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Christopher A. Ginder, President & CEO

Mr. Ginder founded Global Technical Systems, Inc. in 1994 with Terry Poe. Ginder graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in electronics and has been active in the wireless communications since. Prior to founding GTSi, Ginder worked in the telecommunications industry as well as broadcast engineering and wireless communications disciplines. Most recently Ginder was principal in AgAlert Monitoring Systems, LLC.

Ginder serves as Director of Sales and Marketing and is the corporate secretary and treasurer. Mr. Ginder is responsible for all marketing and sales efforts, pre-sales engineering and post-sales customer care.

Chris was born and raised in the Jacksonville area and calls it home today with his wife Toni. Chris enjoys community involvement, is active on area boards and serves as the president of the Illinois Mobile Radio Dealers Association (IMRDA).

Contact Chris:
Voice – (217) 243-4874 ext. 1103
Fax (217) 243-6039

Chris “Chopper” Overbeck, Senior Account Executive

Overbeck joined Global Technical Systems Inc. in December 2004 as an Account Executive working from the Effingham Facility. Chopper is a 1998 graduate of Dieterich High School. After high school, Overbeck started a career in Agriculture and Agri-Business. Chopper enrolled in and completed classes for firefighting and fire officer training at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, Illinois. Chopper is the Fire Chief for the Montrose Fire Protection District. As Chief, Chopper has a great relationship with public safety professionals not only at the local level, but throughout the State of Illinois.

Overbeck’s experience in both public safety operations and agri-business, puts him in tune with the diverse portfolio of clients he serves today.

Chopper is an active member of the St. Rose Catholic Church in Montrose, Illinois and serves as Chairperson of the MABAS Division 54 Communication Committee. Chopper also enjoys helping with his parents business “Spring Creek Campgrounds,” near Montrose. In his spare time Chopper enjoys hunting, 4-wheeler riding, Jeep riding, tractor pulling, and spending time with his family.

Contact Chopper:
Voice (217) 347-2111
Fax (217) 347-6564

Rich Evans, Jr., Account Executive

Evans joined Global Technical Systems Inc. in January of 2023 as an Account Executive working from the Jacksonville Facility. Evans is a 2000 graduate of Jacksonville High School. After high school, Evans began his training in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services.  Evans enrolled and completed Basic Firefighting operations at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, IL.  Evans also enrolled and completed an EMT-Basic Course in Jacksonville, IL.  He has been a member of the South Jacksonville Fire Department since 2002 and has been working his way up the chain of command to his present position of Fire Chief since Jan 2019.

Evans serves as the MABAS Division 65 President and an Area 8 Representative of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.  Evans’ experience in public safety has led him to serve clients in his role as Account Executive. In his spare time Evans enjoys hunting, fishing, side by side riding and spending time with his  friends and twins, Brenden and Madaline.

Contact Rich:
Voice (217) 243-4874 ext. 1106
Fax (217) 243-6039

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