PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – On May 1, Woodcraft Supply, LLC, named Jody Garrett president. Since 2006, Garrett has served Woodcraft as vice president of marketing and merchandising and publisher of Woodcraft Magazine.
As Woodcraft president, Garrett will provide oversight and future direction for a company that is the industry leader in supplying an extensive line of top quality products (more than 20,000), educational opportunities and one-on-one guidance to woodworkers of all skill levels. He will oversee a distribution system that includes retail franchise stores in over 70 major metropolitan areas across the U.S., two million catalogs that are distributed annually in all 50 states and 117 countries, and the company’s website, www.woodcraft.com.
Garrett brings more than a decade of product development and operations management experience to his new position. From 1998 to 2006 he held executive-level positions of increasing responsibility for Simonton Windows, finishing as vice president of manufacturing prior to joining Woodcraft. In this role he was responsible for managing six Simonton manufacturing sites across the country and oversaw purchasing, human resources, logistics, customer service, process engineering, facility engineering and lean manufacturing for all facilities.
Before working at Simonton, Garrett worked at Woodcraft, holding positions of increasing responsibility from 1992-1998, culminating in the role of director of new product development and warehouse operations. His duties included developing new product strategies for the catalog and retail operations, oversight of collateral development, and logistics, distribution and inventory management.
“This is an exciting, new opportunity for me, and I look forward to leading the Woodcraft team. Woodcraft employees are committed to delighting woodworking customers by supplying them with a wide array of woodworking tools, developing and launching new innovative products and providing educational classes for woodworkers of all skill levels. As a woodworker myself, it is deeply satisfying to be part of a team that is expanding the craft of woodworking.”
Garrett was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee, and graduated from the Clarksville Academy in 1976. His parents, Betty Jo and Joe Garrett, still reside in Clarksville. Garrett received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Hofstra University in 1994. He and his wife, Cathy, have two children, Becky and Danny. An avid woodworker, Garrett is an Eagle Scout who is still actively involved with Boy Scouts of America, Troop 4, in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
For more information about Woodcraft, please contact the store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482. To learn about Woodcraft franchise opportunities, call (800) 344-3348, visit www.woodcraftfranchise.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Woodcraft Supply LLC
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