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Global Shop Solutions Celebrates 45 Years

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The Woodlands, Texas-based Global Shop Solutions, which develops ERP software, is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Founded by Dick Alexander, the family-owned business has grown from a small software developer to a global enterprise with five divisions in the U.S, Mexico, U.K., Southeast Asia and New Zealand.


“I want to salute my father, who founded this company 45 years ago and still comes into work every day,” said Dusty Alexander, president and CEO. “He built this company by listening to our customers, developing the software based on their needs, creating a work environment where employees can grow and thrive, and delivering the highest level of customer service. Forty-five years later, these fundamental values continue to guide the business in everything we do.”


“Both of my parents put their hearts into getting this company to where it is today, and I’m proud to continue the legacy they built along with my sister Erika Klein (VP of R&D) and brothers-in-law Barry Klein (CFO) and Jayland Keeney (Director of HR),” continued Alexander. “We take pride in 45 years of family ownership, and we plan on keeping it that way. Our success as a business depends on our ability to meet the needs of our customers in a rapidly changing industry, and that requires a long-term perspective.”


According to Alexander, Global Shop Solutions is more of a people business than a technology company. “Developing ERP software is what we do, but our mission is to simplify manufacturing and help make our customers more successful,” he said. “What makes Global Shop Solutions special to me is the relationships we have with the people who use our software. Many of them also run family-owned businesses, and they feel like friends rather than customers.”