Graycor Inc.

Graycor Promotes Michelle Palys to VP of Performance Excellence and ESG

OAK BROOK TERRACE, IL, January 10, 2023 – Graycor is pleased to announce that Michelle Palys has been promoted to Vice President of Performance Excellence and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Palys has worked at Graycor since 2012 as a quality manager and most recently as business excellence manager. In her expanded role, Palys is responsible for developing and implementing high-impact performance excellence strategies and action plans to meet Graycor’s ongoing continuous improvement, performance excellence and organizational development goals. She will also serve as a member of Graycor’s Executive Committee.

Palys will also lead the development and execution of Graycor’s ESG strategy and plan, focusing on strengthening our sustainability attributes across the business and furthering our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts with our workforce and supplier/subcontractor community. As Graycor’s GC Council Representative for Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) Chicago, Michelle is committed to developing, supporting and advocating for subcontractors.

“Michelle’s dedication to performance excellence and continuous improvement has been evident throughout more than a decade working with us at Graycor,” says David Wing, President of Graycor Inc. “We’re thrilled that she will be taking on a greater role and leading the way toward achieving Graycor’s ongoing performance and ESG goals.”

“I have always been inspired by Graycor’s commitment to continuous improvement and diversity, and I’m excited to be driving these key company initiatives,” Michelle Palys says. “I look forward to advancing Graycor’s ESG efforts to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive community.”

Palys holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a master’s degree in construction project management from the University of Manchester, UK, and completed graduate studies in Quality and Productivity Management at the Central Japan Industries Association (ChuSanRen) in Nagoya, Japan. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Michelle is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is certified by the American Society of Quality as a manager of quality and organizational excellence, and obtained a credential to lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Northwestern University.

About Graycor Inc.

Founded in 1921, Graycor is a leading provider of construction, maintenance and facilities services throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Graycor offers clients in a variety of industrial and commercial markets the strength and experience needed to tackle the most sophisticated projects and the flexibility to meet their toughest challenges. The Graycor group of companies employs more than 1,000 construction specialists at its headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, regional offices and project sites throughout North America. For more information visit