GBS Celebrates 50 Years of Success in 2021
As GBS begins its year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, it’s a great time to reflect on all the major milestones throughout our history that have contributed to our growth and success.
While GBS is known for its rich history, commitment to excellence and innovative technology designed to improve productivity and efficiency, what really makes GBS unique is its people. The GBS Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) means that our employees have a vested interest in our clients’ and business partners’ success, which has a direct impact on GBS’ own success and longevity. But it’s also more than that.
Within our company, we often refer to our colleagues as the “GBS Family,” because that’s truly what it is. Our employees have continually proven that we operate with unity. Whether personally or professionally, the GBS Family celebrates its victories and mourns its losses together. And as many of you know, that same comradery extends to our clients as well. But this isn’t something new. The family atmosphere within GBS is a direct result of our humble roots which were first planted 50 years ago by our founder Mr. Larry A. Merriman.
The GBS story began with an idea for a better print and distribution system for business forms, a workforce of employees you could count on one hand and a headquarters located in the only place that financially made sense at the time – Mr. Merriman’s kitchen.
Since then, GBS’ innovative solutions and strategic business savvy have propelled our company forward, and we soon outgrew Mr. Merriman’s kitchen and expanded into the multi-solutions provider operating from several major locations that we are today. And while our successes have allowed us to grow in numbers and expand into new solutions, we’ve never lost sight of Mr. Merriman’s original intent for our company – to provide innovative solutions and impeccable customer service to our clients.
As part of our extended GBS Family, we want to thank you for the role you’ve played in our success and invite you to celebrate this momentous milestone with us this year.
— Eugene Calabria, President and Chief Executive Officer, GBS Corp.
Click here to view GBS’ 50-year timeline.