Brian Gleason, President & CEO
Brian Gleason oversees day-to-day operations of the company—including marketing, finance, business development, production, engineering, and management of the company’s international distribution network. He joined Des-Case as general manager in 1997, became president in 2005, and was named CEO in 2011.
Before Des-Case, Brian worked with Aetna Investment Services (now ING) and Reliable Racing Supply. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve from 1988 to 2001 and held the rank of captain. He holds an MBA from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Siena College.
Mark Barnes, Vice President, Reliability Services
Mark Barnes leads the company’s lubrication transformation services group, which helps customers identify opportunities for improvements to their industrial lubrication programs through training and professional consulting engagements. Prior to joining Des-Case, Mark was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Services, for Noria Corporation.
Mark has 21 years of experience in the fields of lubrication management, oil analysis, and contamination control, has published more than 150 technical articles and white papers, and is an invited speaker at conference around the globe. His former clients include Chevron, DuPont, Alcoa, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, Cargill, International Paper, and the U.S. Army. Mark holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom and is a certified maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP).
Tony Espinosa, Vice President, HR & Administration
Tony Espinosa oversees key HR functions fundamental to driving talent acquisition, performance, and employee engagement. He also leads IT and customer support activities in the company.
Prior to joining Des-Case in 2010, he held a number of leadership positions in the hospitality industry—including Hillstone Restaurants (formerly Houston’s) and J. Alexander’s Corporation, where he was appointed director of human resources in 2003. He holds a Master of Science in management from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Debbie Florey, Chief Financial Officer
Debbie Florey leads Des-Case’s finance and accounting department, having joined the Des-Case team in 2011 with more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, and auditing in a wide variety of industries.
Prior to Des-Case, Debbie served as chief financial officer at Dynamic Management Company, a restaurant management group. Before that, she was an audit partner and director for Blankenship CPA Group, LLP and an audit senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University, where she majored in accounting and obtained her certified public accountant certificate in 1992.
Jon Haworth, Vice President, Product Innovation & Plant Operations
Jon Haworth leads the manufacturing, marketing, and engineering teams. He also oversees the company’s product patent processes.
He joined Des-Case as a product development engineer in 2002 and has designed many of the company’s product lines. Prior to Des-Case, Jon worked with the propulsion wind tunnel group at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, Tenn., the largest ground aerospace testing facility in the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and earned an MBA with a focus on international studies from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management.
Bill Lyons, Vice President, Sales and Business Development
As head of Sales and Business Development, Bill Lyons focuses on the company’s global commercial efforts in the establishment of new strategic partnerships and long-term supply/service relationships. He is also responsible for all major OEM relationships. Bill joined the Des-Case team in 2011 and brings more than 20 years of executive management and sales experience to the organization.
Bill’s executive leadership includes experience at Fortune 100 and 500 institutions, including vice president appointments at Shell Oil Company and Sumitomo Corporation. He also owned an energy company, Premier Enterprises, which was one of the largest minority owned energy contractors to the Department of Defense. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of San Diego and has pursued advanced courses in complex negotiations and conflict resolution at both Harvard University and MIT.