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.
Jeff Paul has been nominated as our Sales Rep of the Month by RSM Tony Moore. Knowing Tony was going to be in town for two and a half days last month, Jeff managed to set up meetings with 10 different Fire Departments during Tony’s visit to Nebraska. Now, all 10 departments are going with Fire-Dex!
Jeff was also responsible for a record order of ParaDex EMS Gear! The department wanted foam padded knees because they’re always kneeling on the ground when working with patients. So Jeff reached out to his RSM Tony Moore, Tony began working with our Design Queen, Stacy, (yes, that is an official title) and they made it happen!
Jeff stated when he started with Danko Emergency Equipment in February of 2013, it was “an adventure that I will always remember. I met Tony at a sales meeting and from that point forward I have believed in what Fire-Dex represents and is doing to make the firefighter’s job easier while in their gear, especially with the FXR design.” Jeff then went straight to the tattoo parlor and got the Fire-Dex logo tattooed right across his heart; just kidding!
“I could not be successful without the support of my wife Kristen, my three kids (ages 6, 4 and 6 months), the support team at Danko Emergency Equipment and the team of people at Fire-Dex. Thank You all.” Well Jeff, the feeling is mutual; we could not be successful without top-notch Sales Reps like yourself and we thank you!
Congratulations on all of your recent successes and on your nomination as our Sales Representative of the Month!
Who is the cook for your Thanksgiving meal?
John Zbozien: My sister does an amazing job! My dad usually cooks the bird, deep-fried, and everyone else brings a side dish. We ALWAYS have WAY too much food!
Abby Buzon: I do…with help from my hubby!
Jenny McPherson: Kyle and I have two Thanksgiving meals – one with his family and one with mine. Our parents are the chefs, so we bring the wine!
Steve Allison: The entire family prepares together in the kitchen. We even draw straws the night before on who puts the turkey in the oven at 5:00am.
David Moore: My mother cooks the majority of our meal, however, we all pitch in with our special dishes.
Tony Moore: My wife, Sue. She cooks for at least 6 others who join us.
What are you most grateful for?
John Zbozien: My family and friends. We express our gratitude by cheers’ing, and cheers’ing som more, over various rounds of Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
Abby Buzon: I am SO grateful to have been blessed with a happy, healthy, bouncing baby boy 6 months ago, for my wonderful, loving supportive family (husband included of course), and for having a job that I absolutely love doing. I express my gratitude by trying to knock my family’s socks off with my mad cooking skills!
Jenny McPherson: I’m extremely thankful for my family and friends. Without their support, patience and unconditional love, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Steve Allison: We are blessed for our family members who are alive and healthy.
David Moore: I am extremely grateful for all of the family and the time we get to share with each other.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
John Zbozien: The deep fried turkey! Soooo good! The key is the peanut oil.
Abby Buzon: The old standard Betty Crocker Stuffing! Here’s the link to the recipe, but I think I could tell you by heart.
Jenny McPherson: My dad’s Apple Crumb Pie! It’s the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. You can’t get much better than warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream!
Steve Allison: Pumpkin Pie
David Moore: Hands down I am a Mash-Tater lover! Oh yeah, and you can’t forget the wine.
Tony Moore: Turkey!
Share a Thanksgiving tradition that is important to your family every year.
John Zbozien: The night before, my Dad, Sister and I all get together to make “Mom’s Stuffing.” We have a recipe, and follow it to the letter, but it never ends up tasting like how my Mom always made it. So we add a little more of this or a little more of that until all three of us agree that it tastes just like Mom’s!
Abby Buzon: We don’t have one! We just eat and eat and eat. All the classics! We look at the Black Friday ads but wouldn’t DARE go out there. Then I will throw on a Christmas movie at the end of the day and start decorating the next day.
Jenny McPherson: Thanksgiving Day we go from one family’s house to the other. We are lucky enough to get two Thanksgiving dinners! Kyle and I spend the day after decorating for Christmas and eating delicious leftovers.
Steve Allison: We do a family walk after our meal. Some years when it is cold and snowing, there is a lot complaining but still mandatory. Making room for more food and getting ready for afternoon naps and football.
David Moore: Every Thanksgiving morning…my Father, Brother, and myself all go hunting together rain or shine. A thanksgiving tradition we have carried on for years. And my sister is obsessed with watching the Macy’s day parade….so, that is a tradition that I have to put up with by default….but I don’t mind one bit!
Tony Moore: The main tradition is that I make a ton of Turkey soup with the bones and everything left. It usually lasts until Christmas when I get to do it all over again.
David is our first winner in the 4th Annual 12 Days of Fire-Dex! He will be receiving 4 (5oz) Bacon Wrapped Filets from Omaha Steaks in Fire-Dex RSM Tony Moore’s sales territory and even more Fire-Dex swag, including a Fire-Dex baseball hat and another surprise!
Didn’t win today? Not to worry, tomorrow we will announce another winner of a delicious southern pecan pie from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen in Allen Rom’s sales region.
Our grand prize winner on Day 12 will receive full head to toe Fire-Dex gear. If you haven’t already entered, click here and enter your information. And, invite your friends and fire family to have an opportunity to get in on the action.
David, check your email as we will send you more details. Thank you and congratulations again!
This weekend Fire-Dex RSM Tony Moore will be attending a Chili Cook Off at the White River Township Fire Department in Greenwood, Indiana. Fire-Dex and Old National Bank are the main sponsors for this event. All event proceeds benefit the Christmas Angels. Christmas Angels is a charity that provides gifts and a Christmas party for children in need.
Photo from the 2013 event.