• Volume 19, Issue 3 | 3rd Quarter

    Employee Spotlight

    Meet John McMahan

    VP of Distribution Operations

    Bringing 20 years of work experience from the likes of Lowes, Northern Tool, and other companies owned by private equity firms, John welcomed the opportunity to apply his skill set at Brooks in August of last year. According to him, he wanted “to help continue to grow and improve the organization,” (Brooks).

    Tasked with managing and improving all of the Brooks Distribution Centers, John has found the Brooks culture offers him the opportunity to make effective changes, minus the typical corporate bureaucracy so common elsewhere. He recognizes that there are many facets to successfully operating an efficient and effective distribution network, which not only satisfies our company’s needs but those of our customers by shipping their orders as fast and damage-free as humanly possible.

    And John’s not someone to rest on his laurels. He’s always looking for ways to improve on his improvements. It’s important to him to help Brooks continue to grow as a leader in the industry and as a reliable shipping and pickup point for our customers—getting them their orders when and where they need them.

    According to John, one of his favorite things about Brooks has been the “opportunity to work with a company who values their employees and who is committed to creating excellence.” A great example of this would be the huge task of moving the Brooks warehouse in Charlotte to its new location in Concord, NC. It’s one of his proudest moments. “Our team did a great job setting up and moving to our new location,” he says with a smile. A man of few words, John’s modest statement doesn’t come close to describing the herculean task he and his team has, and continues, to pull off.

    When John’s not keeping Brooks warehouses running like well-oiled machines, he’s spending time with his three boys, reading a book, or working out to stay fit. I guess Brooks isn’t the only well-oiled machine John looks after.

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