Scott Garriott is a hometown man born and raised in Sterling, Il. Although he hasn’t always lived in Sterling. Scott is a proud US Navy Veteran who served our country from 1987-1993 during the Persian Gulf War. In his service, he was a Gas Turbine Electronics Technician stationed aboard the USS Stephen W. Groves – FFG29. When he found his way back to Illinois, lucky for us he found his way to Mallard Manufacturing and he’s been here for 25 years, offering his skilled, dedicated, and fun-loving personality to our great team. We welcome you to this latest edition of Mallard MeetUp and encourage you to get to know Scott.
A Typical Day at Mallard
My day consists of assigning designers to new projects and supporting them throughout the process. I also coordinate all approval and customer correspondence with a focus on hitting deadlines. I’m very proud to say my team and I have participated in filling over 30,000 orders in my 25 years with the company.
My family – My wife Amy and our two daughters Sydnie 20 & Whitnie 18 (both are attending Illinois State University & working on Teaching Degrees – not that this proud dad is boasting or anything;-).
For the last two years, we have spent a lot of time road-tripping to Bloomington-Normal to see my older daughter, Sydnie, at Illinois State University. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic this year, both daughters are doing e-learning from home. We have had to be creative in entertaining ourselves—having theme dinners like Oktoberfest, and I was even talked into doing some silly dress-up events to pass the time. (I make a fantastic Skipper from Gilligan’s Island.)
Home improvement projects – I am currently finishing our outdoor deck and building some accessories. My daughter Whitnie has been my assistant on this project, and it has been fun teaching her some basic building skills.
Sports – Watching sports is a Garriott family event. We love to spend our Sundays together watching football games and having a special meal. I am a diehard Chicago Bears fan.
I started at Mallard in 1995 as a CAD draftsman. Within a few years, I became the Sales & Engineering Manager. Later, as we began to grow, I focused specifically on the system design & engineering side of our business.
In my current position as Engineering Manager, I lead and assign design projects for our team of draftsmen, system designers, and technicians for the building and testing of material handling and storage equipment.