Triple Threat: Global Finishing Solutions appoints three new VPs

Osseo, Wisconsin ⁠— Global Finishing Solutions has announced the appointment of three new vice presidents: Tom Carlson, VP of operations; Marty Hedlund, VP of industrial sales and Ellie Ramey, VP of auto refinish sales.

As vice president of operations, Carlson offers 20 years of leadership experience in the industrial sector. He has worked with change management methodologies through the use of continuous improvement tools in industries ranging from heavy metal to medical devices. Carlson also holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

As the new vice president of industrial sales, Hedlund has more than 30 years of experience in product automation, account management, product sales, sales management and business development. He has spent 29 years with Werner Electric, an automation and electrical supply distributor and previously worked as an industrial trainer for Rockwell Automation. 

Ramey brings nearly 20 years of automotive industry experience in sales, account management and customer service. Prior to joining GFS as the new VP of auto refinish sales, Ramey spent 13 years in sales for General Motors and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management.

“I am pleased to add these leaders to our organization,” said Jim Faragher, president of GFS. “As leaders with impressive track records of success and a wealth of industry experience, I am confident that Tom, Marty and Ellie will be instrumental in improving and advancing all aspects of our business in support of our customers and partners.”


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