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

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 Safe lockdown products. 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. It was re-organized as a partnership and renamed Global Innovations Coterie in 2006. Early in 2013, it was again re-organized as Global Innovations Coterie, LLC (GIC).

GIC is based in the state of Washington and has contracted with an individual in Arizona to manage orders, and assemble and ship School Safe products.

Tom Kuehn

CEO, President
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Thomas is a former public school district administrator in the state of Washington, who began his public school career as a carpenter’s helper.   He worked his way up through the ranks to become the Director of Maintenance and Operations for the Olympia School District. For many years Thomas served on the board of the Washington Association of Maintenance & Operations Administrators (WAMOA) and became president of the organization in 2005. After leaving public school service, Thomas worked for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Washington as the program manager of the Department of School Facilities and Organization. He ended his school career as the interim Associate Vice President, Facilities Management, for Pacific Lutheran University.

Thomas, is an inventor and the holder of two patents, School Safe and ‘Take A Seat’, Global Innovations was founded 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.

In his spare time, Thomas also facilitated personal and corporate growth seminars for over a dozen years while working for The Pacific Institute. He lives in Southern Nevada.