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Grady Phillips
Grady Phillips

 

Welcome, Grady Phillips!

We are excited to announce the addition of Grady Phillips to our growing team! Grady joined Storage Solutions earlier this year as a Project Manager. Prior to his current role, he worked in education and classroom management. Grady spent the past six years as a special needs educator and football coach at North Central High School. It has always been a goal of his to be a positive teacher, coach and influence to the people in his life.

Grady was born and raised in Indiana. He grew up just outside of Indianapolis where he met his wife through their high school’s Varsity Show Choir. They married in 2015 and now have one daughter and another on the way!

Grady is a dedicated Colts, Pacers and Cincinnati Reds fan, and loves a good sporting event. Along with that, he enjoys traveling with his family, and being outdoors. He and his wife also enjoy cooking and love trying new restaurants around Indianapolis.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“The most exciting thing about Storage Solutions so far, is learning about an entire new industry that was once foreign to me. Every time I walk into a warehouse store (i.e. Costco, Sam’s Club), I now understand the detail and months of planning and installation that goes into that building. Every square foot is strategically thought through, organized and built. I’m looking forward to continued growth within this industry and this position, and I’m excited for what the future holds.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Andrew Beering
Andrew Beering

Welcome, Andrew Beering!

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Beering to the Storage Solutions team! Andrew joined us this past February as a Solutions Development Intern. He is currently a student at Purdue University where he studies Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management. Andrew is very active throughout his University as he is involved in nanomanufacturing and machine learning research, the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and the Honors College.

Andrew grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he was involved in numerous extracurriculars. Some of his hobbies include running, tennis, basketball and euchre. This past summer he biked from Los Angeles to Washington DC for a non-profit called Ability Experience. This trek across the country helped to raise money and awareness for children and adults with disabilities.

What do you want to gain from working at Storage Solutions?

“I would like to gain a strong knowledge of the material handling industry and be able to put some of the engineering principles I’ve learned in school into real-world practice. I’ve enjoyed learning the Smart Slotting process and look forward to continued growth. I have and hope to continue increasing my knowledge on supply chain, industrial design, and facility optimization. Storage Solutions has invested in me and given me an incredible experience so far, and I hope to have a lasting positive impact on the company in return.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Greg Michel
Greg Michel

Welcome, Greg Michel!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Greg Michel to the Storage Solutions team! Greg joined us as a National Accounts Manager in our Westfield office. He is an alumni of Indiana University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Kelly School of Business in Finance and Accounting. With seven years of sales and management experience under his belt, we are thrilled with the knowledge he brings to our team. In his previous role, he managed the Coca-Cola Indiana Sales team. This consisted of about 15 people and 8,000 customers.

Greg is an avid golf player, and in his free time enjoys playing with his family and friends. He also loves to travel and explore new places with his wife. Visiting Ireland was a highlight for him. He says that the Cliffs of Moher is one of the most beautiful views he’s ever seen.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“Storage Solutions is a fantastic company that puts focus on its people and their personal growth. By investing back into their people, they have harbored an environment that breeds uncapped opportunity and potential, both for the individual, and for the company as a whole. I look forward to being part of the future and growth of Storage Solutions and am excited for the years to come!”

Want to become part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Employee of the Year: Kenny
Employee of the Year: Kenny

Congratulations!

On behalf of Storage Solutions, we are excited to announce Kenny Casey as the 2018 Employee of the Year!

Kenny is the Warehouse Manager here at Storage Solutions. Within this position, he is responsible for overseeing the operation of our warehouse. This includes everything from being responsible for determining product handling and storage requirements, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures, to inventory management. Kenny has been with the company for 15 years and was recognized for his creative problem-solving abilities. In his free time, you will find him either singing karaoke or cruising around town on his Harley.

All of us at Storage Solutions would like to thank Kenny for his hard work and dedication over the years. We look forward to many more successful years with him as a part of our team!

Thoughts from the office:

“Kenny lights up a room, is honestly funny, and would give the shirt off his back to help you when in need.  He works very hard and owns his work.  He is always willing to work with you to troubleshoot issues that involve his team & offer advice.  It’s apparent that he loves this company, and appreciates my sales role, even when I sometimes make his day more difficult.  In the end, he is always willing to help, and knows that the team effort is what drives our success.”

“Kenny is a leader and team player; he is always willing to do whatever it takes to assist with a product, shipping, and guidance. Not only is Kenny a valued employee he is a genuine person who cares about everyone. I’m honored to be his co-worker, teammate, and friend.”

David Osogwin
David Osogwin

Welcome, David Osogwin!

We are excited to add David Osogwin to our ever-growing team! David will be joining us as a Project Manager, a role that he is no stranger to. Before his project management days, David worked as an electro-cardiology technician at St. Vincent Hospital during his time at IUPUI, where he studied Economics. Most recently, he was a managing partner in the foodservice industry, showing his ability to handle many moving parts in multiple different industries.

David loves spending time with his family, which consists of his wife and two daughters, who are huge fans of outdoor activities like hiking and camping. David will also go golfing as much as he can, even though he says that he’s not the greatest at it.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“I am extremely excited to work with such a well-established company and alongside such a great team of professionals. I am very excited to start a new chapter of my career in an industry that is new to me as well as an industry that is currently growing and innovating. Also, I am very optimistic to work  with this company that is preparing for and proactively trying to solve the challenges and changes of material handlers’ needs with automation, robotics, and new solutions to storage and inventory management.”

Want to become part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Jordan Fears Headshot
Jordan Fears Headshot

Welcome, Jordan Fears!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employee, Jordan Fears. With over 2 years of experience, Jordan will be a great addition to the Storage Solutions team in his role as a Sales Support Associate. Jordan will be working from our Kansas City office. Before, Jordan worked for RC-N-I Inc., where he was the Director of Operations. In that role he was responsible for managing projects, crews, payroll, and estimating jobs. Jordan is a graduate from the University of Missouri Kansas City where he earned his MBA.

Outside the office, Jordan is a big fan of the outdoors – he enjoys fishing and deer hunting. He also spends his time playing sports, especially soccer and baseball. Fun fact, he was the batboy for the Kansas City Royals all throughout high school and college. And in case you were wondering, yes, that includes the season they won their last World Series.

What are you most excited to do at Storage Solutions?

“I’m very excited to be in the market of material handling systems. I feel like with the growth in e-commerce and the development of automated technologies the demand for warehouses is just starting to take off. I like talking with warehouse and business owners about their operation and developing a plan that fits the needs of their facility. I’m looking forward to all the different people I will meet and the different projects I will be a part of.”

Zach Savka
Zach Savka

Welcome, Zach!

Zach Savka has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. Before coming to Storage Solutions, Zach worked at Sensory Technologies, a commercial audio/visual integrator. He worked there for 4.5 years, at which he gained valuable experience in multiple departments including inside sales, being an onsite technician,  assisting the purchasing department, accounts receivable, and helping train new employees.

In his new role at Storage Solutions as an Inside Sales Manager, Zach will be responsible for working closely with our customers to create solutions and ensure a smooth sales process.

Zach enjoys spending his time competing against his friends and family in any type of game, sport, or activity. However, he mainly plays baseball, golf, and basketball. If he’s not competing on a field or court, you’ll find him working on a project on his house. Naturally, being the sports fanatic he is, he’s also been an assistant varsity tennis coach at North Central High School. He has a passion for working with kids and coaching and believes that it keeps him young!

What are you most excited to do at Storage Solutions?

“At Storage Solutions, I am excited to be a part of a team/family. Being as competitive as I am, I want to sell as much as I can and show value to the company in many different ways. I would like to build a career here and help company growth for years to come.”

Michael Browning
Michael Browning

Welcome, Michael Browning!

Michael joins the team as a new Inside Sales Manager. He brings 20 years of experience in sales and management. He started his sales career as a Store Manager for Ovation Audio Video in Lafayette, IN while attending Purdue University. Michael continued with a sales career because it allowed him to do the things he likes most, which is building relationships and solving problems. He’s worked in many different industries since then including, audio/video, dental technology, insurance, advertising, SAAS/software, and now material handling.

Michael grew up in Arcadia, IN and attended Hamilton Heights High School. He played the baritone and trombone from 5th thru 12th grade. Fun fact, he won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for the trombone while in high school.

In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also participates in coaching youth soccer and basketball; as well as listening to music.

What do you want to gain from working at Storage Solutions?

To learn about an industry and business that’s completely new to me, and help in any way I can to take advantage of what I perceive to be a quickly evolving market.

Storage Solutions is excited to have Michael join our team! Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new candidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

Welcome, LouAnn Pier!

Storage Solutions is pleased to announce and welcome its newest member LouAnn Pier, who will join the team as an Accounting/Front Desk Coordinator. Within this role, LouAnn will support the accounting team by assisting with invoicing, filing, and accounts payable and receivable.  She comes to Storage Solutions with a background in sales and much experience in customer service and human resources.

LouAnn enjoys spending time with her family – challenging them in old school video games. She’s also an avid reader and enjoys paper crafting.  Being married for almost a quarter century and traveling to Spain to watch her daughter play soccer are two life highlights for her.

Fun fact: She has lived in Westfield for 18 years and lived within an hour and a half radius of Westfield her entire life.

Interested in joining our Storage Solutions team? Or maybe you know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new candidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

Brandan Alford
Brandan Alford

Extending a warm welcome to Brandan Alford!

Brandan recently joined the Storage Solutions team as a Project Manager. In this position, he works closely with our Sales Representatives from the initial quote phase of a project to the completion. Essentially he develops, prepares, and manages turnkey solutions to our customers – taking the stress off their shoulders. Before coming to Storage Solutions, Brandan worked at Covance Laboratories as a Global Study Manager and with the Secretary of State’s Office as an Election Outreach Manager. Prior to starting his career, Brandan received his Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College before going to Ball State University for his Master’s degree.

Brandan enjoys taking full advantage of the social scene in Indy – trying new restaurants and breweries throughout the city and going to sporting events, especially Indians games in the summer. He is a huge sports fan – Purdue, Cubs, Pacers, Colts, and Manchester United, to name a few. The Cubs winning the World Series in 2016 was actually a life highlight for him.  Not only is he a sports fan, but he can be found playing basketball and will get in as many rounds of golf as possible during the summer. He’s also a bit of a news/politics junkie.

Fun fact: Brandan has never left the country and actually still doesn’t even have his passport. London and Ireland are two places on his bucket list.

What do you like best about Storage Solutions?

“The opportunity to work alongside people I like and respect at a company that truly values their employees; but also to do so in a competitive environment that challenges us all to succeed.” – Brandan Alford