Leadership

Integrity and reliability start at the top. Staying true to our clients means honoring them in every aspect of our operations: from taking an order for a single part to machining highly-technical, made-to-order components. GMI Group’s leadership team is one of comprehensive expertise— merging Fortune Top 15 company experience with hands that worked our first lathe— keeps us well-rounded.

Derek Atwood

Chief Financial Officer
Leading GMI in Financial Reporting, Planning, and Analysis with previous Fortune 500 leadership experience is Derek Atwood. Hailing from Louisiana with a degree in Finance and Accounting from Louisiana State University, he has taken leadership roles in all areas of Finance, Accounting, and Treasury at both large and mid-size manufacturing companies. Atwood has been instrumental in developing processes and reporting structures for GMI as it continues to experience rapid growth.

John Berzas

General Manager - Louisiana Operations
Berzas joined the GMI team in 1996, handling both inside and outside sales on the Gulf Coast. Combining his expertise in both sales and API standards, Berzas proved instrumental to the expansion of our Humble, TX headquarters. In 2005 he spearheaded the expansion of GMI’s production into Louisiana in where he helped triple the size and production capacity of the facility while improving and sustaining safety.

Willie Emmert

General Manager - Humble Operations
Emmert began at GMI in 1995. The product knowledge he accumulated through years of sales experience quickly proved invaluable to the production aspect of operations. Possessing a comprehensive understanding of precision manufacturing, from raw material procurement to final point-of-sale, Emmert’s prowess has refined our products and our process.