April, 2018 - Collierville, TN:
Over the 44 year history of MCR Safety, Larry Garner has been an integral part of our leadership team. As Larry nears
his 40th anniversary with our company, he will be transitioning into semi-retirement. MCR Safety’s success and
reputation in the market is due in a large part to Larry’s contributions. Starting with the most humble of
beginnings with Hilliard Crews, our founder, and working tirelessly over the years, Larry has helped MCR Safety grow
and expand into one of the most respected companies in the PPE industry. Larry’s energy, passion and excitement,
even today, are a model for new leaders. Now he wishes to spend more time with family (especially his grandkids) and
other personal interests.
"In addition to his full plate at MCR, Larry also serves on the Board of his
church, serves in soup kitchens, clothes closets for the homeless and maintains a personal training regime that
would be envied by people 20 years his junior!"
Going forward, Larry will continue to be a visible part of our team on a part-time, semi-retired basis. He will
mentor and assist our team by continuing his participation with tradeshows, end user events, International Glove
Association (IGA), as well as serving on the University of Memphis Advisory Marketing Board.
We are also happy to announce that effective April 1, 2018, Chris Smith will assume the position of Director of
Marketing. Chris brings with him 15 years of sales, product, and customer knowledge the he will be able to
successfully leverage into his new role and position. He will continue to work closely with all departments with a
direct focus of further integrating our Sales and Marketing strategies.
Chris expressed “It is a privilege and honor to follow in the footsteps of Larry and I look forward to the
opportunity to grow and strengthen MCR Safety’s brand in the marketplace.”
MCR Safety appreciates and thanks Larry for all his past contributions and for his commitment to continue to serve
our company in the future! Also, join us in congratulating Chris Smith on his new role and position!
About Chris: Chris Smith is a proud husband, father of a daughter and son, active member of
Germantown Baptist Church (GBC), and native of Germantown, TN. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State
University with a BAS degree in Aerospace. During his fifteen year tenure, Chris progressed from an Inside
Sales, Outside Sales, Director of Sales, and currently Director of Marketing for MCR Safety. In addition to
his professional roles, he currently serves on the recreation committee at GBC, referees basketball, coaches
several sports, and is an active softball player in the community. Many of his passions include supporting
his daughter’s competitive volleyball teams at regional and national tournaments as well as cheering on the
University of Memphis Tigers. One of his favorite verses is Proverbs 14:23 NIV “All hard work brings a
profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty”.
About Larry: Larry Garner is currently celebrating his 40 years of successes with MCR
Safety. He is the proud father of two sons, four grandchildren, member of First Presbyterian Church, and
native of Memphis. He is a graduate of The University of Memphis with a BBA degree in Marketing with an
emphasis on Sales. He served as President of Memphis Glove, the original entity of what is today MCR Safety.
He then served as President of Domestic Sales and most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for MCR Safety.
Today he contributes part-time as the V.P. Customer Engagement while also representing MCR Safety on the
Board of Directors for the International Glove Association and University of Memphis Marketing and Supply
Chain Advisory Board. His community involvement includes the First Presbyterian Church Outreach program as a
soup kitchen/clothes coordinator and pastoral nominating committee.
About MCR Safety: MCR Safety has forty-five years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective
equipment (PPE). Our assortment of offerings includes gloves, glasses, and garments that are made from the highest
quality materials available to ensure maximum safety, comfort, and style. Take advantage of our 360° PPE Protection
Analysis Program to educate new technologies and our Buy & Try program to expedite product evaluations.
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