Q&A With Fire-Dex Regional Sales Manager Tony Moore

Tony Moore joined Fire-Dex in May 2010 as Regional Sales Manager for the Upper Midwest (T10) which covers ND, SD, NB, IA, MN, WI, IL, and IN. Tony was named Sales Manager of the Year in 2013 and 2015. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Uxbridge Technical College and sat on the US Army’s Glove Technical Committee where he designed several gloves including the “Light Duty Utility Glove,” which is now in every US GI’s kit bag. With this experience, Tony designed the Dex-Pro Glove for Fire-Dex. We recently sat down with Tony to catch up.

What is the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
I just got back from vacation in Costa Rica.

What is your favorite vacation destination?
I enjoy Caribbean Cruises.

What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
I wish I’d known that I would be an author of 3 books.

What are 3 things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?

  1. I am an author of three books.
  2. I just found out on Ancestry.com that I have 45 first cousins.
  3. I am going to be an MC and opening a show with the Blues Legends, singing with Martha High (sang with James Brown for 32 years).

What is your favorite app?
Facebook

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Forrest Gump

What are you most excited for Fire-Dex in 2017?
New products that will lead the way in breathability, weight and protection.

What song makes you want to “bust a move” when you hear it on your device or radio?
Tears For Fears, Everybody Wants To Rule The World (a friend of mine,  played lead solo)

What do you love most about your job?
I love working my customers and my work friends. Fire-Dex is a one of a kind company with excellent people.

What one device can you not live without?
My cell phone!

If you were stranded on an island and could only have THREE things, what would they be?

  1. A boat
  2. A compass
  3. A supply of water

What career advice would you give to new college grads or other jobseekers seeking their first career gig?
Easy to answer; don’t stay in a company or work for a person that does not respect you. Don’t stay in a company having no opportunity for improvement and don’t be afraid to take a chance and try something you have never done before. You have an equal chance to make it work as not to and if it doesn’t work out then move on to something else, and check that off your list.

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