BIOs


Jeff Henry
CEO / Co-Founder

Jeff Henry oversees the daily management of CEI Composites focusing on winning new business, shaping new market opportunities, building a customer-centric team and culture, and of course- ensuring we can always deliver what we sell.  Jeff is a current member of the MCM Fabricators Council and the Manchester, MI Chamber of Commerce. Self-proclaimed perfectionist, devoted husband, and father of two, he enjoys downhill skiing, water sports, golf, and most of all vacations with his family.

I have four main business philosophies: Work harder than everyone else; assume nothing; always do what you say you will do, and be honest no matter what. Success to me is about being happy and enjoying what you do.

Jason Sherrill
COO / Co-Founder

Jason Sherrill oversees the operations at CEI Composites ensuring top quality and consistency across all products, while keeping production lean and efficient. When not in our facility, you can find him at a job site making sure we meet or exceed expectations and delivering a memorable client experience.  Jason is a current member of the MCM Fabricators Council and is actively involved in the youth department at his church. He’s a dedicated father demonstrating a healthy lifestyle through hiking and outdoor sports and instilling the value of hard work and a positive attitude.

Success is watching our team grow through positive interactions and an understanding that we are part of something larger than ourselves. Believing in and encouraging individuals towards excellence has allowed us to become a cohesive unit- creating personal relationships along our journey.

Meet The Team Leads


Alex Roy
Chief Financial Officer

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 Sodt
General Manager

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.


Chris Kimball
National Sales Manager

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!

Angie Kennedy
HR Manager
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.

Rick Soles
Production Manager

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.