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Chris Simmons
Chris Simmons
Founder & Owner

Chris Simmons holds an MBA from Gardner-Webb University and a B.A. in Business Economics from Wofford College. His background includes multiple sales and marketing roles across the industrial market, ranging from Account Manager, National Sales Manager and Vice President of Sales, for several companies. Chris has also always been an avid entrepreneur, starting and selling companies throughout his career as well.

In 2015, he saw a need within the industrial market for sales professionals to advance their relationships, sales skills & knowledge of project opportunities. He decided to create the Industrial Network Group and launched the first chapter in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He continues to consult and train clients to help them succeed in the industrial market.

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864-303-9635
Shaylyn Simmons
Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing

Shaylyn holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Management from the University of South Carolina. She has held multiple roles centered around social media, marketing, public relations and communications.

Shaylyn first stepped into the industrial market in 2017 as the Social Media Coordinator for the Industrial Network Group. In 2020, Shaylyn launched the social media and digital outreach divisions of Total Industrial. From managing social media, graphic design, digital marketing and connecting industrial suppliers and contractors to manufacturers, Shaylyn has helped many industrial suppliers execute their digital presence and sales efforts.

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864-349-3961
Starr McKinney
Social Media Coordinator

Starr McKinney earned a BA in English and Education at the University of NC in Charlotte. Her background includes teaching, purchasing, property development & management, marketing & public relations. She is president of Southern Starr Promotions, offering social media marketing, email campaigns, and customized services to local businesses. This includes networking events through Love Local Upstate, a non-profit she initiated to promote locally owned businesses. Regarded as an evangelist for entrepreneurs, Starr’s motto is “Let someone social, handle your social media!”

Starr served as Secretary of the SC Tooling and Machining Association for many years and is now using her training and skills to assist Total Industrial as a Social Media Coordinator.

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864-630-6946
Katie Grayum
Katie Grayum
Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Katie holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing her Master of Mass Communication with a focus in Strategic Communication Management at UofSC.

Katie has a background in communications agency work, creating branding materials and implementing integrated marketing campaigns for clients.  Katie plans, develops, and implements marketing materials, sales outreach & business to business communications for our clients.

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704-989-7839
Parker Simmons
Sales & Marketing Intern

Parker is currently a rising senior at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business. He has held multiple roles in throughout his professional career in marketing and data analytics.

He has experience in graphic design, marketing, finance, photograph, and data analytics. He joined the Total Industrial team in August 2021 and helps to implement and plan a vast variety of marketing and sales outreach strategies for our clients.

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864-376-2991
Scott Freeman
Scott Freeman
IT Support

Scott Freeman is in the process of earning a BA in Computer Science at Columbia Southern University. His background includes owning multiple businesses, IT Analyst Support, Customer Service, and Management. Scott is a Combat Veteran of the US Army. He served and participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. 

When Scott is not supporting end users, he and his wife are serving the community. They are active members of the Tennessee Ghostbusters. When they do volunteer work with the group, they are visiting children in the local hospital or a local convention, putting smiles on the attendees! 

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864-706-0455

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