Kent, WA – March 18, 2020: GCC announced today the promotion of Branko Horvat to become its General Manager of GCC-NW. Branko will be responsible for leading and overseeing the GCC offices located in Kent (Seattle), Washington; Spokane, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Prior to this promotion, Branko held the position of Sales Manager for GCC in the Pacific Northwest region. Branko has several years of experience in the fluid power industry, with experience on the manufacturer side as well as with distribution. Branko worked as the Director of Product Marketing Management for Sauer Danfoss from 2001-2015, managed Western region sales for Spencer Fluid Power from 2015-2017 and acted as Director of Product Management for a start-up tech company introducing a new power grid technology prior to him joining GCC. Branko brings a diverse collection of perspectives he hopes will help GCC-NW grow.
“Throughout the past year, Branko has proven to be a passionate team player who consistently develops new strategies to help us exceed our clients’ expectations while still growing our business,” stated Rod Longnecker, President of GCC.
“I am thrilled to take on this new role,” stated Branko. “The opportunities and people are fantastic here at GCC and I look forward to achieving greater successes in the very near future.”
GCC has the ability in hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid conveyance and automation knowledge to provide world class products and complete fluid power systems to its customers. GCC is part of EOHI, a 100% employee owned company based in Houston, Texas. EOHI is also the parent of Hydraquip, Inc., Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc., and Elite Controls, Inc.