Fire-Dex welcomes Jared Harmon as the new Operations Management Trainee based out of Medina, Ohio.
In this newly designed role, Jared will learn and develop the skills needed to become a leader within the Operations department. He will work through a series of rotations and gain exposure to various departments.
Jared holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish and a Masters of Business Administration in Management from Baldwin Wallace University. Jared has previous experience as a purchasing agent and continuous improvement intern.
In January and February, Fire-Dex gave back in a number of ways. We always strive to give back and participate in causes near and dear to our heart. Below are highlights of our community contributions.
The 24th Annual Medina Ice Festival: Fire-Dex participated in the Medina Ice Festival, which brought in 20,000 residents from Medina, surrounding communities, and travelers from out of state. We had a blast sponsoring this event and showcasing a sculpture of our own!
American Heart Association: On February 22, the Fire-Dex Family went red in support of the American Heart Association and Heart Health Month.
The National Navy SEAL Museum: In February, we donated $1,000 to the National Navy SEAL Museum, which helps the museum to continue to strengthen their programs and to develop new and innovative projects for members and the public. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, it is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the United States Navy SEALs and their predecessors.
The Fire Service: In January, we gave away a H41 Interceptor™ Hood to show our appreciation for those serving in the fire service. In February, we gave away a pair of Dex-Pro Gloves. We are giving away the H41 Interceptor Fire Hood™ on April 13th. Enter the giveaway here.
Michelle Slawson is a key member of the Fire-Dex Customer Service Team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College and resides in Medina, Ohio with her husband, Oliver and two sons, Carson and Parker. Let’s get to know Michelle a little better.
What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
My 2.5 year old slept all night!
What is your favorite vacation destination?
My favorite vacation destination would have to be Destin, Florida.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
The U2 Joshua Tree Tour in 1987.
What are you most excited for Fire-Dex in 2018?
I am very excited for our growth this year.
What TV show are you embarrassed to admit that you watch?
What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
Nothing I knew everything 20 years ago! 🙂
If you were a baseball player, what song would you walk out to?
I would walk out to Hypnotize by Notorious BIG.
What are 3 things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- I am the handyman in my house.
- My husband is English.
- I love to cook.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
What do you love most about your job?
The great people I work with!
If you were stranded on an island and could only have THREE things, what would they be?
Pizza, beer, and a radio!
What career advice would you give to new college grads or other job seekers searching for their first career opportunity?
Do what you love!
Medina, Ohio – January 29, 2018 – Fire-Dex welcomes Adam Hogan as the new Regional Sales Manager covering traditional distribution accounts in the Southeast Territory (Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina). In addition, he will be handling national accounts, e-commerce, catalog, and military accounts.
Adam joins the company from MES’ Florida branch where he worked as a Territory Sales Representative selling firefighting equipment.
His passion for the fire industry stems from his 16 years working as a Firefighter, with 11 years of service in the city of Birmingham, AL.
Adam lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and daughter.
Fire-Dex, headquartered in Medina, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of head-to-toe protection for first responders, including turnout gear, rescue PPE, boots, hoods, gloves and helmets. With a strong emphasis on health and safety, Fire-Dex has paved the path of innovation for the manufacturing of firefighting gear while focusing on the continuous improvement of our products and processes. Visit www.firedex.com for more information.
Medina, Ohio – January 2, 2018 – Fire-Dex announced today the promotion of Steve Allison to President. As successor to Bill Burke, Company Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Allison will take over operational responsibilities for the company worldwide.