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.

ADAM LAFFERTY – Executive Vice President of Sales

Adam came to GWS in 2010. Adam is responsible for oversight of the GWS sales team, new product development, marketing and brand development and 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.

DREW STRAUCHEN – Executive Vice President of 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 will be 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.


Tomas Roman
Executive Director of Inside Sales
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Travis Coomer
Product Manager | Inserts
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John Kiiffner
Product Manager | Drills
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Mark Blackstock
Product Manager | Endmills
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