GFS Names Sal Parente Executive Vice President of Sales
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) appointed Sal Parente to the newly created position of executive vice president of sales, where he will oversee the company’s aerospace, automotive refinish and industrial sales business units.
Parente has more than 25 years of experience in product sales, revenue management and business development. Prior to joining GFS, he led corporate business development and new client systems for various companies in both the public and private sectors in the capital equipment and product manufacturing industries. Most recently, Parente directed North American sales and marketing for an international plumbing and fixtures company.
“The addition of this new executive management role will provide our organization with leadership, support and experience to assist us in achieving our short- and long-term objectives,” says Jim Faragher, GFS president. “With an impressive track record of success and an innate drive, Sal is determined to improve our customer relationships, strengthen our distribution partnerships and propel our business forward.”
Parente holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and is finalizing a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of GFS, and to work with our sales team to develop products and solutions that deliver the maximum amount of value and enhance our already successful partnership,” Parente says.
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