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Global Sales & Marketing Team

Gus Ploss - President:

“Ability to find creative ‘win-win’ solutions to complex issues is where we really add our value.”

Over 30 years of experience in technical sales, management and finance with a proven track record. Strong background in deal closure, program management and managing technical sales teams. Mechanical Engineering degree from University of New Hampshire & MBA from York University. Variety of ownership and acquisition experience of a number of small to medium size automotive suppliers.

Joe Mansour:

"By applying aggressive and innovative marketing strategies, we continue to set ourselves apart and focus our real value to the customer."

Joe has a significant amount of experience working with both our valued principals and customers helping solve complex and critical Powertrain, Driveline and Steering Systems supply chain issues in the automotive and off highway markets.  Joe has found that by focusing on your core synergies and providing technology driven solutions you’re able to provide long term value and help establish relationships built on mutual respect and trust. It is those relationships and experiences that allow you to expand and grow to the mutual benefit of all involved. Joe holds a degree in Business Administration and Communication Studies from the University of Detroit.

Chris Skiba:

“Technical sales experience and creating value is essential in today's innovative, customer-focused marketplace."

Chris has over 25 years of technical sales experience in Automotive & Off Highway markets with strong program management and communication skills. He has spent the last decade deploying his skill set to the Engine and Powertrain/Driveline sector in addition to steering, seating and power closure mechanisms yet provides a broad knowledge and experience in electrical distribution and climate control. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a CPMR degree from ASU.

Kevin Blakita:

“Honesty, Integrity, and a Commitment to Excellence are the foundation for success in an ever-changing industry.”

With over 15 years of experience in automotive engineering, Kevin's strong technical background has proven to be an asset to his customers. His focus on customer satisfaction has been essential in building strong relationships with a broad range of customers. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

Tom Shelton:

"History proves that building partnerships with your customers is essential to business longevity."

With a Degree in Business from Eastern Michigan, an MBA in International Finance from the University of Detroit, certification as a Program Management Professional and over 20 years of experience in chassis and drivetrain applications, Tom brings valuable resources and experience to customer-focused sales.

Tom Ahearn:

"Prospecting and pursuing new business is the key ingredient to building a forward-thinking sales organization."

Combining natural sales skills with a Business Administration and Marketing degree from Central Michigan University has helped Tom uphold high standards of excellence and dedication to a wide range of Global customers for nearly 20 years.

Zachary O’Toole:

“Setting goals is the only true way to gauge your success.”

Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Business Marketing from Western Michigan University, Zach uses his good sales techniques and outstanding communication skills to generate high quality customer relationships by focusing on customer satisfaction and generating new business opportunities through dedication and promptness.

Iván Pabón:

"Commitment to service and adding value through understanding customer and principle needs are the pillars of my sales process."

Ivan Pabon is a Mechanical Engineer from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a background in industrial automation.  Ivan brings resources and energy to his customers with a focus on objective accomplishment.

Corey Ploss:

“Generating new leads through marketing are critical in an always-changing industry.”

Corey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sales & Business Marketing from Western Michigan University. Bringing in a new perspective of education, Corey is committed in developing new business opportunities for GSM principals by using his strong sales and marketing skill set acquired from his undergrad program.

Joanne & Marina:

They are the backbone and support system to ensure all operational and administrative duties are performed with care, accurately and promptly. 


Joanne & Marina:

They are the backbone and support system to ensure all operational and administrative duties are performed with care, accurately and promptly. 



World Class Representives to the Automotive Market Place Specializing
in Powertrain Applications