Meet the Leadership Team
Brad Hitzfield grew up in the Midwest as a carpenter’s son. He became an ironworker after high school and learned how to set steel, install a wide range of wall panels, and manage crews that would be instrumental in his career. After five years, he pursued a degree In Building Construction Management at Purdue University to fully leverage the knowledge he gained as an ironworker and develop his entrepreneurial skills. He was the first student from Purdue to study architecture at Brighton Polytechnic in England, solidifying his interest in the science of building exteriors.
Upon graduating from college, he opened and managed for 13 years an Indianapolis office for a regional metal panel and curtainwall contractor. That experience sparked his entrepreneurial desire to start his own business in 2004. ProCLAD has become a national force as a facade subcontractor over the last 15 years. During that time, he has designed and tested several window and panel systems preferred by building owners and architects.
Brad serves as Director Emeritus of one of Indiana’s largest senior living communities, and is an Executive Advisor to a privately-held financial group. He also co-founded the leadership academy for the Indiana Subcontractors Association. In his free time, Brad loves to golf, bird hunt and fabricate metal structures in his home workshop. He and his wife of 25 years reside in Indianapolis and have two children, Jake and Melissa.
Executive Vice President
Craig graduated from Indiana University in Business Administration and earned his MBA from the University of Kentucky. He went on to manage an architectural window and curtain wall manufacturing company for many years, furnishing new and replacement exterior wall systems for many of America’s best known buildings such as the Pentagon. He has served as president of AAMA as well as sales manager and strategist for pre-engineered metal building, entrance door, store front, skylight and translucent panel companies. He joined the Hitzfield Group in 2008 to serve its growing base of exclusive construction customers.
Director of Design and Engineering
Stephen graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he designed steel stud curtain wall systems for the country’s largest steel framing manufacturer. He then went on to work for a large mid-western based restaurant chain managing the design and development of new restaurants in the eastern half of the country. Stephen joined ProCLAD in 2009 and has managed successful projects such as Norton Brownsboro, St. Mary’s Medical Center and JW Marriott Austin.
In 2014, Stephen transitioned to managing the engineering department, and since then has guided successful projects such as 70 Rainey Street, Indy-Go Bus Terminal, U of L Pediatric, Omni Hotel and Garage Louisville, Pacers Training Facility.
Chief Financial Officer
Doug graduated from Ferris State University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, then received his MBA from Western Michigan University in 1992. After college he earned both the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations. Starting in 1985 he spent the first six years of his accounting career working for a small Public Accounting firm before joining a polyethylene manufacturer as its Controller. After leaving the manufacturing company, and before joining the Hitzfield Group in 2010 as its C.F.O, he worked as a strategist, business analyst and controller for a large national distribution company. His diverse business background, in-depth accounting knowledge, and broad experience allows him to bring a unique perspective to the varied financial and system issues involved in the construction industry.