Our Management Team does everything with our core values of honesty, hard work, and trust. We work as equals, celebrate as a team, and make fun of each other face to face. We’re a talented, seasoned, and dedicated team focused on delivering real results for our clients.
The management team analyzes and identifies the business’s goals and objectives and implements and enforces the strategies the employees need to achieve success. This team is an essential part of every business and, at Garden State Highway Products, Inc. (GSHP), it’s personal. Team work is vital in our organization and it outputs for/produces/results in/yields – choose one better bonding among employees.
It’s our people who are dedicated
to helping our business grow.
— The Green’s
Robert has been working with GSHP for the past six years, but he has been around the traffic safety industry his entire life. Robert’s parents, Sharon and Bob Green, founded GSHP, Inc. in 1987, so he became very familiar with the industry at a very young age. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a Minor in Business from Auburn University in Alabama, Robert was given the opportunity to work for Ron Jaworski Management with a focus on productions for NFL Films and ESPN. He also spent time working with the Personnel Department of the Philadelphia Soul AFL team, which is partially owned by Jaworski.
Although the sports industry was a dream field of Robert’s in which to work, deep down Robert always knew that his place was to follow in his parents’ footsteps at GSHP, Inc. His primary goal is to continually increase the overall service level of Garden State, while finding new strategies to increase the company’s functionality and marketability. Outside of the office, Robert loves to spend his time at the shore or on the golf course. He also enjoys traveling the world to learn about other cultures, and truly believes that “the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.”
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient tomorrow.
— William Pollard
Dave has been with Garden State Highway Products for 20 years. He began his tenure at Garden State in 1997 working in the sales department. By 2001, GSHP was growing and the need arose within the company for a separate purchasing department and a full-time purchasing agent. At that time, Dave stepped in and assumed the mantle of the purchasing division.
Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to his position having spent prior years working a variety of posts in industrial manufacturing, distribution and highway construction. He has held positions in sales, customer service and purchasing within all of these fields allowing him a keen understanding of how each area functions and the contribution of each to the overall corporate operations.
Dave in his present position looks forward to continuing to assist in the future growth and success of Garden State Highway Products!
Human Resource Manager
Dawn can’t believe that she has been working for GSHP, Inc. since 1990! She graduated in 1981 from the University of San Diego with a B.A in Biochemistry and in 1989 from San Diego State University with an M.B.A. Working full-time for a computer company while obtaining her master’s degree, Dawn originally became a part of GSHP as a software consultant. The consulting position evolved into a sales and marketing position, an administrative position and a human resources liaison. Along the way, she has made many friends both inside and outside of the company and she feels blessed by all the co-workers and customers whose paths have crossed with hers.
“Watching GSHP grow from a five-person team to the company that it is today has been an amazing experience. It is never boring as there is something new to learn about traffic safety every day! I have met so many wonderful people on this journey and have had the wonderful opportunity to work with my family and friends – what a true blessing.”
Dawn’s main passion is her family – her husband, her two daughters, and her “dog-daughter”. Dawn has done volunteer work as a CASA for Voices for Children and has ardently fund raised for abused and neglected children and animals. She is a proud former member of the ZONTA organization. Dawn looks forward to working with GSHP until she retires and she hopes to get some world travelling in along the way.
Golden years are passing by… passing on the wings of time… Oh, improve them as they fly, these happy golden years.”
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
Jo-Ann has held various management roles for Marketing and Sales teams for over 20 years. She is a 14 time award-winning Art Director. She has such a passion for creating professional engaging marketing materials, websites and trade show graphics. Her experience has been in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, LED Light Sources, Heating & Air, Highway Safety and Construction, Health & Wellness and various other industries.
She has a track record of meeting the most demanding deadlines, communicating effectively with cross-functional teams, and leading by example with a positive mindset. Jo-Ann is dedicated to finding the most cost-effective and creative solutions for all challenges. She is known for taking a hands-on approach in team building and collaborating with peers and clients while having a sense of humor. Jo-Ann was hired by GSHP to ramp up their Marketing Department with a new trendy brand, marketing materials, website, and e-commerce platform and to build a marketing team. She looks forward to being part of the GSHP for many years to come and she is happy to be part of the family!
Outside the office, Jo-Ann enjoys spending time with her family and friends laughing the time away. She also enjoys alone time at the gym and learning new computer technologies. Jo-Ann previously served on the Board of Directors for “Friends Are By Your Side” foundation for cancer patients. She volunteered her time and expertise in designing their “Wigs & Wishes” gala brochure and ads.
Your positive action combined with positive thinking, results in success in your personal and professional life. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.
NAV / IT Manager
After serving 10 years in the United States Navy serving on 4 aircraft carriers conducting air rescues and combat tours in Cambodia and Vietnam, Dennis received several Business and Computer Science degrees. Subsequent to living in Asia for many years, Dennis ran a military prison in Philadelphia for two years.
Dennis started computer programming in 1986. He designed a logistics ERP system that he sold in 38 countries. In 2001, he was hired to solve a failed implementation of NAV 2.4 for a manufacturer outside of Atlantic City. In 2014, he headed to Chicago to work as a NAV Functional Analyst for a company called Gogo, LLC which provides business to business internet service to both business and commercial aviation. In 2016, Dennis was hired by GSHP to oversee a new implementation of NAV.
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
Frank has been an employee of Garden State Highway Products, Inc. (GSHP) since 1995. He started his journey here in the warehouse where his product knowledge quickly grew. That knowledge, combined with hard work, rapidly earned him the position of head of the art department. Between Frank’s quest for knowledge and his “one-of-a-kind” personality, a spot in the sales’ department was a natural progression. Ultimately, he was named Sales Manager. His value as Sales Manager segued into being named Inventory Control Manager where he manages the flow of all products into and out of the company. Throughout his various roles with in the company, Frank’s loyalty and friendship to his co-workers and customers have brought joy and success to everyone with whom he works.
Overall, Frank is one of the go-to people here at GSHP. With his vast traffic safety sign and product experience, it is difficult to pose a question that Frank CANNOT answer. An employee as versatile as Frank is an asset to a company like GSHP. He is a major key to the rapid growth and success of GSHP as well as the company’s future. Frank has also trained many of the employees that are working here today and he never hesitates to lend a helping hand to any department, at any time.
Government Contract Manager
Katrina started her career with GSHP, Inc. in 2013 and rapidly progressed to be GSHP’s Government Bid Procurement and Contract Manager. Additionally, she assists Garden State’s Purchasing Manager, Dave Williams, with accomplishing the day-to-day operations of the purchasing department. Katrina brought extensive experience to GSHP, as she previously held management roles whereby she was responsible for opening new chain stores for two different franchises. Since her first day at GSHP, Katrina has excelled at everything thrown her way, and she has quickly become a go-to person within our management team.
In her spare time, Katrina enjoys traveling to different exotic locations and finding new adventures. She is also involved with an adult field hockey league, a sport that she has had a passion for since she was in 7th grade. Katrina has recently taken up golf but, like most beginners of the sport, has developed a love/hate relationship for the game.
Keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
— Marilyn Monroe
Service Center Manager
Howie has been with Garden State Highway Products, Inc. since 1993. He started as a silk screener and, after working in various roles through the years, was promoted to Assistant Supervisor of the Production Department where he helped to oversee all production activities ranging from sign making to order filling to shipping and receiving product. In 2009, Howie became Supervisor of GSHP’s Services Division – managing sign installation, lane closures, estimating projects, and rentals. In January 2017, Howie advanced to manager of GSHP’s new GRACO Service and Repair Center for paint line stripers.
When Howie is not at work, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with his family.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
— Colin Powell
Manager Services Division
Chuck is GSHP’s Services’ Division manager and has been with the company since 2015. Chuck has been employed in the construction industry for almost 40 years. After a stint in the United State Marine Corp., Chuck was employed by the then premier beam guide rail companies. Luckily, he made the move to Garden State Highway Products, Inc. where his management style and work ethic are geared to completion of work in a timely and professional manner.
Gary is a seasoned professional with over 20 years’ experience in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, specializing in cost reduction and process improvements. His areas of expertise include logistics and transportation, negotiations, operations management, project management, budget planning, best practices and industry bench-marking.
Gary has assisted many companies in realizing substantial savings during his 20-year career, companies in retail, food distribution, manufacturing, health care and 3rd party logistics including management of dedicated fleets.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
Growth is never mere chance; it is the
result of forces working
— James Cash Penney