Could you give me a little background on yourself and who you are?
Craig: I was born and raised in Manchester NH and have been with my wife Andi for 27 years, married for 24 and have fantastic twin 15yo girls named Emma and Paige.
Before joining Bode, what did your day-to-day work consist of?
Craig: Before joining Bode, I was a district sales manager with Weiler Abrasives out of PA. I covered all of New England, NYC and NJ and traveled extensively. I spent most of my time working/traveling with distributors making end user calls.
What was the reason you got into this profession?
Craig: I’ve always been interested in construction and started my career when I lived in AK in the early 90s. When I came back, I got into the sales side of construction and industrial supplies working for Fastenal, Northern Safety and Weiler Abrasives.
What were some of your proudest career Milestones before joining Bode?
Craig: I ran the Fastenal Branch in Concord NH for 8 years taking it from the worst performing branches in the region to being one of the most profitable. I trained many who have gone on to have successful careers within Fastenal. My proudest moment was being awarded the State of Massachusetts DOT contract for Fastenal when I was the Government Sales Specialist.
What would you say are your main strengths?
Craig: I like talking to people, asking questions and showing true interest and empathy in what people are trying to accomplish.
Why did you choose Bode?
Craig: I chose Bode because of the close, team-oriented environment. The fact that Bode is part industrial, commercial and construction really excites me!
What are some of your personal goals now that you are officially part of the Bode team?
Craig: My main personal goal is to become a respected, valued and integral part of the Bode team and to grow the key accounts I am assigned while possibly creating a region wide key accounts group within Bode.
What are you most excited about now that you are part of Bode?
Craig: Not working from home and a lot less travel. I spent almost 100 nights in hotels during 2019! Working as a team to collaborate on projects so that everyone can be successful is something I am very excited about.