If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? - John Wooden
VP of Operations
L. Knife and Son Companies had just two divisions when Brian joined us in 1981, a freshly minted UMASS grad. Working his way up from staff accountant, he was promoted and brought value to various managerial roles. Central to his contributions was the integration of operations at our 19 companies—no mean feat! Brian was awarded his MBA from Northeastern University in 1994, the same year we made him VP of Operations. Today, he’s also a valued Senior Manager of the company.
If there was ever an Ops Team that could weather any storm, it’s this one. When Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Northeast, our Brooklyn warehouse took a direct hit. From a mostly destroyed building, two acres of destroyed product and 100% loss of equipment, the Ops Team worked quickly to have deliveries up and running again in under a week. As you might guess, the Ops Team does not live the standard 9 to 5 life. Instead, they work hard in a team environment to bring their knowledge and expertise to all of the companies, ensuring that everything continues to run smoothly.