Gar Grannell

Gar Grannell

Gar Grannell

Mohawk Global

Gar Grannell is a global trade entrepreneur and logistician known for his leadership and expertise in supply chain and transportation management. He is a guest lecturer for the Export New York speaker series and serves on Syracuse University's Franklin Supply Chain Advisory Board. He's served as president of the Transportation Club of Central New York and has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40.

Gar graduated from Syracuse University with a double major in supply chain management and marketing management and is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. He is currently the owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mohawk Global Logistics, a worldwide logistics service provider. His company has received numerous awards, including, Fast Track 50 (Central New York Business Journal), Trade Partner of the Year (Capital Region Global Business Network), and International Service Provider of the Year (International Business Council of Greater Rochester NY).


At Mohawk Global, we focus on streamlining operations, controlling costs, and taking supply chain management off your mind, by putting it on our shoulders. We enhance business operations by integrating data and technology with a human touch, bringing you the imagination and creativity to turn numbers on spreadsheets into ideas and actions in the real world.

Since its foundation in 1993, Mohawk Global has grown beyond its headquarters in Syracuse, New York to nine offices in six states, with a worldwide reach.

From international logistics, to domestic cargo, to trade consulting and more, Mohawk Global's complete range of services allows us to deliver in every way possible. Working as a strategic business partner, our team becomes an extension of yours - while also working closely with government and trade agencies to ensure that nothing slows you down.

We strive to create an environment of growth, and as a family-owned and operated business, everything we do is guided by our core values - Enrich. Care. Deliver.

We ENRICH purposefully
By creating an engaging environment and experience, business thrives through the development and empowerment of each person's potential in a fast pace and fun-loving culture that shares in and celebrates success. As a team we are committed to a purpose larger than self-interest. Making an impact.

We CARE personally
For each other, for our clients, and for our community. Helpful, generous, friendly, attentive, and approachable. We reach out. We listen with respect, building personal and trusted relationships. People first. Every voice matters.

We DELIVER professionally
With expertise, integrity, accountability, reliability, professionalism, and out-of-the-box resourcefulness. We drive for above-and-beyond results. We go the extra mile, every mile. Every mile, the extra mile.

Our Core Values of 'Enrich. Care. Deliver.' and our Vision to 'Enrich the lives of our people,' support our central philosophy to build trusting relationships between our teams, our clients, our suppliers, and our local communities.

By building trust we create an environment where people feel safe - safe to learn, grow, and contribute. Every employee develops an 'Enrichment Plan' that includes not just professional, but also personal growth goals. Our leaders participate in ongoing training to foster personal connections with their teams. We continually measure the level of trust improvement using a Trust Index Survey conducted by the Great Places to Work Institute.

We have witnessed that when our people grow, our business grows with them. We know that building trusting relationships internally leads to trusting relationships with our clients, suppliers, and the local communities in which we live.

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