WelderIt is great validation for a company when one its staff is recognised by an industry body as being good at their job.

Which is why Global Shop Solutions is crowing about J.N Strausbaugh who has been named by the Manufacturing Engineering Magazine as one of the recipients of its 30 under 30 awards. The magazine is produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Dusty Alexander, CEO and President, Global Shop Solutions
Dusty Alexander, CEO and President, Global Shop Solutions

“Global Shop Solutions appreciates J.N.’s dedication to our customers in helping them expand their understanding and fluency with our ERP software. It is an honour to work alongside him as he displays focus, curiosity, teamwork and problem-solving skills when working with our great customers,” says Global Shop Solutions CEO and President, Dusty Alexander.

According to the company, for over five years J.N. Strausbaugh has served as a Global Shop Solutions operations consultant. He apparently specialises in new customer implementations and designing and implementing custom software programs that enable existing customers to improve their manufacturing processes.

Citing his drive for his job, the company says that J.N. takes travel to the extreme, averaging 48 weeks of travel a week and nearly 110,000 miles flown or driven throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2016 and 2017. The company says that “where most people would quickly tire of the incessant travel, J.N. embraces every trip as an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and help our customers achieve their dreams.”

Here’s hoping he gets a pay rise along with his award!

Who is Global Shop Solutions?

Texas-based Global Shop Solutions was founded in 1976 and has a simple motto – we simplify your manufacturing. It proudly describes itself as a family run business with no debt and no external investors.

The company provides the One-System ERP software which appears is described as a lean manufacturing solution which delivers real-time inventory accuracy, improved on-time delivery, lower administrative costs, increased sales and improved customer service.

Its offices can be found in the U.S., Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

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Neil Fawcett
Cut him in half and the word technologist runs through Neil Fawcett’s core. Starting life as an engineer, specialising in the world of home computing, Neil the move to writing in 1985 and as the expression goes… never looked back. He was key to moving Computer Weekly away from its bias as a mainframe/minicomputer news title and propelled it into the exciting world of personal computing, breaking many an exclusive story. Following his tenure at CW he went on to work for various other publications, including participating in the UK launch of Information Week. During this time, he played a pivotal role in establishing custom publishing units designed to work alongside vendors to help define end-user publications and campaigns. Neil’s ability to take complex technology subjects and deliver digestible content frequently saw him appear on the likes of the national newspapers, the BBC and Sky, and often found himself delivering speeches to audiences around the world. With numerous books under his belt, Neil took time out in the new millennium to pursue a passion for toys/gaming and military history as he set up a manufacturing company with a global reach. He is now thrilled to have come full-circle and be back writing about his core passion: technology!


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