Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Production
O.C. Tanner Company
“There’s nothing I love more than being on the factory floor, building connections and relationships with the people who make our manufacturing possible. Putting people first is core to how we do things at O.C. Tanner.”
As our Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Production, Gary specializes in creating cultures of continuous improvement through manufacturing and leadership excellence. He leads our manufacturing, buying, engineering, refining, and logistics teams. Gary has been at O.C. Tanner for over 35 years and has helped transform the company’s manufacturing operations from “batch” to lean while pioneering team-based procedures that allow each unit to take full ownership of their results. His greatest joy on the job comes from interacting with and inspiring people—empowering them to do their best work.
Gary enjoys traveling across the globe to assist organizations in generating newfound outcomes for their people and their machines. A member of the Shingo Academy and the AME Hall of Fame, he also currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shingo Institute and is a Shingo Examiner. He holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and enjoys basketball, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.