Lisa Lunsford CEO and Co-founder, Global Strategic Supply Solutions Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Deshler Group Lisa Lunsford founded GS3 Global in 2010, and under her leadership as CEO, the manufacturing and engineering company has grown to over 100 employees and was ranked among the top 50 largest woman-owned businesses in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2017. GS3 Global is a Tier One supplier to major automotive original equipment manufacturers, and also specializes in providing engineering as a service, working directly with clients to engineer, manufacture, assemble, package and ship solutions that exceed expectations.
She is also vice president of sales and marketing for the Livonia, Michigan-based Deshler Group, which includes GS3 Global. Lunsford’s extensive technology background includes 29 years in the automotive industry, with 17 years as a business owner. Her experience also includes a decade as a research and product development engineer at Ford Motor Company, as well as her creation of I Thinc, LLC, a software development company. In 2018, Lunsford was named to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Lunsford holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has been a board member of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) since 2016, and is also a member of Wayne State University’s Mike Illitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Board.