In a brilliant move, GPA announced today that AVI Systems is now a GPA Regional Business Unit for the United States. Becoming part of the GPA global community, requires a “special” organization given the unique foundational pillar to the GPA global brand and value proposition. It takes organizations with the same foundations of people-first culture, operational excellence, proven innovation and market leadership in their regional business that anchor GPA on a global basis.
I, personally, see this as nothing but a win-win. When Whitlock became part of AVI-SPL, GPW needed a new partner and they picked the perfect nationwide partner in the employee-owned AVI Systems. Jeff Stoebner’s team at AVI Systems won our Readers’ Choice “Favorite Dealer” award in 2019 for a reason!
“In undertaking a review of our U.S. market presence, it was clear a go-forward strategy in arguably the most critical enterprise market in the world would require as comprehensive and detailed an evaluation and selection effort as GPA had ever undertaken,” notes Eric Greenop, board president of GPA. “As we moved through our due diligence efforts, we very quickly felt AVI systems were a standout in meeting the high bar we have set, and couldn’t be happier in entrusting the AVI Systems team with the GPA brand in the US going forward.”
“Serving customers globally requires a Global Community. Building international operations or acquiring locations globally can’t be accomplished by any company in our industry in the time necessary to serve the world’s largest brands. The GPA’s reach in more than 50 countries with close to 4000 employees is second to none. AVI’s employee-owned platform has endless energy to serve the GPA,” said Jeff Stoebner, AVI Systems’ CEO.
GPA says that it is built upon the foundations of the collaborative shared economy, a strategic proposition based upon the concept of sum of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Of the power of human innovation, knowledge share, and user experience amplified at global scale through technology and infrastructure. These principles power many of the world’s most successful and progressive modern enterprise organizations.