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Get to Know the Arise Team

Arise Team

Learn more about our team and leadership.

Andrew J. Billman, Founder

  • As Founder, Andy focuses on future growth opportunities and helps to perpetuate the company’s culture.
  • Prior to starting Arise with his partner, Andy was with Tri-W Group as a Managing Director from December 2016 to January 2022. Tri-W Group is a private family investment firm based in Columbus, Ohio and continues to be an important partner alongside the Arise group.
  • Before joining Tri-W, Andy spent twenty years with Worthington Industries, a publicly held company based in Columbus, Ohio. While at Worthington, Andy had several leadership roles, including Sales Management, Vice President of Purchasing and eventually became the President of Worthington Cylinders, a $1.1 Billion global leader of pressure vessel and related products with 21 manufacturing locations in six countries with over 3,400 employees.
  • In addition to his various roles with Worthington, Andy was also a minority owner for six years with a private manufacturing company based in Michigan.
  • Andy earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in business and was team captain and three-year letterman in football.
  • He and his wife have four children and two grandchildren and reside in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Andrew J. Billman, Founder

Zac Guisinger, Chief Executive Officer

  • Zac’s background includes sales, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain experience.
  • Experienced in highly engineered metal products as well as metals fabrication across multiple continents including Europe, South America, North America and Asia.
  • Zac worked for Worthington Industries and had 30 years of increasing responsibilities from managing five different operating facilities, multiple corporate support roles as well as running one of the publicly reported operating segments with approximately 900 employees and revenues approaching $200 million. Zac was the General Manager and Vice President of Worthington Industries, Engineered Cabs. The Engineered Cabs business supplied fully engineered and designed operator stations to the off-highway market.
  • Zac joined Tri-W Group in June 2021 as Managing Director with operational responsibilities at FabriFast LLC. located in Hartford, Wisconsin and R&M Manufacturing in Buffalo, Minnesota.
  • Zac studied mechanical and industrial engineering at Purdue and Youngstown State Universities and currently serves as lead Board Member and special advisor at the NorthStar Golf Club. He and his wife have two children and reside in Columbus, Ohio.
Zac Guisinger, Chief Executive Officer<br />

Shaun Pressly, Chief Operations Officer

  • Shaun brings 20+ years of manufacturing leadership specializing in strategy, operations, sales and product development/innovation.
  • During his first 15 years, Shaun worked for Worthington Industries in various leadership roles spanning sales, operations and product development. He has extensive experience leading the integration and growth of multiple acquisitions.
  • Prior to joining Arise, Shaun was Vice President & General Manager for Greif, Inc. – a global industrial packaging leader. During his 5 years with Greif, Shaun led the North America steel drum business unit: a $600M business with 13 sites across Canada, United States and Mexico.
  • Shaun earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and has received executive leadership training from the University of Tennessee, Walt Disney Institute & United States Military Academy (West Point).
  • He and his wife have three children and reside in Columbus, OH
Shaun Pressly, Chief Operations Officer<br />

Timothy A. Burke, Vice President of Sales

  • Tim joined the Arise team through the R&M Manufacturing Co. division where he led the sales efforts.
  • With over 15 years of sales experience in the metal fabrication industry, Tim has brought teams together to grow revenue with new and existing customers.
  • Tim has promoted the brand across multiple industries including building technologies, agriculture, automotive and electronics.
  • Tim earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College in Business Administration. He lives with his wife, Lucy and two children in Grafton, Wisconsin.
Timothy A. Burke, Vice President of Sales

Melissa Rowe, Vice President of Human Resources

  • Melissa focuses on the optimization of human capital strategy in support of the overall organizational growth and bottom line.
  • Melissa has extensive experience leading HR in multiple industries, but her passion has always been in manufacturing. She joined Arise in March of 2022 and is looking forward to making a positive impact in overall people-centered operations.
  • Melissa also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for a large senior housing community and enjoys volunteering for their activities.
  • Melissa is a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM – SCP, SPHR) and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s of Business Administration.
  • When not busy with work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family boating, snowmobiling, motorcycling, traveling and gardening.
Melissa Rowe, VP Human Resources

Doug Wisel, Chief Financial Officer

  • Doug brings 30+ years of financial management and leadership experience, primarily in manufacturing organizations.
  • After beginning his career as an auditor with KPMG for two years, Doug worked for Worthington Industries for 29 years, starting as a plant controller and then progressing through regional controller positions in Worthington’s Cylinders and Steel business units.
  • Doug then served as VP and CFO of Worthington Armstrong Venture (WAVE), a joint venture between Worthington and Armstrong World Industries, for 15 years. He oversaw all aspects of accounting and finance for a company with $450 million revenue and 450 employees across six U.S. manufacturing locations. Prior to the divestiture of the international business in 2018, WAVE also had five manufacturing locations in Asia and Europe.​
  • Doug earned bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University. He and his wife have two children and reside in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Doug Wisel, Chief Financial Officer<br />