Greg Battle's Story

Coolant Control expands globally by leveraging opportunities close to home

Greg Battle

 Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) program led to key introductions and growth.

When Greg Battle joined Coolant Control as President and CEO, he had already experienced the company firsthand as a customer.  Battle was impressed by the value and bottom line results that Coolant Control delivered for his employer, Ford Motor Company.

After 27 years of experience with Ford, he became an owner at Coolant Control and assumed the leadership role in 2006.

The company has been supplying chemical additives to the automotive industry since 1975.  But in the last few years, Coolant Control has significantly expanded its products, services and customer base under Battle’s leadership.  Today, the company is a global manufacturer, supplying several industries with metalworking fluids, corrosion preventatives and cleaners, and provides chemical management and water treatment services.

Battle, who holds two engineering degrees and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, spotted a number of prime opportunities close to home.  “We’ve got a lot of huge companies within 50 miles of here,” he says, “If you can develop the right kinds of relationships, you don’t have to go all around the world.”

When Battle learned of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) Program, he realized the potential and submitted the required documentation to begin the qualification process.  In 2009, Coolant Control was admitted into the MBA program. 

The MBA helps accelerate the development of sizable, African American and Hispanic owned businesses through educational opportunities, networking events and business development services.  Battle saw this as an opportunity to connect with key decision makers he was seeking at large companies in the region.

Since then, Battle has been very pleased with the introductions the program has made for his company.  “The prestige of the MBA and the support it receives from major corporations, that have spending goals with local minority firms, is remarkable,” he says.  Battle remains active in the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and serves as a board member. 

Coolant Control has received several awards, including the 2011 “Class III Minority Business Enterprise of the Year” by the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council which recognizes the company’s exceptional quality and service to corporate clients.  

And, most importantly, Coolant Control has grown their impressive client list to include top Cincinnati USA companies such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Macy’s, and Toyota.

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