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Chris Simmons - Total Industrial

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
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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
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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
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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
Halley Gainey

Halley Gainey

Business Development Representative

Halley holds a B.A. in Sports Communication from Clemson University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Strategic Communication from Arkansas State University.  

She has a background in sales and marketing, strategic communication planning, and social media management for different types of businesses.

Halley works with our inside sales team and focuses on prospecting for our clients. 

Halley executes sales strategies, with a goal of introducing her clients to new customers and partners in the industrial market. 

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864-491-7042

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