Choose Your Gear Expert
We are your gear experts.
Every member of our team has extensive industry know-how and our huge gear selection means we can get you exactly what you need, when and where you need it. But your experience with your gear expert doesn’t stop there. We aim to build a partnership with every one of our customers. That way, you can trust us to get you the gear to not only get the job done, but keep you and your workers safe. See our entire team below. Read what makes them get out of bed every morning, and check out a picture of them doing what they love. Then, give us a ring and talk to your favorite. We look forward to hearing from you.
For me, it’s about people. Putting myself in someone else’s shoes, getting to know them and adding value to their world. I am persistent, inquisitive and driven. By questioning things, I can better relate to our three kiddos, uncover a plan to meet the needs of our historic home, and identify ideal solutions for my clients. My competitive side makes the softball field one of my favorite places to push the envelope, and my drive to help has prompted me to serve on the board of the military veteran focused group, Home Runs for Heroes. I really enjoy discovering a new path for the same ‘ol journey as I strive to gain knowledge, discover new scenery and meet great people. All of these pieces of me are empowered by being on the team at GME Supply. GME is a company that is excited about who I am, that cares about my clients and who can deliver innovative answers as they are needed, while being mindful of our community. It doesn’t get much better than that.
My wife’s job brought me and our small family to Columbia from Springfield this last summer. Originally from Kansas City, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with family and friends, barbecuing, camping, hunting, or just spending time at the lake or the farm. One of the nice things about working for GME is that we really get to pull back as a staff and focus on one thing with our customers - Safety! I enjoy how this allows us to partner with companies to ensure that we are giving them the best gear, products, and training to keep their field crews safe. This singular focus gives us a unique opportunity to share with our commercial partners, industry governing regulations that can keep their crews safe while on site. Not just by providing gear, but also continual training from industry experts, and helping to bring forth innovations that can help ensure the safety and success of their tower crews. If I had to describe what we do here at GME in as few as words as possible, it would be: Safety, Partnerships, and Family.
The right piece of equipment can make all the difference. My favorite part of my job is working with the professionals in the field to evaluate the shortcomings of current items, and then collaborating with the full range of suppliers to create and refine innovative gear. Give me a shout if there is something you’d like to see in our catalog, whether it exists or not. You might be surprised how quickly a concept can become a reality if you have the right team behind you.
When I’m not helping you put together a custom climbing kit you can find me on the trails or roads of Columbia. I’m an avid runner and biker, which keeps me outdoors all summer long. I race as often as I can, primarily half marathons and triathlons (even though I’m a terrible swimmer)! On the weekends I’m a big fan of float trips on southern Missouri rivers or taking a trip to St. Louis to cheer on the Cardinals, Blues, and Rams.
We have everything you need to #ClimbHigher. If you have questions about any of our gear you’ll get a hands on answer from me, our warehouse and storefront are about 20 steps from my desk which makes it really easy! I look forward to helping you with all your climbing and safety needs!
Growing up on a family farm in Mid-Missouri taught me about hard work and dedication. I strive to bring this attribute to my professional career as well as my wife and children. I enjoy being outdoors with my kids doing anything recreational. We love sports, swimming, and wrestling (or “serious fight” as my three year old calls it). We also enjoy spending time on the farm riding dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.
I’m excited to bring my dedication to this industry and look forward to helping you in any way I can. I love making new friends and look forward to being here for anything you may need.
Dan Pobst is the Vice President of Operations. Experienced with various safety training courses and certified as a competent person for fall arrest inspection, Dan has assisted many manufacturers with product design for the latest and greatest in fall protection. As a member of the manufacturing and Engineering Solutions Work Group for the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force, he facilitates the improvement of safety products and standards in the industry. Dan graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Business Administration.
Molded by my experiences in life I have grown to appreciate a hard week on the job and cherish my weekends! I take pleasure in many things, but the most important to me is my family and making sure that everything I accomplish is with them in mind. When I am not helping coach my wife’s gymnastics team, I like working on and riding motorcycles, woodworking and pretty much anything outside (unless it’s cold). Sometimes the best thing in life is a cold beer and grilled steak, while pushing my kid in his swing. I have been at GME Supply for 2 ½ years and have grown to love the sweet gear I get to play with. I can’t drive past a tower without looking for ropes hanging and people working up high. The best part of my job at GME is when I can help my clients get what they need and help educate them. I want to make sure the equipment they are using is the right tool to help get the job done safely and efficiently.
I spent most of my time right out of college attending every sporting event and concert possible. I do the same thing now… just with my wife and two kids in tow. They don’t seem to mind. When I’m not working or with the family, you can probably find me playing ice hockey or golfing, depending on the season. I’m determined to skate until they don’t let me play anymore.
We are a young, cutting edge company and while I may be “the old guy” with the funny accent, this office keeps me energized every day. My goal is to keep you safe and do it the smartest and most cost effective way possible. We take it upon ourselves to understand your needs and provide solutions.
I’m excited to work with you and make your GME experience even better.
I also really like pizza. And good whiskey.
Originally from a very small town in Vermont, I moved to Missouri in 2009 after finishing college in Charleston, SC. Initially it was for my wife to get her master’s degree at Missouri State but we stayed due to the fact that we love the area. We moved to Columbia in 2012 and have really embraced the college town and all the different things that you can do around town.
I am new at GME Supply, but truly enjoy the family atmosphere and the fact that everyone here is ready to always lend a helping hand. I look forward to helping serve my customers so they can work safely and efficiently.
It’s been a little over a year since I first walked in the door at GME, and I’ll tell you, it’s pretty easy to find a smile in this place. I grew up in Northeast Missouri working for my family’s construction company, attended the University of Missouri where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and Psychology, and then found myself lucky enough to find a second home at GME Supply.
My passions lie with the outdoors and everything nature has to offer. Any given weekend you can find me kayaking down a stream to catch dinner for the night, taking in the sounds and smells of a Missouri fall behind a knocked arrow, or climbing a river bluff just to set up a hammock and watch the sun go down. If you do run into me on a weekend, you’re most likely lost.
During the week you know right where to find me. Our OSHA Certified family here at GME is filled with good spirit and a dedication to get you exactly what you’re looking for. Give us a call or if you’re in the area swing by and check out the Safety Experience. You might just find yourself strapped to the mini tower testing out some new gear.
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Originally from Russia, I moved to the Columbia, MO with my parents when I was six years old. Though I did not speak English well, I bonded quickly with kids my age over our love for soccer. My passion for the game paved my way throughout high school, and into college where I was given a full-ride scholarship to play for Columbia College. There, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, International Business, and Marketing.
After my college career, I moved to Switzerland to spend time with family and work as a Ski and Snowboard Instructor. This experience allowed me the opportunity to explore different cultures and learn more languages. After several years, I decided to move back to the place I call home to start a new chapter in my professional career. In 2013 I married my gorgeous wife and hope to start a family in the near future. I am a pretty active guy, who strives to keep my mind and body busy as often as possible. In my free time I enjoy working out, biking, climbing, and of course, playing soccer.
I have been with GME Supply for over 2 years now and love coming in to work and helping people out and learning along the way. I also clear my head every lunch with some gym action (if I am not too busy) and every Friday teach a group fitness class.
Growing up in a small town in Missouri I spent a lot of time fishing and playing sports. In college I played a lot of baseball and made some great memories. I’m now married and have a beautiful wife and newborn baby girl. I still enjoy getting out and going to concerts, golfing, umpiring, coaching and fishing. I just have a lot more diapers to change now. I’m sure once my child gets older I will have time for all of that once again. For now I will settle for grilling on the weekend and golfing when I can.
I have been with GME going on 2 years and couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with. I take a lot of pride in working hard for my customers to make sure we are staying knowledgeable and competitive. I look forward to serving my customers and learning more about the industry each day.