Vice President, Operations
The Gem Group, Inc.
Michael Braley is the Vice President of Operations for The Gem Group Inc., a top 15 promotional products supplier in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Mike has responsibility for all operational functions, including order management, manufacturing, warehousing and engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, starting as an Industrial Engineer, working through assignments with increasing responsibilities within Malden Mills, before moving to The Gem Group 23 years ago to continue his growth. He played a major role in the rebuilding efforts of the Malden Mills factory in Lawrence when it tragically burned to the ground in 1995. Mike also spear headed the discovery and implementation of Lean
Manufacturing at Gem over 15 years ago. This has had a profound impact on the business culture and has allowed the company to remain viable in a very competitive industry, while providing many job opportunities to the Lawrence area. Mike takes the most pride in developing highly capable team members and has seen many associates promoted through the ranks, to management roles, under his guidance.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. He is happily married to his wife Stephanie, and has three children, residing in Worcester Massachusetts, where he was born and raised. Mike enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his family at the beach.