BYHALIA, MS – Griffin, Inc., a Mississippi-based armored vehicle manufacturer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen D. Kinsland, Sr. as President.

Kinsland will lead the company as President effective April 1, 2015. A graduate of Michigan State University, Stephen began his journey with Griffin in January of 2006, when he held the position of Materials Manager at the Navistar Defense assembly plant in West Point, MS. From there he moved to our manufacturing facility in Byhalia, MS in November of 2007 to serve in the same capacity. Shortly after his move to Griffin, he became our Purchasing Manager in April of 2009 and after three years was promoted to Vice President of Operations in August 2012.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity and am honored to be leading such a talented group of people,” said Kinsland. “Greg’s the best in the business. I certainly plan on stealing a page from his playbook by continuing to place focus on the importance of our customers, our people, and our products.”

Gregory S. McKay – who has served as President and CEO of the Company since 1994 – will maintain his role as owner and CEO. 

 “I am thrilled to pass the torch to Stephen, who I know to be a talented and thoughtful individual,” said McKay.  “While I will continue to have a very active role at the company, I enthusiastically welcome Stephen as our new leader. I am confident in his abilities and excited for the future of the Company.”

About Griffin

Founded in 1969, Griffin remains the premier armored vehicle manufacturer for the cash-in-transit industry.