Gray's Marcus Taylor Receives Top Young Professionals and 40 Under 40 Awards.
Gray’s Marcus Taylor, Vice President of Business Development, was recently honored as one of Engineering News-Record Midwest’s 2023 Top Young Professionals and Building Design & Construction’s 2022 40 Under 40 class. The recognition comes after a monumental year of growth for Gray with landmark projects in the Manufacturing market.
Marcus started at Gray in 2006 as a project engineer and is in his third year of service in his current role, where he leads the strategic growth of Gray’s Manufacturing market—the company’s largest market segment. He has navigated this responsibility with precision and ingenuity, cultivating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that now encompasses 70% of Gray’s company’s business.
Some of Marcus’ signature wins in FDI include fiberglass manufacturing plants for Owens Corning and Jushi USA, two integrated paper production facilities for Sofidel America Corp., and a plastic injection molding plant for IRIS USA. His ongoing projects include a nearly 800,000 s.f. composite decking manufacturing facility and a state-of-the-art wet pet food production plant for Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
Marcus’s ability to engage with customers in ways that make them feel valued and comfortable has been instrumental in building relationships that lead to incredible projects. To date, he has helped drive more than $1 billion in revenue and 8 million s.f. of completed projects with Manufacturing customers.
A strong supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and former junior board member of Cardinal Hill Hospital, Marcus serves on the Gray Charitable Grant Committee, where he organizes and implements Gray’s ongoing support for non-profit organizations that provide essential services for the community.
An avid sports enthusiast, Marcus approaches his professional role with the same spirit of competitiveness, commitment to excellence, and dedication to teamwork. These qualities not only make Marcus a talented and trusted team member, but will also continue to fuel his personal success and that of the entire Gray family.
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