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Dusty Alexander, Global Shop Solutions

Dusty Alexander, Global Shop Solutions

Dusty Alexander serves as president and CEO of Global Shop Solutions, a global ERP software provider for small- to mid-sized manufacturers. This family-owned company is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and has offices in Mexico, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. The company has been in business for 40+ years with 300+ employees focused on their on-premise and cloud-based ERP software.

Dusty began working with Global Shop Solutions in 1988, progressing from sales representative to VP of ERP software sales before taking the helm as president in 2005. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Baylor University.

Keywords: ERPs, supply chain, Industry 4.0, lean

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