Vice President of Operations, Supply Chain Management & Engineering
Brent Edmisten joined the Excel Industries leadership team as the vice president of Global Supply Chain & Quality in July 2012. During his tenure, the role has evolved to include Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Engineering. Edmisten has been a vital part of leading the company’s growth and serves on the Executive Strategic Planning Council.
Prior to Excel Industries, Edmisten held executive leadership positions at Cessna Aircraft Company and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation as vice president of Supply Chain Operations. He has almost 25 years of experience as a transformational leader in the design, deployment, and leadership of leading edge organizations.
His many awards and accomplishments include the Purchasing Medal of Excellence in Supply Chain Management Award and publishing numerous bylined articles for industry publications. He is a sought-after conference speaker. Edmisten is a past and present member of various university and non-profit boards and was recently named to the Board of Trustees for Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.
Edmisten earned his executive MBA from Friends University. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), an ISM Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
He lives in Wichita with his wife Debbie of 28 years. They have a daughter and son.