Greetings and welcome to Friesens Corporation, Book Division
If this was a professional sports team I would be akin to the General Manager. In other words hire the best coaches, (Sales Managers) give them the players they need (Account Managers) and then stay out of their way!!
Below you will meet the group that makes up one of the best, if not the best team in the industry. Some companies believe in centralizing their sale force close to the home office, at Friesens we do not. Our representatives live and work in the regions they serve. They are involved in the publishing community where they live. This to us is a critical value proposition.
In every biography, you will see a strong and lasting commitment to customers, books, and publishing. They are a group of experts with the experience and sound judgment needed when helping you with your print needs.
Many of the biographies also hint a little in what drives these folks in their off time. As a company with strong community and family values, this is equally important to us.
I reside near the plant on the outskirts of Altona, living on a seven-acre farmyard with my wife, Debbie, of 35 years. It is here we can indulge in our passion for vegetable gardening, woodworking, and furniture refinishing. We are avid campers, fly fishers and canoeists. When away from Altona we love to hit the highway and see what North America has to offer. Our three children are grown and independent so we are beginning to define what an empty nest means.
Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to helping you.
General Sales Manager & Director