Travis Cantrell

Senior Principal Consultant

Travis Cantrell has over 20 years of expertise within high-volume manufacturing environments, managing Manufacturing Consumables and Direct Material projects with clients throughout North America.

Travis joined Expense Reduction Analysts in 2011 as a Manufacturing Category Specialist. Travis partners closely with Patrick Garr; collectively, the Garr-Cantrell team has delivered an average savings of 16.1% on more than 125 completed projects, reviewing >$150MM in expenditure, with combined savings in excess of $24MM.

Within his areas of focus, Travis has extensive knowledge in numerous areas of Manufacturing Consumables (Packaging, Chemicals / Industrial Gases, Factory Consumables, and Lab Supplies) and Direct Material (Steel/Aluminum, PCB/As, Cable Assemblies, and other various COGS/BOM) with particular expertise and supplier relationships in corrugated cartons, food/pharma packaging, industrial chemicals and gases, lab supplies, and vendor managed inventory solutions.

Background & Experience:

  • Prior to ERA, Travis worked for Intel Corporation, the global microchip manufacturing giant, for 8+ years as an Engineering Manager in Photolithography, in addition to holding positions as a Supply Chain Manager and New Product Manufacturing Manager.
  • Travis also worked for Zeno Capital LLC, a privately owned, diversified investment institution, serving as their Real Assets Portfolio and Engineering Manager, responsible for the development and success of Zeno’s real assets portfolio,
  • The Garr-Cantrell team achieved ERA Double-Diamond Status in 2018 and 2019 (ERA’s top performance level) and Diamond status in 2016 and 2017 and were part of ERA’s President’s Circle from 2009 through 2020.
  • Travis holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Virginia – Wise.

Industry Expertise Includes:

  • Packaging
  • Chemicals
  • Industrial Gasses
  • Factory Consumables
  • Raw Materials
  • Lab Supplies