CEO of The Motor Enclave joins BRANDT board of directors

Brad Oleshansky, founder and chief executive officer of The Motor Enclave, in Tampa, has joined the board of directors of BRANDT, a manufacturing company and supplier of agriculture inputs, also in Tampa.

“When we look for new board members, we are looking for entrepreneurs who know how to see opportunities and take appropriate risks,” said Rick Brandt, president and CEO of BRANDT. “That pretty much defines Brad. Brad has an incredible track record of seeing the future, refusing to hear no and achieving things that have been described as impossible.”

Oleshansky was elected to a one-year term by the BRANDT shareholders. He joins ten other directors and one consultant.

“BRANDT is a company on the move and I am thrilled to join its board,” said Oleshansky. “To me, this is the perfect fit. Even though it has been in business for more than 70 years, BRANDT is still innovating, trying new things and looking to new markets. That’s where I think my experience and expertise can really help the Board and the company overall.”

Oleshansky was featured on the cover of Tampa Bay Business and Wealth in October 2022 and Brandt was featured on TBBW’s cover in February 2023.

In other BRANDT board changes, De Willard, founder of Willard Agri-Service, is retiring from the BRANDT board after 21 years of service. Also retiring is board consultant Bob Walbaum. Walbaum started working as outside counsel to BRANDT in 1968. Both Willard and Walbaum joined the BRANDT board as directors in 2003.

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