DULUTH, Minn. – GPM, Inc. (GPM), has added to its team by promoting Nick Nelson to Service Manager and hiring Pamela Pierce as order and administrative specialist, Amanda Bedell as administration–receptionist, Jeff Foline as inside support specialist and Calli Maki as marketing director.
Nick Nelson, service manager
Nick Nelson is GPM’s newest Service manager. He started with GPM in 2012, growing from service technician to assembly technician to service technician level 3 to service manager. Nelson was the first at GPM to earn a Level 2 Vibration Technician Certification. A natural leader and mentor, Nelson excels at building strong teams and helping individual team members advance their careers and reach their highest potential.
Pamela Pierce, order & administrative specialist
Pamela Pierce joins GPM with 11 years of experience in Production Coordination and Coordinated Transaction Scheduling (CTS). She received an associate degree in Accounting from Itasca Community College. In her new role, Pierce is responsible for processing purchase orders and managing orders through shipment, invoicing and collections. Her other administrative duties include accounting, A/R, A/P, payroll and human resources.
Amanda Bedell, administration–receptionist
Amanda Bedell comes to GPM with a range of valuable customer-facing experience in real estate, retail management and hospitality management. She graduated from Itasca Community College with a degree in Business Administration and has held a real estate license for 7 years. In her new role, Befell uses her finely-honed interpersonal, communication and organizational skills in direct interactions with customers, vendors and fellow GPM employees.
Jeff Foline, inside support specialist
Jeff Foline joins GPM with 13 years of experience in inside sales. Foline is a Hermantown native who graduated from Hermantown High School. As inside support specialist, Foline is responsible for directly supporting the outside sales staff and preparing customer quotes. Foline also puts his sales experience to work in selling pumps, pump parts, motors, seals, fans and more. Foline organization, initiative, independence and assertiveness are critical to success in his new role.
Calli Maki, marketing director
Calli Maki comes to GPM from Bethel University, where she received her BA in Business with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Maki works closely with GPM strategic marketing partners to create and manage advertising, lead generation campaigns and develop professional marketing and sales collateral. She also conducts market research to better understand GPM’s position in the marketplace and is looking forward to growing GPM’s marketing department.