Previously, Gary was vice president, general manager for Industrial Americas of Gardner Denver, Inc., overseeing all Compressor, Blower, Vacuum and Industrial Pump products, including six plant operations located in Brazil, Canada and the United States. He joined Gardner Denver in 1981. During his tenure, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including sourcing/procurement, customer service, sales management and product management. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, he was employed by Quincy Compressor and Fiat-Allis Machinery.
Gary is an engaged participant in both the business and professional communities, serving on the board of directors for Denman Medical Services as well as the Compressed Air & Gas Institute. He has been an active member of CAGI for more than 25 years and held prominent leadership roles, currently serving in the capacity of president/chairman for the association. Mr. Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University.