William Hollyer, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Hollyer joined GlobalSpec in 2000 and has more than 20 years of general and financial management experience, including 11 years at PepsiCo where he served as CFO of Pepsi-Cola's North American Fountain Beverage Division after holding senior finance positions in Frito-Lay, PepsiCo International Corporate Finance, and Pepsi-Cola Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining PepsiCo, he was a management consultant at Bain & Company focusing on manufacturing cost reduction, product pricing, and sales targeting as well as business acquisitions and divestitures for Bain Capital. He began his career as a process engineer at General Motors where he was a GM Scholar followed by process engineering and product management positions at 3M. Mr. Hollyer holds an MBA from the University of Chicago as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Stephen MacMinn, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Steve MacMinn brings more than 20 years of engineering and technical management experience to GlobalSpec, including 16 years as a researcher and technical manager at GE Corporate Research and Development. Dr. MacMinn received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Dr. MacMinn holds thirteen U.S. and international patents. He is the author or co-author of eleven publications.
Brian Carter, Senior Vice President, Sales
Brian Carter is Senior Vice President, Sales for GlobalSpec, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for leading operational and strategic sales & customer service initiatives. Since joining the organization in October 1999, Mr. Carter has successfully launched new sales teams, sales channels, product lines, global client relationships, strategic partnerships and market approaches. Prior to joining GlobalSpec, Mr. Carter served as an engineer for Bechtel Machinery Apparatus Operation, where he was responsible for various tasks associated with supporting installation, set-up, repair and maintenance of instrumentation and control equipment installed on nuclear Navy warships. Prior to that, he worked for Thomson Learning/Delmar Publishers, where he was responsible for the sale of distance learning programs, online training content and traditional training materials to business, industry and government entities. Mr. Carter holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Union College.
Chris Chariton, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Supplier Marketing
Chris Chariton is Senior Vice President of Product Management & Supplier Marketing for GlobalSpec. In this role, she oversees all direct marketing, demand generation, product management and market research, as well as public relations and advertising. An authority in the field of industrial marketing, Ms. Chariton has been with GlobalSpec since 2000. Prior to joining GlobalSpec, she held industrial marketing positions with leading manufacturers including Saint-Gobain and Pactiv. Regularly quoted as an expert in online marketing for the industrial sector, Ms. Chariton speaks frequently throughout the country and is quoted often in industry publications such as BtoB, Chief Marketer, DM News and Media Post. She is also a regular contributor to GlobalSpec's Marketing Maven blog at http://marketingmaven.globalspec.com. Ms. Chariton earned a Bachelor's degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management.