Mark Bannayan is our Vice President of Sales and Marketing and holds a BS degree in Economics from Northeastern University. In his 20 years at Glebar, he has helped with production management and been a vital part of the Sales team, marketing our trade shows worldwide and leading our international sales. Mark implemented ISO-9001 and got Glebar certified in 3 months. Before Glebar, Mark was a part of the United Nation Development Program in the Middle East and was an Account Analyst for Boston Financial Data Services.
Thomas Travia is our Vice President of Business Development and joins Glebar with over 43 years manufacturing and leadership experience. Thomas was the co-founder of Tridex Technology in 2013 where he served the last 7 years as Director of Business Development and Applications Engineering. Prior to Tridex, he spent 22 years at Everite Machine Products where he served in various positions to include Product Manager, Director of Sales and Business Development culminating as General Manager of Everite. Tom started his career in manufacturing as an apprentice at Mercury Tool & Machine and eventually became President and co-owner. Tom brings his expertise in Electrochemical Grinding (ECG) and manufacturing to Glebar to further advance our technology and provide new solutions to the medical, aerospace, tube processing and other industries.
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Steve Plein is our Strategic Account Manager, serving the southeastern part of the United States. Steve has 30+ years of experience in providing precision machining and automation solutions to manufacturing companies in several different industries, including life sciences, aerospace, automotive, and energy. He has completed numerous certificates and courses related to automation and manufacturing of machined components. He has a strong track record of improving process efficiency, performance, and delivering a solid return on investment.
Bob Moraga is our Strategic Account Manager, covering the Western part of the United States and Mexico. He has 20+ years of experience in providing companies with machine tools for solutions in high performance machining operations. He is a Certified Machine Tools Sales Engineer and has extensive industry knowledge in aerospace, automotive, energy and life sciences. He also served as a machinist for 15 years, working across numerous equipment types, providing him exposure to numerous application types. Bob is a fluent Spanish speaker and has worked successfully in North, South, and Central America as well as Mexico.
Josh Wendrickx is our Strategic Account Manager, covering the Midwestern part of the United States. He is a Certified Machine Tools Sales Engineer who has experience in application development. He is accomplished in CNC, EDM, milling, and grinding technologies. Josh prides himself on being an asset to customers working with them long after delivery.
Kathleen Haddad is our Sales Support Specialist and has been with Glebar since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University. During her time with Glebar, Kathleen has worn many hats working across the Accounting, Sales, and Marketing departments, supporting the CEO, VP of Sales and Marketing and CFO. She also manages all of the tradeshows and events for the company.
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