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Co-te-rie noun ‘An intimate group of people with a unifying common interest or purpose’

About the company

Global Innovations Coterie, LLC is a collection of people of like minds, values and ideals working together to pursue, promote, and embrace innovation around the world, such as our school lockdown device, School Safe. This group of forward thinking and forward moving people are constantly learning to manage change, and think in ways that create success for themselves and for others! Our quality team members are valued and esteemed and are committed to treat every customer with courtesy, dignity, class and respect.

The company was founded in 1999 as Kuehn & Associates by Thomas M Kuehn, former public school employee, seminar presenter, and father of three. It was re-organized as a partnership and renamed Global Innovations Coterie (GIC) in 2006. Early in 2013, it was again re-organized as an LLC (Global Innovations Coterie, LLC).

Global Innovations Coterie, LLC is a faith based company intent on promoting and practicing Christian values in every phase of its operations.

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Tom Kuehn

CEO, President

Thomas, the inventor of the patented products, School Safe and ‘Take A Seat’, crafted the idea of GIC to market his products and to provide an outlet for the creativity of others. It is GIC’s desire to help others to release their creativity and thereby make their lives richer, safer and more fulfilled.

Tom is farmer school administrator is both the public and private sectors. He has also facilitated personal and corporate growth seminars for over a dozen years. He is holder of two patents and now lives in Southern California with his wife  Linda.

Nathan Adams

Vice President

Nathan Adams, Vice­president of Product Development, is the newest addition to the ‘Coterie’ or team. He brings with him 12 years of experience in the security industry. He has worked in the greater Seattle area, at Brigham Young University and at Pacific Lutheran University.

His family mind continues to percolate ideas and directions which we hope to use to build for the future. Nathan currently lives near Carbonado, Washington.

Deby Palm

General Manager

Deby Palm is the General Manager of Global Innovation Coterie, LLC’s production facility located in Williams, Arizona. She is responsible for the production and sales of School Safe. Deby was an instrumental factor in the research and development of School Safe.

After having owned and operated an excavation/construction business for 20 years, worked as a graphic designer and newspaper columnist and as a featured jewelry artist, she brought her multiple talent and experience to GIC in 2006.

She resides on a small ranch in Northern Arizona near her two fine sons.

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