George was born and raised on a Romanian farm under the oppressive regime of a communist dictator. Even under those circumstances, education was important to his family, so he went as high as possible in the educational system by graduating from a prestigious technical university with a degree in engineering, programming and robotics. With his new degree in hand, he got a job working as an engineer–which was considerably better than most people in Romania at the time–but he knew he could never be happy living in a country controlled by a dictator without freedom, his decision to escape the Eastern Bloc allowed him to dream, and to fulfill his dreams.
One night, he made a daring escape across the border-an act that carried the penally of death to those that were caught–and made his way into Europe. After a few years, he was able to secure passage to Canada, and started planning his entry in to the United States to live out the American Dream. Once he was granted legal entry into the US, he immediately started working on attaining citizenship, which he did shortly thereafter.
In another couple of years, he decided to start his own business repairing Copiers, Printers and scanners. Without lot of startup capital, Geoda Systems Inc. started off with a small tool set in a garage on Peninsula Drive in Daytona Beach. In George’s words, "In the early days, if I was in at the dining room table doing the books when the phone rang, I would answer it and tell the customer on the other end I would put them on hold for the service department. Then I had to run out to the garage and pick up the phone and pretend to be a different person!"
That was 22 years ago, and Geoda systems has come a long way since then! Now we have a 5000 squarefoot facility with many full time employees and technicians.
Nowadays, we really can put you on hold and transfer the call to the service department!