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 on the board of directors of SurfacePrep. Mr. Scheller served as Chief Executive Officer of BlackHawk Industrial from 2009 to 2017, a Brazos portfolio company that grew into a top 30 distributor in the North American industrial supply market. Prior to BlackHawk, Mr. Scheller was President and Chief Executive Officer of ORS Nasco, where he partnered with Brazos in 2005 to successfully grow this leading wholesale distributor of industrial supplies. Mr. Scheller also previously served as Director of Distribution / Logistics for Patterson Dental Company, 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 BlackHawk Industrial, ORS Nasco and Strategic Equipment & Supply Corp.

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

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