Generation Fifth Applications (GFA) offers the industry leading solution for library archival and retrieval software in high density storage facilities. GFA software implements the ultra-efficient tray concept to scan, verify, shelve, store, locate and retrieve books and other items efficiently based on barcodes and sizes. Using GFA’s flagship product, Library Archival Software (LAS), clients have reported that accessioning new volumes can be scanned at speeds up to 500/hour and verified at up to 800/hour! Come see why over 30 major university and library archives including Library of Congress and New York Public Library trust GFA software to manage over 50 million volumes and “never lose a book.”

Our Team

Kevin Fiore, Director of Operations

As one of our top professionals and the company’s MVP, Kevin believes clients should understand how to leverage technology, not merely install it. Making great efforts to grow the business, keeping track of new deals and coming up with new sales strategies are just a few of the things that this superstar does on a daily basis to make sure we continue growing.

Phil Freed, VP of Engineering

Under the leadership of industry veteran Phil Freed, GFA has embarked on a product development roadmap carefully designed to add exciting new functionality and modernize the user interface without slowing down throughput on any key processes.

Paul Knopf, Chief Architect

Paul brings 20+ years of enterprise software experience to the company. A highly experienced Information Technology executive, Paul has demonstrated success at a public ERP company in database applications, large account sales, account management and hands-on technical skills. Since starting with GFA, Paul has developed a new Business Intelligence module with Interactive Dashboards and drill-down capabilities, as well as executed numerous site improvements and implementations for specific clients.

Shane Knopf, Business Intelligence

Shane is responsible for customer training and customer dashboard development for our new Business Intelligence tool. With over 4 years specializing in Business Intelligence, Shane applies his expertise to helping customers translate their business processes into powerful executive dashboards.

Stephen Gilbert, President and CEO

Steve is our beloved founder and technology savant, who is dedicated to growing the company's products and markets. An entrepreneur from an early age, Steve has over 40 years of experience leading startup and high-growth technology companies.

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