Executive Bios

Meet the Executives at Guy M. Turner

From our riggers, millwrights, crane operators, truck drivers and management, every individual on our team at Guy M. Turner, Inc. is dedicated to excellence in everything we do. That also applies to our executive team, which is dedicated to making important decisions for our company and implementing policies that uphold our core values.

To meet our executives and learn more about their history in the industry, look through their bios below. If you would like to receive more information about our company, feel free to call 1-800-432-4859 or contact us online.


Jimmy D. Clark is Owner & President of Guy M. Turner, Inc., one of North America’s largest privately owned crane, rigging, and heavy/specialized transportation companies. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Clark transformed the once small rigging operation into a large diversified company with more than 12 locations that has become the leader in the handling and moving of the heaviest equipment and machinery in the rigging, millwright, mechanical erection, crane services, and heavy specialized transportation fields.

Clark serves on the Board of Trustees at NC State University, and is a current member of the NC State Alumni Association Board of Directors. Clark previously sat on the NC State Engineering Foundation Board of Directors, and was former chair of the NC State Board of Trustees, former chair of the NC State Board of Visitors, former chair of the NC State Magazine Advisory Board, and served as a member of the Park Scholars Selection Committee. He is part of the William Joseph Peele lifetime giving society, and is a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association and the Student Aid Association (The Wolfpack Club). Clark is additionally the 2012 recipient of the NC State College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award. In 2016, Clark was awarded the prestigious North Carolina Outstanding Engineer of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Engineers.

A longtime supporter of the NC State University College of Engineering, Clark has further contributed by establishing the Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering. Clark and his wife, Vickie, are additionally supporters of the College of Engineering’s Leadership Fund and Dean’s Circle, the NC State Alumni Association’s Caldwell Scholarship program, and the Chancellor’s Residence.

Clark resides in Greensboro, NC, and is an active member of Greensboro community as well, supporting the Family Services of Greensboro and of the Piedmont and the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, among other organizations.

Clark earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.).

Mike Hoggard is Vice President of Transportation for Guy M. Turner, Inc. With more than 35 years of experience with Turner, Hoggard is responsible for the birth of the transportation division in 1983, and has been a vital component in the expansion of that division throughout the United States and Canada.

Today, Guy M. Turner boasts transportation and trucking terminals in eight cities in seven states. Hoggard was particularly instrumental in starting the company’s offices in Charlotte, NC; Rock Hill and Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Norfolk, VA; Baltimore, MD; Cincinnati, OH; and Montreal, QC.

Hoggard is originally from North Wilkesboro, NC, and is an FAA private pilot. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University.


Doug Gilliam has been with Guy M. Turner, Inc. for more than 31 years, with industry experience that goes back to 1973. Gilliam started with Guy M. Turner as a crane operator, and is now Vice President of the Crane Division, overseeing the total operation of that division.

Guy M. Turner’s attention to cranes as part of their business has expanded the company’s standing as a direct result of his expertise and drive. Through Gilliam’s leadership, the company has grown exponentially from the original five cranes to where it is today, with locations across North Carolina and Virginia, additionally serving South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. He was particularly integral in bringing about the Martinsville, VA location, as well as Winston-Salem and Burlington, NC.

Gilliam believes he partly owes his success to the strong team concept that continues to exist at Guy M. Turner and that has been influential in shaping the company into the Southeast domain it oversees today.

He is additionally a large supporter of his community, serving as a member and director of the Alamance County Cattlemen’s Association. Gilliam lives on the same farm he grew up on, and is married with one daughter.

As Vice President of Rigging for Guy M. Turner, Inc., Joe White is responsible for managing the rigging & millwright division, overseeing all operations and major projects, as well as business development. White also works closely with all of Guy M. Turner’s heavy rigging, heavy transportation and crane service divisions, supervising all activities within those domains.

He maintains steady support for nuclear work, and has been thoroughly trained in optical alignment and hydraulic gantry operations. White’s previous experience includes working for a navy contractor who specialized in government projects for eight years on a variety of military installations. He has worked throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Germany, Japan and China.

White became involved with industrial contracting and machinery installation more than 25 years ago, and has remained in the field since that time. His work history also focuses primarily on equipment installation projects, both domestically and internationally.

White received a B.S. in Physics from St. Francis College in 1972.

Jeanette Landreth joined Guy M. Turner, Inc. in 1983 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Landreth currently manages accounting, human resources, legal, tax and treasury products, which includes maintaining relationships with banks, overseeing all financial information, and monitoring cash balances and bank debt requirements.

Jeanette’s responsibilities include supervising information technology, software, contract negotiations and administering benefit plans to Guy M. Turner employees. She also takes responsibility as the company’s risk manager, which includes, but is not limited to, understanding and mitigating risks, monitoring and handling legal issues, establishing and overseeing controls, standing guard over compliance with the government, and maintaining relationships with necessary auditors.

Landreth is married with four children.

Guy M. Turner has a 90-year history of offering full-service crane, rigging, and heavy transportation solutions to US, Canadian and international clients.


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