Global Imaging Systems (GIS) is a leading provider of business technology solutions. GIS companies sell and service Document Management Systems including printers, multifunction devices and copiers; Network Integration Services and Software Solutions. Our solutions incorporate products from Xerox, Konica Minolta, Toshiba, Kyocera Mita, Panasonic, Muratec, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, IBM, Microsoft, Nuance, and other leading companies. We also offer a variety of service contracts, including maintenance, supply, network management, technical support, and training. We currently operate in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
Since our founding in 1994, we have acquired more than 100 businesses within the United States. Our operating companies are organized into core companies in key markets across the U.S. The remaining businesses operate as satellites of the core companies. Under the Company philosophy of “Think Globally, Act Locally” and a decentralized structure, core companies operate under their pre-acquisition names and management, preserving and building upon existing customer relationships.
All of our companies offer a unique value proposition and customer experience. Each of our companies:
Global Imaging Systems, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Thomas S. Johnson with a vision to create a leading organization in the highly fragmented office automation industry, through a decentralized structure, and in partnership with quality entrepreneurs. On June 17, 1998, GIS became a publicly-owned company when it completed its initial public offering. GIS continued to grow organically and through acquisitions, exceeding one billion dollars in revenue during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006.
On May 11, 2007, GIS was acquired by Xerox Corporation. GIS continues to operate as an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox, offering the complete range of Xerox technology.
GIS’ strategic mission is to be the most efficient and cost-effective provider of document imaging, network integration and electronic presentation technology and services including input, storage, and output. We seek to become the provider of choice for all of our customers’ business technology needs by offering a full range of products and superior customer service. We sell and service a variety of digital automated office and production equipment, including printers, multifunction devices, copiers, facsimiles, and wide format devices. Our network integration solutions offerings include the design, installation, service, and support of computer networks and related equipment. Finally, we offer a variety of ongoing contract services, including maintenance, supplies, network management, technical support and training.
Global Imaging Systems will always operate with the highest integrity in dealing with employees, customers, vendors and shareholders.
Xerox is helping change the way the world works. By applying our expertise in imaging, business process, analytics, automation and user-centric insights, we engineer the flow of work to provide greater productivity, efficiency and personalization. Our employees create meaningful innovations and provide business process services, printing equipment, software and solutions that make a real difference for our clients and their customers in 180 countries. On January 29, 2016, Xerox announced that it plans to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies: a business process outsourcing company and a document technology company. Xerox expects to complete the separation by year-end 2016. Learn more at www.xerox.com.
President, GM & CFO
Ed Bass, who serves as President, joined our management team in August 2006, bringing with him over 25 years’ of management and financial experience. Prior to becoming President, Ed served as General Manager and CFO. Before joining our team, Ed served in several leadership positions within CP Ships Ltd, a publicly held transportation company, with locations throughout the world. Prior to that, he founded and operated a firm assisting companies with acquisitions and public security offerings. He started his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP where he worked for 11 years.
Ed holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Amber, live in Tampa, FL and have three children.
Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Paul D. Mosley has been with the Conway group for over 35 years. He served as President of Eastern Copy Products from 1997 until 2005, then became President and CEO of The Conway Group. Paul was appointed to serve on the Executive team of Global Imaging Systems in July of 2017, in addition to his role as CEO of The Conway Group.
Paul graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Onondaga Community College.
Paul is passionate about building companies that achieve synergy. “If mutual respect and cooperation are the underlying foundation of your company, you will have fewer surprises, greater profits, and a team with the ability to work together to make the changes necessary to improve your business.
Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Marketing
Michael Pietrunti joined Global Imaging Systems in August 2011, as Senior Vice President responsible for Acquisitions, Corporate Service, and Marketing. Michael’s professional experience spans over 31 years in our industry and brings sales, marketing and executive management expertise to Global. Previously he was employed by Monroe Systems for Business, Sharp Electronics Corporation and Kyocera Mita America where he most recently served as President & CEO of Kyocera Mita America Group responsible for the North, South and Central American markets since 2006. Michael attended Siena College, Farleigh Dickinson University as well as participated in various executive training programs including the Wharton Executive MBA Strategic Planning Program and the Center for Creative Leadership Program at Duke University.
Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Ralph joined GIS in 2006 as the VP of Sales. In April 2007 he was promoted to the President of Michigan Office Solutions (MOS). In January 2010 Ralph was appointed to serve on the GIS executive team and was responsible for oversight of multiple core companies while running MOS. Ralph is passionate about developing people and implementing continuous improvement processes with an emphasis on accelerating revenue growth and operational excellence.
Ralph is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
Senior Vice President – Field Operations
Wilson Vega serves as a Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Wilson joined Global Imaging System’s executive management team in January 2012 and has over 20 years of sales and management experience in the industry. Previously, he was President of Connecticut Business Systems (CBS) from 2002 to 2012.
Wilson’s dedication, energy and passion for the business is contagious. He leads by example, is a great mentor and is very dedicated to out-perform every goal. Wilson is currently involved with several charitable organizations in the greater Hartford area.
Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions
Gary Fuller has been employed by the Company since 1996. He was appointed Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions on January 1, 2008. Mr. Fuller holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. Mr. Fuller is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President Leasing
Denny Houseman was named Vice President – Leasing in 2004. He joined Global in 1998 as Director of Leasing. With more than 20 years’ equipment leasing experience, Mr. Houseman works with Global’s leasing partners to ensure the best leasing opportunities for customers. He also provides lease training and credit support. He studied business at Penn State and Temple Universities.
Vice President – Chief Information Officer
Don North joined Global Imaging Systems in December 2008 and is responsible for the delivery and governance of enterprise IT infrastructure, systems and processes. Prior to joining Global, he served in numerous technical leadership roles with Chase, The Home Shopping Network and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Don holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida and brings with him more than 20 years of technology leadership experience.
Vice President – Operations
Al Vieira has over 38 years in the office automation industry. He was born and educated in Aruba, and speaks five languages.
Al’s experience includes being an entrepreneur in an electronics business, working for a major independent Canon dealer, General Manager of Felco Copy Data, integrating the first ever GIS acquisition, and serving as the GIS Vice President of service, IT, facilities and operations. Al holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York.