MEMBER OF THE MONTH | MAY
Greg Brown, president of W.W. Cannon, Inc., has been a NFIB/Texas member since 2005 and currently serves on the Leadership Council.
W.W. Cannon has been serving their customers for more than 77 years, specializing in material handling and industrial storage, packaging, and auto parts storage and service department equipment specialists services. The journey that the Dallas, Texas-based distributor has taken since its founding in 1938 has been marked by significant growth, many triumphs and even a few bumps in the road. But one thing has remained constant. The company is guided by a strict code of values and a fierce devotion to both its customers and suppliers. While the industry is in a constant state of flux, this mission stays the same.
“We’re in a great place right now,” Browns says. “We’ve got the right people in place, we’ve got some of the best suppliers in the industry and our numbers show us that we’re in a place to capitalize on all of those things. We expect some strong, positive growth going forward.”
Brown believes that a person with strong morals and a thirst to work will outperform those candidates with an industry background but who don’t share the company’s values 8 days per week.
“We can teach you how to put shelves together or sell product,” Brown says. “The most important part of our enterprise is strong communication, making sure everybody is on the same page, and shared corporate values. If you can find those people, and you can retain those people, well you’re just going to pull away from the competition.”
Brown helped support the Young Entrepreneurs Awards Fund this year as he has done in years past. NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation promotes entrepreneurship through scholarship programs, classroom games and teacher and student programs.