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Meet Our GreenWood Management Team:

Laura Lipscomb, CEO

As a second generation member of the Wood family who started the GreenWood business, Laura brings an extensive operations background to the company while serving on the management leadership team and the board of directors.  With over 20 years of experience in administration management, Laura leads by example with a hands-on style of customer-centered and employee-dedicated management as established by the company’s founding members.  She continues to uphold the four enduring company goals that are equally important today as they were when first created:

  1. - Work Safely! – safety is a priority at GreenWood that will never
    be compromised
  2. - Satisfy the customer! – ensuring complete customer satisfaction is
    a daily focus
  3. - Make money! – increasing efficiencies that add to your bottom line
    is our objective
  4. - Have fun - enjoy your work! – people that perform well increase job satisfaction for us all

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from USC-Spartanburg (now USC-Upstate).

Brad Wood, President

Brad has been with GreenWood for more than 20 years, joining the company upon graduation from the University of Georgia. His initial employment for eight years was spent learning field operations and customer relations at project sites where he quickly assumed the role of site manager for a major pharmaceutical client project. As part of the company succession plan, Brad moved into the Greenville headquarters to assume general management responsibilities for multiple projects and operations related to the business that covers the 700+ employee operation involving continuous maintenance services and capital construction projects in seven states (SC, NC, GA, AL, MS, VA, & WV).

Chris Hemmings, Chief Financial Officer

Chris has more than 25 years of financial expertise having served in the fields of auditing, accounting and project finance both domestically and internationally.  His background includes employment with Fluor, Engelhard, Biltmore Farms and Glade Holdings.  Within these organizations, Chris held the positions of finance manager, controller and CFO.  For GreenWood, Chris is responsible for enhancing, maintaining and managing all corporate financial systems including oversight of the administrative accounting team at GreenWood.  Originally from Alabama, Chris is a Clemson University graduate and remains an avid Clemson fan.

Eric Burnette, Director of Sales and Marketing

Eric brings a sales career to GreenWood spanning nearly 20 years.  His experience includes sales of outsourced maintenance and asset management for industrial facilities as well as ERP software solutions designed for manufacturers.  Additionally, Eric is Six Sigma trained and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP). He holds a business degree from Georgia College and State University. At GreenWood, Eric leads sales and business development activities centered on new business while cultivating existing client relationships.  He is responsible for identifying project opportunities and implementing GreenWood’s overall strategic sales, business development and marketing initiatives.

Chip Scammon, Operations Director

Chip brings over 26 years of experience to GreenWood with a professional background that includes operational and facility management roles while at Fluor Corporation and Augusta National Golf Club.  As a manager of projects, Chip worked on multiple projects throughout the eastern U.S. including Robert Bosch, Foamex, Dade County (Miami) Florida, IBM, Fieldcrest Cannon, and Birmingham Southern College.  A University of South Carolina Executive Business Program graduate, Chip has also completed a number of career development programs centered on project management, strategic business consulting, and organizational development.  Additionally, Chip is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and holds multi-state general contractor licenses.  At GreenWood, Chip is responsible for developing operational standards and managing customer service levels for existing projects and new opportunities within the Southeastern region and throughout the United States. 

Dana Spadafora, Director of Human Resources

Dana is responsible for overall management of the human resources function within the organization with both strategic and operational oversight.  This includes policy and procedure development; employment and labor relations; compensation; management and leadership development; employee training and development, as well as other key human resources initiatives.  Dana brings 20 years of extensive human resources expertise gained from industrial, manufacturing and service industries including multi-site employee bases.  She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSRHM) and has been a campaign leader for the March of Dimes and United Way.

Mike Simmons, Safety Director

Mike leads all safety initiatives in support of project sites for the continuous development and implementation of workplace safety policies and procedures at all project levels for GreenWood.  Within his responsibilities, Mike maintains awareness of safety-related issues with an emphasis on regulatory agency compliance, standards, and established guidelines that promote overall health and safety.  He has completed training on several OSHA standards related to health and safety awareness, job-site hazards, and OSHA compliance requirements related to the construction and general industries.  Mike is also CPR and First-Aid certified, and has been involved with project safety for more than six years.  Before relocating to GreenWood's home office, Mike held site safety responsibilities at the Merck project in Elkton, Virginia.

Kevin Crittendon, Director of Continuous Improvement

Kevin is responsible for maintenance and business process improvements, customer relationship support, standardization of metrics and reporting, development of operational tools, and support for business development efforts at GreenWood. His industrial background covers more than 20 years with deep experience in maintenance, contract services, operations, and project management. Specifically, this includes responsibilities in previous roles involving Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Lean/Six Sigma, Cellular Manufacturing and Kaizen (continuous improvement). In a previous role with GreenWood, Kevin served as a site manager for more than seven years. Kevin holds a BSBA degree in business earned from the University of Phoenix, is currently working on a M.A. in Business (Executive Leadership) from Liberty University and is a United States Air Force veteran.

 

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