With more than a decade of sailmaking experience, Eric Grigsby joins the Quantum team as the Loft Service Manager at Quantum San Diego. With experience in everything from small cruising sails to custom-made racing sails for 60-90 foot yachts, his knowledge will provide the San Diego loft with the same high-level of service and expertise that sailors expect from Quantum Sails.
A southern California native, Grigsby started his sailmaking career in Nevada where he learned the basics as a gantry operator. Within ten years he was specializing in the manufacture of sails for 100+ foot boats, including building all of the upwind sails for +39 Challenge for the America’s Cup and for Puma Ocean Racing for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race. Three years ago he returned to southern California to specialize in super yacht and tall ship sails in the San Diego area.
This winter he joins the Quantum Sails family as the Loft Service Manager at Quantum San Diego. Quantum’s National Service Director Charles Saville said Grigsby’s sailmaking experience is second-to-none, but it’s his passion for his craft that captured Saville’s attention. “I was most impressed by Eric’s sincerity towards sailmaking and his deep concern for clients,” said Saville.
“From the moment I met Eric, I liked him. He’s easy going yet professional, and he holds himself highly accountable. He’s incredibly engaging, and that’s precisely what we’re looking for. Eric will undoubtedly anchor our West Coast to the benefit of all of our clients.”
Grigsby is looking forward to not only working at a Quantum loft, but becoming part of the Quantum family. “At other lofts, things can be very corporate. There’s not a lot of teamwork or that family vibe. You have that with Quantum. Everyone’s more close-knit, which is better for everyone: it’s better for business, better for the customers, and better for the people working at the loft. I appreciate that.”
As the Loft Service Manager, he’s also looking forward to combining his years of experience with Quantum’s high-quality service model to provide positive experiences for all of his clients. “My number one goal is to make sure customers have a better experience here than anywhere else,” said Grigsby. “By acting professionally and providing our best work, our customers will receive the highest level of craftsmanship throughout the whole experience.”
Loft Service Manager
Quantum San Diego