Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, then raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Gary is a graduate of Clemson University. There he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and a minor in Industrial Engineering.
Upon graduation, Gary married his college sweetheart, Diane, and joined ICI Paints in Charleston, SC. There he worked his way through the channels to Vice President of Devoe Coatings before departing to join The Brock Group. At Brock, Gary was Vice President of Business Development overseeing and
supporting contractor sales and operations in the Oil & Gas, Terminals & Pipelines, Pulp & Paper, Power Generation, Water & Waste, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Processing, and Heavy Industrial Manufacturing industry sectors.
His experiences gave him the opportunity to work on major projects with NASA, US Military, across all fuel sources within the power generation, DOT bridges, chemical complexes, theme parks, paper mills and special need projects. Gary’s work and his desire to see the country have allowed him to travel to 49 out of the 50 United States.
Gary joined Specialty Spray Systems in December 2020 as Manager of Industrial Services to compliment their fireproofing services and develop the industrial specialty services sector. Gary lives in Woodstock, Georgia. Once a high school football official, Gary enjoys golf, football games,
and outdoor activities. He and Diane are avid Clemson tailgaters, and they especially enjoy family time with their son, daughter, and their families.