Financial Controller. Michelle brings 20 years experience in Management Accounting from both the private and public sectors. Michelle is responsible for all aspects of the overall accounting function for the Australian group, including financial and management reporting, budgeting and statutory and tax compliance.
Prior to joining HE Parts, Michelle was employed for over 13 years as the Financial Controller for our Australian subsidiary, Crushing & Mining Equipment. In this role she was a part of the management team and was responsible for the Accounting, Administration, Information Technology, Purchasing and Distribution departments.
Michelle’s time at CME and previous experience at Whittakers Limited (timber industry), as Company Accountant, has equipped her with extensive experience in process flows, job costing and manufacturing accounting, which has enabled her to successfully implement new ERP systems across multiple sites within the organization.