Brian Sokol ('82, '84)
Brian Sokol, a 1982 MBA alum of BGSU, has spent 26 years growing consumer products companies through product innovation, brand building and business integration.
As Vice President of Marketing of Loctite, Brian was responsible for the commercialization of automotive aftermarket products in international markets. Brian also served as president of Blue Coral, a privately held auto appearance products business and was a corporate executive with Quaker State Oil Company where he oversaw the merger and acquisition of four consumer products businesses. After Quaker State was sold in 1998 to Pennzoil Lubricants, Brian was named president of the consumer products group, where he dramatically grew the profitability of the organization by integrating supply chain logistics for the specialty chemical consumer products business.
In 2001, Brian founded Innovation Direct, a business that has created and commercialized new products for clients such as Kimberly Clark, Slazenger Golf, and Activity Targeted Supplements. In 2010, Brian and a group of Partners from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University acquired the Oasis Mouthwash business and formed Oasis Consumer HealthCare of which he is currently CEO.
Brian has served on the board of Slazenger Golf, Hinckley Lighting and The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association and is past Chairman of The Automotive Chemical Manufacturers Council.