Aliquippa, PA – ARDEX Americas, the leading developer, and manufacturer of specialty, high-performance building products for substrate preparation, tile and stone installation, concrete repair and resurfacing, and finished surface installations sponsored the most recent meeting of the German American Business Circle (GABC) in Pittsburgh on May 3, 2011.
The GABC Pittsburgh is an organization comprised of businesses based in the Pittsburgh Region that have organizational or business ties to Germany. Established over 20 years ago by ARDEX Americas, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and Malin, Berquist & Co., LLP, the GABC was organized to bring together German associated organizations to share ideas, network and provide informational gatherings on business topics effecting the German-American community.
The GABC meeting was held May 3, 2011 at the Hofbräuhaus in the SouthSide Works. Over 100 people were in attendance to hear keynote speaker Claus Fey, Vice President Country Group North America HR, Bayer Corporation speak on the cultural Human Resource differences between Germany, Europe and the United States. Stephan M. Liozu, President and CEO of ARDEX Americas served as host and emcee of the event. Mr. Liozu also, coordinated a networking exercise designed to have the attendees introduce themselves and network with a larger circle of guests in attendance. Mark Miner, CMO of Malin, Berquist, & Co. also addressed the attendees and reviewed the results of a recent GABC Member Survey.
“ARDEX as a founding member of the GABC is proud to continue its support and involvement with the GABC, and we are very pleased with the growing interest in the organization” stated Stephan M. Liozu, President and CEO, ARDEX Americas. “The Pittsburgh Region is rich with international companies and German based companies comprise the largest contingent of those foreign influences in our region. The GABC is a unique forum for German affiliated businesses to meet, share ideas and discuss opportunities to improve business growth in the United States.”
The GABC holds two formal meetings annually and other special events. The next event will be scheduled in the third quarter of 2011. For GABC membership information please contact Erika Daxbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org