Grant started his career as a warehouse operator at Taylor while in High School and in College where he attended The Ohio State University (breaking family tradition). At OSU he achieved his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration double specializing in Logistics Management & Operations Management. Grant received Magna Cum Laude Latin honors and also The Order of the Phoenix from Sigma Alpha Epsilon which is one of the highest levels of recognition that an undergraduate member can receive. During his time in college Grant was an intern at General Electric working at their distribution center in Hebron, Kentucky where he was responsible for outbound kitting operations for the CF-6 engine assembly.
After graduating Grant went to work for Cummins Inc (diesel engine & component manufacturer) where he spent three years at their distribution center in Walton, Kentucky. During his tenure there he was responsible for employee health & safety then onto quality control and then ended his time as the systems manager. At Cummins Grant had a well-rounded experience and gained a lead auditor training from Bureau Veritas in ISO9001/TS16949 as well as a six sigma belt and worked on WMS/OMS system implementations and BI skills with SQL for report automation. Grant learned how important it is to use data and a full understanding of system capabilities while using lean tools like A3/kaizen/gemba to make business decisions and improve processes and then more importantly to document the processes and training to sustain those improvements.
Grant came back to the family business after his learnings in the industry to be an Operations Manager for one of Taylor’s larger customers. During this time he was able to implement with our customer a large number of processes to improve cost and throughput while also maintaining SQF level II certifications and quality standards that are demanded. Partnership has been a key focus with Grant and because of this has grown from one to three warehouses in a short period of time and was promoted to General Manager. With each DC there has been a new implementation with the WMS and with the people and processes and all have been unique and challenging and fast pace but all have been very rewarding. Although he strives himself on the system skills and key data reporting he knows that our most valuable resource are the people that actually bring in the product and pick and ship it out and has set forth a management playbook that promotes and fosters a positive work environment and in turn is valuable to our customers.