Brian Nelson is the President and Chairman of the Board for HCC, Inc., where he has served as a member of the HCC Board of Directors for the past nine years. Brian was elected to the Ag Sector Board for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers effective November 2, 2017. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for Hydraforce in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
Nelson holds a BSBA in Marketing and Economics from the University of Nebraska and an MBA in Finance from Western Illinois, and has had a vast career in senior leadership. Prior to joining HCC, he served as senior vice president and in other various managerial roles at Haldex Hydraulics in Rockford, Illinois, for 21 years. Previous to Haldex, Brian lent his managerial expertise to Vickers, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska (now Eaton) and J.I. Case in Burlington, Iowa (CNH).
For over a century, HCC, Inc. has led the way with high-value products designed to optimize harvest efficiency and effectiveness and has been a major innovator in agricultural harvesting equipment and farm equipment products, specializing in the design and manufacture of pickup reels, sieves and other components for harvesting equipment. In September 2017, Nelson announced the 100% purchase of their successful South American joint venture operations in Curitiba, Brazil, formerly known as HCC Methal Company. With this newest acquisition, HCC, Inc. is now the industry leader in the design and manufacture of reels and sieves for the North American and South American combine markets. HCC has manufacturing operations in Mendota, Illinois; Curitiba, Brazil; Sabetha, Kansas; and Graettinger Iowa, and is headquartered in Mendota, Illinois.