Our Management Team
Our management, technical and sales team brings together a diverse skill set to keep us at the top of our game! Some have hands-on experience on the roof… others bring Fortune 500 corporate savvy to the table. Together, we total over 200 years of combined operating experience.
Brian Partyka - President
Brian is a 21-year veteran of the metal construction industry and has been with Drexel Metals from its very early days. Brian is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Metal Construction Association and is actively involved in the industry. He chairs the Market Development Committee, Co-chairs of the Statistics Committee and sits on multiple task groups to help drive and advance growth for the Metal Construction Industry. Brian is a Board member of the Metal Roofing Alliance and sits on NRCA"s Industry Round-Table (National Roofing Contractors Association) as well as the CEO Advisory Council for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and multiple Board seats for small local businesses. Brian has published and contributed to numerous technical trade-articles/white papers relating to metal roofing products. Partyka also presents nationally about sustainable design and the use of metal to reduce heat gain for industrial, commercial and residential structures. Brian invented the Drexmet® Paint Pen in 2001, an air dry Kynar touch up system, which today is the preferred touchup method of the industry. Brian was recently awardeded the "Metal Construction Association 2016 Industry Champion of the Year Triumph Award" which is a peer nominated award given to an individual that has championed our industry and has had a great overall impact on advancing our industry. Brian lives outside of Doylestown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Liz, and their two daughthers. Brian is an advocate of land preservation, enjoys playing and coaching soccer, playing his guitar, golf, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Bill Chandler - Executive Vice President
Bill has 33 years experience in metal fabrication, construction and installation. Bill first started his career as a production manager and installation tech for a solar panel manufacturer during the 80’s solar energy boom and developed manufacturing techniques to streamline the production & installation processes. Bill then spent time working as a metal roofing mechanic for a large commercial roofing contractor learning the trade on the installation side from a well recognized and industry leading company. From there, Bill worked for Metal Masters, a startup metal roofing manufacturer, working in all facets of the company including operations, manufacturing, inside & outside sales. Petersen Aluminum purchased Metal Masters in 1984 where Bill continued his career working in manufacturing, sales, and purchasing until leaving for another startup company, Metal Fab Manufacturing. Bill joined with Mark Gaulin in 1994 as a managing partner in MetFab, growing the business from its roots to becoming a leading supplier of metal roofing and architectural sheet metal. MetFab was well recognized for tackling projects other companies didn’t want. Bill's can-do attitude enabled MetFab to ship product throughout the Continental US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, and other overseas areas. Drexel Metals acquired MetFab in the fall of 2011 where Bill has remained working with others on the Drexel Metals team to integrate panel & trim production with Drexel’s well-established sheet & coil business. Bill lives in Woodbine, MD with his wife of 20 years and has three daughters. Bill is an avid flyer and is a member of the Northeast Bonanza Flight Demonstration Team.
Randy McHone - CFO
Mr. McHone is a highly qualified professional with 40 + years’ of finance/accounting and management experience in both publicly and privately-held manufacturing companies. Experience includes: Acquisitions/Due-Diligence; Divestitures; Turn-arounds / Restructurings; Treasury & Banking; Cash Management; ERP/MRP Implementations and IT oversight; Project Management; Budgeting and Financial Modeling; Strategic Planning; Business Plan Development; Credit & Collections; General Accounting; Cost Accounting (both Job and Standard-Cost); Activity-Based Costing (ABC); Financial Reporting and Analysis; Internal review/audit; policy and procedure development; Asset Acquisition, including capital budget planning and lease/purchase analysis; Vendor and Customer contract negotiations; Commercial and DoD Contracting (CAS, FAR and DCAA audit), Contracts Accounting and Contract Administration; Risk Management and Benefits Administration. ERP/MRP systems experience includes Epicor, J. D. Edwards, MAPICS, AMAPS, BPCS, MACOLA, Lawson and KBM. Mr. McHone obtained his BBA (Economics) from Eastern Kentucky University, graduating with honors. He received his MBA (Finance) from Almeda University.