Phil Kirk Joins Brady Services Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phil Kirk Joins Brady Services Inc.
RTP, GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 30, 2009)—Brady Services Inc. (www.bradyservices.com), a comprehensive energy services company specializing in heating, air conditioning and energy-efficient buildings, announces today that Phil Kirk, longtime proponent of North Carolina business and education, has accepted a position as new business development/corporate marketing leader for the company’s Energy Services Group.
Kirk, expected to begin his new position in late July, will be based out of Brady’s Triangle office in Morrisville. Serving as a member of the management team, Kirk will represent Brady at various statewide business meetings and will work with the Brady team on business development and other related marketing roles.
“I am really excited about the background and experience that Phil brings to our organization,” says Jim Brady, president of Brady Services Inc. “We have been helping customers run their facilities more efficiently for years, yet many people don’t know that we are the ‘go to’ company in the industry for this type of service. Phil is going to help us communicate at the right level with these organizations.”
Kirk has most recently served as vice president for external relations at Catawba College, his alma mater. He is also president/CEO emeritus of the North Carolina Chamber (formerly the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry or NCCBI), the largest statewide business advocacy organization in North Carolina, and is the former chaiman of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
“I am energized about the opportunity to work for such a respected and successful North Carolina company as Brady,” Kirk says. “While my work has been focused on business, education and government in the past, I am looking forward to concentrating on energy solutions that not only help the bottom line of our clients, but also help the environment, which is so important for the quality of life of many North Carolinians.”
A native of Rowan County, Kirk lives in Raleigh and serves as chair of the North Carolina Public School Forum board of directors. He is also a member of the North Carolina Economic Development board and the boards of UNC-TV, Meredith College, Visiting International Faculty program, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Foundation and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation.
Brady Services, headquartered in Greensboro, was founded in 1962 by current CEO Don Brady. The company also has offices in the Triangle, Charlotte, Fayetteville and Wilmington.
About Phil Kirk:
Phil Kirk is the president/CEO emeritus of the North Carolina Chamber and chairman emeritus of the North Carolina State Board of Education. He is currently the chairman of the North Carolina Pubic School Forum board of directors, is a member of the North Carolina Economic Development board of directors, as well as the boards of UNC-TV, Meredith College, the Visiting International Faculty Program, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Foundation and the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation. He is former vice chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges and has served on advisory boards at East Carolina University and North Carolina State University.
Kirk has served as chief of staff for Governors Jim Holshouser and Jim Martin, and U.S. Senator Jim Broyhill. He has also served as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services under two governors. Kirk most recently served as vice president for external relations at Catawba College, his alma mater, for three years. Kirk has also worked in nursing home management, as a special assistant to the Dean of the College of Management at North Carolina State University and as a teacher in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools. He was elected to the North Carolina State Senate at the age of 25. Visit www.phillipkirk.com.
About Brady Services Inc.:
Brady is the leading supplier of Trane Integrated Comfort SolutionsTM and services for commercial and industrial buildings in North Carolina, employing more than 300 associates. A family owned corporation founded by current CEO Don Brady in 1962, the company provides “one-stop accountability” for clients seeking single-source solutions. Brady partners with its customers to design and maintain their facilities in top operating conditions regardless of industry. Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C. and has offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville and Wilmington. For more information, visit www.bradyservices.com.
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