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

Stephen Blount will replace Stephen Kinsland who will stepping down to pursue other opportunities and will be relocating with his family out of state. 

Blount will lead the company effective September 19, 2018. A graduate of the University of Phoenix with a BS in Business Management, Stephen began his journey with Griffin in 2002, where he held the position of CAD designer in the engineering department. From that role he transitioned into the role of Purchasing Manager in 2004 and after four years of serving in that capacity, was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing in 2008. Stephen brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience to Griffin leadership.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity and am honored to be leading such a talented group of people,” said Blount. "It is important the same core beliefs and principles that have made Griffin such a great company during the last 50 years remain in tact. Placing emphasis on the importance of our people, our customers, and our products is certainly at the forefront of all we do."

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

 “I am very pleased that Stephen Blount has accepted this position as President and I look forward to supporting his leadership. 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.