Throughout his career, Mr. Gruschow has formed successful partnerships and developed innovative solutions for customers, including automakers, suppliers, and other companies. As a Deshler board member since 2004, Mr. Gruschow has spearheaded its acquisition of additional capabilities to provide comprehensive, multi-faceted services, including manufacturing, assembly, transportation, packaging, and information technology.
Mr. Gruschow holds a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and semiconductor manufacturing at Central New Mexico Community College. He lives in Michigan.
Ms. Lunsford’s extensive technology background includes her creation and continuing leadership of I Thinc, LLC, a software development company. As president, Ms. Lunsford developed an effective intermodal container management system and created a diversity monitoring system to track spending by OEMs and suppliers. Her experience also includes a decade as a Research and Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Company.
Ms. Lunsford holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. Also a member of the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation, Ms. Lunsford resides in Michigan.
Mr. Brodie’s three decades of transportation and logistics experience include director-level positions at large, global sales and branch operations, including Agility Logistics, Bax Global, and UTI, Inc. Throughout his career, he has pioneered profitable new services and has successfully managed many large international logistics operations.
Mr. Brodie studied business and general studies at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He resides in Michigan.
For nearly five decades, Mr. Gentile has been an innovator and leader in the information technology industry, beginning at NASA and the Burroughs Corporation. An early proponent of UNIX-based systems for business solutions, Mr. Gentile has built several widely successful information technology companies. His extensive experience providing systems to automotive suppliers, along with his vision in helping shape Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) protocols, make him uniquely qualified to lead Deshler Group’s IT Initiatives.
Mr. Gentile attended both Lawrence Technological University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
While at Amanda, Mr. Hood has drawn upon his nearly 20 years of manufacturing experience to increase company sales by more than 250%.
Mr. Hood studied computer programming at Hocking College and currently resides in Ohio.
Mr. Fernandez’s extensive engineering and management background includes more than 15 years in the automotive industry and senior management positions with GM Mexico, EMPFERA Group, and others in Mexico, the U.S., and Costa Rica. Having served as a corporate business director of multi-national operations, Mr. Fernandez speaks several languages and has strong experience in quality and business management.
Mr. Fernandez holds bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and in statistical natural resources management from the Advanced Studies University in Mexico. He resides in Michigan.