Meet The Team Leads
Alex joined CEI in 2019. As CFO, Alex conducts financial planning, tracks cash flow, and is responsible for CEI’s financial health. Alex works with other executives and managers to provide long-term strategy and forecasting, as well as departmental and project-based cost-benefit analysis.
Alex has 10 years of financial and strategic consulting experience. Prior to joining CEI Alex served as a board member at ES Rubber, an OEM rubber manufacturer, and was involved in corporate strategy projects with BDO.
Alex currently lives in Ann Arbor with his wife.
Finance is never the goal; it is merely means to an end. Our goal is to provide our clients with our best products, efficiently, and on time. My role is to support the other departments and allow them to do what they do best. And then maybe, just maybe, one day they let me ride the forklift
Nicholas joined CEI in 2014. He has held previous positions as Project Manager and Director of Project Management within in the company. As General Manager, he oversees the Design and Project Management Departments, while working closely with the Production Department. Nicholas is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys golfing, cheering on the Michigan Wolverines and spending time with his wife and 3 boys.
Joining the team in 2018, Chris Kimball oversees CEI’s independent sales representatives and estimating department as well as providing innovative strategies and sales tactics to promote the growth of the company. When he’s not enjoying a vacation with his family, Chris can be found playing a round of golf and coaching his sons’ baseball team.
We here at CEI Materials are definitely a team, and no project/concept is ever too big or complicated for us to take on!
As the HR manager at CEI materials, I am an integral part of CEI’s human capital and overall business strategy. Our employees are our greatest asset, a company is only as good as the people it keeps. I enjoy continuous learning and have been a member of the local SHRM groups. In my spare time, I can be found hanging out with my German Shephard, Teddy, or on the beach on the west side of Michigan with my teenagers. When asked why I love being in Human Resources, every day we’re given a chance to create meaningful and lasting relationships, learn new things, live our passions, and solve complex problems that can impact the lives of people. I love the opportunity to make people’s working lives better, even in a small way.
With over 22 years of manufacturing experience, Soles has proven abilities executing production launches, new line installations, equipment setups, and continuous improvement projects. Coming to CEI from LOC Performance in Lansing Michigan. Soles has extensive knowledge of manufacturing principles and practices and a proven track record of formulating and enhancing procedures to improve quality, increase efficiency, and decrease operating costs.