Robert Baker is our Chief Executive Officer. He also serves on Glebar’s Board of Directors. He has spent the last 12 years holding numerous positions of increasing leadership responsibility in various sales, manufacturing and operations positions, most recently as VP of Global Operations for Stryker Corporation’s Joint Replacement Division. In addition, he sat as an active member of the Reconstructive Leadership Team, the largest commercial franchise in Stryker. His strategic leadership abilities will help further elevate Glebar’s production, operations and overall customer experience.
Prior to Stryker, Robert served as an officer in the United States Army. Based in Ft. Bragg, NC he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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John Bannayan is our Chief Technology Officer and holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a BS in Engineering with a BA in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University. John also serves on Glebar’s Board of Directors. John is instrumental in driving Glebar’s product development efforts. He has earned several patents over the years relating to automation and machine controls. With 27 years at the company, he was integral in reconfiguring the company’s internal business processes early on and has held several management positions ranging from production management to financial controls to operations and was Glebar’s President from July 2014 through June 2019.
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Christian Sanafria is our CFO and has been with Glebar for over 6 years. Originally from Ecuador, he has his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Politécnica Salesiana University and over 15 years of experience working with manufacturing companies in 3 different countries.
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Mark Scanel is the Vice President of Operations and has been with Glebar since 2008. Prior to Glebar, he was a Field Engineer and Project Manager for a construction company while attending Fairleigh Dickenson University. Over his six years at Glebar, Mark has worked in Assembly and Engineering, and now serves as the face of Glebar service to our customers worldwide.
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Adam Cook was appointed President of Glebar in April of 2013, served as Chairman & CEO from July 2014 through May 2019 and now serves as Chairman of the Board. Adam holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. Before joining Glebar, he advised companies, including industrial and manufacturing businesses, on many fronts. Most recently, he was the Head of Investment Banking for Phoenix Capital Resources, a national boutique focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions and private placement transactions. In 2012, Adam was awarded the distinguished “40 Under 40” Award from the M&A Advisor. His prior experience in advising both domestic and cross-border industrial and manufacturing companies complements the experience of the Executive Management team at Glebar, while positioning the company for future growth and continued innovation.
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Harold J. Faig is a Director on Glebar’s Board of Directors. In 2008, Harold and Baird Capital Partners founded MedPlast (the predecessor of Viant Medical), a leading provider of highly engineered custom plastics processing solutions serving the global healthcare and select industrial markets. Harold served as CEO of the company from its founding until its sale and was responsible for its organic and M&A activities which added significant global growth to the company. In 2016, Harold sold the MedPlast healthcare business to JLL and Waterstreet Partners as a platform business.
Scott Galletti is a Director on Glebar’s Board of Directors. Scott has close to three decades of operational, lending, and capital markets experience. Until December 2017, Scott was a founding Managing Director at a New York based private equity firm called Tenex Capital Management. During his tenure at Tenex, Scott was responsible for the origination and execution of many of the firm's investment platforms. He was also the Head of Debt Capital Markets, overseeing all the firm’s capital markets activities. Upon leaving Tenex, Scott established his own investment firm focused on acquiring lower middle market businesses.
Prior to Tenex, Scott was a Managing Director at General Electric Capital Corporation, where for over 12 years he sourced and executed leveraged finance and equity investments and oversaw a number of financial restructurings and turnarounds. Scott was consistently rated in the top 1% of global employees and attended several advanced leadership classes at GE’s Jack Welch Crotonville leadership development center.
In 2004, Scott was awarded the distinguished “40 Under 40” Award from Crain's New York. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance from Boston College.
Robert Gleason is our Senior Advisor to the Engineering Department and has been with Glebar for over 40 years. As the son of one of Glebar’s founders, he has been around Glebar his entire life, from sweeping floors to designing machines. He has a BS in Industrial Technology from Ohio University with a minor in Education, and was certified to teach Industrial Arts. Robert was instrumental in acquiring and implementing the first CNC machine in our machine shop and also pushed to get Engineering off the drawing board and onto CAD in the early 1980’s. Robert holds several patents related to innovations in medical material handling and grinding.
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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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Mike Mainardi is the Technical Service Manager and has been with Glebar since 2007. Mike holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. During his time with Glebar, Mike has worked in the Engineering and Technical Service departments, continuously striving to provide our customers with the top-level service that they deserve.
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Jean Gatti is the Office Manager/Customer Service Parts Representative and has been with Glebar since 1995. Jean is responsible not only for accounts receivable, accounts payable, sales, customer service and corresponding with customers, but also manages all Human Resource and office operations. Prior to joining Glebar, Jean owned and operated several home furnishing and accessories stores. After closing the stores, she held a position as Operations Manager of a retail management company, responsible for security and safety in retail stores throughout the United States. Jean studied at Montclair University and the NY School of Interior Design.
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Marta Haedo is a Customer Service/Inside Parts Sales Representative and has been with Glebar since 1999. Prior to Glebar, she was working in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the O.A.S., (Organization of American States) touristic program. Over her 18 years at Glebar, Marta also worked as Office Manager's assistant.
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