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.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys cooking, coaching youth sports and playing guitar.
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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. When he is not obsessing about Glebar's capability and relevance in the market, he enjoys anything to do with technology, culture, and travel, and dabbles in cooking. Email John at .
Robert Gleason is our Vice President of Engineering and has been with Glebar for 34 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. When he’s not elevating Glebar’s technology and innovation to the next level, Robert enjoys cars of all sizes and speeds, and fine woodworking. Email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In his free time, Christian serves as a musician in his local church and enjoys time with his wife and 4 daughters. Email Christian at .
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. He is also a fireman, world traveler, and father of three girls. Email Mark at .
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. When away from work, Adam enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Email Adam at .
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.
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. He is a musician, enjoys trekking, and speaks 5 languages. Click here to find your representative by territory. Email Mark at.
Mark Kraus is our Business Development Executive (Medical). Mark joined Glebar to focus on the creation of long-term value for Glebar and its customers, developing new markets, and cultivating new relationships in the medical industry. Based in the Twin Cities of MN, Mark has over 25+ years of leadership experience in medical device product and business development, operations, quality assurance, supply chain, customer service, and general management positions, leading several companies through periods of significant product expansion and growth. Mark served as VP of Operations for Neometrics (Neometrics was acquired by Heraeus Medical Components in 2015), a privately held OEM guidewire design and manufacturing company, r4 Vascular, a privately held company focused on the development and commercialization of catheters and devices to serve the Vascular Access market, and the President of the Vascular Access and Delivery Systems business unit for Enpath Medical prior to being acquired by Greatbatch Medical. Mark has specific responsibility for medical opportunities in the Minnesota and Wisconsin market, but will be an integral part of driving our medical business development efforts worldwide. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. Click here to find your representative by territory. Email Mark at .
Anthony Pickering is a Regional Sales Manager. Anthony brings vast experience in Manufacturing Technology and Machine Solution Sales. Anthony brings a proven track record and high level of industry knowledge that will serve Glebar’s customer base very well. His engineering background and expertise of production machining, component analysis, and automation allows for a proactive consultative sales approach which offers our customers a true value proposition. Anthony is based in Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his 2 daughters. Click here to find your representative by territory.Email Anthony at .
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. When she is not at work, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family. Click here to find your representative by territory. Email Kathleen at
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. When he is not at work he enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with his family at the beach.
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. Jean enjoys baking and cooking and is fluent in Italian.
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. She enjoys her family, reading and cooking.