Aaron Clark

After graduating from college, Aaron secured employment in the Financial/Banking Industry. Following that he spent 10+ years in the Transportation Industry and in 1997 he joined SSRC as General Manager. In 1999 he had the opportunity to begin participation in a stock purchase program to become one of the owners and in 2003 he was promoted to President. With an extensive background in the service industry Aaron has helped move customer service to the forefront at SSRC.

Originally from Asheville, NC Aaron and his family now live in Greenville, SC. He and his wife Kathy have one son; Tristan and two Portuguese Water Dogs; Lacy and Cash.

Brandon Willoughby

Before joining SSRC, Brandon worked in several different fields including construction, landscaping, and transportation. In 2007, while attending Greenville Technical College for mechanical drafting and design, Brandon was offered an opportunity to work with SSRC to help build their AutoCAD library of parts and finished products, and helped assemble submittal packages to send to their valued customers. In 2014, Brandon was promoted to General Manager where he helps with customer service, quoting, project production and shipping, and other various day-to-day business activities.

Brandon was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He currently resides in Greer, SC with his wife, Nicole, and two beautiful twin 6-year olds, Brian and Brianna.

Tom Petersen

Upon the completion of High School, Tom began an apprenticeship in the contract machining industry while continuing his education. 5 years later he made the transition into Manufacturing Management Over the years Tom has gained experience with all types of machining, plastic injection molding, sheet metal stamping, punching, bending, welding, and painting.

Under his guidance, 5000 square ft was added to the building to house the machinery required to expand the manufacturing capabilities at SSRC. This expansion enabled SSRC to control Quality and improve lead time to our customers.

Tom and his wife Janet with their Golden Retriever Sydnee (Who is now the shop dog) made the move from Santa Rosa, Ca. to Greenville, SC in April 2010, to join the team at SSRC. Their 3 children Erica, Jefferey, and Jason, have all finished college and are living in Northern Calif.

Brandon Franks

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Brandon attended Greenville Technical College with a major in Construction Engineering. After graduating and working in the construction field for 5 years, he joined SSRC in 2013 to utilize his engineering and technical skills as Designer/Draftsman and Shipping/Receiving Manager.

Jennifer Cooke

Upon graduating from college, Jennifer worked in the finance industry as a Financial Planner/Trust Officer for 12 years. After the birth of her first child, Jennifer decided to become a stay at home mother. Jennifer reentered the workforce as the Controller for SSRC in 2010.

Jennifer and her husband Bill have two children; Virginia and Will. In addition, she and her family have four rescue dogs and a thoroughbred named, Saz.

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About SSRC

We have a team of talented and experienced people working at SSRC.

President Aaron Clark cites customer service as a major component of our company’s mission.  He as been with SSRC since 1997 and states, “if the customer calls and says I need my order by a certain date, we’ll make sure it is there.”  As president he handles general operations, customer relations, employee relations, sales and marketing and company finances. 

Brandon Willoughby, General Manager, oversees day-to-day operations including Purchasing, Quoting and constructing Work Orders for Production. Brandon was very instrumental in helping SSRC build their AutoCAD library and giving them the ability to do all AutoCAD drawings in house for submittal and production purposes.

Tom Peterson serves as our Manufacturing Manager. He oversees the SSRC Metal Shop operation as well as helping with Production Management, Product Improvement, Procurement and Purchasing.  Tom was very instrumental in SSRC being able to bring all of their metal work in house to become more self-sufficient and responsive to customer needs.

Jennifer Cooke Controller, handles all Accounting responsibilities.  Including, Accounts payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and all General Ledger information.  Jennifer has been a major contributor in helping the company become self-sufficient concerning day-to-day financial matters.

Brandon Franks, handles all AutoCAD drawings for projects as well as all product lines.  In addition he processes shipping, receiving, and new order entry.

Over the years, SSRC has grown its capabilities to manufacture a wide variety of quality theatrical distribution products. SSRC has recently introduced a full line of UL Listed Relay Products for use in the LED market. Our connector strips, outlet boxes and all other distribution equipment are available in standard and custom configurations.  We have a full line of Cable Management products as well as Company Switches, Emergency Lighting Transfer Panels, Fixture and Boom Base Carts, Fixture Cages, Index rail Lights and Worklight Fixtures. We also manufacture Multi-cable Assemblies, a full line of Extension Cables, Cable Cradles, Boom Bases, Boom Pipes, Tormentor Pipes, Pipe Battens, Pipe Grid Accessories and Full Pipe Grid Systems. 

SSRC was founded in 1987 and is committed to providing a quality product at a competitive price with the utmost in customer service. 

Our Team

Aaron Clark
Brandon Willoughby
General Manager
Tom Petersen
Manufacturing Manager
Brandon Franks
Project Drafting
Jennifer Cook