GS3 Global CEO Lisa Lunsford Among Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women

GS3 Global CEO Lisa Lunsford Among Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women

November 22, 2021

Deshler Group Partner GS3 Global is celebrating Lisa Lunsford, GS3 CEO and Co-Founder, being named one of Crain’s Detroit Business 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan for 2021.

An excerpt from Leslie D. Green’s article in Crain’s:

Lisa’s career trajectory: As a child growing up in North Carolina, Lisa Lunsford toyed with the idea of being a writer. She decided instead to pursue a more lucrative degree in medicine from Bennett College, a historically Black women’s college in North Carolina. When she learned she had greater aptitude for and a love of chemistry, she switched tracks.

When meeting with a recruiter from Ford Motor Co., Lunsford fell in love with the hum of the plant, she said. She started as a research and development engineer in the plastics division and was program manager in the F150 design center when she left nine years later.

With her brother, she started i-Thinc LLC, an ISOQ organization and warehousing software company. Eventually, she pivoted and began doing more network design and architecture development software for companies.

Then she met Robert Gruschow, president of both the Deshler Group and Feblo International, and everything changed. The pair launched GS3 Global in 2010, offering supply chain management and integrated logistics services. In 2011, GS3 won an assembly project with FCA. By 2012, the company was officially a tier-one supplier.

“Our influence is felt when we’re building better teams and better leaders, when everyone feels that they have a stake in the result, and we do that by always operating in a way that ensures that everyone’s contribution is valued.”

Continue reading the feature on Lisa.

Founded in 2010, GS3’s mission is to integrate the operations of production into design, in order to develop unique and complex products. As a preferred OEM bent metal and assembly provider, GS3 is committed to influencing the innovation of transportation. Its expert manufacturing team is also a learning organization ready to mold and nurture the next generation of creators so that they will have the skills to provide for themselves, their families and their communities.