Chris Simmons – Founder
Chris Simmons has a MBA in International Business from Gardner-Webb University and under graduate degree in Business Economics from Wofford College. His background includes working in different sales & marketing roles from Account Manager, National Sales Manager, and VP Sales for several different Industrial companies. He has also started and sold several companies over his 25 year career.
In 2015, Chris saw a need within the Industrial marketplace to help sales professionals build strong relationships, improve their sales skills, and increase their knowledge of projects and opportunities. He contacted several key industrial sales professionals and created the first ING chapter in Spartanburg, SC. Over the past 2 years, he has worked diligently to create a process that will help every member be successful.
Cynthia Powell -Administrator
Cynthia is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology. She graduated with 2 years of experience from her co-op program with PPG Industries. She joined National Starch and Chemical Co. in SC as a project engineer. She worked on capital projects, process improvements, and automation and controls. In 1999 she became an entrepreneur with a home-based business.
As a home base business owner she began to do a great deal of local networking. She was a leader and trainer for one of the largest international networking organizations for over 4 years. When she left that organization, she began leading her own networking groups. Being the administrative assistant for the Industrial Network Group brings all her past experiences and expertise together. Cynthia is a vital part of our systems and growth over the last year. She is also a preferred supplier to our members with her relationship marketing knowledge at www.AppreciateToSuccess.com