Lewis named Plant Manager at Zep

Zep Inc., one of the nation’s leading specialty chemical goods companies, has named Lenny Lewis as a Plant Manager.

Lewis served in a similar role at Henkel, where he developed and executed strategies to cultivate a culture of improvement while directing the operations of a manufacturing facility. Lewis oversaw all production activities of its bottling and packing department as an operations manager. and he drove cost-saving initiatives and managed capital budgets in previous roles.

Congratulations to Lenny and Zep Inc. from all of us at Grant Partners!

Dan Rudolf

BlueLinx, a premier wholesale distributor of building and industrial products, has named Dan Rudolf as its General Manager.

Rudolf has experience as a general manager of Builders FirstSource/ProBuild, a Fortune-500 building supplier and manufacturer, where he led operations serving markets in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. In the role, he oversaw all administrative, financial, operational and sales elements of the facility.

Rudolf also has served as manufacturing operations director at Walters Building and regional operations manager at First Supply, building a list of skills including employee training, inventory management billing and more.

Congratulations to Dan and BlueLinx from all of us at Grant Partners!

Lindsay Fowler

Thought Logic, one of the nation’s leading business consultancies, has named Lindsay Fowler as its Business Development Manager.

Lindsay led business development efforts at Tropic, as well as various leadership roles at SalesLoft where she helped small businesses elevate revenues through implementation of sales engagement technology. She also has experience in the automated insurance verification space, where she worked as a sales development representative.

Lindsay also significantly enhanced recruiting efforts at Advanced Care Pediatrics, onboarding more than 100 RNs, LPNs and CNAs.

Congratulations to Lindsay and Thought Logic from all of us at Grant Partners!

Walden named Head of People at TaxSlayer

TaxSlayer, one of the nation’s largest tax solutions providers, has named Paige Walden as its new Head of People.

Walden joins TaxSlayer after leading human resources and corporate culture efforts at several companies, including time as the global HR director, MMS at Morgan Chemicals where she led all human resources efforts for her division. Prior to that role, she served as the company’s Group Head of Reward overseeing all elements of its compensation efforts.

She also led human resources work at Fibrant and DSM Chemicals North America.

Congratulations to Paige and TaxSlayer from all of us at Grant Partners!

Brad Kramer

Revel Systems, one of the premier point-of-sale and business solutions companies, has named Brad Kramer as its Vice President of Engineering & Cloud Operations.

Prior to this role, Brad led a host of diverse organizations, overseeing the implementation of a virtual private cloud in one role, and he has years of experience in platform automation, ideation, products definition and production support.

He also spent significant time with Amazon, serving as the global head of DevOps engineering for one of the largest Amazon Web Services services, before being named head of engineering with Alexa Video, where he led more than 80 individuals in building massive-scale service oriented platforms.

Congratulations to Brad and Revel Systems from all of us at Grant Partners!

Chris Morel

B&D Industrial, one of the nation’s premier manufacturing distributors, has named Chris Morle as its Director of Field Services.

Chris worked his way from an EPG technician to a commercial service estimator before being named commercial service manager for Yancy Brothers, a construction equipment rental company based in Georgia.

In prior roles, he arranged service and maintenance for equipment and provided technical assistance to customers in the heavy construction space. He gained experience in the power systems space at Fining U.K. and Ireland as a control technician and warranty technician before being named a team leader for engine monitoring.

Congratulations to Chris and B&D Industrial from all of us at Grant Partners!

Korlesky named Chief Human Resources Officer at Dwyer Instruments

Dwyer Instruments, one of the nation’s premier manufacturing distributors, has named Jamie Korlesky as its Chief Human Resources Officer.

With more than 10 years of experience in global manufacturing and healthcare industries, Jamie specializes in performance management, leadership training and development and executive-level coaching and consulting.

Before this role, she led human resources departments at OMEGA Engineering, Cardone Industries and Baush Health Companies.

Congratulations to Jamie and Dwyer Instruments from all of us at Grant Partners!

Eva Keough

Thought Logic, one of the nation’s leading business consultancies, has named Eva Keough as its Client Manager.

Eva has developed and implemented business development plans in the consulting and staffing industry, holding titles of client lead and senior director of strategic solutions in previous roles at North Highland, Cella and Aquent.

She also has served in leadership roles in all aspects of e-commerce and online marketing with Dillard’s, boosting sales and elevating the company’s brand image. She also has experience in merchandise advertising and product development.

Congratulations to Eva and Thought Logic from all of us at Grant Partners!

Creech named Senior Vice President, Operations at B&D Industrial

B&D Industrial, one of the nation’s premier manufacturing distributors, has named Mike Creech as its Senior Vice President Operations – MRO.

Prior to joining B&D Industrial, Mike served as director of operations for Syntegon, as well as head of U.S. operations for Habasit. In the past, he gained experience in management, leading technical services and yarn manufacturing in the fabrication space, along with operations and plant management.

Congratulations to Mike and B&D Industrial from all of us at Grant Partners!

Spencer Baker

Thought Logic Consulting, a business consultancy focused on delivering rapid solutions to complex challenges, has named Spencer Baker as a Client Partner.

Spencer joins the Thought Logic team after working as a principal consultant with SEI, as well as various roles at Lockheed Martin where he helped craft a financial model for strategic supply chain integration planning for the F-35.

Prior to his career in the business world, Spencer served our country as an aviation officer in the U.S. Army.

Congratulations to Spencer and Thought Logic from all of us at Grant Partners!