Woodard Cleaning & Restoration - Executive Promotions September 2015

 As you know, we are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients and to making Woodard a great place to work. Therefore, we are excited to announce the organizational changes for two Executive Team Members that will allow us to continue upholding both of these standards and building upon our strong reputation that began in 1946.

Bryan Carter, Chief Operating Officer

Effective immediately, Bryan Carter has been promoted from Vice President of Claims Management to Chief Operating Officer. Bryan has been a valued Woodard team member since March 2013, and the breadth of knowledge he possesses about Woodard's service lines along with his strong leadership and analytical abilities make him the perfect fit for this new role. As Chief Operating Officer, Bryan will be responsible for making sure our customers get taken care of across all of our service lines.

"Carter has a strong ability to poke, prod, and ask wonderful questions about operational systems to see how they work. Then, he has a more unique ability to imagine brand new systems, integrating the strong components of the old system with newly imagined components and determine the best steps to implement the new system." - Justin Woodard, President

"Being promoted to the position of COO of Woodard is very exciting and humbling.  It’s a lot of responsibility, but I’m up for the challenge.  The Woodard brand has stood for quality for the past 70 years and I view it as my duty to uphold this tradition of quality and ensure that we serve our customers in the very best way.  This means that I have to be focused not only on our customers, but also in making sure Woodard is a great place to work.  I feel a personal responsibility for our employees and their family’s well-being.  I look forward to doing my part in preserving the tradition." - Bryan Carter, Chief Operating Officer

Grant Thompson, VP of HR and Risk Management

We are also thrilled to announce the transition of Grant Thompson from Vice President of Operations to Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management. Grant joined the Woodard team in 2009 as the Director of Human Resources and Performance Management and has a 20+ year background in HR. In this new role, he will focus on making our Human Resources team as strong as possible and on successfully recruiting new employees to take Woodard to the next level. Grant will also be responsible for the general operations of the HR department, safety, benefits, and loss prevention. On Grant's transition, Justin said, "I'm confident in the decision to move Grant back into the Human Resources function because his extensive knowledge in the field is unmatched. I believe he has exactly what we need to keep Woodard heading in the right direction."

"I am exceptionally excited about being able to provide leadership to the Human Resources and Risk Management team.  As Woodard continues to grow and move toward the future I can think of no bigger initiative than ensuring Woodard has the most capable people who help our customers get back to their lives.  To help ensure Woodard is the employer of choice, we will continue to provide an excellent employee experience for everyone on the Woodard Team.  Through taking care of our team we will ensure we provide the best service for our customers.

For nearly 70 years Woodard has provided Legendary Service to our customers.  And one of the ways we define Legendary Service is to provide services to our customers in the most safe manner possible.  Woodard is very proud of our safety record but we are never a company to rest of our laurels.   We will always improve on all areas of Risk Management to make sure Woodard continues to be an industry leader in providing safe work sites for our employees and customers." - Grant Thompson, VP of HR and Risk Management


Please join us in congratulating Bryan and Grant on their new roles and thanking them for their dedication to making Woodard even better!


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