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BALTIMORE , MD

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Joe Dvorak – Territory Sales Manager - jdvorak@safgard.com
Joe is the territory manager for Baltimore, Washington DC and northern Virginia. Joe has been married to his wonderful wife Donna for over twenty-five years. He spends most of his time with his three children - Amber, Joseph and Tyler. He enjoys the beach and coaching baseball. Joe has season tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles and enjoys taking the children and friends to the games!


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Rick Krebs - Mobile Store Manager


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Jeanette Roberts - Customer Service - jroberts@safgard.com  


 

CHARLOTTE, NC

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Chad Rankin - Territory Sales Manager – crankin@safgard.com


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Philip Sandifer – Warehouse Manager / Retail Sales - psandifer@safgard.com  
Phillip enjoys spending time with his family and his pit bull, Lexy. He also loves shooting pool in his spare time. January 2013 marked twenty-six years of excellence for Phillip with working in the shoe industry!


 

CHARLOTTE B, NC

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Eric Bargfrede - Retail Store Manager – ebargfrede@safgard.com


 

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

 

Enrique Marrero Jr. – Retail Store Associate - buffalo_store@safgard.com
Rico enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren as well as his two large dogs. He enjoys working around the house. Rico has several hobbies, and loves watching and participating in sports. His favorite teams include the Blue Jays, the Bisons and he is a season ticket holder of the Bandits. Enjoy life!


 

Don Riney - Store Manager - driney@safgard.com
Don has been with Saf-Gard since 2010 as a territory sales manager and store manager. He has twenty-two years of experience in the safety shoe industry. Don has been married for twenty-seven years to his beautiful wife Teri. They enjoy traveling and riding ATV's.


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Mike Rothstein - NY Territory Manager / National Account Manager - mrothstein@safgard.com  
As a territory manager, Mike is responsible for developing and maintaining our customer base in upstate New York and as a national account manager, he manages some of Saf-Gard's largest customers. Mike has been in the safety and slip resistant footwear business for over twenty-five years. He enjoys spending time with his pride and joy - his son Max, good friends and family whenever possible. Mike believes that hard work, persistence, and responding to his customers needs in a timely manner are the keys to his success in the safety footwear business.


 

EDISON, NJ

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Art Gockeler - Store Manager - agockeler@safgard.com 
Art came to Saf-Gard with thirty-five years of retail footwear experience and has twelve years of safety footwear experience. Art manages the Saf-Gard in-plant store in Merck Rahway and spends the rest of the week in the Edison, NJ store. During his off hours Art spends his time in the mountains with his girlfriend Sue and loves to fish. Art is also a big time New York football fan!


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Elvin Sevilla - Territory Manager - esevilla@safgard.com
Elvin has been with Saf-Gard since 2007. He is married with three children (one boy and two girls). Elvin enjoys having quality time with his family. They are his reason for striving to be better in what he does everyday. He is also an avid soccer fan.



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Jay Waters - Territory Manager - jwaters@safgard.com
Jay is responsible for operations and inside sales at the Edison NJ location and surrounding counties. When he is not busy working at Saf-Gard, Jay enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Iris and their four grandchildren. Jay is an avid football Giants and Rutgers fan!


 

FLORENCE, SC

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Wesley Stinson – Store Manager - Florence_store@safgard.com


 

GREENSBORO, NC

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Sherri Aaron - Inventory & Accounts Payable - saaron@safgard.com 
Sherri has worked with Saf-Gard since 2007 in inventory and accounts payable. She has been married to her husband Randy for twenty-five years and has two daughters, Lindsay and Katie. She feels as though the best times are those spent with family and close friends. Sherri enjoys sports, summertime at the beach and watching the Carolina Tarheels!


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Laurie Allen - Special Billing Team / Billing Specialist -lallen@safgard.com


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Becky Avin - Office Manager - bavin@safgard.com  
Becky has been with Saf-Gard since 1992 and she serves as the office manager in the Greensboro location. Her responsibilities include overseeing the billing teams throughout Saf-Gard, set-up of new customers, updating current customers and assisting all customers and employees of Saf-Gard in any way she can. She enjoys being a Nana of four grandchildren and spending every minute available spoiling them!


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Marty Avin - Mobile Store Manager - mavin@safgard.com 
Marty has been with Saf-Gard since 1994. He enjoys working with our customers and assisting in any way that he can. In his free time, he is an avid sports fan. His teams are the South Carolina Gamecocks, Green Bay Packers & Yankees. Marty enjoys being a granddaddy of four and spending time with family and friends.


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Randy Bailes - Regional QC & Training Manager - rbailes@safgard.com 


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Sharon Baysinger - Accounts Payable / Inventory - sbaysinger@safgard.com   
Sharon Baysinger started working at Saf-Gard in early 2013 and works in the accounts payable and inventory department. She graduated from Brookstone College with Associate's degrees in both accounting and business administration. Sharon and her husband, Bruce have three beautiful children - Dylan, Ashlyn and Kailyn. Sharon volunteers with her son's Boy Scout troop and is also a Girl Scout leader for her daughters' junior troop. In her spare time Sharon and her family enjoy going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. Sharon is also a diehard Duke fan and loves the Green Bay Packers!


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Michael Bjerk - Mobile Store Manager - mbjerk@safgard.com 
Michael has several years of experience in managing retail shoes sales since 1986 with Rack Room Shoes as a store manager, later with Thom McAnn Shoes and also with Oshman's Sporting Goods as store manager. He has worked as a mobile store manager for Saf-Gard since 2006. Michael and his beautiful wife Cynthia have two sons. Their son Mitchell is attending NC State University. Their other son Kit is attending Trinity High School. Kit races BMX throughout the east and plays on the Trinity High School soccer team. Michael enjoys several outside activities including motorcycling, motorcycle racing, slot car racing, taking his family to BMX Races around the southeast and fishing.


 

Lisa Burgess - Customer Service Representative - mburgess@safgard.com
Lisa was one of Saf-Gard's first employees. She worked alongside of Ann & Bob Kubis for fifteen years doing every job except driving the shoemobile! She is very happy to rejoin the Saf-Gard family! She feels like she has come home, though she will always miss Ann Kubis. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, fishing, collecting rocks and Indian artifacts with her husband and their son Christian. She is also involved with animal rescue and wildlife rescue. Lisa believes if you can find humor even in the most difficult situations then you have won!


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Rob Darst – Chief Financial Officer - rdarst@safgard.com 
Rob joined our team in March of 2013. He and his wife enjoy spending time together and traveling with their four kids and one grandchild. They are almost empty nesters as they still have one child at home. Rob and his wife Barbara are active in their church and Rob plays the lead guitar with the worship band playing primarily contemporary Christian music. He still enjoys his guitar roots with classic rock influences from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Queen, Great White and Jethro Tull, just to name a few! His all-time favorite tune is the lead guitar from Led Zeppelin's classic "Stairway To Heaven." Rob is a CPA and has over thirty-three years of quantifiable financial experience within several industry groups. He started his career with KPMG in 1979 after graduating from UNCG with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a concentration in accounting. He left the firm in 1985 and joined Continental Cellular Corporation (a joint venture with Continental Cablevision and Jefferson Pilot) as their corporate controller. The company was sold in 1988 and Rob joined McKinney Furniture Rentals as their chief financial officer. He later joined Southern Office Furniture / Macthrift as their CFO and was promoted to president of the organization in 2010. The company was sold in 2012 and Rob joined Saf-Gard shortly afterwards.


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Tracie Davidson - Marketing Project Coordinator - tdavidson@safgard.com 


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Darin Frederick - Assistant System Administrator / Help Desk - dfrederick@safgard.com   
Darin assists in running the day-to-day operations of the IT department. He also runs the Help Desk within the IT Department, assisting Saf-Gard users with all of their IT needs. He Joined the Saf-Gard team in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Sandi and his cat and two dogs. He enjoys golfing, hiking, gaming and spending time with friends and family.


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Keith Freeman - Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales - kfreeman@srmax.com   


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Michael Gainyard Sr.- A/R Representative - mgainyard@safgard.com   


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Vickie Garland- Billing & Invoicing Specialist - vgarland@safgard.com   


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Scott Garner – Store Associate - sgarner@safgard.com 
Scott joined the Saf-Gard family in 2009. He is married with two children, and his hobbies include reading, running and spending time with his family. Scott's favorite Bible verse is from Psalm 37:4 - "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."


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John Gouge – Mobile Store Manager - jgouge@safgard.com 
John joined Saf-Gard in 2005 after working for twenty years as a manager for IHOP in Orlando, Florida. When John is not busy working, he can be found watching sports, working on his car or buying and selling electronics. John is an avid reader and he loves to read anything by Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz, Vince Flynn, Stephen White and Brad Meltzer. They are his favorite authors.


 

Heidi Hammond - Mail Order Team hhammond@safgard.com  


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Jennifer Hodges - Inventory Purchasing Manager - jhodges@safgard.com
Jennifer has been with Saf-Gard since 2003. She oversees the ordering, inventory and accounts payable. When she is not busy at work she is spending time with her husband Keith. They enjoy family time with their son Richard, daughter Makenzy and youngest son David.



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Laura Horth - Graphic Designer - lhorth@safgard.com 


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Steve Hovis - Mobile Store Manager - shovis@safgard.com
Steve has been with Burroughs for several years as a shoemobile driver. He enjoys spending time with his wife, his daughter and two stepsons. Steve also enjoys shag dancing, hunting and fishing!


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John Kelly - Territory Sales Manager jkelly@safgard.com
John has been with Saf-Gard since 2006 as a territory sales manager. He brings to the table over twenty years of experience as a sales manager in the safety shoe industry. He was a business administration major at UNCG. John is happily married to his beautiful wife Cathy. They have a grown son and daughter. In his spare time, John especially enjoys following Carolina Tarheel sports!


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Gregg Kubis - Operations Manager/ Co-Owner - gkubis@safgard.com
Gregg can be found on most days in the Greensboro office. Gregg concentrates on keeping the mail order and customer service teams on track and providing our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Gregg along with his lovely wife Christy and sons Chase and Connor enjoy spending time with friends and family. Whether it is a weekend at the beach or a day at the lake, the Kubis' enjoy spending time outdoors. Gregg and his family are quite involved with their church. Gregg volunteers as a Cub Scout leader for the church sponsored Cub Scout Pack 600, while wife Christy uses her skills as a school teacher to help with Christian education. Chase is involved with the high school youth, while Connor enjoys singing in the children's choir. Gregg is always ready with a hearty laugh, a smile, and helping hand. "Be Prepared" - Cub Scout Motto "Scouting is fun with a purpose." - Robert Baden-Powell - Founder of Scouting


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Jeff Kubis - Vice President/ Co-Owner - jkubis@safgard.com 
Jeff works hard to ensure our sale efforts, product selection, and services meet and exceed our customer's expectations. His largest contribution is his ability to get the job done! He manages a sales territory, territory managers, mobile store managers, retail stores, inventory purchases, and a few human resource responsibilities. One of the greatest things about wearing many "hats" is that each day holds a new challenge for Jeff. He graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone NC in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. God has blessed Jeff with a beautiful family! His wife Diana, son Chad, his daughters Audrey and Gracie are a huge source of joy in his life. Jeff's hobbies and interests include working out, golf, church, and yard work. What he tries to live by are God's biblical teachings. One of Jeff's favorites is Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight."


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Jackie Lackey - Marketing Project Manager - jlackey@srmax.com


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Rochelle Loveday – A/R Specialist - rloveday@safgard.com


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Kimberlee McClanahan – A/R Specialist - kmcclanahan@safgard.com
 


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Jason McEwan – Warehouse Manager - jmcewan@safgard.com
Jason is the Greensboro warehouse manager and is responsible for overseeing and assisting the warehouse team. When not at work Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and son Lane. Jason's hobbies include kayaking, hiking, seeing live music, and watching sports.


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Melissa McPherson – Accounts Receivable Specialist - mmcpherson@safgard.com


 

Lee Mercer – Mobile Store Manager - lmercer@safgard.com


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Jenny Mitchell – Lead Graphic Designer - jmitchell@safgard.com


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Kim Morris – Mobile Store Manager
Kim has been in the safety shoe business for over thirty years. He has been with Saf-Gard since 2005. He is married and has three children. They all help to keep him young!


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Tawanda Motley – Purchasing Assistant - tmotley@safgard.com
Tawanda has been with Saf-Gard since 2010. She is happily married with one handsome son & grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, & reading.


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Irene Neal – Billing Team Specialist - bneal@safgard.com
Irene joined Saf-Gard in 2013. She is married to Mike who is a pastor. She has two sons, two step daughters and together they have eight grandkids as well as their baby "Bobo" (a shiutzu). Irene loves to watch the sunrise at the beach and she enjoys any of Gods beautiful creations. "Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10


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Steve Parr – Controller - sparr@safgard.com
Steve has been with Saf-Gard since 2001. He is responsible for all aspects of accounting. When not working for Saf-Gard, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and their twins, Tyler & Megan. He also enjoys playing golf and watching his kids play sports.


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Bill Parsons – Mobile Store Manager - bparsons@safgard.com


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Amy Peebles – Mail Order Team / Vendors Orders - apeebles@safgard.com


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Darlene Reid – Customer Service Specialist - dreid@safgard.com
Darlene started working for Saf-Gard in December of 2013 as a Customer Service Specialist. Her interests and hobbies include spending quality time at her church and being "Mimi" to her two precious granddaughters that live with her. Darlene really enjoys time with her family.


 

Mike Roberts – Assistant Warehouse Manager - mroberts@safgard.com
Mike enjoys working for Saf-Gard in the warehouse department. Teamwork is one of Mike's top priorities along with getting the job done. When he is not at work, Mike enjoys shooting pool.


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Misty Rodriquez – A/R Representative - mrodriquez@safgard.com
Misty has been working in the collections department with Saf-Gard since 2007. During her time off she loves spending time with her husband, her son Alex and their Rottweiler mix "Rambo."


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Helen Scarboro – A/R Collections - hscarboro@safgard.com
Helen has been with Saf-Gard for the past few years working in collections. She has two grown children. Helen enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren in her spare time.


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Ted Scott – Retail Store Manager - tscott@safgard.com
Ted has been running the Saf-Gard retail store in Greensboro and working with inside sales since 2006. Ted is an extremely hard working person with integrity and he is one of the most genuinely friendly and helpful people that you may encounter. Ted is a volunteer fireman in his spare time. He is married with two daughters and one son. Ted also has a farm with cows and a bull.


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Patrick Senn – Returns / Customer Service - returns@safgard.com
Patrick has been with Saf-Gard since 2006 working with returns and customer service. In the past he worked for thirty-eight years in the electronic / fiber optic industry, primarily with AT&T. He retired from General Dynamics in 2002. Pat has traveled extensively as a professional and then through missions work. In his spare time Pat enjoys reading, hiking, golf, traveling with a purpose and working part-time at Saf-Gard.


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Brenda Simpson – Internet Order Specialist - bsimpson@srmax.com


 

Saretta Smith – Billing Specialist - ssmith@safgard.com


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Feather Sneed – Customer Service Specialist - fsneed@safgard.com
Feather began working with SR Max and Saf-Gard in 2008. She currently works in the customer service department of Saf-Gard. Feather enjoys spending time with her husband Albert and their children. Her oldest son Nathan & her daughter Natalie are her pride and joy - no doubt! Feather and her family are expecting another daughter in August of 2013, Nikki Grace. Her children are her life and most free time is spent with them. If extra free time happens to become available she enjoys going shopping, time with her girlfriends and vacationing on the coast of North Carolina. She loves working in the customer service team here at Saf-Gard, always hoping to make a customer's experience an excellent one!



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Jeff Teetor – Mobile Store Manager
Jeff joined Saf-Gard in 2009 as a mobile store manager. He is a native of High Point, NC. He has one daughter and one son. Jeff enjoys camping and four wheeling. He also shoots Civil War competition for a unit formed in 1861 called the Guilford Grays. In his spare time he enjoys metal detecting and artifact collecting!


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Katrina Twitty – Corporate Accounts Receivable Manager - ktwitty@safgard.com


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Gregg Vaughan – Shipping & Receiving - gvaughan@safgard.com
Gregg has been working with Saf-Gard since May of 2003 in shipping and receiving out of the Greensboro warehouse. He is a sports fanatic. He is a diehard Duke and Carolina Panthers fan. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons!


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Karen Wall – Manager of Special Projects - kwall@safgard.com
Karen has worked in many areas within the company including billing, accounts receivable, marketing and is now enjoying her role with project management. Outside of work, she enjoys painting, framing and traveling!


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Jimmy Wilder – Corporate IT Manager - jwilder@safgard.com
Jimmy brings over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, joining Saf-Gard in late 2013. He's that rare breed of IT-geek who can work effectively with businesses to solve problems and improve customer experience and service. Jimmy and his wife, Amy, love spending time with their two boys and are active with their church, cub scouts and sports teams. In his spare time, Jimmy is an avid reader and also enjoys golf, fishing and as many trips to the beach as possible.


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Guy Williams – Mobile Store Manager - gwilliams@safgard.com


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Tom Winkles – Mobile Store Manager


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Joe Woodson – Mobile Store Manager - jwoodson@safgard.com
Joe has been with Saf-Gard since 1998 as a mobile store manager. Joe is our helpful utility guy. He enjoys playing guitar in his free time. He plays country, blues, gospel and rock-n-roll. Joe plays tennis twice a week. He enjoys watching pro tennis and he is a Tarheels fan all the way!


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John Wright – Shipping & Receiving - jwright@safgard.com
John has been a loyal Saf-Gard employee since 1993. John's ability to manage the flow of shoes through our headquarter operation is impressive. Day in and day out, John has proven himself to be a reliable worker and a very positive influence for his co-workers. In his free time, John enjoys coaching his own kids and their friends at various sports. John also has a lifetime goal of a single digit handicap at golf. When not golfing or coaching, John enjoys relaxing with a good book.


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Ryan Young – Mobile Store Manager
Ryan joined Saf-Gard in April of 2009. He enjoys working here at Saf-Gard. Ryan thinks that everyone here is very friendly and he thinks that really makes the entire working day go by more smoothly. He was born and raised as a Tennessee boy. Go VOLS!


 

LANCASTER, PA

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Scott Ashmore - Mobile Store Manager - sashmore@safgard.com   
Scott currently works out of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania store. He has been driving the metatarsal shoemobile route since January of 2012. In this role he travels more than any other mobile store manager as far north as Massachusetts and as far south as Washington, DC. Scott has been working for Saf-Gard since April of 2007. He began working in the retail store at our Lancaster location and eventually became a steel toe - mobile store manager at the New Castle location in January of 2008. Scott enjoys working with the customers on site.


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Cliff Blood – Vice President National Sales Manager - cliffb@safgard.com
Cliff is married with one awesome son and two fantastic daughters. His number one priority is spending quality time with his family, followed secondly by working very hard every day. Cliff enjoys skiing; basketball and watching his kids play school sports.


 

Ken Herbaugh – Senior Vice President of Sales - kherbaugh@safgard.com 
Ken has worked in the footwear industry since 1979. He joined Saf-Gard in 2007. He has been married to his wife Nancy for over thirty-five years and has two grown children, Allison and Adam. Ken enjoys travelling and spending as much time as possible with his family.


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Pat Kubis – President – SR Max - pkubis@safgard.com
Pat's hobbies include spending time with his wife Stacey and their daughters Katie and Kendall. Most of his free time is spent at various ice-skating events, birthday parties, and school activities. When time permits, Pat enjoys hiking with his family, playing tennis, jogging, and cheering on his North Carolina Tarheels!


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Chad Milan - Territory Sales Manager - cmilan@safgard.com
Chad is the sales representative for PA and western MD. Chad graduated from the University of Delaware in 1999 and worked in the banking industry for ten years prior to joining Saf-Gard. Chad's father and brother have both worked for Saf-Gard, which makes for some interesting times. Chad is married to his wonderful wife Jessica and they have two children - Travis and Lilly. Chad enjoys going to the beach, fishing and playing golf in his spare time, but most of all he likes to play with his kids whenever possible.


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Steve Tevis - Retail Store Manager - lan_store@safgard.com
Steve is the retail store manager in Lancaster, PA. Steve has been with Saf-Gard since 2012. In his spare time, Steve and his wife Julie really enjoy going to flea markets and walking their dog Pepper.


 

MILFORD, CT

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Ginger Bartlett – Retail Store Manager - gbartlett@safgard.com 
Ginger has been working in our Milford, CT store since 2009. She is the mom of 21-year-old triplet boys named Adam, David and Joseph. Some of her outside interests includes walking, hiking, reading and spending time with her boys.                         


 

NEW CASTLE, DE

 

Edwin Aragundi – Sales & Stock Associate
Edwin is one of our helpers for numerous accounts throughout the northeast. He lives in NYC with his precious daughter Bella. He enjoys traveling and making music in his free time.


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Bill Chaffee - Mobile Store Manager
Bill has worked at Saf-Gard since 2007. He has been selling shoes since 1983, first as a retail store manager, then as a mobile store manager for Iron Age from 1994 to 2007. Bill currently lives in upstate New York with his wife, Colleen.


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Bob Clark - Warehouse Manager – bclark@safgard.com 
Bob has been employed with Saf-Gard since the year 2000. He has three wonderful children - Alyssa, Caleb, and Rachel. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.


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Keith Collins - Mobile Store Manager
Keith has been with Saf-Gard since 2005. Keith has a loving wife and family. When he is not busy at work he is spending time with them. Keith also enjoys ice hockey and watching Eagles football.


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Bobby Cordrey - Shipping


 

Anita L.C. Crowley - Billing Team - acrowley@safgard.com


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Anthony Dello-Buono – Mobile Store Manager
Anthony is a diehard Eagles fan! When he is not busy at work he enjoys lifting weights and playing music.


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Josè Dominguez - Mid-Atlantic Director of Operations -
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Josè is the Mid-Atlantic Director of Operations. He has been with Saf-Gard since 2002. In his free time, Josè enjoys spending it with his beautiful wife Eliam and two kids Adriana & Joel. They enjoy traveling and outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.


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Howard Fellows – Mobile Store Manager
Howard has been with Saf-Gard since 1996 as a mobile store manager. Howard typically serves accounts in and around Wilmington, DE and throughout New Jersey. Howard is simply loved by his customers for his attention to detail and willingness to make every effort to find the correct shoe for each individual. Howard spends most of his time outside of work with his wife Sue. In their limited spare time they enjoy dining and traveling together!


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Joe Firlein - Mobile Store Manager


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Tony Fritze - Mobile Store Manager - afritze@safgard.com
Tony enjoys spending time with family, going down to the shore, and camping with friends. He grew up in the Chichester area and attended Allstate Career School in 2010 for his Class A CDL. He also enjoys the open road and driving trucks of all sorts.


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Phil Grayson - Assistant Warehouse Manager - pgrayson@safgard.com
Phil enjoys watching and playing various sports. In his spare time he also enjoys listening to music as well as spending time with his family and friends.


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Barry Haines – Vice President of Regional Sales - bhaines@srmax.com
Barry is the vice president of operations for the northern territory. Barry joined Saf-Gard in 2000 after twelve years of experience with several other safety products companies. Barry always finds the positive in the people he works with everyday. Barry enjoys spending time with his wife Kate, and his three children - Andrew (currently living in Hilo, Hawaii), Amanda (graduated from Temple University with a chemistry degree) and Alex (who is a junior at UNC Wilmington). Most of Barry's free time is spent at their beach house in New Jersey.


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Mary Herndon – Billing – mherndon@safgard.com
Mary is the mother of three children - Victoria, Stephen, and Morgan. She is also the mother of two cats, two dogs, and three horses! She loves to ride her horses, teach her students to ride, and also enjoys cooking. She likes country music and is a huge fan of Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean. She also loves singing karaoke!


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Darin Kalesse – Warehouse / Returns
When he is not busy working, Darin loves hanging out with his family. He also enjoys fishing and going to the beach.


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Sean-Michael Kirby – Warehouse
Sean-Michael has been with Saf-Gard since 2012. He is a full time engineering student.


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Chuck Kuhn – Corporate MSM QA & Training Manager - ckuhn@safgard.com
Chuck is our corporate training manager and the mobile store manager's quality assurance for Saf-Gard and SR Max. He works with our mobile store managers and retail employees with sales training and development. He is focused on customer satisfaction. When our customer leaves the shoemobile or retail store Chuck wants them to think "Wow, what a great experience!" Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter while at home or at the beach. He also enjoys Philadelphia pro sports teams and the Florida Gators! He likes to ride bicycle, golf and surf. Chuck also like to go fly-fishing in his spare time.


 

Carolyn Lannetta – Returns
She has been with the company since 2008. Carolyn enjoys being outdoors bike riding, reading and spending time at the beach.


 

Paul Lora – Mobile Store Manager - plora@safgard.com


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Dave Manley – Senior VP of Operations and Logistics - dmanley@safgard.com
Dave joined Saf-Gard in 2012 as the senior vice president of operations and logistics. Previously, Dave held a senior distribution and logistics position with a manufacturer in Lancaster county PA. He has been involved in supply chain activity for over twenty-five years holding positions in operations and human resources. Dave lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife and their two children, three dogs, two cats ...not to mention a pond full of fish! He has a son by a previous marriage that is on active duty with the 82nd Airborne out of FT Bragg NC. Dave loves spending time with his family when he is not working and he always has a project going on around the house.


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Joe McArdle – Shipping
Joe likes high-fives, cold beer, and country music!


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Amanda Mihaly – Retail Store Manager - amihaly@safgard.com
Amanda is a big fan of beards, black coffee, and bright colors. When she is not at work serving customers with a giant smile on her face, she enjoys spending time with all of her fantastic friends. Amanda also likes showing off her impressive dance moves, giving hugs and taking an obsessive amount of pictures of her dog, Buddy.


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Tony Milan – Territory Manager - tmilan@safgard.com
Tony is the territory manager for DE, southern NJ, southeast PA and the eastern shore of MD. He has over thirty years of experience in the safety shoe business. He started with Knapp Shoes in 1977 as a mobile store manager then moved into sales. Tony worked with Iron Age as the Mid-Atlantic operations manager from 1986 to 1995 then went back into sales again until 2005. Pat Kubis hired him in July of 2006 as a territory manager for his current position. Tony says that Saf-Gard has been the very best career decision that he has ever made!


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Tori Mynuk – Shipping Lead


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Rick Nordquist – Mobile Store Manager - rnordquist@safgard.com
Rick has been with Saf-Gard since 1991 and enjoys working as a mobile store manager. He has been happily married since 1995 and he has eight awesome grandchildren. Rick is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was born and raised. Some of his hobbies include jogging, golf and watching movies. He is a big sports fan and loves to watch all sports.


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Joshua Pfarner – Warehouse / Transfer Lead
Josh enjoys playing guitar and video games. He also loves visiting NC in the summer and taking in the fresh mountain air. He likes visiting the zoo and canoeing down the New River with his family. He has a bearded dragon named Cassie that he puts on his shoulders while he is relaxing at home.


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Albert Serrano – Warehouse Team
Albert has been with Saf-Gard since 2007. He has a son that he loves spending time. He also has a passion for cars and racing!


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Rosalia Serrano – Billing – rserrano@safgard.com
Rosalia has been working for Saf-Gard since 2008. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son.


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Ryan Spencer – Mobile Store Manager


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Tracy Stinson – Warehouse / MSM Helper


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Keith Stockman – Mobile Store Manager
Keith has been working with Saf-Gard since 2005. Along with working full time at Saf-Gard, Keith has been a volunteer firefighter for over twenty years. He enjoys sports and a good comedy. He likes to spend the majority of his free time with his two sons - Ryan and Brendan.


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Brian Thomas – Mobile Store Manager


 

John Tickle – Receiving


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Chad White – Mobile Store Manager
Chad likes cake! All of his friends and co-workers fondly refer to him by his nickname "Chadley."


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Donna Williams – Shipping

NEWPORT NEWS, VA

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Veronica Burrell - Sales Associate - npn_store@safgard.com 
Veronica started working with Saf-Gard in November of 2011. When she is not busy at work she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter Riley.


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Jennifer Rosario - Manager - npn_store@safgard.com
Jennifer's background includes six years of active duty in the US Navy. She also has extensive work experience with retail management since 1988. The Newport News Saf-Gard store is located in an area with a large military population. It is directly across from the Newport News Shipyard where our Navy ships are built. That makes this the ideal place for Jennifer to work! She became manager of this location in 2011.


 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC

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Scott Gullickson - Territory Sales Manager - sgullickson@safgard.com 
Scott has been the Saf-Gard sales representative in NC since 1998. He is responsible for developing and maintaining our customer base in this area. He coordinates times and dates to have our onsite mobile shoe service visit our customer's facilities. Scott has lived in NC since 1983 and attended Appalachian State University in Boone NC. He enjoys outdoor sports such as camping, hiking, snow skiing, water skiing and golf.


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Kenny Smart - Store Manager & Inside Sales - ksmart@safgard.com
Kenny has been with Saf-Gard since 2006.  He graduated from Appalachian State University. He enjoys watching Duke basketball as well as going to Appalachian State football games!


 

RICHMOND, VA

 

Torey Carden – Mobile Store Manager   


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Al Evans - Mobile Store Manager
Al is originally from Hopewell, Virginia. He joined Saf-Gard in 1996. He excels as a mobile store manager. He has enjoyed working for Saf-Gard for the last several years! Al has one son named Avery.


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Deborah Foster - Warehouse Manager - dfoster@safgard.com
Deborah enjoys each day of her employment with Saf-Gard. She likes all of the new job tasks that she is given and she really enjoys working with each and every customer!


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Eric Lovern - Territory Manager - elovern@safgard.com
Eric joined Saf-Gard in February of 2014 as a Territory Manager in Richmond, VA. He has several years of sales and service experience. In his spare time outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with his family. He also likes going to the river, riding jet skis and watching his kids participating in their extracurricular activities.


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Roy Mims - Mobile Store Manager - rmimms@safgard.com


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Dawn Shuler - Store Manager & Billing Specialist - rich_store@safgard.com
Dawn started with the company in April of 2013. She enjoys working with the team in Richmond and helping our customers find exactly what they need. On her off time Dawn enjoys baking and spending time at the beach with her husband and two sons.



 

WINDSOR, CT

 

Paddy Abramowitz – Onsite Retail Store Manager - paddya@safgard.com


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Michael Backer - Warehouse Manager – mbacker@safgard.com
Mike has become an important part of the NE team of operations. He has worked his way up to the title of warehouse manager. In his spare time Mike enjoys golfing and playing softball with his friends.


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Robert Bologna – Mobile Store Manager - bbologna@safgard.com   
Bob has been with Saf-Gard since 2008. His ability to give great customer service has earned him numerous compliments. Bob enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and daughter on their farm.


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Chris Brodka - Mobile Store Manager - cbrodka@safgard.com
Chris is one of our newest members of the New England team. He enjoys spending time with his fiancèe Beth and son Cam when he is not busy at work. He also has a passion for competitive paintballing with the "Boston Armada".


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Ed Bycenski - Mobile Store Manager
Ed has been with Saf-Gard for over ten years as a mobile store manager. Ed and his wife, Jenny love spending time with their kids and precious grandchildren.


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Jack Cameron - Mobile Store Manager - jcameron@safgard.com
Jack is a Mobile Store Manager serving customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northern Massachusetts. He lives on the southern coast of Maine with his wife CC and two children Grace and Jonathan. Jack enjoys repair projects on their 1895 former train station house, playing with the kids and cheering on the New England Patriots.


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Don Hale - Mobile Store Manager - dhale@safgard.com
Don lives in New Hampshire and has been a mobile store manager since 2005. Don covers Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts when working. On the weekends, he enjoys fishing with his son & spending quality time with his fiancèe Pam.



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Jason Medina - Mobile Store Manager - jmedina@safgard.com
Jason started working with Saf-Gard in 2013. His ability to give great customer service and communicate fluently in multiple languages has earned him numerous compliments! Jason enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife Elsi and daughter Maya Lorena when he is not busy at work. He is soon to be a daddy again to Mia Melanie.


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Dan O'Brien - Territory Sales Manager - dobrien@safgard.com
Dan covers Connecticut, New York & western Massachusetts as a territory manager. He enjoys golf & boating on the weekends with his wife and daughter.


Kayla Oquendo - Office Manager - koquendo@safgard.com
Kayla enjoys spending quality time with her family and two children. She loves vacationing in tropical weather.
Kayla also enjoys hosting family and friends at gatherings.


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Rafael Ortiz - Mobile Store Manager - rortiz@safgard.com
Rafael has been a great addition to our team. His ability to work with customers has earned him kudos and compliments while working as a mobile store manager. In his spare time he enjoys quality time with his daughter as well as golfing, barbequing and listing to music.


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Josè Blas Perez - Mobile Store Manager - jperez@safgard.com
Blas joined Saf-Gard in 2009. He is married to his beautiful wife Aysha and has three wonderful children - Mathew, Briana & Arianna. When Blas is not busy working, he can be found watching sports, spending time with his family or playing competitive softball. Blas Perez was a professional baseball player in the 1990's.


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Oscar Perez - Warehouse - operez@safgard.com
Oscar is one of our hardworking Windsor warehouse employees. He is married to his lovely wife Janira and has two beautiful daughters, Amaris and Lilliana. During his free time he enjoys working out and spending extra time with his family.


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Marcie Quinn - Mobile Store Center Manager – mquinn@safgard.com


Jay Rufo - Mobile Store Manager - jrufo@safgard.com


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Cesar Tejada - Mobile Store Manager - ctejada@safgard.com
Cesar has been a mobile store manager since 2008 with Saf-Gard. Cesar started as a helper where he traveled from Massachusetts to Virginia. He has worked his way up and has become a great mobile store manager. In Cesar's leisure time, he enjoys playing baseball and eating out!


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Gary Tousignant - Territory Sales Manager - gtousignant@safgard.com
Gary Tousignant is the territory manager in Windsor CT. He joined Saf-Gard in April of 2008. He brings with him a thirty-year career in the safety shoe industry. He has been married for twenty-seven years to his lovely wife Jo-Ann and has two daughters, Andrea and Michelle. In his spare time, he enjoys playing softball on a men's over fifty league and running 5K road races.


 

WINSTON-SALEM, NC

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Phillip Beeker – Mobile Store Manager - pbeeker@safgard.com
Phillip has had more than twenty years of experience in the safety shoe industry. He is a 1992 graduate of East Carolina University. He is married with three children and lives in the Davidson County area. Phillip loves baseball almost as much as safety shoes! He enjoys going to games with his family as often as possible.


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Clintin Hill - Retail Store Manager - Winston_store@safgard.com