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Regional Managers

Danny McLendon
Southeastern Regional Sales Manager
Danny.Mclendon@menardifilters.com
803-392-9069

Job Description
Maintain current business as well as grow and prospect new business in the Southern Region in the US. This includes TN, SC, NC and GA. Provide top-notch customer service. Work with each customer to provide filtration solutions to meet their needs.
Industry Experience
Over 25 years in the Industrial Distribution Market

Fun Facts

  • I love to stay active. I play golf, tennis, bike and kayak with all my children. We are very competitive.
  • My family and I love the beach and we go every chance we have. Favorite beach. Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.
  • About 5 years ago, my sons and I started a tradition on father’s day that we do something that we will always remember. So far, I have skydived, driven a NASCAR over 160mph, soared in a glider and scuba dived a shipwreck in the Keys. This year, we are doing a Hot Air Balloon excursion.
Greg Rowland
Gulf Coast Regional Manager
Greg.Rowland@menardifilters.com
803-392-1253
Job Description
Maintain current business as well as grow and prospect new business in the Southeastern Region. This includes AR, LA, MS and AL. Provide top-notch customer service. Work with each customer to provide filtration solutions to meet their needs.
Industry Experience
7 years of experience in the industry.

Fun Facts

  • I enjoy hunting, fishing, college football & spending time with family. I once caught two 12lb bass the same morning.
  • I once saved an elderly woman’s life when I found her on the ground on the side of the road when she’d had a brain aneurism.
  • I went to school with Herschel Walker and was once interviewed about him by Larry Munson and Loran Smith on the Georgia Bulldog football pre-game show.

Darryl Sarver
Northeastern Regional Sales Manager
Darryl.Sarver@menardifilters.com
803-392-9070

Job Description
Maintain current business as well as grow and prospect new business in the Northeast region of the US. This includes VA, KY, IL to MI and up the coast to Maine. Provide top-notch customer service. Work with each customer to provide filtration solutions to meet their needs.
Relevant Certifications & Training
20 plus years of sales, sales management, leadership development, needs based sales certification, management certification in industrial and pharmaceutical sales
Industry Experience
Chemical facility manager for three years, OSHA certified auditor and trainer for ten years

Fun Facts

  • Played college tennis for three years
  • Love working on motorcycles
  • In the military was credited with assisting in 25 births aboard a UH60A – Blackhawk
  • Completed two Spartan Races
  • Stopped skydiving 5 years ago
Jerry Lanting
Southern Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Jerry.Lanting@menardifilters.com
803-392-9068
Job Description
Maintain current business as well as grow and prospect new business in the Southern Midwest region of the US. This includes TX, NM, AZ, CO, KS, OK, and MO. Provide top-notch customer service. Work with each customer to provide filtration solutions to meet their needs.
Relevant Certifications & Training
MSHA Certified

Industry Experience

  • 25 yrs in sales/sales management
  • 7 years in Industrial sales With focus on manufacturing
Fun Facts
Avid College football and pro golf follower

Fernando Bertola
South American Regional Manager
Fernando.Bertola@menardifilters.com
+55 (11) 9 9898-6976

Job Description
Maintain current business as well as grow and prospect new business in the South America Region. Provide top-notch customer service. Work with each customer to provide filtration solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Relevant Certifications & Training

  • International Executive MBA – Fundação Instituto de Administração – FIA (USP) – 2016
  • Academic Extension attended at Vanderbilt University (USA), Lyon Ecole de Management et de Commerce (France), and King’s College at University of Cambridge (England)
  • Degree in Automation Engineering – Universidade Bandeirante de São Paulo – 2011
  • Technical Diploma in Industrial Automation – Escola SENAI Mariano Ferraz
  • Technical Diploma as Maintenance Electrician – Escola SENAI Mariano Ferraz

Industry Experience

  • Professional with over 15 years’ experience in the industrial market, having initiated the career in the technical area, evolving over the years through national and international experience to the sales area, focusing on B2B Market products.
  • Management of new business, with a strategic view of markets and opportunities. Conducting analyses of potential markets and competition, return on investments, projections of costs, prices, and profitability.
  • Medium- and long-range strategic planning with constant monitoring to reach targets.
  • Ease in establishing long-term relationships at all customer levels, and working as a consultant in the sale of complex solutions and technical sales.

Fun Facts

  • I love to be with my wife Lala, daughter Lili and dog Freddy, doing anything we can, but together.
  • Also I started one year ago to street running, now I am a 6mi proves runner, with the goal to run my first half marathon next year, so I am training hard.
  • I also like to read, about several topics, but mainly history of countries, trying to understand why Brazil failed up to now to be a democratic and successful republic and what we, the citizens of that wonderful country, needs to do in order to be successful.
  • I love to listen to music too.
Technical Support

Dave Thompson
Technical Director
David.Thompson@menardifilters.com
803-392-1210

Job Description
Provide technical support for both dry and liquid applications. Assist with in-field support and training. Manage South American Sales personnel.

Relevant Certifications & Training

  • Clemson University: Language of Textiles Course and Woven and Nonwoven Textile Course
  • Certified Team Leader for Kaizen: Toyota Lean Manufacturing Method
Industry Experience
Over 37 years of experience in all aspects of the solid/liquid separation business with in-depth exposure in production and product management, sales and sales administration, engineering and product development, application engineering and general management.

Fun Facts

  • Most enjoy spending time with my family
  • Served 4 years in the Marine Corps
  • Enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball
  • Love motorsports especially drag racing
  • Enjoy woodworking
Michael Goff
National Sales Supervisor
Michael.Goff@menardifilters.com
803-392-1210 / 706-414-4836

Job Description
Manage and coach sales, in charge of all the Sales Managers in the country. Help with strategies, development of plans, coaching sales skills, etc.

Industry Experience
14 years of experience in the industry

Fun Facts

  • Graduate of Georgia Southern…go Eagles.
  • Married, father of 3 kids (all boys), high school, middle, and elementary.
  • Root for Atlanta Falcons and UGA Bulldogs
  • 2 cats, 2 dogs, 1 bunny
  • Like to play golf
  • Like to work on old cars
  • Home improvement projects – DIY (floors, gardening, painting, lighting, building, etc.)
  • I’ll take the Beach over most anywhere else
  • WWII history

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