Weathermatic, the technology-powered irrigation manufacturer based in Garland, Texas, has announced the addition of Todd Grant as its new vice president of operations.
Grant returns to Weathermatic after ten years of quality, engineering, purchasing and production operations management in North Carolina. Grant previously worked with Weathermatic as director of quality and director of operations. He arrives as the company’s recent growth with acquisitions as well as national and international partnerships is increasing the production of smart irrigation controllers as well as the output for its lines of innovative irrigation products. Todd will oversee all manufacturing and supply chain operations both domestically and abroad.
“Todd has the leadership experience and a proven track record in implementing scalable manufacturing processes with new technologies. This is exactly what we need as we take our manufacturing to the next level,” says Darryl Halbert, CFO and COO. “Our SmartLink network of cloud-based irrigation controllers is leading the industry. Every month more and more of the top Landscape Maintenance Contractors are partnering with us to achieve systematic, portfolio-wide upgrades.”
“Weathermatic has leveraged partnerships to grow and to lead the industry to truly value water in irrigation design, installation, and maintenance,” says Todd Grant, new vice president of operations. “I am excited to join the team during this important growth period and I look forward to scaling the company’s production output, expanding the team, and maintaining our high standards of quality and excellence.”
Grant’s approach to manufacturing leadership employs tools of LeanSixSigma, Kaizen/5S, statistical and financial training, as well as team development. He is a metrics-driven manufacturing professional possessing the technical background as well as the leadership and communication skills to deliver growth. At Weathermatic, Todd will lead the product and process quality improvement efforts, work with the supply chain to add value, and focus the entire production, purchasing, engineering and maintenance team toward continuous improvement.