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Our Team

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Paul Grady | Principle

Paul Grady is the founder and President of TFWW – Grand Rapids, which is the operating company for the Parent company MBP Ventures, LLC.  He started his business in June 2008 (not the ideal time to start a business,) and made sure to develop a positive work environment. The company has thrived since the initial years of operation.

The majority of Paul’s professional experience has been gained in finance and administrative roles with companies in industries such as retail, wholesale, and manufacturing.  The last 16 years have been in the transportation industry. He enjoys all facets of his role as the owner, being involved in sales, customer service, and operations.

Paul’s hobbies are sports, sports, and more sports. He was involved in youth sports coaching both baseball and basketball. The last few years Paul has been a freshmen baseball coach, which he enjoys immensely.

All who know Paul understand he lives for his family. Hanging out with his wife and his 3 adult sons and their spouses are his ultimate joy and satisfaction. 

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Carolyn Grady

Director of Operations

Carolyn plays a key role with TFWW - GR.  She has been with the company for over 12 years and, as we've said before, is the Straw that Stirs the Drink.  She applies her knowledge of the business, its systems and its processes with an acute attention to detail to all matters large and small.  She demands the best from all of us each and every day.

 

With raising three boys, she enjoys watching sports and playing some sports, especially golf. Ones who know her, know she is up for a good competition. In her spare time, biking, yoga and puzzles are her interests as well as getting that hammer and drill out.

Most of all, the times she and Paul can spend with the boys, since they all live out of town, is her favorite. It's all about family time and memories to

last a lifetime.

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Alex Dykema

Account Executive

Alex, a graduate of the prestigious Kalamazoo College, successfully started his career in the financial industry in Chicago. After the onset of COVID in 2020, he chose to return to Grand Rapids where he began working for TFWW – GR.  He is a very talented salesperson who has been committed to soaking up all there is to learn about our industry, our company, its systems and processes.  He is a good public speaker and has excellent computer skills which,  when combined with his education, new found knowledge of the transportation industry and calm demeanor have resulted in a gain of many new customers.
 

Alex has a true love of all sports.  In high school, he was a multi-sport athlete including basketball, football and Lacrosse.  His senior year he was named Male Athlete of the Class.  He continued to play basketball and Lacrosse in college.  When not immersed in finding solutions for our customers, he still spends a lot of time playing and watching sports and (of course!) playing video games!

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Michelle Winterberger  

Logistics Customer Service

Michelle completed her Business Management Degree specializing in Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University which included one trimester studying abroad in Humanities/Religion centric locations in Greece and Israel.

She has over 30 years experience working in West Michigan in various Materials roles at privately owned businesses spanning Apparel, Contract Furniture and Automotive industries.

In 2022 she delved into the Logistics Transportation side of the MLM degree working for TFWW – Grand Rapids.

She is family focused; wife, mother of three and grandmother of three, sister of nine siblings. Her hobbies include walking, reading and gardening.

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Megan Sweeney

Logistics Customer Service

Megan is an invaluable behind the scenes resource for our entire staff at TFWW-GR.  She keeps detailed track of the status of all of the shipments we manage on a daily basis, highlighting exceptions as to pickup, delivery and expected carrier pricing.

She has a Bachelors of Science degree with a concentration in marketing and logistics from Central Michigan University and began her working career with Enterprise Rent a Car in Florida, Chicago and Detroit.   After Enterprise, Megan worked for Stanley Black and Decker in both marketing and accounting.  Eventually she moved to West Michigan, initially working for the trucking company Transcorr before joining TFWW-GR in 2016.

Megan is a wife and mom to 4 young children.  Her life is busy and focused on them but her spare time is spent with friends, walking, and crafting.

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Jim Weston
Business Support Consultant

Jim has provided technical and operational support to the Grand Rapids office of TFWW-GR since 2014.  Drawing on his past experience as Chief Information Officer (CIO) & VP of Global Distribution for Wolverine World Wide, Inc. as well his extensive financial background as an Ernst & Young CPA and VP of Finance/CFO in public and private businesses, he consults on a broad base of issues from the strategic to the more mundane.

He is most content crawling around on the floor untangling and reconnecting a mish mash of computer cables to help our staff be as efficient as

they can be!

Our Young Adult Professionals 

Meet our 2024 driven and ambitious inside sales interns, Jacob Harelton, Mason McDonald, Jacob Robertson and Matthew Seurynck.  All of our interns graduated from Forest Hills Central High School in May 2024. Developing strong skills in prospecting, cold calling, and building rapport with potential clients, they assist the sales team with generating and qualifying leads.

 
Jacob, Jacob and Matthew will all be attending the University of Michigan in the fall of 2024 while Mason will be attending Michigan State University. This experience will bolster positive attitudes, excellent communication abilities, and tireless work ethic, not only making them a valuable asset to the team, but helping them as they launch their journeys into college and eventual chosen careers.

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