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Toddy Gear Team

 Leadership Team

 The leadership team combines decades of experience in sales, product development, and print production will lead Toddy Gear on our ambitious mission.

 

Todd Gabel, Founder and CEO

 

The founder of Toddy Gear is entrepreneur Todd Gabel, who envisioned cloths that look as good as the cool gadgets they're keeping clean. Since the inception in 2010, Todd has led the strategic direction, vision, and growth of Toddy Gear. As a seasoned professional with decades of sales experience, Todd is known for maximizing sales growth strategies, operational excellence, and building great customer relationships. 

Jason Emery, President

 

Jason Emery is President of Toddy Gear. He oversees the development of new products while managing company operations and its sales initiatives to strengthen the company's footprint in the US and international markets while building and maintaining a healthy and fun culture.

 

Emery joined Toddy Gear in November 2014 as Vice President and has been instrumental in expanding the company's product line that is considered high-quality and unique in the industry.

 

He has successfully driven the company's national and international sales strategies, developed procedures that have increased the company's overall efficiency, and managed the overall sales process. He was also directly involved in planning and organizing Toddy Gear's product development initiatives.

 

Prior to leading Toddy Gear, Emery held multiple executive and sales & marketing positions with multi-award-winning promotional product suppliers over his 23-year career in the promotional space. 

Customer Advocates (sales)

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Dustin McCormick - Key Account Manager

As a Key Account Manager, he is responsible for building sales revenue with some of Toddy Gear's most strategic distributors while prospecting and growing future sales with some of its new clients. 

 

Dustin has held a highly visible role at a major technology brand. His expertise focuses on connecting customers with impactful solutions for their needs, specifically the development and support of new customer initiatives, products, and processes.  

 

Dustin loves to visit with family in his free time and has a passion for outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and bicycling. When he cannot get outside, nothing makes him happier than getting in the kitchen and cooking something delicious or catching a hot yoga class to keep himself centered. 

 

Contact at dustin@toddypromo.com

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Amanda Maynard, Key Account Manager

Amanda Maynord is a Key Account Manager. In her role, Maynord is tasked with strategically building sales revenue with some of Toddy Gear's most strategic distributors while prospecting and growing future sales with some of its new clients.

 

Amanda comes to Toddy Gear with over eight years of industry experience in relationship building and growing sales for other well-known industry suppliers. Previously, she earned her place as Sales Representative of the Year for another industry top 40 supplier.

 

Contact at amanda@toddypromo.com 

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Kristian Pawlikowski, Regional Sales Manager 

Kristian Pawlikowski is the Regional Sales Manager for Toddy Gear. In this role, Kristian will continue to develop existing relationships within the Midwest, including IL, WI, MN, IA, MI, and IN, while prospecting and identifying new customers to further increase Toddy Gears footprint in its home territory. 

 

Kristian started his career in the promotional space with Toddy Gear in 2018 as a Customer Service and Inside Sales Representative. His responsibilities included interacting with customers, processing orders, and providing information about Toddy Gear's product portfolio. 

 

Contact at kristian@toddypromo.com

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Laura Porcayo, Customer Service Representative

Laura Porcayo is a Customer Service Representative for Toddy Gear. In this role, Laura's responsibilities include interacting with customers, processing orders, and identifying the best Toddy Gear product recommendations for customer's needs.  

 

Laura had worked for Toddy Gear for over a year. Starting as a Shipping/ Receiving Clerk, as the pandemic hit, when Toddy Gear was gearing up to maximize PPE production, Laura rose to the occasion and took it upon herself to ensure that all departments in production were working efficiently and orders were shipping on time. By taking that initiative, Laura solidified a promotion to Floor Supervisor. In this role, she worked closely with Management to oversee our production flow and general day-to-day operations. She worked closely with the production team to ensure that delivery dates were met for all orders produced. Her success led her to her current role. 

 

Contact at laura@toddypromo.com

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Jenifer Ruler, Inside Sales/ Customer Service

Jen Ruler is an Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative for Toddy Gear. In this role, Jen specializes in acquiring new accounts, growing existing accounts, initiating and cultivating lasting relationships with our customers, and processing orders.  
 

Jen comes to Toddy Gear with over 7 years of industry experience. She has grown her career by focusing on customer satisfaction, organization, and project ownership mixed in with her love for creativity that the promo industry requires. 

 

Contact at  jenifer@toddypromo.com

Operations

Isaac Delgado, Plant Manager

 

Isaac Delgado is the Plant Manager for Toddy Gear. In this role, Isaac is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day plant operations, raw materials inventory, machinery, and staff. He is an invaluable resource that ensures accountability for facility goals and objectives is established and maintained.

 

His invaluable expertise lies in identifying strengths and weaknesses, and devising solutions in inventory management, quality improvement, safety programs, scheduling, and machine maintenance are essential to Toddy Gear's success. He is also known for his quality control and efficiency enhancement, his ability to exceed service objectives via a combination of world-class delivery, lean operation methods, and incentive-driven rewards for team achievement. 

 

Isaac comes to Toddy Gear with over 20 years of experience applying industry best practices and cutting-edge technology to exponentially cutting costs by streamlining operations to increase productivity.

Norma Herrera, Sewing Supervisor

 

Norma Herrera is a Sewing Supervisor at Toddy Gear. In her role, Norma leads the Toddy Gear sewing department and plays an integral role in product development as well she is responsible for training new and existing employees and ensuring products to be processed through all necessary work centers while meeting order deadlines. 

 

Norma joined the Toddy Gear team in 2014 as a seamstress then transferred to pressing ensuring that she is knowledgeable as many areas of the process as possible. Norma took some personal time for about a year and then came back to the team in 2019 in a packer role. Norma’s dedication to her job and Toddy Gear ensured her move back to sewing as a Sewing Supervisor.

Marketing & Creative

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Viktorya Kooistra - Director of Marketing & Communications

Viktorya is a marketing communications/branding/project management professional who strives to take every opportunity to assist with company growth. She thrives on the exploration of new ideas and approaches to marking & communications. Currently, Viktorya leads a team of talented marketing and design professionals.

Viktorya joined the Toddy Gear team in 2013. Before Toddy Gear, Viktorya worked in the consumer electronics (CE) industry for almost a decade holding various roles including Public Relations, Communications, Advertising, and Product Management.

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Daniel Cone, Digital Marketing & eMail Guru

Daniel Cone is the Digital Marketing and Email Guru for Toddy Gear. In his role, Daniel contributes to the development of all dynamic marketing programs and campaigns. He manages all active marketing initiatives through email, social media, blog, and the website. He ensures that all Toddy Gear content is engaging, easy-to-find, and up-to-date.

 

Daniel started his career in the promotional industry with Toddy Gear in 2019. Before Toddy Gear, Daniel worked in local television in his home state of Ohio. In his spare time, you can find Daniel hanging out with his friends, exploring the many bars and restaurants in Chicago, and cheering on his alma mater University of Dayton Flyers basketball team. Go Flyers!

David Reczynski , Graphic Designer

David is a versatile graphic designer who thrives working with a team or on his own. He is detail orientated, customer-focused, and excels in both static and dynamic design. He is exceptionally resourceful at finding innovative solutions to complex problems—a personable team player with the will and dedication to get the best design done on time.

 

David joined the Toddy Gear team in 2020 as a Graphic Designer. David worked as a graphic designer. In his previous role he designed magazine advertisements, flyers, labels, and other marketing collateral. He is also a very talented photographer.