New director of operations/engineering at Galley Support Innovations


Galley Support Innovations (GSI) has appointed David Valovich as its director of operations/engineering. Valovich will be responsible for GSI’s daily operation, production management and execution of strategic planning. He will lead the company’s product design and engineering operations as well as quality assurance and compliance teams. Valovich will report to GSI’s owner and COO, Wade Radke.

Valovich has been at GSI since 2011. He started as a CNC operator and has risen through a number of critical positions, including CNC programmer, sales design engineer, and most recently, engineering manager. He has played a key role in the development and design of many of GSI’s latest products and prototype concepts, which will be showcased at NBAA 2015 – to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on November 17-19.

“With a proven track record for successfully driving innovation, David’s leadership skills are well-suited to lead GSI’s development efforts as we continue to expand our global market share,” said Lissa Zimmerman, director of business relations at GSI.

GSI designs and manufactures interior hardware and mechanisms for the aviation, marine, rail and private transportation industries. Its products include locks, latches, door bolting systems, coat hooks, turns, retainers, lock-out hasp latches, finger pulls, door holders and movie storage. Its latest developments include self-assist door and magazine hinges, frictionless strikers and hidden striker latches. In addition, GSI and its partners produce faucets, sinks, chairs, food storage compartments, placards and other galley components. The company is based in Sherwood, Arkansas, USA.

July 24, 2015

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