Our Team

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Executive Team

Pictured left to right: Lisa Knight, Vice President, Finance and Accounting; Jeff Korkowski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Adam Earnhardt, Vice President, Operations; Brian DeSpain, President; Lauren DeSpain, Vice President

Brian Despain

Brian is the President of Global O-Ring and Seal and a 3rd-generation leader in the seal business. Prior to joining Global O-Ring, Brian sharpened his entrepreneurial skills by starting his own successful business in athletic equipment. Brian is a process-oriented leader focused on continually improving customer service which is our competitive advantage.

Lauren Despain

Lauren is Vice President with responsibilities for facilities, employee well-being, and corporate culture. She has a
Bachelors in Community Health Education and is a Registered Nurse. Her daily job includes the building, employee
amenities (real coffee bar), promotional marketing items (Cups & Shirts) and events (Christmas Party). If it is fun,
we thank Lauren

Lisa Knight

Lisa has more than 16 years’ financial leadership experience in both public and private companies, Lisa is
responsible for the accounting department and all aspects of financial reporting. But her job is about more than
debits and credits – it’s about “wowing” her customers

Adam Earnhardt

Adam is a retired veteran of the United States Army and a recent graduate from the Professional MBA program at
Texas A&M University. Adam oversees the operational team including our warehouses, purchasing, and inventory.
His true passions in life are his family, his faith, Aggie football, and ranch-living.

Jeff Korkowski

Jeff has worked for several high-tech companies leading Sales, Marketing and Product Management teams.
Driving growth is part of Jeff’s DNA and he believes success is driven through the strategic/coordinated efforts of
the sales, marketing, and product teams.

Key Staff Members

Walter Smith
Walter SmithWarehouse Manager
Walter oversees all inventories coming into and leaving the warehouse. Under his watch, Global O-Ring’s on-time shipment rate is higher than 99%, providing customers the assurance they need when requesting products on a deadline.
Sean Bazely
Sean BazelyMarketing/Operations Associate
With a strong passion for music, Sean applies his creative talents to our marketing department. Sean began working for Global O-Ring in 2013, left for Louisiana in 2016 and has recently rejoined our team in the middle of 2018. We are excited to have him back.
Tricia West
Tricia WestAdmin/Accounting
Tricia handles accounts receivable, accounts payable and purchase order receiving. She works diligently to make sure orders are handled with ease and that the inner-office workflow is simple, flexible, efficient and pleasant.
Billy Sitz
Billy SitzQC Engineer
Billy joined Global O-Ring in the fall of 2018 as our Quality Engineer. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Billy helps to plan, direct, and coordinate the company’s Quality Assurance programs. He is also the self-claimed best ping pong player in the office.