Executive Team Members
Bob purchased State Systems in 1986 with his father, Robert T. McBride, and became the general manager and president in 1999. Prior to that, he owned Zee Medical Service Co. of the Mid-South from 1980 to 1995. Bob spends much of his free time giving back to the community as a board member of the Exchange Club Family Center, the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, SRVS, and the Piperton Industrial Board, as well as volunteer work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Regional Manager, Low Voltage Division
Graham formally became a member of the State Systems team in 2004, but as the son of president Bob McBride, he wanted to work alongside his family and grew up helping out around the warehouse however he could. Much like his Uncle Tyler, Graham also started off as a technician and worked his way through the ranks to general manager of the low voltage divisions. He has a Level IV certification with the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET). Graham currently serves as Vice President where he oversees the growth of our Middle Tennessee and Central Arkansas branches.
Regional Manager, Fire Protection Division
Tyler joined his brother and father on the State Systems team in 1996 as a sales/service technician in the fire protection division. By 2000, he worked his way through the ranks to his current position as general manager of the fire protection division. During his time with SSI, Tyler has earned certifications with Ansul, Pyro-Chem and Kidde, a State of Tennessee license for fire suppressions systems and fire extinguishers, and he is a member and state representative with the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED). In his free time, Tyler is a member of the board of directors and is a past executive committee chair for the Fire Museum of Memphis; an advancement chair for Boy Scout Troop 212 in Arlington, Tenn.; and a coach for youth soccer and basketball.
Regional Manager, Cleaning Services Division
After 15 years in management at FedEx, John joined State Systems in 1999 as the director of operations. Currently John is the general manager of the cleaning services division. John has served on the board of the Memphis Restaurant Association for two years. He also managed the start-up of Express Medical Transporters (EMT) Memphis, a St. Louis-based non-emergency and handicapped transport business, with SSI’s president, Bob McBride.
Logan Hale, CPA
Chief Financial OFficer
Logan serves as CFO and is responsible for all finance, accounting, and IT functions at State Systems. Prior to joining the SSI team, Logan served as Controller for BPI and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Fred’s, Inc, a dollar store retailer in the southeastern United States. In his five years at Fred’s, Logan served as Assistant Controller, Director of Supply Chain & Analysis, and Director of Store Operations & Analysis. Logan began his career in accounting at CBRE Group, Inc, serving as Real Estate Accountant in the Memphis office for over three years. Logan received Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi and is an active CPA.
Human Resource Manager
Evelyn has worked for State Systems for 25 years, first as an accounts receivable clerk and then for 15 years as Office Manager, overseeing human resources, payroll, sales and use taxes, and the administrative department. She now holds the position of Human Resource Manager. Previously, she worked as a soft line department manager with Sam’s Club, but when scheduling became a problem, she left for the family-friendly environment she’s come to love at SSI. In her spare time, Evelyn likes to spend time in her garden, go bowling, watch movies, spend time with her family and volunteer at her church to assemble baskets for the hungry and families in need.
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