Brant O. Smith, ’95


Brant Smith is President and General Manager of Waltek & Co., Ltd in Cincinnati, Ohio with another office in Nashville, Tennessee. Waltek & Co. specializes in custom curtainwall applications for high rise commercial projects, structural glass, glass flooring, cable wall systems, glass/steel canopies, and all types of ornamental metal work/glass handrails. The company, started by Brant’s father, has a reputation for exceptionally prompt delivery on quality wall systems, custom ornamental metals, distinctive glass and aluminum handrails, and individually designed and engineered skylights. Waltek’s customers include hospitals, athletic stadiums, performing arts centers, corporate and retail buildings, and colleges and universities including Purdue, Xavier, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Northern Kentucky, Denison, Indiana University and Ohio State.

Brant’s areas of expertise include contract negotiation and management, construction management, value engineering, strategic planning, and accounting. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business in 1995 from Otterbein. While at Otterbein he played varsity football and earned Champion USA Honorable Mention All-American honors as a member of the football team.

Brant is married to Heather M. Smith ’97. They reside in Cincinnati with their four boys Gavyn, Brody, Carson, & Grayson.