In 1974, Bob Ontiveros saw an opportunity to live the American dream and build a company for himself and his family. More than 45 years later, the packaging company he originally founded out of the back of his station wagon - Group O, is ranked by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as one of the top five Latino-owned businesses in the country.
Group O experienced great growth in the 1980s after being awarded an outsourcing contract for supply chain functions for locally headquartered John Deere, Case, International Harvester, and Caterpillar plants. As business continued to expand, Bob enlisted his son Gregg to manage the supply chain business in 1991, and ultimately appointed him as president of the company in 1999.
Gregg Ontiveros’ entrepreneurial spirit and continuous interest in emerging technologies have taken Group O from a $49M company in 1999 to the thriving, multi-faceted enterprise it is today. Group O has gained prestige for helping Fortune 500 companies like Samsung, Michelin, Caterpillar, and PepsiCo turn their most complex business challenges into centers of profitability and efficiency.
Headquartered in Milan, IL, Group O employs over 1,200 people and continues to grow under the leadership of Gregg Ontiveros.
Diversity, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility
As a 100% Hispanic-owned Minority Business Enterprise, Group O maintains a strong commitment to supporting diversity, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility in all facets of our business. This is demonstrated through our motivated team employees, our global network of preferred vendors and suppliers, and our dedication to supporting causes that better the lives of individuals in our communities.
Visit our Diversity, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility page to learn more!
Business Codes and Certifications
QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS:ISO 9001, 27001, TL 9000,SSAE 18
GSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICE SCHEDULE:#47QRAA19D00AD
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