Thad Bench serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Benchworks, Inc., a family of companies that specializes in the health care and pharmaceutical industry. Headquartered in Chestertown and Cambridge, MD, it also has offices in Boston, Philadelphia, and Miami. Under his leadership, Benchworks has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the last 4 years, and has grown sixfold since 2014.
Thad is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in marketing, brand positioning, and product launch management. He was named one of the 2016 ELITE 100 in the Entrepreneur category by PM360 magazine, an honor given to the 100 most influential people in the health care industry. He has managed hundreds of large-scale marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 companies with a particular emphasis in the pharmaceutical industry, including 9 product launches.
Thad has owned and continues to own a number of closely held family businesses, including manufacturing and distribution operations and commercial real estate holdings. Formerly he held senior corporate marketing positions with St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products and with Jeld-Wen Inc, one of the country’s largest forest product companies.
Thad graduated from Elmira College in 1984 and lives with his wife Renee in Chestertown, MD and enjoys sailing the Chesapeake Bay.