Pine Hall Brick announces new president, CEO

Pine Hall Brick announced that Walt Steele has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. 

Fletcher Steele, the former president and CEO, remains as executive chairman and will continue to be involved on a part-time basis.

For the past three years, Walt Steele has been vice president and chief operating officer and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. 

“I have great confidence in Walt and the team of talented and dedicated individuals that he now leads, and I’m sure that the company is in good hands for years to come,” said Fletcher Steele. 

Walt Steele has been with the company since 2011 in a variety of positions. Before he was promoted to vice president and chief operating officer in 2018, he was paver business manager, leading that portion of the business as the world’s leader in clay pavers. 

Prior to that, Walt held positions at Dow Chemical, Aqua Treat Chemicals and Cardinal Health.

“I’m excited to step up now and lead the company as it turns 100 next year,” said Walt Steele. “I am thankful for those that I have the privilege to work alongside as we reach that milestone. Together, we are building a business that is as sustainable as the products we make and sell. As always, we will continue to be an organization that is an innovative leader in building products.”


Walt Steele is a 2005 graduate of Clemson University with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. He has served as co-chair of the Brick Industry Association’s Landscape & Paving Council and also serves on their Market Research & Research Committees.

Pine Hall Brick Co. Inc. is a 99-year-old privately held company that manufactures face, paving and special shape clay brick for the residential and commercial construction industry. It operates plants in North Carolina and Georgia and sells brick products in more than 35 different states with their main markets located in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. The company employs more than 250 people and it is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC.