Advising Services

GBAS provides a full breadth of business advisory services, including: mission development, strategic planning, operations consulting, customer negotiations and networking; with a focus on helping small to mid-size manufacturing-based businesses succeed in the global marketplace. David Burns, Principal/Founder of GBAS, offers clients unique insights from his vast experience in both traditional and cutting-edge manufacturing and has helped companies successfully facilitate business deals throughout the US, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, China and Japan. GBAS has a network of international resources and expertise for all of your business needs. 

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GBAS offers engaging and informative public speaking services for a variety of functions – from keynotes at trade events and industry conferences to media interviews to private corporate presentations. David Burns has shared his expertise in the field of manufacturing technology and 3D printing’s impact on the marketplace, and his insights have been well received by audiences from the U.S. to Germany.  Recent appearances include: formnext 2016 (Germany), TCT Show (UK), RAPID (USA) and IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference (USA). To view a sample lecture, visit the videos section.

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GBAS offers a unique insight on a wide range of manufacturing subjects. David Burns has been interviewed and quoted by national and international publications and media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Industry Week, TCT Magazine, Manufacturing Engineering Media, The Motley Fool and

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About Global Business Advisory Services

Formed in 2015, Global Business Advisory Services LLC is an international consulting firm that provides expertise to manufacturing companies and organizations in the form of advisory services, speaking engagements and media interviews.