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American Society of Naval Engineers — Intelligent Ships Symposium 2015

May 11, 2015 - The GBS Group will be exhibiting at The Intelligent Ships Symposium. The 2015 ISS is scheduled for May 20-21, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The GBS Group is in booth 14, we hope to see you there.

The Intelligent Ships Symposium is a biennial naval engineering conference that offers technical presentations, expert panels, and networking opportunities to our community of professionals. The emphasis of this year's symposium will be on recent advances in Intelligent Systems and the challenges that lie ahead for the next generation of Intelligent ships.

The GBS Group Announces New Office Opening in Philadelphia Navy Yard

May 6th, 2015, Virginia Beach, VA - The GBS Group, an Engineering and Technical consulting services firm, today announced the opening of its relocated office in The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The GBS Group has provided engineering, software, life-cycle project management support and related services to US Navy, US Army and other customers from within the Navy Yard for over 8 years. “The new, larger office will enhance our ability to serve our Navy engineering customers and allow for expanded support of Amtrak, Verizon and other clients in the region” said CEO, Bob Golden.

The new office provides better space for customer meetings and facilitates a more collaborative and constructive work environment. “The entire team is excited about the new facilities and capabilities that we are now able to provide our customers. Our Engineers, Programmers, IT Analysts, and Designers now have multiple conference rooms and a shop space for system pre-programming, testing, and kitting prior to install, to ensure that we can continue to improve the high level of service our customers have come to expect” said Andrew Katz, GBS Philadelphia Division Manager.

The company’s new Philadelphia office address is Three Crescent Dr, Suite 115, The Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA 19112. The office telephone number remains (215) 463-3110.

About The GBS Group

The GBS Group is an employee owned systems engineering, technology integration and reliability engineering services company. The GBS Group operates in the Army, Navy, Rail, Transportation, Maritime and Telecommunication industries. The company is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, with offices in Washington DC, Philadelphia, PA and Montreal, Quebec.

For more information on The GBS Group please contact us at (757) 965-4274 or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The GBS Group names new Vice President of Maritime, Controls & Automation

Virginia Beach – April 8, 2015 - The GBS Group, an Application Engineering, Technology Integration and Reliability Engineering Services company, proudly announced today that Mr. Seth Heinrich has been named Vice President of Maritime, Controls & Automation. Seth will join the team at The GBS Group’s headquarters located in Virginia Beach, VA. In his role as Vice President, Seth will be responsible for the business development, contract execution, customer relations for all ship control and maritime related efforts reporting directly to Steven Tibbetts, Chief Operating Officer of The GBS Group.

“Seth brings an extremely high level of experience and expertise from Maersk and Newport News Shipbuilding to our marine engineering and maritime division” said Bob Golden, CEO of the GBS Group. “He is a natural leader and an extremely engaging person we are pleased to have on our team” Golden added.

Seth began his career with Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) now known as Huntington Ingalls Industries spending time in Contracts, Sourcing and Engineering. Seth worked 6 years with NNS and then accepted another position with Maersk Line Limited (MLL) which is owned by AP Moller Maersk. At MLL Seth was a General Manager in the Government Ship Management group responsible for Contracting, Procurement and Logistics for all Operation and Maintenance Contracts MLL had with Military Sealift Command (MSC).

Seth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Engineering at Michigan State University in Applied Engineering Sciences.


November 6, 2014 - The GBS group will be exhibiting at The International WorkBoat Show & Annual Conference.  The 2014 International WorkBoat Show is scheduled for December 3-5, 2014, at Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.  We hope you visit our booth.

 Over 1,000 marine product and service suppliers exhibited at last year's show, and 85% have already said they'll be back. When face-to-face negotiation is critical this is the best place to get the job done; meet and troubleshoot with product experts, negotiate directly with multiple suppliers, discuss the latest advancements in vessel technology, and find the solutions that are right for your business.

Click here for more informaiton on The International WorkBoat Show


September 12, 2014 - The GBS Group will be exhibiting at the Smart Rail Congress & Expo.  The 2014 SmartRail USA Congress is scheduled for October 29-30, 2014, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC.  We hope you will visit us at our booth.

Building on a 3 year track record, SmartRail USA is the definitive transit technology show. It showcases the technology that both drives ridership and develops the integrated transit networks of the future focussing on IT, Telecoms, Operations, Fare Collection, Passenger Engagement and more.

  • Strategic Congress: Featuring 35+ transit agency & rail executive speakers
  • Technical Seminars: Full programme of on floor seminars and case studies.
  • Exclusive Expo: 40+ innovative industry suppliers & solutions providers.
  • Networking: 15+ hours of networking opportunities across two packed days.
  • More agency attendees than any other event! And free to attend for them!

Click here For more information on the SmarRail USA Congress 2014

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Homearama 2014

August 12, 2014 –GBS Connected, experts in home lifestyle automation services, proudly announced today a partnership with Virginia Beach based Ore Builders on The Technology Home at 2014 Homearama presented by Tidewater Builder Association (TBA).


“The GBS Group is extremely honored to be partnered with Les and Amy Ore on this high technology home that will display the capabilities of both of our companies,” said company CEO, Bob Golden. “Ore Builders combines today's technology with classic traditional homes, so they completely understand the value in demonstrating a fully integrated and Connected system that includes Audio/Video, Lighting, Window Coverings, and most importantly security.”


Homearama, Tidewater Builders Association’s annual showcase of custom built homes, comes to The Waterfront at Parkside neighborhood in Suffolk this fall. The Technology Home is designed to showcase the latest home automation solutions, but GBS Connected is putting their trademark touch on the project by focusing on the customer experience and lifestyle of the end user.


"As the former retail owner of Home Theaters by DAS, finding the right partner that understood our vision and passion for integrating technology within a classic home was important,” said President and Builder, Les Ore. “Amy and I were drawn to the GBS Connected story and Bob Golden’s vision and focus on the customer experience. His appreciation for simplification and lifestyle is exactly what we were looking for in a partner.”

About GBS Connected

GBS Connected is a division of The GBS Group, an employee-owned systems engineering, technology integration, and reliability engineering services company.  GBS Connected provides custom solutions that streamline, secure, modernize, and simplify the lifestyles of our customers. Solutions include home automation, whole home audio systems, audio/video solutions, including surround sound, tablet-controlled homes and yachts, streaming media, mobile internet, and much more. The company is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, with offices in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA.

About Ore Builders

Formed in 2009 by Les Ore, Ore Builders LLC combines today's technology with classic traditional homes. This year marks the seventh Homearama for Ore Builders. As a longtime member of TBA, Les has worked with its affiliated builders in new and pre-existing construction for years. Ore is changing the face of new construction by building homes that offer new levels of design, innovative materials, high quality standards, and features at an affordable price. While others may charge extra for upgrades on models, Ore Builders’s motto is, “What you see is what you get.” Ore Builders is locally owned and operated in Chesapeake, VA and have built homes in Smithfield, Yorktown, Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.

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June 9, 2014 - The GBS Group will be attending the APTA 2014 Rail Conference.  The 2014 Rail Conference is scheduled for June 15-18, 2014, at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, QC, Canada.  We hope you will visit us at our booth.

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.

APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.

For more information on the APTA 2014 Rail Conference click here


May 9, 2014 - The GBS Group will be attending MFPT 2014 Conference, Technology Solutions for Affordable Sustainment. This event will be held at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach on May 20-22, 2014, VA. We hope you will visit us at our booth.

The MFPT Society is an interdisciplinary technical organization strongly oriented toward practical applications.  The membership includes professional scientists, engineers, failure analysts, maintenance specialists and others who represent a wide variety of disciplines from government agencies, universities, research institutes and industry.  The MFPT Society policy is to cooperate whenever possible with appropriate technical committees from government, professional organizations, technical societies, industrial associations and consortia - both nationally and internationally.

Click here for more information on the MFPT 2014 Conference

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March 7, 2014 - The GBS Group will be attending EMTS: Electronic Machines Technology Symposium. This event will be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA from May 28-29, 2014. We hope you will visit us at our booth.

The Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS) is a biennial conference hosted by the Delaware Valley section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).  It provides the naval engineering community with technical presentations, expert panels and networking opportunities to keep abreast of the Navy’s progress and remaining challenges in developing and providing smaller simpler more affordable and more capable power systems for future Navy ships.

Click here for more information on the EMTS Symposium

ASNE logoFebruary 4, 2014 - The GBS Group will be attending ASNE Day 2014: Engineering America's Maritime Dominance. This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA from Feb. 20-21, 2014. We hope you will visit us at Booth #214.

Come learn about our controls, automation and electric boat conversion capabilities. GBS also specializes in on-board train communications, including Wi-Fi, and passenger information, as well as our innovative training videos, computer-based simulations, and online training. GBS representatives will be available throughout the show to discuss the full range of our maritime/defense technologies and engineering services.

Click here for more information on ASNE Day 2014

September 27, 2011 - The GBS Group announces the latest award of a prime contract win with the U.S. Navy to support In-Service Engineering (ISE) and Life Cycle Management (LCM) tasks for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship Systems Engineering Station's (NSWCCD-SSES) Environmental Quality Systems. - more >

August 17, 2011 - The GBS Group announces the award of a software engineering contract with VIA Rail Canada to provide a real-time Train Status Information (TSI) system. - more >

August 5, 2011 - The GBS Group announces the recent award of a contract by MSC to conduct Waste Management study - more > 

June 1, 2011 – The GBS Group adds Josh MacKinnon to lead Train Communications group - more > 

May 19, 2011 - First GBS charity golf tournament raises $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project - more >

May 15, 2011 - The GBS Group develops mobile app for Verizon power station curtailment programs - more >

April 29, 2011 - GBS recognized as the 8th fastest growing company in Virginia by the VA. Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 - more >

March 15, 2011 - The GBS Group continues to provide O&M support to onboard Wi-Fi on Amtrak's Acela high-speed line - more >


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