Meet Kelli Harris, our Business Intelligence Manager at our GWS-IL facility in South Beloit, Illinois. Kelli first began her journey at the facility in 2005, initially drawn by a newspaper advertisement.

In her 18-year tenure at GWS, Kelli has evolved into a vital asset, prominently contributing to our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) implementation team. Her pivotal role involves traveling to every facility, leading the transition process, executing the new system, and resolving any challenges that may arise.

Kelli’s introduction to the South Beloit Facility began in 2005, responding to a hiring ad by North American Tool Group. Despite her background in the banking sector, Kelli secured a position as a Sales/Marketing Specialist. Over the years, she showcased her versatility by transitioning from Sales/Marketing to purchasing, mastering order entry, and ultimately assuming responsibilities as the First Shift Supervisor.

Continuing her upward trajectory, Kelli assumed the role of Production Control Manager, showcasing proficiency in floor management, purchase orders, and quality control. Notably, she played a pivotal role in the August 2021 implementation of the ERP system, stepping into a leadership role when the opportunity presented itself.

Currently, Kelli is entrusted with overseeing the preparations and installments of the new ERP software. This system centralizes day-to-day operations across GWS facilities, with new facilities converting their systems to the software approximately every three months. Kelli manages the intricate process of data transfers, merging existing data with the new GWS software, and provides on-site support during the changeover, including employee training and any issue resolution. Despite the substantial workload, Kelli consistently exudes positivity and strives to be a valuable resource for everyone she encounters.

Kelli is deeply grateful to GWS for all of the experience she gained from working here. From being able to shift through multiple roles to traveling to every GWS location, she has expanded and grown throughout her career. Being an integral part of a team deeply involved in multiple facilities remains an exciting aspect of her job.

Life Outside GWS

Beyond her professional achievements, Kelli leads a vibrant life outside of GWS. An avid traveler, she has explored 15 states, Mexico, and Jamaica, with plans to visit the Dominican Republic this year. During facility trips, Kelli has seized the opportunity to visit iconic places like the Grand Canyon, Disney World, and Lake Michigan.

A devoted baseball fan, Kelli shares this passion with her mother. With her mom, Kelli has a goal of seeing a game in all 30 of the MLB stadiums! So far, they have attended games at 7 of the stadiums. Her favorite team is the Chicago Cubs, the team closest to home.

When Kelli needs a break from all of her travels, she loves being home! She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. In the warmer months, you can find her riding her bike on the local biking trails. After long days or long travels, Kelli enjoys being curled up watching one of her favorite TV shows!

Next time you see Kelli at your facility, be sure to ask her about her juggling! Maybe she will be feeling generous and demonstrate her skills!

Interested In A Career At GWS Tool Group?

If you enjoy working with dedicated people like Kelli, consider applying to GWS Tool Group. We are always looking for talented and driven individuals to work at our facilities in Florida, California, Illinois, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Canada. Browse open jobs here.