President & CEO
King Nut Cos.
Education: Michigan State University, bachelor’s degree
First Job: Sales in the automotive and off-road components industry
Toughest Challenge: Navigating my company through the events of 9/11 and most recently COVID-19
Greatest Inspiration: Making my parents proud of me
How I Motivate Others: Leading by example while being empathetic
Best Advice: Never make the decisions for your customers; give them the facts and let them decide.
What Keeps You Up at Night: Making sure all of my employees have jobs
Most Important Skill: Listening and then thinking like your customer would think
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: Hang out more with your mother.
Fun Fact: I was a professional rock musician.
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: A younger Richard Grieco