On January 1, 2021 the senior leadership team of Crafco, Inc. announced the retirement of one of its’ most senior leaders— Vice President and Director of International Sales Group, Charley Grady.
“Before coming aboard as a one-man show establishing an international sales division from the ground up, Charley distributed Crafco products overseas and helped build the brand as Vice President of Sales for TWT International, a role he held for nearly a decade. It has been a great honor knowing Charley personally and professionally. His knowledge and understanding of pavement preservation technologies and processes will undoubtedly be missed,” stated Don Brooks, President of Crafco.
Grady began his decorated and influential tenure with Crafco in 1991 as Director of Crafco’s International Group and transitioned into the role of Vice President and Director of Crafco’s International Group thirteen years later. Prior to joining Crafco, Charley was responsible for the development of international activity for Crafco as Vice President of Sales for TWT International. A problem solver who believed in making his contribution greater than his reward, Grady made his mark early on by growing what was initially a solo operation into an international division that now employees over 20 personnel within manufacturing assembly operations and offices throughout China, Europe and the world over. With presentations in over 100 countries throughout his career, Grady is credited with launching modern-day pavement preservation practices around the world, paving the way for the pavement preservation industry to enter China in the early 90’s, and introducing TechCrete to U.S. markets.
“The honor that I have felt being part of the Crafco/Ergon family for the past 36 years cannot be overstated. I know that I will not adequately remember or give appropriate thanks to all whom I’ve had the great pleasure of interacting with along this journey, but I would be remiss in not specifically thanking Don Brooks, Mark Manning and Jim Chehovits. It has been an adventure, one that I will always cherish and never forget,” stated Charley. “With that said, I am excited to pass the baton to Tim Morris who will set even higher standards in his new role as Director of International Group,” he added.
Tim Morris has been a Regional Sales Manager for Crafco International Group, overseeing Sales and Relationship Management for Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada as well as a liaison for the US Military outside of CONUS since 1983. Morris will be assuming Charley’s previous responsibilities as Director of International Group effective March 1, 2021.