William Scheller

Industrial Growth


Mr. Scheller is an Operating Partner of CenterOak focused on the Firm’s investment activities in the Industrial Growth sector. Mr. Scheller currently serves as a Director of BlackHawk Industrial, a Brazos Fund III portfolio company founded in 2009. Mr. Scheller served as Chief Executive Officer of BlackHawk from 2009 to 2017. Prior to BlackHawk, Mr. Scheller was President and Chief Executive Officer of ORS Nasco, where he partnered with Brazos in 2005 to grow and successfully exit the investment. Mr. Scheller also previously served as Director of Distribution / Logistics for Patterson Dental Company (“Patterson”), where his duties consisted of warehouse operations, transportation, inventory control, supplier negotiations and procurement. Before Patterson, Mr. Scheller held numerous positions at Pillsbury Company.

Mr. Scheller previously served on the Board of Directors of ORS Nasco and Strategic Equipment & Supply Corp.

Mr. Scheller received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University.

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