MRO is your Most Reliable Option for Repair and Sales of Industrial Equipment
Russell Looper is the co-founder of Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. Russell was a Managing Partner in a consulting firm focusing on start-up and mid-size business planning and finance. Russell has helped turnaround several businesses including Smith & Wesson. Mr. Looper also assisted in the launch of numerous successful startups including the technology company that became GM’s On-Star. He has served in advisory and executive roles for companies in various industries. Mr. Looper majored in Business Administration at Piedmont College and is married to his wife Christy with whom he has two children, Addie and Ava.
Justin Wilson is the co-founder of Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. Justin has extensive experience in Sales, Management and Operations. He has worked for Fortune 500 corporations as well as growing small businesses and achieved the highest success at both levels. Justin grew up in a military family and had the opportunity to live in 7 different states. This has lent itself to giving Justin the ability to adapt in many different situations and environments. Mr. Wilson attended 2 schools in the University of Georgia System and cut his teeth selling cars as a young man for Sonic Automotive where he was awarded to the OBS Elite Club. Justin is married to his wife Meghan and has 3 children – Jones, Fitzpatrick and Kipton.
Hayley Knowles is the Human Resources Manager at Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. Hayley began her career in Chattanooga at a startup marketing firm where she was introduced to the MRO, Inc.’s founders. Once she began designing marketing materials for their company, she quickly fell in love with the spirit of MRO Inc. Hayley has since grown with the company and filled many positions at MRO, Inc. Hayley has had the pleasure of assisting in the growth and the branding of multiple small businesses in Chattanooga. Hayley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology with an emphasis in Graphic design and multimedia presentation from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
Shawn Thacker is the Sales Manager for Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. who is on track to celebrate his 6th year of employment in 2020. Beforesales, Shawn gained experience in this industry by working for multiple manufacturing companies in Chattanooga. This is where Shawn developed his skill as a leader as well as technical skills in the industry. Shawn began his sales career at Access America Transport where he was a Logistics Coordinator. He set a company record for new customers in his first month. Anopportunity at MRO, Inc. became available and Shawn hit the ground running. Shawn is responsible for over $5,000,000 in sales and manages a sales teamof 15. Shawn is married to his wife Amanda who serves as a Home Health Liaison full time in the Chattanooga region.
Parker McCall is the Service Manager at Manufacturing Repair and Overstock, Inc. Parker began his career in different sales positions all over the city of Chattanooga, working for both larger corporations and small businesses. Looking for a change, he was introduced to MRO, Inc. by a friend. Parker immediately connected with the spirit and beliefs of MRO, Inc. and was brought on as sales associate. He quickly advanced from sales to service and continues to put his passion not only in growing the company, but growing with the company. Born and raised in the suburbs of Nashville, Parker lives the life of football, family, and fun. He is happily married to his wife Jessica, who works as an educational assistant at The Montessori School in Chattanooga.
Derrick Johnson is the Pricing Manager at Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. Derrick comes from a background including IT Administration, Sales Management, Operations and Inventory. Derrick majored in Electrical Engineering and IT Administration at The Citadel. While working as the IT Specialist at a local industrial supply company, he was offered a position to become MRO’s fifth employee. He has filled many different positions and has enjoyed an active role in the growth of the company. Derrick’s technical background lent itself well to the Industrial Electronics Field and a quick understanding of the major elements of the Repair Industry. His history and experience have allowed Derrick to excel in the creation and implementation of many of MRO, Inc.’s operational processes. Derrick is the proud father of 2 children – Tristan and Lana.
Kristie Firman is the Solutions Coordinator at Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Inc. Years ago Kristie discovered her niche in the manufacturing world and will celebrate her 5th year at MRO, Inc. She has developed specialized skills in purchasing, vendor relations and customer service. Kristie has cultivated a desire and ability to passionately manage and motivate her fellow co-workers and hold MRO, Inc.’s quality to the highest standards. Having grown up in East Tennessee, Kristie was born and bred a loyal Tennessee Volunteers fan. Kristie is happily married to her husband Adam and has two beautiful children, Caleigh and Ethan.