Thomas G. Gasbarre has stepped down as CEO of Gasbarre Products Inc. He has held the position since 1990 when his father, George Gasbarre, the founder of the company, retired. During his tenure as CEO, Tom completed a series of key acquisitions that earned Gasbarre Products a worldwide reputation. He will remain as chief financial officer until his planned retirement at the end of 2020.
In related news, Gasbarre announced that Tom’s son, Alex Gasbarre, has been appointed CEO and is now leading the development and execution of the company’s short- and long-term strategies. Alex has been working at Gasbarre for the last 14 years and most recently served as President of Press & Technologies and Chief Operating Officer, which has given him the opportunity to hone his skills relating to strategic planning, information technology, marketing, human resources and international sales.
Gasbarre also announced that Heath Jenkins has been promoted and will succeed Alex as President, Press & Automation and Manufacturing Technologies. Jenkins has been with Gasbarre for more than three years, and most recently served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Gasbarre Press Division.
In other personnel news, Jake Verdoux has been promoted to Manufacturing Manager for Gasbarre Industrial Furnace Systems (IFS). Verdoux started with the IFS division of Gasbarre as a welder/fabricator in 2014 and was promoted to materials manager in 2016.