Expertise: Company Vision, Mentoring
Alan joined the Quality Mill team in 1973. His initial service began at the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Gilbert Tools and Abrasives, in Fostoria, Ohio. Key account responsibility, inventory management, and supplier development were Alan's areas of focus during those early years.
"Communication is key! As Stephen Covey shared, 'seek first to understand, then to be understood!'"
In 1985, Alan became President of the company and became active in the Industrial Supply Association. Committee and board work led to Alan's election as ISA President in 2008. Serving currently as Quality Mill's Chairman, Alan enjoys mentoring, generating big ideas and acting as a sounding board to the QMS management team.