Features Region: Midwest

Gregory Smith – Alliance Industries

Despite the uncertainty in business across almost all industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gregory Smith saw an opportunity. As vice president and general counsel of Alliance Industries in Ohio, Smith was hired to lead the company’s global expansion. Though he spent more than a decade working with fast growing companies in China, Hong Kong, […]

Gonzalo Aguirrebengoa – Komatsu

During his legal career, Gonzalo Aguirrebengoa may not have been to the ends of the earth, but don’t count him out on trying. Born in Argentina, he lived in Chile, Peru and Venezuela before coming to the Chicago area as a legal manager for Komatsu, the Japanese manufacturer of heavy industrial equipment used in construction, […]

Greg Bassi – Lumere

It was a process building up for weeks—and like the Tom Petty tune, the waiting was the hardest part. But for Chicago-based Lumere—a provider of evidence-based data and analytics solutions—being acquired in January by Colorado-based Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)—a healthcare business and data automation company—was worth it. As Lumere’s General Counsel Greg Bassi tells it, […]

Gordon Repp – LaSalle Investment Management

Gordon Repp loves the sigh of relief that he hears when industry regulators conduct a routine audit at LaSalle Investment Management. He fully expects the firm will get a clean bill of health, given the attention his team devotes to improving operations. After 30 years in the industry, Repp, the general counsel at the Chicago-based […]

GPD Group

Jackie Bennett may be young for a general counsel, but she got her start in the engineering industry at the far younger age of 10, so she’s never been one to let her freshness hold her back. Bennett’s father was an engineer and, as a kid, she spent her summers at the engineering firm, doing […]

Greg Chemnitz – Materion Corporation

As a high performance engineered materials company with an international presence, it takes a certain kind of general counsel to lead the legal team at Materion Corporation. With a degree in advanced international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a personal background that includes a number of connections to the European market, Greg Chemnitz has […]

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