My Passion: Over the past 40 years in the electrical industry, I have built many relationships with our manufacturer’s, distributors, and contractor customers. I strive to get to know each level of customer from the back warehouse to upper management/ownership. Doing so has awarded me with many great memories and to this day. I am fortunate to call many of you my friends and for that, I thank you.
My Role: Founded AGS in 1997 and sold my interest to Tim Klei in February 2016. I currently call on three distributors in Las Vegas and am enjoying every minute of it.
Career Background: I began my career in the electrical industry in 1980 working for a local manufacturer’s rep agency. In 1987, I joined Hubbell Wiring Device Division and covered the Arizona and Las Vegas territories. I was promoted to District Manager in 1993 and was responsible for factory directs and agents covering the 10 mountain states. My former partner and I purchased Allied Geis Agency and renamed the company to Allied Group Sales on July 1, 1997. I have been an active member in the electrical industry having served as a Cadre member in The Electric League of Arizona, served two terms on the NEMRA Board of Directors and am a member of Netcom One Manufacturers Rep Networking Group.
Personal Side: I am married to Diane (Chuck) and I enjoy traveling, cruising, golf, music, video poker, various sporting events and especially our grandchildren. I have two daughters, Andrea Hobson and Cortney Sullivan. Andrea is a leading Realtor for Cobalt Premier Properties, LLC and is married to Travis Hobson, both of which graduated from ASU in 2009. They now reside in Franklin, TN with their son Cameron and daughter Lilly May. Cortney, who graduated from ASU Cronkite School of Journalism in December 2013, is involved in commercial real estate as a Paralegal at a top law firm. She lives in Ashville, NC with her husband Jarrett Sullivan, their son Everett and their two labs, Ellie and Quinn.