GT Midwest's History

GT Sales & Manufacturing was founded in 1946.

When Nick Onofrio joined the business in 1984, GT was focused on industrial insulation and industrial rubber — hose, gaskets, belting, urethane, etc. — and operated only in Wichita and Tulsa. At the end of 1985, the business split. Nick took the Wichita operation, and the other owner took the Tulsa operation.

Since then, GT has grown from a handful of people and one location to almost 160 people across four states through both acquisition and organic growth.

Highlights include the acquisition of Ranger Rubber in Omaha, Nebraska, in the early '90s, the merger with Midwest Bolt and Supply in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2000, and the acquisition of Bolts, Etc. in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2015.

After the acquisition of Midwest Bolt and Supply, GT Sales & Manufacturing rebranded itself as GT Midwest in 2001.

Today GT sells a wide variety of materials and supplies into the manufacturing and construction markets throughout the region. The company is headquartered in Wichita.

Our Mission

GT Midwest's mission is to provide world-class industrial supplies and products, fabricated parts and customer services at or below competitive price levels. We strive to be an acknowledged leader in industrial distribution measured in terms of total quality, managed growth and customer satisfaction.

Our Strategy


We can and will fulfill our mission and goals by enthusiastically seeking never-ending improvement. We are committed to the basic philosophy that if we take exceptional care of our people and exceptional care of our customers, the business will take care of itself.

Our Quality Policy

We will consistently and aggressively pursue total satisfaction/zero errors in the products we manufacture and distribute, the services we provide and the processes we employ. We will monitor our progress toward that goal.


Meet our Team


Matt Onofrio

president and chief operating officer

Sally Blasi

Corporate Controller

Steve Hanna

Systems Manager

Michael Whetstone

Quality Systems Manager



DanGuzman Web

Dan Guzman

Corporate Sales Manager


TonyCunningham Web

Tony Cunningham

Wichita General Manager
JeffJaeger Web

Jeff Jaeger

Sales Engineer
KeithFulton Web

Keith Fulton

Sales Engineer
PatrickMcCulloch Web

Patrick McCulloch

Sales Engineer
RickMullen Web

Rick Mullen

Sales Engineer
ScotFriend Web

Scot Friend

Sales Engineer
DonGeorge Web

Don George

Sales Engineer
TylerSteven Web

Tyler Steven

Sales Engineer
BrandonJohnson Web

Brandon Johnson

3M Certified Specialist
JeffStone Web

Jeff Stone

Cutting Tool Specialist
BillBrannon Web

Bill Brannon

Customer Relations / Program Manager
BillHouston Web

Bill Houston

Inside Sales
BrianBurns Web

Brian Burns

Inside Sales
BuddyCopelin Web

Buddy Copelin

Inside Sales


JennBates Web

Jennifer Bates

Inside Sales
MichaelGiese Web

Michael Giese

Inside Sales
SusanCushenbery Web

Susan Cushenbery

Inside Sales
TerriOhmart Web

Terri Ohmart

Inside Sales

Kansas City

KrisKauss Web

Kris Kauss

Kansas City General Manager
BarryHolmes Web

Barry Holmes

Sales Engineer
BobMcDarris Web

Bob McDaris

Sales Engineer
JasonChambers Web

Jason Chambers

Sales Engineer
MarkBaltzley Web

Mark Baltzley

Sales Engineer
RyanTaylor Web

Ryan Taylor

3M Certified Specialist
BradHallett Web

Brad Hallett

Customer Relations Manager
AnnaAlexander Web

Anna Alexander

Inside Sales
JudyMcGregor Web

Judy McGregor

Inside Sales
NancyBrown Web

Nancy Brown

Inside Sales
RickLedgerwood Web

Rick Ledgerwood

Inside Sales


RandyBennett Web

Randy Bennett

Omaha General Manager
DanTomasello Web

Dan Tomasello

Sales Engineer
JasonWallace Web

Jason Wallace

Sales Representative
JimSeverin Web

Jim Severin

Sales Engineer
JohnAdams Web

John Adams

Sales Engineer
ShannonHuehn Web

Shannon Huehn

3M Certified Specialist
RickRobson Web

Rick Robson

Customer Relations Manager
DougJohnson Web

Doug Johnson

Inside Sales
KesleyConover Web

Kesley Conover

Inside Sales
TimShantz Web

Tim Shantz

Inside Sales
WhitneySmith Web

Whitney Smith

Inside Sales