Josh In Business
A graduate of the University of Kentucky in 1995, Josh Tarter has gained a vast amount of professional experience since receiving his bachelor’s degree.
Upon joining Tarter LLC in June 1996, Josh Tarter took on a manager role. In 2011, he gained an ownership role. While serving in this role, Josh has been responsible for growing this privately held corporation from a family-owned business to a world-class manufacturing organization.
Using the Kaizen Theory of Management, which means a gradual and steady improvement to maximize potential, Josh Tarter built incredible customer service that helped his business penetrate the market even further. He also integrated technology into many different locations, proactively pursued design changes that would better meet the needs of the customer, and drove operational excellence by executing strategies that maximize savings and contributions to overall business goals. His work so far has improved productivity, quality, and efficiency at Tarter LLC, while also reducing inventory and cost basis.
Josh Tarter also helped grow the start-up, Stateline Steel in Columbia, KY as Owner/Operator. He has since passed on the day-to-day responsibilities to focus on two new start-ups, to be announced in the coming months, while still maintaining an ownership position.
As the President at Stateline Steel, Josh Tarter has combined financial and business planning with tactical execution to optimize long-term gains in performance, revenues, and profitability. He not only improved the company’s efficiency, he also he also reduced the cost of the business’ operation.