Filmore Walker III
Vice President - Operations
Filmore Walker III leads operations for the 11 facilities in the GAA Family of Companies in the United States and Canada, including ARD Logistics, Key Logistics Solutions, Vitec and STM.
Filmore joined GAA in November 2021 as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. He brings a wealth of operations experience and a proven track record across automotive operations, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, safety, quality, engineering and IT.
Before joining GAA, Filmore served as Chief Operating Officer for Stewart Industries, LLC – a tier two automotive supplier – where he delivered four million automotive assemblies annually. He was also responsible for the Quality Sorting and Inspection business unit and led expansion efforts beyond the automotive industry into aerospace and pharmaceutical.
Prior to Stewart Industries, Filmore enjoyed a 26-year career and marked advancement with the Kellogg Company in several senior management roles within the Global End-to-End Supply Chain organization. Throughout his tenure with Kellogg, he was responsible for COGS (cost of goods sold) budgets ranging from $100 million to $750 million, consistently delivering performance both domestically and globally in procurement, 28+ manufacturing plants, logistics including multiple distribution centers and 3PLs, quality, engineering and EH&S (environmental health and safety).
At Kellogg, Filmore served in a variety of senior management roles, including Vice President of Supply Chain, International Innovation and Special Projects; Vice President of Supply Chain, Asia Pacific; Vice President of Supply Chain, Wholesome and Portable Snacks, North America; Vice President of Natural and Frozen Foods, North America; and Supply Chain Director, South Africa.
Filmore began his Kellogg career in 1987 as a Controls Engineer and quickly progressed to Controls Development Engineer in 1990. Between 1991 and 2000, he held the roles of Pilot Plant Engineer, Senior Packaging Engineer, Senior Food Engineer, Product Project Innovation Engineer and Supply Chain Business Partner, Wholesome Snacks.