GARED HOLDINGS, LLC NAMES BRIAN KARNS PRESIDENT
For immediate release
Gared Holdings, LLC announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Brian Karns as its new President. Brian previously held multiple executive positions at Mesa Industries, rising from Director of Manufacturing and Engineering to President and Chief Operating Officer.
Brian graduated from Rose-Holman Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received his MBA in Applied Business from Indiana Wesleyan University. His professional development includes a key executive program from Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), and APICS Supply Chain and Operations Management.
In his role, Brian is responsible for all aspects of the business, from streamlining all operating processes by aligning all functional groups to driving execution. He also provides overall business strategy and direction to enhance the company’s relationship with its customers and suppliers continue to expand the company’s growth and profitability.
Dimitrios Koukoulomatis, Chairman of Gared Holdings, LLC said, “After a thorough search process, we are delighted that Brian Karns has agreed to join Gared Holdings as its President. Brian has significant business experience and expertise in growing and improving manufacturing businesses with an emphasis on customer relationships worldwide. He is a proven leader with hardcore engineering and manufacturing skills, business vision, and the ability to bring people together.”
“I am excited to join the Gared and Performance Sports Systems teams, working with a talented team to ensure continued success,” said Mr. Karns. “My experience within a wide range of manufacturing environments will provide the strategic leadership to continue the growth of Gared Holdings and customer experience needed for our valued team members.”
“My immediate focus will be to provide leadership and strategic direction to our Executive and Management teams by concentrating on three major initiatives:
● Customer Experience – for both internal and external customers. This includes providing a seamless customer service experience from quote to installation.
● Agile Organization - Collaboration among everyone in the company to provide reliable and quality products for our customers.
● Culture & Values - Who we are everyday working at Gared Holdings for our customers, family, and self.”