Meet our G&W team. We’re committed to providing you with the best service and highest return on your investment. This commitment begins with our management. We pride ourselves in a lean management structure. Just as you can expect clear pricing and products that support your bottom line, you also can count on our team for transparency and efficiency.
The Sabbagh family has been involved in leadership roles since 1988. Today, the second generation of the Sabbagh family is active in the day-to-day operations. As a locally owned, family company, our people are important to us. With our business structure, G&W customers are no more than one manager away from ownership.
As a revenue driver and solutions provider, Michael Sabbagh has been the President for almost 20 years. Michael establishes short and long-term goals, plans and strategies for G&W. He makes it his goal to create, communicate and implement G&W’s vision, mission and overall direction to shareholders, employees, partners and customers alike on a daily basis.
When not in the office, Michael can be found out on the water boating, fishing and enjoying time with his family. Give him the opportunity to combine his love for travel, golf and nice cars, and you’ve described his perfect day.
John Sabbagh oversees all aspects of sales and marketing. He uses his strategic ability to develop sound sales and marketing plans to help drive revenue and build growth for G&W. He brings a passion to his work that drives his relationship with his teams and customers. John constantly works to achieve goals and create new ones to support G&W and its customers.
When he’s not busy motivating the sales team, John enjoys boating, fishing and cheering on his favorite sports teams. And although he may never say it out loud, if you’re not a Tarheel fan, you’re not a fan.
David Sabbagh oversees our service, parts and rental departments. Always looking for ways to increase productivity and improve workflow, David makes it his top priority to ensure G&W works to its fullest potential. He is always identifying potential problems and discovering key opportunities for the company.
His love for large equipment doesn’t stop when he leaves the office. Growing up, his mom always said that the best babysitter for him was a tractor. To this day, David enjoys working in his garden and on his land and, yes, that involves tractors! If he’s not out working his land, he’s likely listening to good music and strumming along on his guitar.
Eastern Sales Manager
Hank Ballard is the newest member of G&W’s management team and comes to us with 25+ years of equipment sales experience. As a Regional Manager, Hank helps train and support the sales team in the Eastern territory through customer engagement, sales initiatives, and keeping up to date on the newest market information.
When he’s not talking forklifts, he can be found under the Friday night lights watching his son play football. From high school to college, the love for football runs deep in his family, who enjoy traveling to tailgate and watch their beloved Wake Forest University Deacons. Though the pigskin reigns supreme, Hank also enjoys the outdoors and spends his time scuba diving, grilling out, fishing, hiking and shooting.
Central Sales Manager
Geoff Hadden is instrumental in setting and making sales goals for our Central territories. Often at the top of the winner board in MCFA’s Iron Man Reward and Recognition Program, Geoff finds his strength in staying on top of the latest sales trends and initiatives.
In his spare time, Geoff enjoys working on his back swing on the golf course, signing up for his next 5k and ending busy days by cooking up a delicious meal and relaxing with a fine cigar.
Southern Sales Manager
Matt O’Brien leads his sales team in building and expanding our Southern territories. Through prospecting and lead generation, Matt passionately provides effective training and support to his sales teams. Matt’s success-driven metrics continue to push his team forward across our Georgia markets.
When not in the sales field, Matt spends his time practicing for a hat-trick for his ice hockey team. His passion for smoking foods and mountain biking keeps his weekends filled and active.
Lyndon Kennedy has been a part of the G&W family for more than 25 years. As Controller, he manages the accounting department and all financial records that leave G&W. He ensures all safeguards are taken to ensure financial stability and success. His strengths lie in his ability to make changes and adapt to the ever-shifting financial environment.
While crunching and analyzing numbers makes Lyndon happy, he also chooses to spend his time traveling the world, exploring and enjoying new foods and listening to live music.
Retail Used Equipment Manager
A sales rep at heart, Tony Sabbagh works with the sales staff to ensure they get the best possible rental or off lease truck for their customers. Tony’s passion can be seen through every step of the sales and delivery process and he is a firm believer that leading by example is the only way to encourage success.
When he’s not in sales mode, you can find Tony cheering on his favorite sports teams and playing pickup basketball. While he’s a true sports fanatic, he also enjoys skateboarding with his kids and spending time outdoors.
Product Support Sales Manager
As the Product Support Sales Manager, Lisa Sabbagh Whitney handles growth, development and implementation of our support sales staff. With her hands on approach, you can find Lisa coaching, training and assisting the PSSRs in all of their daily sales efforts. In addition, she’s responsible for growing service accounts across all branches.
In her personal time, Lisa finds her Zen through her deep appreciation for the fine arts (and is quite the artist herself), yoga, music, food and travel.