Member News Spotlight: Fire-Dex

Fire-Dex announced the hire of a new Regional Sales Manager, Kelly Varwig. Varwig, who will focus on building and strengthening customer relationships throughout the state of Texas, began his career as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1988 while attending the University of Northern Colorado. His diverse and advanced experience as a City of Euless Shift Captain, Fire/EMS Educator, and CareFlite Medic will make for a smooth transition into the PPE sales industry.

Rob Milideo was promoted to Regional Zone Director from Regional Sales Manager since joining the organization in May 2017. In this new role, Milideo manages an expanded geographic region, including CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and WV. He joins three other Regional Zone Directors, Jim Cedar, Tory King and David Moore.

Alexa Green, a recent graduate of Kent State University, was hired to fill the newly created role of Content Marketing Coordinator. In this role, Green will assist with communications, content strategy and creation. She will be responsible for internal and external communications, public relations, email marketing, and creative and technical writing.

Fire-Dex continues to grow its sales team with the addition of two new Territory Sales Representatives, Josh Dancey and Tim Hall. Dancey will focus on connecting and growing relationships throughout Florida and Georgia. With 23 years of experience, he has filled numerous roles from Fire Service and Live Burn Instructor, to Training Product Specialist. His extensive time serving with the Charlotte Fire Department and his experience working for a Fire-Dex distributor will make him a key player in the PPE sales industry. Hall, who will build customer relationships in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, began his journey into sales by first selling ambulances and fire trucks. As a retired volunteer firefighter, he brings 23 years of first-hand fire service industry knowledge to the table.

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