Gary Holt has over 45 years of experience in business leadership through General Management and Large Account Sales with key accounts including General Electric, General Motors, Ford, Zimmerman, Stryker, Dow, and many others.
He started his first company, American Advertising Distributors, in 1985 and later developed Holt Marketing & Management Services, Inc. when he discovered the need for Product, People, and Process Development to increase profits for a small to mid-size company.
Gary has done 12 start-ups of his own and has assisted other organizations in starting up over 20 new companies or divisions as well as successfully completing five mergers and acquisitions. He is a process mapping expert and has a Black Belt in Six Sigma.
Gary grew up in East Detroit, Michigan, and served as Special Services Leader in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He was a sax player for Danny Zella and the Zell Rocks and recorded with Fox Records, obtaining a top 10 Billboard hit for “Wicked Ruby”.