Colton Griffin '07: Founder, WMSight

When Colton Griffin ’07 found a way to convert the Baylor dining hall’s cooking oil into biodiesel for the school’s buses as his senior leadership project, his passion for engineering was ignited.

“I was planning on studying business until mid-spring of my senior year,” Colton remembers, “but when I started that biodiesel project with (retired science teacher) Larry Roberts ’65, that sort of flipped the switch. I picked industrial engineering the day before classes started at UT.”

After earning his degree in industrial engineering at the University of Tennessee, Colton founded WMSight in Atlanta, which creates custom-made cloud-hosted analytics platforms for businesses that are seeking to improve their distribution center operations. The company also provides consulting focused on initiatives for those businesses that depend upon supply chain efficiency.