Nizar Jhaver, CEO and FounderIn 1989, after a long and successful career as a computer chip manufacturer's rep and owner of Comtech, Inc., Nizar started to see a greater and greater need for a customer-focused system integrator in the US to provide a turnkey system solution for many of his process control customers. With that idea in mind, he founded Global American, Inc. with virtually no experience in the Industrial PC sector. For over 20 years, Nizar grew the company through establishing relationships with some of the largest and most respected IPC Manufacturers in Taiwan and China. Global now represents more than 10 overseas factories and manufacturers, and counts thousands of companies as its clients - among them Fortune 500 and Process Control, Aerospace, and Biotech giants. In 2010, Nizar retired, leaving his daughter, Leah Walsh, in charge of all company operations. Nizar has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Leah Walsh, PresidentIn 2006, Leah joined Global American and began to learn the business from the bottom up. As a former Advertising Account Director, Leah's background of strong customer-service and sales focus quickly lead her to take over the sales and marketing for the organization. At the time of her father's retirement, Leah had grown to Vice President and General Manager - overseeing all of Global's day-to-day operations. Now, as President of Global, she’s seen a 50% increase in sales and continues to lead the company to steady growth and success. Leah has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire and speaks German fluently.
Bo Harron, Technical Director/Director of EngineeringAs an integral member of the Global team for the last 13 years, Bo brings his over 10 years’ experience in the Quality Control field (within the Metal Finishing, Aerospace and Nuclear Industries) and his strong technical ability to the table as he oversees all Engineering and Technical-related areas within Global. Whether it’s building assemblies or conversing with customers to help them find solutions for their application needs, Bo's knowledge and expertise make him a key member of the Global team.
Teri Heatherington, ControllerIn 2002, Teri joined Global at a pivotal time in our growth, and proved her abilities went far beyond the Account Assistant role she came on board to perform. Now, as Global’s Controller, Teri oversees all financial functions within the company. Teri has a B.S. in Accounting.
Cathy Perault, Customer Service and Sales Support ManagerCathy joined Global in 2004 as Sales Administrator but quickly rose through the ranks till she became, only two years later, manager of her department. Day-to-day, Cathy ensures that Global maintains the highest standard of customer service and support to our customers. Prior to Global, Cathy served as Manager of Information Systems for Tyson Foods. She has an MBA and BA in Information Systems Technology with a Minor in Accounting.
Mike Sousa, Technical ManagerPromoted in 2016 to Technical Manager, Mike has always had a passion for computer hardware from a young age. After receiving a degree in Computer Engineering, Mike joined Global in 2014 as a Senior Technician and quickly moved through the ranks. Mike's strong knowledge of our Embedded Product and drive to always put the customer first, have earned him kudos from some of the largest and most respected companies we work with. We're sure Mike will only continue to excel in his role.
Clarice Anderson, Sales DirectorAs the newest member of our team, Clarice comes to Global with a wealth of experience within the Embedded Products Industry, having spent the last 30 years working directly for Embedded Board Manufacturers where she was instrumental in acquiring numerous large accounts. As Sales Director, she'll continue Global's success with providing Embedded Integration Services for many of the top companies in America and abroad.
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