Executive Management Team

RICK MCINTYRE – Chief Executive Officer

Rick came to GWS in 2010. Prior to joining GWS, Rick served as counsel to many middle market companies in the areas of corporate and capital transactions and strategic planning. Before entering the private sector, Rick served as a United States Army officer in command of units both stateside and abroad, earning multiple awards and commendations over an impressive active military career. Rick holds a Juris Doctorate from Barry University, and MBA from Marylhurst University, and a BA from Furman University.

KEVIN ZIMMERMAN – Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Zimmerman joined the GWS Tool Group team in 2019 and is responsible for all accounting, finance, risk management and human resources functions. Kevin brings an extensive background in investment banking and advising senior management across the corporate finance spectrum. He most recently comes from the private equity finance and investment banking sector. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University and an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

DREW STRAUCHEN – Executive Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

Drew joined the GWS team in 2018. Prior to joining, Drew spent his previous 18 years in the metalworking industry, working in executive leadership roles for global cutting tool and machine tool accessories manufacturers. At GWS, Drew is responsible for marketing, product development and national distribution. Drew holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Ohio University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

ADAM LAFFERTY – Executive Vice President of Sales

Adam came to GWS in 2010. Adam is responsible for oversight of the GWS outside sales efforts, to include the servicing of partnerships within the company’s distribution network. Prior to joining GWS, Adam served in various sales and business development roles for major organizations, culminating with the VP of Business Development role within GE Capital. Adam earned his BS in Business Management and Marketing from Butler University.

TOMAS ROMAN – Executive Director of Inside Sales

Tomas came to GWS in 2009. Tomas is responsible for oversight of the GWS inside sales, quoting and customer service teams across all facilities. Tomas began his career with GWS on the production floor operating CNC grinders. He then transitioned into the engineering department for 2 years before moving into a sales role. Prior to GWS Tomas worked in the technology and automation industries.