4 Guys Hires New Factory Representative
Ron Vezzani is the newest member of our factory sales team.
December 9, 2013
Meyersdale, PA - Four Guys Fire Trucks is pleased to announce the addition of Ronald Vezzani, Jr. to our factory sales staff.
"We are very excited about Ron coming on board," said Fred Meyers, Sales Manager of 4 Guys Fire Trucks. "Ron's vast background and knowledge of the fire industry will be an asset to our company and provide our customers with a high level sales experience."
Ron is a past chief and life member of the Dravosburg #1 Fire Department in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Before joining 4 Guys, Ron worked for Hale Products for eleven years, as a regional sales manager, OEM sales manager, and government sales manager. He also worked as a career firefighter in Cumberland County, North Carolina .
In his spare time, Ron is an avid sports photographer.
Ron's sales area will cover parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania, and Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, and Ohio Counties in West Virginia.
Ron can be reached by phone at (412) 535-1312, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Guys Open House a Success
Firefighters from around the region survey a variety of displays from the fire service industry at Friday's Open House
October 7, 2013
Vendors from Code 3, Whelen, Fire Research, Hale,
Waterous, Darley, Spartan Chassis, Akron Brass, Elkhart Brass, Innovative Controls, Harrison Generators, R-O-M Corporation, United Plastic Fabricating, Pro Poly, Will-Burt, Zico, Kochek, Tri-County Motors, and OnSpot met with visitors and discussed appartus components and technological advances in the fire apparatus industry.A variety of recently delivered trucks were on display, and office and manufacturing workers from 4 Guys were on hand all day to discuss our products and answer questions. Salesmen and dealers from around the country also met with customers to discuss future apparatus purchases. Tri-County Motors, our local International truck dealer, provided hamburgers and hot dogs, and Pappy D's catering served pulled pork and a variety of picnic food. Anyone who missed our Open House is invited to call (814) 634-8373 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to schedule a tour of our plant.
Meyersdale, PA - Over 200 guests attended 4 Guys Fire Trucks Open House on Friday, October 4, 2013. Guests included firefighters from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. We were also pleased to welcome Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, County Commissioner John Vatavuk and Gary DuFour, Executive Director of the Somerset County Econmic Development Council.
Jeff Williams (left) of State Senator Richard Kasunic's office, presents a special Senate Resolution congratulations to 4 Guys General Manager Mark Albright. (Click here to read the full text of the resolution!)
Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Ed Mann (Right) poses with Truck Foreman Warren Ginter of Jennerstown Fire Department in front of Jennerstown's 4 Guys Fire Truck.
2013 Sales Meeting Held
General Manager Mark Albright addresses the group of salesmen and dealers at the sales meeting on Saturday.
October 7, 2013
"The sales meeting is a great opportunity for us," said Sales Manager Fred Meyers. "It gives us a chance to update our salesmen and dealers on changes and improvements we've made in our trucks, and new options that have become available. It also gives them a chance to share their feedback, based on what they're seeing out in the field."
Gary Bear, Panel Department Head, Bob Faidely, Electrical Department Head, and Bob Sines, Finish Department Head, spoke about changes and best practices in each of their areas of expertise. They also answered questions from the sales force. General Manager Mark Albright, Sales Manger Fred Meyers, and engineers Bill Scherer and Pat Debroisse also spoke and took questions. Brainstorming and sharing of ideas were key elements in the meeting.
"The annual sales meeting is an important communications tool for our company," said General Manager Mark Albright. "Of course we communicate with our sales force by phone and email every day, and we see them when they come to the factory with thier customers, but this meeting is our one chance to get everybody in one room; to get them talking with each other and sharing ideas. That personal contact is tremendously valuable. "
Meyersdale, PA - Four Guys Fire Trucks held our annual sales meeting on Satuday, October 5, 2013. Dealers and Salesmen from around the country, as well as 4 Guys office staff and production department heads attended.
Salesmen who attended our Sales meeting included:
Unable to attend the Sales Meeting:
- BEN EZZELL Representing Carolina CAT - Selling 4 Guys in South Carolina and parts of North Carolina
- MARK ASWAD Owner of Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment - Selling 4 Guys in New York and parts of Northern Pennsylvania and New Jersey
- RON VEZZANI 4 Guys Factory Sales Representative - Selling 4 Guys in Southwestern Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia
- FRED MEYERS 4 Guys Sales Manager
- CHRIS CASTLE Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment
- PETE AMOS Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment
- ERIC FRANSEN Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment
- DOUG CALLAN Owner of Cove Creek Fire Trucks - Selling 4 Guys in Tennessee and parts of Kentucky and North Carolina
- ADAM CORBITT Selling 4 Guys in Parts of West Virginia
- DICK CORBITT Selling 4 Guys in Southern Ohion and parts of West Virginia
- BOB PURSEL Owner of Commonwealth Fire Equipment - Representing 4 Guys in Virginia, Eastern Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania
- MIKE JONES Salesman for Commonwealth Equipment
- KEN FLYNN Owner of Flynn's Emergency Products - Selling 4 Guys in New Jersey
- FRANK RICCOBONO Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment
- DOUG WICKS Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment
- WAYNE STEVENS Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus and Equipment
- RICK IRWIN 4 Guys Factory Sales Representative
- JON CARES Owner of Granite Fire Apparatus - Selling 4 Guys in the New England states
- BUTCH HACKENBERG Salesman for Commonwealth Fire Equipment
- CRAIG FRANSEN Salesman for Firehouse Apparatus
Carolina Cat Emergency Vehicle Services to cover 4 Guys Fire Truck Sales in the Carolinas
General Manager Mark Albright and Sales Manager Fred Meyers welcome Carolina Cat team members to the 4 Guys Sales force.
(Seen here, from left to right are: Garriett Bailey, Sales Manger, On-Highway Truck; Ben Ezzell, Carolina Cat Emergency Vehicle Services Manager; Mark Albright, 4 Guys General Manager; and Fred Meyers, 4 Guys Sales Manager.)
April 1, 2013
Carolina Cat has 5 locations to provide sales and service for 4 Guys Fire Trucks:
Meyersdale, PA - 4 Guys Fire Trucks announced today the addition of Carolina Cat Emergency Vehicle Services, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 1926, Carolina Cat has been committed to being their customers' trusted partner and providing exceptional sales, parts, and service. They will cover fire truck sales in eastern, central, and selected areas of western North Carolina, as well as South Carolina.
39 Interstate Boulevard
I-40, exit 47
Asheville, NC 28806
9000 Statesville Road
I-77, exit 18
Charlotte, NC 28269
6215 Swiggett Road
I-40, exit 211
Greensboro, NC 27409
2211 Morgan Mill Road
Monroe, NC 28110
113 Watermelon Road
I-40, exit 146
Statesville, NC 28625
Carolina Cat has a full team of EVT and ASE® Certified Technicians, as well as 24/7 mobile service.
"We are very optimistic about the business prospects for Carolina Cat," said Fred Meyers, Sales Manager for 4 Guys Fire Trucks. "With the complexity of today's fire apparatus and limited manpower, our customers need high quality dependable systems. Carolina Cat will not only provide a high level sales experience for our customers, but will be able to provide reliable service for our vehicles after the sale."
Carolina Cat Contact information: Ben Ezzell, Emergency Vehicle Services Manager
Phone: 704-731-7537 (office), 704-770-7904 (mobile)
Visit Carolina Cat Emergency Vehicle Services online for more information: www.carolinacat.com/evs
This article about 4 Guys Fire Trucks appears in the Spring 2012 issue of Management Today Magazine!
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Although the company has grown significantly larger than its name suggests, 4 Guys Fire Trucks maintains a close-knit atmosphere that helps retain a knowledgable and experienced workforce. According to General Manager Mark Albright...
New Production Manager Brings Depth of Experience to 4 Guys Fire Trucks
Meyersdale, PA — April 17, 2012
When Production Manager Brad Harbaugh started working at 4 Guys Fire Trucks — the day after his high school graduation in 1987 — he had no idea where his career would take him. He also never imagined that the journey he began that day would lead him, 25 years later, back to the same place it began.
“I started as an electrician-trainee,” says Harbaugh “I didn’t know anything about building fire trucks.”
| Brad Harbaugh|
After 5 years at 4 Guys, Harbaugh left the company to take a position as the electrical supervisor at New Lexington Fire Equipment in Rockwood, Pennsylvania.
But after a few years, it was time to move on; this time to become a customer service and warranty administrator at E-One, a fire truck manufacturer based in Ocala, Florida.
“When I left E-One, I started my own business,” Harbaugh says, “but when you are in business by yourself, it's hard. So I became a paid firefighter.” Harbaugh worked for 6 years as a paid firefighter in Huntersville, North Carolina, before getting back into the fire apparatus business — this time in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with Crimson Fire Aerials. “Over the years, I’ve worked in a lot of different areas of the fire truck business. I’ve built the trucks, done CADD design work, worked in customer service, and spent several years on the road as a trainer and demonstrator, teaching fire departments how to operate their new ladder trucks.”
It is that broad base of experience, says 4 Guys General Manager, Mark Albright, that makes him uniquely qualified for the position he now holds — Production Manager of 4 Guys Fire Trucks. “Brad has been around the industry over the years, and has done a lot of different jobs. He has experience in many facets of the business, and he brings a fresh perspective to our operation.”
“I’m a Rockwood boy,” says Brad. “I grew up just a few miles from here. I’ve worked in different areas of the industry and the country, but my wife and I decided it was time to come home.” In March, the Production Manager position became available when Dick Seibert decided to retire.
Seibert has been with the company since its beginning. “When the doors opened that first day, thirty-seven years ago, Dick Seibert was here. He’s the only production manager we’ve ever had,” Albright says. “We’re in transition right now. Dick has been working with Brad to help get his feet under him for a few weeks.” Beginning April 1, Seibert will work part time for a few more weeks as he eases into retirement in June.
“What I hope to do in this job,” Harbaugh says, “is to look closely at our manufacturing process to see what we need to keep doing, and what we might do even better. We build a great product, and just like everyone in our office or on our manufacturing floor, I want 4 Guys to be the best it can be. And besides that, it’s just good to be home.”