Tom Feller, BBA ’04 – Full Circle
Tom Feller, BBA ’04, and his career have traveled full circle. While still in school, Feller interned at Transfreight LLC in Erlanger, Ky., which led to full-time employment in the company’s office in Atlanta upon graduation. After a few years of southern living, he and his wife decided it was time to move back to their home state of Michigan, where he found employment at Haworth Inc., the namesake and partner of his alma mater.
At Haworth, Feller is a logistics supervisor, where he manages the team responsible for inbound and outbound logistics planning. He notes that logistics impacts the entire supply chain, and he regularly interacts with many stakeholders across all departments along the way. When asked about the importance of logistics, he responds that small changes in logistics planning can have great impact on the health of companies.
In his free time, Feller revs up his adrenaline at the racetrack with his 1969 Triumph Spitfire. Racing in the Sports Car Club of America’s H-Production class, Feller and his father, Chuck, won the SCCA National Championship from 2004-2007 and are ready to step up their game again and enter more races now that Feller has moved back to Michigan. The father-and-son team enjoys working together just as much as the titles they win. It is a family tradition that also has come full circle. Feller was inspired as a child watching his father race and is now in the driver’s seat himself. He refers to his father, Chuck Feller, as “the brains and wrench behind the program.” His father built the engine and does body work and upkeep on the car. “My parents were very supportive of our races, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without them,” he notes.