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Sales Spotlight - Ben Modlin

Posted by Beth Bauer on June 16, 2020

We're excited to introduce you to our estimator, Ben Modlin!  He works hard to provide quotes on standards, altered standards, and specials in a timely manner.

Ben has been with Fullerton for 6 years and has previously worked in our Raw Materials department as well as Customer Service.

Ben is married to his high school sweetheart, Alexis and they are have been married for 9 years.  They have 4 wonderful children, Luke (7), Logan (5), Marielle (3), and Evan (1).  Ben loves to be outdoors whenever the weather decides to make that enjoyable.  He loves to camp, kayak, and spend time around a good fire.  He is a devout Christian and holds dearly to his faith - his life would not look like it does today without it.

Q&A with Ben

What song title best describes your personality?
I'm a Daddy and I Know It.

What's the weirdest job you've ever had?
I wouldn't call it weird per se, but I spent two years working for Stanley Steemer.  People and their animals can be quite disgusting.

If you could win an Olympic medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be?
Eating pizza!

What's the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
When I have time, which is rare, I really enjoy a good book.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this?
I think it would be awesome to own a campground.

What's your favorite thing about working for Fullerton?
I love the family atmosphere that has been established over the years.  To be part of a company where everyone is treated like family is definitely special.  Fullerton's love for its employees and our love for one another sets our company apart from all others.

    

 

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Sales Spotlight - Jodi Yuncker

Posted by Beth Bauer on May 06, 2020

We're excited to introduce you to our Customer Service Supervisor, Jodi Yuncker!  Jodi supervises the entire Customer Service team and also gets hands-on to help customers with their needs.  

Jodi has been with Fullerton for 23 years and has held numerous roles throughout the organization, some include receptionist, quoting, customer service, and training the staff at our California warehouse.

Jodi and her husband love music and love going to concerts with friends.  Jodi also enjoys going to her family cottage with her husband and pups.  She enjoys boating, canoeing, swimming, paddle boarding, you name it, she loves it.  Jodi also spends a lot of time with family and friends.  But if you know Jodi, you know she absolutely loves her pups and she thinks it the best thing she ever did was get them.

Q&A with Jodi

What is your favorite band?
Pearl Jam

What is your favorite lyric?
Oh, dear Dad, can you see me now?
I am myself, like you somehow
I'll ride the wave where it takes me
I'll hold the pain, release me

What's the weirdest job you've ever had?
Dishwasher

What is the craziest/most daring thing you've ever done?
Swam with sharks

If you could win an Olympic medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be?
Curling

What is the dumbest way you've been injured?
Taking out the garbage and slipping on wet wood and breaking my leg and ankle.

What movie can you watch over and over without getting tired of?
Almost Famous and Elf

What is one thing still on your bucket list?
Visit Ireland

What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this?
Tornado Chaser/Meteorologist 

What's your favorite thing about working for Fullerton?
My favorite thing about working for Fullerton are the people - it feels like family!

     

 

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Sales Spotlight - Aaron Brooks

Posted by Beth Bauer on April 13, 2020

We're excited to introduce you to one of our Regional Sales Managers, Aaron Brooks!  Aaron provides sales support to Fullerton's Independent Manufacturers Representatives, Authorized Distributors, and End Users in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.

Aaron has been with Fullerton since June of 2016 and had numerous years of experience in the cutting tool industry (started in 2003) before joining our team.  Aaron says that he could not imagine any other industry to spend his career working in.

Aaron and his family love taking trips to historical sites around the country as well as finding local hole-in-the-wall restaurants with great atmospheres.  They also enjoy gathering together as a family to prepare and share a good meal while playing games.  Aaron also is fortunate enough to spend time in the outdoors with his dad, playing golf and hunting.  On any given Friday or Saturday night, you will find Aaron and his friends at a local dirt track enjoying some racing.

Q&A with Aaron

What song title best describes your personality?
Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers

What's the weirdest job you've ever had?
Cleaning and gutting chickens

If you could spend a day in someone else's shoes, who would you choose and why?
Bill Gates - the shear ability to understand how he processes so much information.

If you could win an Olympic medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be?
Chess

What's the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Watching historical documentaries or reading books about historical events.

What is one thing still on your bucket list?
Traveling throughout Europe

What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this?
Be a CPA or Financial Advisor

What's your favorite thing about working for Fullerton?
What I enjoy most about working for Fullerton is the importance of family and the family atmosphere from all coworkers.  It just feels like home when I come back to visit headquarters.

     

 

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Sales Spotlight - Justin Schumacher

Posted by Beth Bauer on March 10, 2020

We're excited to introduce you to one of our Regional Sales Manager, Justin Schumacher!  Justin provides sales support to Fullerton's Independent Manufacturers Representatives, Authorized Distributors, and End Users in Illinois, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin.  

Justin is a Michigan native and a Central Michigan University graduate.  He currently lives in Zeeland, Michigan with his girlfriend, Christina, and their rescued Great Pyrenees, Noah, and their 2 cats, Winston and Bandit.  Justin is a fitness and workout junkie, an avid hiker, loves hunting and fishing, can play a terrible round of golf with the best of them and still enjoy every minute of it, a recent a coffee connoisseur, and is a lifelong fan of the Michigan Wolverines.

Justin has been with Fullerton since 2004 when he started working part-time in high school chamfering end mills and continued through college and began working at Fullerton full-time in 2011.  Since then he's worked in our Walters CNC department, in Quoting, and now is in Sales.  He spent the past 3 years covering the Pacific Northwest for Fullerton, but recently moved back to Michigan to help cover Illinois, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin.

 

Q&A with Justin

What song title best describes your personality?
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems - Kenny Chesney

What's the weirdest job you've ever had?
Running remote controlled boat races at the pool of a hotel in Vail during college

If you could win an Olympic medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be?
Golf

What is one thing still on your bucket list?
Go hiking in Alaska

What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this?
Be a Navy Seal

What's your favorite thing about working for Fullerton?
What I enjoy most about working for Fullerton is being part of a team that is highly focused on striving for and achieving new goals year after year.  We are a company that is continuously growing, but the core values and teamwork always remain.  I love being able to work with my Dad each day, and a great deal of others who have been mentors to me along the way.

     

 

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Topics: Employee Spotlight, Sales Spotlight

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