Marty Parker


Marty Parker is a Lecturer (Teaching Professor) teaching Operations Management and Quality Management at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He also founded the UGA Supply Chain Advisory Board.

When not teaching, Marty serves as an interim COO for companies with $2MM to $30MM in revenue who have complicated or broken processes in the areas of Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Process Improvement. He also  serves as an “Expertant” (Expert Witness and Consultant) in Building Products and Product Defect Litigation.

Since 1999, Marty has held multiple executive leadership positions with Sto Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of exterior thermal insulation systems and an international technology leader in the design and production of innovative building materials tailored to human needs. Sto’s wall systems, coatings and finishes have been the choice of leading architects, engineers and contractors for 61 years.  Sto has , 35 subsidiaries, more than 5,000 employees, and 21 factories operating around the globe.

As a VP of Marketing, VP of Operations and Chief Engineer, his achievements include:
– Helped lead successful SAP conversion, resulting in full operation of all modules over a weekend conversion.
– Worked with Simulation experts at Georgia Tech to improve throughput by 30% while avoiding $2 million capital investment.
– Automated process with CH Robinson logistics with their first SAP integration using EDI.
– Worked with CFO and General Manager of Latin America on acquisitions, integration and capital investment in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
– Established new Non-Branded Sales business leading to over $4 million in sales at a ~30% fully burdened gross margin.
– Reduced manufacturing expenses by $5 million (31 percent) through recession while simultaneously improving lead times, quality and safety.
– Completed due diligence process with CFO on several attempted US acquisitions.

Marty received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.