We're excited to introduce you to our new National Sales Manager, Jeff Hogya. Jeff Hogya is responsible for leading the company's direct sales team, managing the company's distribution channels, assisting with overall training, as well as managing his regional territory.
Jeff began working in a machine shop straight out of high school after completing 2 years of vocational shop while attending high school. Jeff spent 24 years running machines, programming, and designing tools. From the shop, he went to work as a sales representative and application specialist for a cutting tool manufacturer. He then moved on and became a sales manager and cutting tool specialist for an industrial distributor. In 2019, Jeff joined the Fullerton family and continued helping customers at the spindle.
Throughout his career, Jeff also worked as a part time firefighter for 33 years before retiring as Fire Chief in 2017. He has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. He and his wife, Laurie, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and are currently empty nesters.
Q&A with Jeff
What's the weirdest job you've ever had? I was a ticket agent for Greyhound Bus Line
If you could spend a day in someone else's shoes, who would you choose and why? My wife's, so I could better understand the trials and tribulations she goes through in a day and be more compassionate when she brings up issues.
What's the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Help my wife do her crafts.
What is one thing still on your bucket list? Driving a Nascar race car.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren't doing this? Firefighter.
What's your favorite thing about working for Fullerton? My favorite thing is working for a company that values family first, especially when they consider our customers family.