Patrick J. Brooks, MBA, PE, new senior project manager with SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department, brings more than 30 years of industry experience to SMACNA National. With his extensive knowledge, Brooks is an exceptional resource for SMACNA members and staff.
As a senior-level manufacturing and product development expert, Brooks has developed successful production, productivity, sales, and market share growth for industry-leading companies such as United McGill Corp. and Eastern Sheet Metal Inc., both located in Ohio.
Specializing in innovative solutions, Brooks has increased production and performance levels by leveraging new leadership philosophies including lean production principles and Kaizen improvement methods. His depth of experience includes managing production plants, product development, fabrication, and sales teams.
At United McGill, Brooks directly managed three plants and directed production managers at seven plants across industrial and mechanical engineering, procurement, and plant management, while negotiating union contracts, managing transportation logistics, handling cost analysis, and developing cost and sales pricing strategies.
Brooks also served as general manager, northeast operations, with McGill Airflow in Bennington, Vermont, where he implemented transformative business plans and managed sales and plant operations.
Brooks earned his master of business administration, master of science, and bachelor of science degrees from The Ohio State University and served as an instructor in duct design and acoustics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is licensed in engineering in the state of Ohio. A member of ASHRAE, he is chair of the Duct Design Guide Committee. He serves on the board of the Spiral Duct Manufacturers Association.