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Our Company

Since 1990, GBS has been the premier election supply company in the Midwest providing professional election services and supplies to over 100 election jurisdictions.

GBS is the result of a union of the former Frank Thornber Co. and Fidlar-Doubleday election supply companies. Our expertise covers a multitude of election systems and voting equipment that are currently being used in counties and municipalities in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. Our staff consists of seasoned election veterans with an aggregate of over 250 years of election experience.

Why GBS?

You should consider GBS as your election vendor because of...

  • Our People: Our professional staff possesses an aggregate of over 250 years of practical, hands-on election experience
  • Our Technical Knowledge: Our team is comprised of hardware and software specialists trained in all areas of voting system support
  • Our Dedication: We operate as a full-time company 12 months out of the year and do not approach this business as a seasonal enterprise
  • Our Coverage: We have a dedicated team of full-time account managers that live in strategic locations throughout the Midwest
  • Our Partnerships: We are an authorized dealer of products and services for Hart InterCivic & Dominion Voting Systems
  • Our Support: We have the capacity and aptitude to work with your election jurisdiction performing a multitude of tasks: voting system support, training, printing, programming, and more, all tailored to fit your needs
  • Our Flexible Approach: We can configure an election event customized to meet your specific requests and budget requirements
  • Our Inventory: We are well supplied in voting equipment and election supply inventory at all of our facilities
  • Our Offices: We are staffed by full-time personnel in over 20,000 sq feet of dedicated office and warehouse space that are prepared to respond to your requests
Who We Are
Larry Mandel

Larry Mandel

Drew Kendall

Drew Kendall

Executive Vice President
Tiffany Tuominen

Tiffany Tuominen

Director of Operations & Election Services
Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Account Executive & New Product Development

Doug Simpkins

Director of Sales
Dana Clark

Dana Clark

Illinois Account Manager

Kyle Conrad

Indiana Account Manager

John Vold

Director of IT Services

Donna Brinkman

Customer Service

Jose Mendez

Director of Software Engineering

John Kruszynski

Account Executive

Martin Rodriguez

Shipping & Receiving
Our Office Space

GBS is a proud partner of Hart InterCivic.

Verity Scan

Verity Scan

Verity Scan is a digital scanning solution for paper ballots. For the very best voting experience, Verity Scan uses a plain-language, Design for Democracy-based interface making it a breeze for voters and poll workers to use. Verity Scan is a proven voting system for early voting, Election Day and vote centers.

  • Quick ballot scanning
  • Easy second-chance voting
  • Provides polling place reports
  • Enables immediate resolution of write-ins at the polling place
  • Easy to transport, set up and use
  • Start up and shut down in minutes
  • Easy delivery
  • Saves on storage space

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Verity Duo

Verity Duo

Verity Duo is the all-new hybrid voting solution that combines the ease of touchscreen voting with the assurance of voter-verifiable paper records.

  • Centralized polling place management
  • One device to mark and print
  • Intuitive touchscreen interface
  • Easy-to-read printed vote record
  • Light, compact polling place device
  • Ideal for Early voting and Vote Centers
  • VVSG-compliant accessible interfaces

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Verity Touch Writer

Verity Touch Writer

Verity Touch Writer is a paper ballot marking device that offers the best of both worlds – an easy-to-use interface for voters, and the auditability of a traditional paper ballot.

  • Simple
  • True equality of access
  • Easy second-chance voting
  • Reduces training time
  • Nearly maintenance free
  • Easy ballot activation
  • Easy to transport, set up and use
  • Lower total cost of ownership

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