(Tulsa, Oklahoma) – McElroy, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of thermoplastic fusion equipment, is pleased to announce the arrival of Michael Grant as the company’s new Vice President of Operations.
“We’re thrilled to have Michael come to McElroy,” said McElroy President and CEO Chip McElroy. “For more than 30 years, he has shown tremendous ability to coach and develop strong leadership teams and foster a culture of operational excellence. As we celebrate McElroy’s 70th anniversary, we know that Michael’s presence will help continue to help the company not only grow, but also thrive.”
After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in mechanical design technology, Michael received an MBA from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. He began his career with Texas Instruments, developing CNC programs for Department of Defense machined components. From there, he branched into design, prototype, and manufacturing engineering roles, where he took on various leadership positions, including in aircraft manufacturing, consumer home goods, and construction equipment.
Michael spent the last eight years with the Toro Company, formerly known as Ditch Witch/The Charles Machine Works, Inc. in Perry. He began his time with Ditch Witch as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain before going on to become Toro’s Managing Director of Construction Operations.
“I am honored and excited to become a part of McElroy Manufacturing, a company known for safety excellence, product innovation, quality commitment, exceptional customer service, and deep manufacturing capabilities,” Michael said. “I look forward to coming alongside the talented and dedicated team at McElroy to help write the next exciting chapter in the company’s storied history.”
Founded in 1954, McElroy Manufacturing has grown from a two-person start-up in an Oklahoma garage, to the industry leader in the science of joining thermoplastic pipe as well as the design and manufacture of machinery to produce finned tubes. The name McElroy is recognized worldwide as the most reliable, efficient, rugged and technically advanced equipment in the world. The company credits its marketplace leadership to an unyielding focus toward excellence. For additional information, please visit the McElroy website at www.mcelroy.com.