We have the experience and resources to grow your business.

It’s one thing to sell your company. It’s another to sell your company to someone who has the ability, background and desire to grow it successfully over the long term. That is our goal at Wilson Venture Group.


Brian RobinsonCEO of Wilson Tool EnterprisesBrian Robinson has 28 years of experience in the manufacturing sector with a tool and die background. Since joining Wilson Tool in 1991, he has held a variety of manufacturing, engineering and leadership positions within the company prior to assuming his current role as CEO in 2007. Over the past six years, Brian has helped lead the company’s growth with numerous acquisitions both domestically and internationally.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Barb, and their two children, Megan and Tyler. He spends time in northern Minnesota at the family cabin enjoying boating, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and just relaxing.


Paul JohnsonPresident of Corporate DevelopmentPaul Johnson has more than 26 years of achievements starting, growing and managing business for Wilson Tool International. Paul was hired by Wilson Tool in 1987 and has held various operational and leadership positions within the company. In 2001, he became vice president of operations for Wilson Tool, Inc. and was promoted to president of corporate development in 2013. Paul has a diverse manufacturing and business background that has helped several of Wilson Tool’s businesses reach record-breaking levels in growth and profits.Outside of Wilson Tool, Paul enjoys family activities, traveling, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and other sports. He also owns a small hobby farm and enjoys spending time with family and friends at his cabin.


Bob HaskinsCorporate AdvisorBob has risen through the ranks of Wilson Tool International as the company has grown from a start-up manufacturer to the leading independent provider of precision tooling for the fabrication and stamping industries. He has a deep manufacturing background, having served in engineering, operations and executive management leadership roles over a 38 year span at Wilson Tool. In 2009, he became the president of Molenaar, LLC, another division of Wilson Tool, before assuming his current role as corporate advisor to Wilson Venture Group.

Outside of Wilson Tool, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, their spouses and seven grandchildren. He and his wife love to travel, play golf and snow ski. He is also very active in his local church serving as bishop of his congregation.


Kevin ZillesCorporate Development AnalystKevin came to Wilson Tool in 2011 and has been providing financial analysis on a number of projects. Prior to Wilson Tool, he spent a year and a half in public accounting helping small- and medium-sized companies grow their business. He has two undergraduate degrees, one in accounting and the other in finance. Kevin holds an active Certified Public Accountants license, and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, going fishing, exercising and being outside.