Global Systems Group
1 Leggett Road
Carthage, Missouri 64836 USA
417-358-8131 (FAX) 417-358-3588


In preparation of a pending staff retirement and global requirements, GLOBAL SYSTEMS GROUP®  (GSG) has recently executed a shift of duties within the sales management team.


After more than 40 years of service in the Bedding and Textile Machinery Industry, 23 with GSG, Russ Bowman will be retiring from the Global Systems Group at the end of May. Bowman has been “President of Sales and Market Development – US & Canada” for GSG for over 15 years. His extensive knowledge and diverse talents have provided a great base to grow our US sales staff and management team.


Mike Miller, General Manager of Porter International®, will assume the role of “President of Sales and Market Development – US & Canada” for GSG. Miller has over twenty years of sales and management experience with the company and he is a familiar figure throughout the mattress industry. Miller will also retain his current duties at Porter International.


In anticipation of continuing Global expansion, we will adjust our ongoing staff in regions around the world to meet customers’ needs. Ed Grether, President of International Sales, will be assuming a new role as “Director - Strategic Advisory.” Grether has also been involved with the Bedding Industry for over 40 years and has been instrumental in developing a strong core of GSG sales and service centers worldwide.


Todd Nechtem has been promoted to the position of “President - International Sales and Market Development”.  Nechtem, with 20 years of industry experience, will be directly responsible for European markets and supervise all other regional markets outside of the US and Canada.


GSG management would like to express our sincere thanks for the outstanding service of our most experienced colleagues and encourage our industry friends to welcome our new staff changes with equal enthusiasm. 

Please direct inquiries concerning this news release to:

Randy Metcalf
Global Systems Group
Marketing Manager
417-358-8131 x4890 or