SC Top 20 Under 40
Quinton Boykin lives by Thurgood Marshall’s timeless words: “A man can make what he wants of himself, if he truly believes in hard work and giving to others”. Quinton Boykin is a native of Camden, South Carolina and graduate of the prestigious College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University. During his matriculation, Quinton was selected as one of four Clemson students to intern with Renewable Water Resources in Greenville, South Carolina, an exciting honor for exemplary engineering students. After graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Quinton became Quality Manager with Interstate Container, managing over twenty employees with regard to product integrity, processes and compliance with legal and customer requirements. In his professional career, Quinton has served in various leadership and managerial roles in manufacturing in the Midlands and the Upstate. Quinton has been responsible for managing plant suppliers, negotiating terms and agreements of contracts for purchase and plant planning and scheduling with two Global 500 Companies. Recently Quinton was brought on to Honda of South Carolina as an OEM Buyer. In his time with the company, Quinton has made several notable contributions to the plant, including being selected as a member of Honda’s NH Circle Plant improvement team. Quinton’s team designed, developed, and presented a capital improvement project that when fully implemented will save the company 40 million dollars annually.
In the community, Quinton’s passion is impacting the lives of at risk males through mentoring and community involvement. Quinton is proud to serve as a buddy mentor for the Run Hard program. The Run Hard program is a running club for elementary students that pair’s boys with school based and community leaders to train for the race and gain valuable life skills. Quinton most recently served as the Run Hard buddy mentor for special needs students on a Columbia based team. Quinton also supports community members, experiencing financial difficulties by serving as a volunteer with the Mount Moriah Baptist Church Soup Kitchen.
In his spare time, Quinton enjoys travel, golf, and Clemson athletics. Quinton attends Journey United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.