Garry is CEO of the WD-40 Company headquartered in San Diego, California. WD-40 Company is the maker of the ever-popular WD-40® multi-use product, and, 3-IN-ONE®, and WD-40 Specialist™ product lines. The company also markets a number of homecare and cleaning brands including Spot Shot® aerosol and liquid carpet stain removers, 1001® household cleaners and rug and room deodorizers, and Lava® and Solvol® heavy-duty hand cleaners.
Garry has been with WD-40 since 1987 in various management positions, including executive vice president and chief operating officer and vice president of international. He has worked directly with WD-40 in 50 countries.
A native of Australia, Garry has served as national vice president of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.
Garry received his Masters of Science Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego, CA, in June 2001. He is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management & succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program.
Garry is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. He teaches leadership development, talent management & succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program.
In 2009, Garry co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard titled “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called “Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A”.
In the podcast Garry shares how Servant Leadership has shaped his thinking on everything. He explains why the WD40 Company organizes around tribes instead of teams, how employee engagement has reached astonishing levels, and how it’s the job of leaders at the WD40 Company to help every employee ace their performance evaluation. This podcast provides plenty of food for thought and discussion.