When did you start with HGR?
Nine years ago, and I love it.
What is your territory?
Northern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and 1/3 of West Virginia.
What do you like most about your job?
It might sound cliché, but I really like and appreciate all the great people that I work with at HGR and get to meet in my travels.……..And, hotel room coffee.
What’s your greatest challenge?
When I first started, Rick Affrica, HGR’s chief purchasing officer and partner, said “Kid, you’ll never make it in this industry, but if you do, I’ll buy you a steak dinner.” Those words inspired me to work hard and eventually make Rick pay up.
What’s your most interesting moment at HGR?
Getting locked in an outside, fenced-in construction yard on a 15-degree Fahrenheit winter day with wind chill.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
My No. 1 hobby is spending time with my family. My favorite movie is “Steel Magnolias,” and I enjoy reading romance novels.