About

Formerly, the CEO/Chairperson of Geil Enterprises, Inc. (GEI) a Fresno, CA based company serving the Industrial Services market. He joined GEI in 2004 and led several initiatives including “Geil Green” focused on sustainability, the Geil Green Brand listed below, and 100% Employee Owned Company (ESOP).

In September 2014, Sam launched Geil Consulting specializing in strategic consulting, mentoring and board governance and has developed the “Business Sustainability” model for organizations wishing to integrate sustainability throughout the enterprise.

Sam’s involvement in the Green Industry began during his tenure with Grundfos Pumps and continued at Geil Enterprises Inc. with the acquisition of A-MAZ Cleaning Products. In May of 2007, Sam was a guest of California Governor Schwarzenegger, to participate in the Pacific Economic Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia representing green industries in California.

Sam is a graduate of San Jose State University-School of Business and attended Executive Programs at both the University of Southern California and the Kellogg School of Business. Additionally, Mr. Geil is a Certified Green Build Professional and Predictive Index.

Following college, Sam worked in the computer industry with Xerox Corporation based in Sunnyvale, CA. and later joined Data General Corporation, based in Manhattan Beach, CA.

In 1986, Sam joined Grundfos Pumps Corporation (Denmark based company) and over his 18 year tenure was responsible for establishing the Canadian, Mexican, and South American operations, construction projects, sales in Central America and the Caribbean, various international projects and initiatives, and served as a member of the Executive Committee for North America and the United States.

Sam serves corporate and non-profit boards including: Sunnyland Mills, B-K Lighting, L&C Services, and the Institute for Family Buiness at Fresno State University. Past Board positions include: Geil Enterprises Inc., Climate Ride, Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County and the Center for Advance Research and Technology (CART). Co-Founder of the California Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance and the Central Valley Opportunity Fund. Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF).

Sam has taught business courses at Fresno City College and the Training Institute, and has been invited to speak and lecture at several events across the United States.

Sam is married to Donna Geil (1977) with two children: Patrick Geil and Lindsay Cook.

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