My Passion: I have a passion for Football, the kind played with your feet (not to be confused with American Football). I played semiprofessionally in England for a few years as a young man before moving stateside. I follow the EPL with passion and my team is Tottenham Hotspur FC. They remind me of the Cubs, who I also follow having lived in Chicagoland for 22 years; the fans are passionate. Every year they almost make it. My hope is that Tottenham will do what the Cubs did with the world series. What does all of this have in common with my role? Simply put it is teamwork, no team is complete with only one person. Working together toward a common goal has always been my focus; it is no different at AGS.
My Role: In specification sales, my key responsibilities are calling on the local specification community to help them bring the project they have in their head to reality from a lighting perspective. My key asset is relationships, getting to know people, and helping to make their vision come to life.
Career Background: I have spent 25 plus years in the lighting industry, distribution, contracting and manufacturing. I have worked for companies that have been leaders in the industry like Holophane to companies that served the industry with an outstanding customer experience and service, providing quality products in a very timely manor like Contech. I have come full circle having started with local market sales in Ohio, working my way to National sales management and finishing my career here in Arizona getting closer to the projects and back to what I have always loved, lighting projects and the challenges it presents.
Personal Side: I’m just pleased to be alive. I live life with a positive outlook and I took my Dad’s advice to always try to find the good in people. I am a family oriented guy, I have two adult sons 25 and 27 who bought a house together in Phoenix. My eldest works in our Industry in specification sales and my youngest, after serving 3 years in the Army Infantry, now is an Engineer for Amazon. My Mrs., Susan is the light and soul of life itself. A very strong woman who has overcome challenge after challenge in life to become successful on all levels. She is by far the nicest person I have ever met, loves to help people and is just good natured to the nth degree. These are the trophies of my life and I am proud to say I know them all. I love to play tennis both men’s doubles and mixed doubles with Susan. I am an avid gym user. I go daily and have a pretty strict work out and diet I stick too. Being fit and healthy is important for everyone, spread the word!