GBSA, Manufacturer and Distributor of Seals, Rings and Machined Components, Boosts It’s Management Team by Adding an Inside Sales and Marketing Executive.

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Hocevar fills newly created position responsible for qualification of new prospects in the U.S., insides sales and the generation of new business at GBSA.

V-seals, oild seals, O-rings, molded rubber, machined metal

Kristopher Hocevar, Sales/Marketing Executive

GBSA has "a multitude of products, a great supply chain and engineers who’ll answer any question in plain language."

GBSA, a leading supplier of molder rubber seals, oil seals, o-rings and the Multi-Lip seal, has named Kristopher Hocevar to the newly created position of Sales and Marketing Executive.

The position makes Hocevar responsible for qualification of customers throughout the United States, inside sales and the generation of new business for the company. From a marketing perspective, Hocevar is responsible for assembling a communications plan and following up on its execution.

“I’m really excited about being here,” says Hocevar. “GBSA seems like a tight-knit group of people and I know we can make it grow. They’ve got a multitude of products, a great supply chain and engineers who’ll answer any question in plain language.”

Bernie Casamento, Chief Executive Officer of GBSA, is really impressed with Hocevar. “Kris is a very important piece of the puzzle to try to get us where we need to be. He has no problem getting on the phone with prospects or anyone else, making a qualification and selling them if the occasion presents itself.”

Hocevar is part of a strong management team at GBSA. Says Judy Pratt, General manager of GBSA, “with the team we’ve assembled, we can build the right products, distribute them efficiently and give each our full support.”

Hocevar graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Toledo. Formerly, he worked as a Display Advertising Executive at the Cleveland Plain Dealer selling ad programs and developing layouts for on-line and print campaigns. He currently lives with his wife and son in Euclid, Ohio.

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For over thirty years, GBSA has been a leading supplier of molded rubber parts, plastic, ceramic and metal stamping services that are engineered to work in the toughest environments. Our pledge is to deliver quality parts, on time and within budget.


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