“Tim Martin, President/Chief Executive Officer
f you want happiness for an hour; take a nap. If you want happiness for a day; go fishing. If you want happiness for a month; get married. If you want happiness for a year; inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime; help someone else.” It's not surprising this Chinese proverb is one of Tim Martin's favorite quotes. As president and CEO of Carroll EMC, Tim genuinely exemplifies service above self every day, and this authentic, humble and intelligent West Georgia native has spent a lifetime serving others. Tim's father grew up in Sandhill in Carroll County, Ga., and his mother grew up in Tallapoosa, Ga. His parents were small business owners – they retired last year after over 40 years in business – and Tim learned much about customer service through his parents' example. They raised Tim in Winston, Ga.,
until his junior year in high school when they moved to Sandhill, where his parents still reside today. After graduating from Douglas County High School, Tim attended the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was hired by Carroll EMC as a co-op student and worked there eight quarters, then parttime until he graduated in 1992 with an industrial engineering degree. Tim fondly recalls meeting his wife, Shelley, at Carroll EMC – she was a co-op student in the accounting department when he was a co-op student in the engineering department. After graduating from the University of West Georgia, Shelley went to work for SEDC – a utility software company in Atlanta – and she continues to work for them today. After graduating from Georgia Tech, Tim worked
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