Brett Schneider, Hexcel’s Senior Vice President, Business Development, has been in his current role since 2012 and with Hexcel since 2001. After progressive roles in plant operations and technology design focused on advanced composites, he is responsible today for Hexcel’s strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions activity, and long-term technology and market assessments. In his prior role as Director of Advanced Manufacturing, he was responsible for Hexcel’s capital management, equipment and process technology design and deployment. Prior to Hexcel, Brett held management roles at Meridian Automotive, Bayliner and HON. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Westminster College.