Stephen Boyd, president and CEO of Manufacturers Reserve Supply in Irvington, N.J. appeared in the November/December issue of The Met Golfer. Boyd is a past president of The Metropolitan Golf Association. The magazine tells the story of how Boyd first entered the business that his grandfather started in 1931.
“In 1979 Boyd was in his fourth year with a large Baltimore-based packaging firm he’d joined after graduating from Wittenburg University when he got a call from his father. “He said, ‘My general manager is retiring, would you ever like to come into the business?’
“I said, ‘Not really’ – I’d just built a brand-new house in Baltimore, had just met my future wife who’s now still my wife, was coaching some baseball and basketball, I was just loving life.” It was a tough decision, but ultimately he said to his employer, “You never know whether family businesses are going to work or not, but I’d like to give it a shot.” The Maryland-based company accepted Boyd’s offer to hire and train his replacement, and six months later he joined the family business.
At the time, Manufacturers Reserve Supply operated out of two warehouses with nine employees; today the company occupies six buildings and employs 37 people, including several who have been with MRS more than 30 years. Boyd is characteristically modest about his role in the company’s success…”
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