Meet Some of Our Team

  • Geoff Otts

    General Manager
    • Geoff Otts came to HUB Industrial Supply with an impressive history managing sales personnel in the industrial supply space. He has distinguished himself as a motivator and innovator in various managerial positions with Fairmont Supply, MSC, Barnes, and others. When offered the chance to be the GM at HUB, he jumped at the chance.

      “I see a huge growth opportunity here at HUB, due to the strength of our team and the exceptional service we provide to our clients,” he said, adding “I am honored to lead such a team”.

      Geoff is a devoted family man who likes to go boating with his wife Cheryl and their two kids. They are also very active in sports and their local church.

    Geoff Otts - General Manager
  • Kevin Kock

    • Kevin Kock (pronounced "Cook") grew up on a farm in Chancellor, South Dakota. He traded his manure shovel for a computer a long time ago, but he held on to his sturdy Midwestern values when he relocated to Florida in the late '80s.

      Kevin joined HUB in 2005 and has been a crucial figure in the company's success since then. As controller, Kevin holds a lot of responsibility for the financial side of the business, leveraging our cash flow/debt/credit/collections policies for optimum horsepower to allow HUB to continue to grow and be profitable.

      Kevin once famously said, "If our competitors saw our people, they would drool; if they saw our payroll, they would faint!"

      More of a mountains guy than a beach guy, Kevin and wife Mary are frequent visitors to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

    Kevin Kock - Controller
  • Alex Kirsch

    Director of Technology
    • Alex Kirsch brings two decades of hands-on experience in information systems, information technologies, and operations to HUB Industrial. As the Director of Technology, Alex oversees the architecture, implementation, and support of all business systems that HUB uses to operate and manage the business.

      Most recently, Alex served as the Chief Technology Officer for an online sign company and was instrumental in the design and implementation of their custom software, business systems, and other information technology systems.

    Alex Kirsch - Director of Technology
  • Shawn Johnson

    Client Experience Manager
    • Shawn started working at HUB in 2000. At the time, there were about 15 employees in the organization.

      As Client Service Manager, his duties require superior problem-solving skills and a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the LTL and parcel service business. He supervises a staff of 4 other client services experts, all of whom have strict instructions to do whatever it takes to satisfy our clients—our Boss.

      Shawn's sonorous voice and trustworthy demeanor have cast him in the role of a fanciful news anchor in HUB's Monday Morning Minute video series, which is available for viewing on our home page.

      When not working, Shawn can be found mixing it up with his boisterous family, which includes wife Melanie, 4 sons and 2 daughters.

    Shawn Johnson - Client Experience Manager
  • Andy Carrender

    Director of Operations
    • Andy started with HUB Industrial in January 2012. Prior to that, Andy spent 15 years working in the finance industry in various roles. Since coming on board as inventory manager, he has expanded his responsibilities to include management of our warehouse and manufacturing department.

      In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He also has a twin brother who lives in the same community. The two brothers look so much alike that even people who have known them since they were kids still have difficulty telling them apart, which leads to many opportunities for mistaken identities. This is more of a problem in the grocery store than at work, however. They have never deliberately "traded places" at work, as far as we know…

    Andy Carrender - Director of Inventory and Warehouse Logistics
  • Danny Kampmeyer

    Product Manager
    • Our team of product managers are a talented bunch. Each have their own way of sourcing the products our customers need while forging strong relationships with our vendors. Danny has the remarkable ability to stand up to the pressures applied by our sales staff and suppliers, finding solutions that work for all concerned, and earning their respect in the process.

      Prior to joining HUB Industrial Supply in 2011, Danny spent 13 years as an installation and service manager for a leading landscape contractor. Danny’s background in project management, customer service and marketing gives him a unique insight into the qualities clients require and value in a supplier.

      In his spare time, Danny enjoys spending time with his wife and growing family doing yard work, home remodeling, and volunteering at church.

    Danny Kampmeyer - Product Manager
  • Bennett Lacey

    Industry Sales Manager
    • Bennett serves the galvanizing and pallet industry. He is a creative thinker and has greatly expanded the reach of HUB specialty products across North America as well as other continents. His goal is to help his customers get the best products and make more money.

      Bennett started at HUB in 2010, although he remembers an isolated afternoon one summer as a kid when he earned $20 and some free pizza helping bag up kits of fasteners with some friends at HUB—for a 12 year old boy, that was a big deal in those days.

      Bennett likes to spend time with his wife and two boys, help others, and play about any sport that he can find others willing to play.

    Bennett Lacey - National Accounts Manager
  • David Miller

    Manager of Strategic Accounts
    • David is a big picture guy and is skilled at finding solutions to customer's problems that work well with both management and the workers on the line. He also is a Certified Safety Professional who can advise companies on appropriate measures to stay compliant with safety rules.

      Before joining HUB, David was a United States Marine, Vice President of Suwannee River Log Homes, and an operations manager for a large photo studio.

      David's feeling about working for HUB: "The company believes in taking care of its clients. They also carry that same feeling over into the employees."

      David enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids when not working. He also drinks a lot of sweet tea—partly for the flavor, and partly to show his allegiance to his southern roots.

    David Miller - National Accounts Manager
  • Jonny Guinn

    Industry Applications Solutions
    • A veteran at HUB, Jonny has held a number of titles since coming on board as a sales rep in 2009. His depth of experience in the industries HUB serves gives him the background necessary to do the kind of critical analysis of products that his job requires.

      This analysis often takes him to the field where he coordinates with existing customers to comparison test new and existing products against competitive products to make sure we are bringing our customers the most effective blades, abrasives and safety products to enhance productivity and worker comfort.

      Jonny recently moved his family from Florida to Coeur d’Alene, ID where he works remotely and enjoys the change of scenery. He enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid volleyball player.

    Jonny Guinn - Industry Applications Solutions
  • Leigh Britt

    Industry Account Manager
    • Leigh started at HUB in 2004 assisting clients in the auto recycling industry. As a former owner-operator of a dry-cleaning business, she brings with her an empathy for the struggles faced by smaller shops doing their best to make a difference in a rough and tumble world.

      Leigh's clients have long relied on her expertise in recommending the best equipment for their situation, and she is particularly well-versed in the world of dismantling sawblades.

      Leigh and husband Sonny have 3 children and a grandchild. She enjoys country life and spending time with family.

    Leigh Britt - National Accounts Specialist
  • Rachel Shaheen

    Industry Specialist
    • If you are a whitewood pallet company needing supplies from HUB, the pleasant voice you are hearing on the other end of the line is probably that of Rachel Shaheen. Rachel started here in 2011 in the client services department, and later moved into her current position where she works closely with Pallet industry.

      Rachel loves to spend time with her family, immediate and extended, and she likes to travel. She is married to husband Nathan and they have 3 children. Rachel is a very hard-working individual both on and off the job, and the one guilty pleasure she permits herself is that she loves to shop.

    Rachel Shaheen - National Accounts Specialist
  • Jonny Handy

    IT / Web Manager
    • As a member of the IT team at HUB, Jonny's forte is working with hardware. When he's not troubleshooting someone's computer or our warehouse scanners, Jonny is the main hardware specialist on our Inventory IQ® team.

      Jonny came to us in late 2013. He had a successful career in a telecommunications company before deciding to join us here at HUB. His expertise has helped shape our destiny in a way that would not be possible in a much larger company.

      In his spare time, Jonny volunteers with many organizations including the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) which helps connect communities in crisis when they have been impacted by a disaster. He also likes to spend time with his wife and four daughters.

    Jonny Handy - Website Product Manager
  • Matthew Skowron

    Inventory Control Manager
    • Matthew is another "old-timer" with HUB, having started in 2003 as a mere youth assembling fastener kits in the warehouse. He has worked in several departments over the years, eventually putting his experience and innate intelligence to work in our inventory control department. In this capacity, he works closely with our IT department to bend the software configurations to most benefit HUB's needs. Management and sales associates alike value Matt's problem-solving skills and his willingness to work very hard to get our clients the stuff they need when they need it.

      Matthew has two daughters. He enjoys fishing, bicycling, snorkeling and spending time with his family when not at work.

    Matthew Skowron - Inventory Control Manager
  • Terri Roemer

    Accounts Receivable
    • When Terri first reported to work at HUB in 2003, there were only five or six cars in our parking lot. Things have changed a lot since then. One thing that has been a constant, however, is Terri’s efficient performance as A/R specialist in the accounting department. Terri is responsible for billing and collections, and she handles what can sometimes be a delicate matter with compassion and professionalism.

      Terri is a grandma with a wide variety of interests including photography, cycling, and her newest passion, which is playing pickleball.

    Terri Roemer - Accounts Receivable
  • David Durbin

    Credit Manager
    • David is a serious and hard-working chap who has held a variety of operations positions since he started at HUB in 2013. He now works in our accounting department, which is an assignment that he lobbied hard to obtain and which makes best use of his talents.

      Prior to coming to HUB, David worked as a partner in a small construction business not too different from some of the clients he now serves at HUB. He says the experience showed him how important efficiency is to being profitable.

      When he is not on the job, he likes to spend time with his young daughter. Also, he’s presently furthering his education by pursuing a degree in accounting part time. This is an investment of time that he thinks will be beneficial for the future.

    David Durbin - Credit Manager
  • Ken Lacey

    Content Manager
    • Ken spends his days making sure the things we write are spelled correctly and make sense. He is the writer of many articles, product descriptions and marketing pieces. He's also the head puppeteer behind the camera, doing what he can to make our on-camera talent feel at home doing things they never knew they were signing up for when they came to work for HUB!

      For Ken, this position requires just the right blend of creativity and wonkish research to keep him content.

      Ken and his wife Aida are avid pickleball enthusiasts. They also love spending time with their kids and grandkids.

    Ken Lacey - Content Manager
  • Justin Kent

    Inventory IQ Solution Manager
    • We all have people in our lives who possess that quality that Huckleberry Finn called “sand.”

      A person with sand is someone you can trust to get the job done; someone who sees things through to the end and who keeps an upbeat attitude even when others around him start to cut and run.

      Justin Kent has been making the difficult things look easy since he started at HUB in 2012. He now runs point on our Inventory IQ® installs. Justin has sand.

      When he’s not working, Justin likes to hang out with friends at the river.

    Justin Kent - Inventory IQ Solution Manager
  • Caleb Vaughn

    Outside Sales Specialist
    • When Caleb started at HUB in 2017, he was hired as a welder in our fabrication shop. Within 6 months, he got the opportunity to train as a sales representative. It was a turning point in his life. With sales, he was able to combine his self-starting work ethic with the opportunity to build relationships and make a difference in his customers’ lives. He found his passion when it fell into his lap.

      Now Caleb is a sales veteran, and customers rely on his honest and empathetic manners to keep them supplied with the consumables they need to run their plants smoothly. He’s gained more respect and experience with each passing year, especially now that he has a wife and daughter to look after.

      Caleb loves to hunt, golf and spend time with his wife, friends and family. He also is very active mentoring others through his participation in youth and men’s programs at his church.

    Caleb Vaughn - Outside Sales Specialist
  • Lindsay Markham

    Purchasing Manager
    • For a small-town girl born and raised in Lake City, Lindsay Markham has had a big city career, working over 20 years as a purchasing agent for an aviation company that has contracts with some of the world’s great airlines. She brought her purchasing expertise to HUB in 2017, and the change suits her. “I’ve never worked in an environment where the people have such care and respect for each other,” she says.

      When she’s not keeping the goods coming in for our customers, Lindsay can be found astride her Harley, enjoying the back roads and scenery with her husband, often with their adult son riding alongside. They comprise a different kind of motorcycle gang known simply as The Markhams.

    Lindsay Markham - Purchasing Manager
  • Emily Clark

    Industry Specialist
    • Emily is a confident and capable coordinator. She has years of experience in office administration, interacting with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Emily first came into the HUB orbit when she was manning a booth adjoining HUB’s at a job fair. Our paths continued to cross over the next few years before bringing her onboard in early 2019.

      Emily works on a team with Bennett Lacey, dealing directly with clients in the block pallet industries.

      Originally from South Carolina, Emily has been living in Florida since 2002. She loves to go on new adventures, explore the outdoors, and has traveled to several countries in Central America and Europe.

    Emily Clark- Industry Specialist
  • Robert Agnese

    Software Developer
    • As a student working toward an advanced degree at the University of Florida, Rob Agnese (pronounced Ag-NEE-see) developed a fascination with computer coding, and he became an expert at crafting software in pursuit of his academic goals.

      It has been a real boon to us at HUB Industrial that a developer with Rob’s skills would find his home here collaborating with the other members of our technology team to develop very sophisticated software systems that help our customers manage their supplies.

      Rob’s been here since early 2018, working almost exclusively on HUB’s Inventory IQ project, both on the handheld app and the other various parts and pieces that power it, including the web-based plug-in that integrates Inventory IQ with our website.

      In his spare time, Rob enjoys cooking, travel, and spending time with his family.

    Robert Agnese - Software Developer
  • Charlie Lacey

    Industry Specialist
    • The first time Charlie worked at HUB, he was a teenager in the shipping department. Now, several years later, Charlie is an account professional working in the glass, industrial services, road construction, steel fab, and precast industries with a proven record of cultivating strong relationships in business.

      In the intervening years, Charlie worked for a small nursery that during his tenure had become a much larger nursery. As the nursery grew, so has Charlie’s experience and talent for understanding the needs of his clients. Back at HUB since 2019, he has been able to take the skills he learned at the nursery and combine them with the knowledge of industrial supplies and HUB values that he remembered from his days in the warehouse.

      Charlie lives in Jacksonville with his wife Carolina and two boys. He likes fishing, skim boarding, and flag football.

    Charlie Lacey - National Account Manager
  • Jonathan Rue

    Inventory IQ Solution Specialist
    • When Jonathan appears at your facility to set up your IQ system, you will be dealing with a capable and organized tactician. Jonathan’s experience in warehousing with the Air Force has prepared him to handle complex installations with a master plan to be executed one step at a time. He’s been with HUB since 2022.

      Despite his burly appearance, Jonathan is a man of letters who is more at home reading sonnets on a log in a forest or whipping up an amazing curry dish in the kitchen.

    Jonathan Rue - Inventory IQ Solution Specialist
  • Jennifer Guinn

    Industry Specialist
    • When Jenny came to work at HUB in 2017, she established herself as a trustworthy advisor to our galvanizing partners. She relocated to Colorado in 2019, but thanks to modern technology, she now is back in business helping out our galvanizers through an ever-present cloud of diffused essential oils right from her home office.

      When she’s not working, Jenny spends time with her husband and kids exploring the sights and activities that the Colorado Rockies are so famous for. She also enjoys knitting and cooking.

    Jennifer Guinn - Industry Specialist
  • Kylee Flagg

    Accounts Payable
    • In case you are wondering why Kylee Flagg needs that extra “g” at the end of her name, it’s there to provide additional reinforcement for her exuberant personality. The first day she pulled her single cab Silverado 4x4 into the HUB parking lot in 2020, the rest of us knew we had added a force to be reckoned with to our team.

      At 4’ 11”, Kylee proudly bears the title of shortest team member at HUB. She now works in our accounting department, giving our vendors the same red carpet service that she used to give our customers when she worked in Client Experience.

      Kylee is an outdoor enthusiast, spending all her spare time fishing in-shore or mud-bogging on her enormous ATV named Becky. We’re thinking of recommending that she start spelling her name “Flaggg.”

    Kylee Flagg - Client Experience Specialist
  • Mike Hall

    Product Manager
    • After spending over 20 years in the industrial supply field, Mike began working at HUB in 2021. He previously managed sales teams for Fastenal, Erie Tech, and United Central.

      “HUB’s focus on specific industries and their ability to dig deep into industry specifics seems to me to be a powerful way to serve our customers,” Mike says. “I really appreciate the latitude each department has to focus on what they do best, knowing that the other departments will excel at supporting our efforts.”

      Mike is new to Florida, having lived most of his life west of the Rockies. A true outdoorsman, he loves fishing and camping, and he’s a longtime Formula 1 racing fan.

    Mike Hall- Industry Sales Manager
  • Casey Martin

    Client Experience Specialist
    • From the time she was 16, Casey has been immersed in the world of work. Her life experience has taught her to stick up for herself and not allow anyone to tell her what can and cannot be achieved. She rose from working as a server in the fast-food industry to higher and higher positions of responsibility through the leadership and managerial abilities she has developed. Her most recent position prior to joining HUB in 2021 was receptionist at a large medical office.

      Since Casey joined the client experience team at HUB, she says it’s the best working environment she’s ever known. “It’s so nice to have a caring and supportive work environment,” she says.

      A native of North Florida, Casey spends her off time with her two daughters and taking online continuing education classes. She also enjoys shopping.

    Casey Martin- Client Experience Specialist
  • Donna Watts

    Client Experience Specialist
    • Most bilingual workers in this country were either born in a foreign country and had to learn English when they moved to the U.S., or they were born into first-generation families and learned to speak both English and their parent’s language in their formative years. Donna was born and raised in Lake City and learned to speak Spanish later in life to pursue her interest in Hispanic culture.

      As a team member in our Client Experience department since 2021, Donna has quickly attracted the attention and trust of our many Spanish-speaking customers, many of whom now request to speak with her whenever they need to talk to someone at HUB. Whether your idiom is English or Spanish, you’ll find a friendly and helpful voice on the other end of the line when you are connected with Donna!

    Donna Watts- Client Experience Specialist
  • Joe Moore

    Industry Sales Manager
    • Upon first impression, Joe Moore is unmistakably a man of discipline. A former Captain in the US army infantry, Joe exudes a sort of military efficiency and enthusiasm to meet any challenge head on. He came to work for HUB in 2023 after a storied career solving problems at the executive level in a handful of industrial, manufacturing, and food and beverage companies.

      Joe is managing our representatives in the auto recycling, glass, steel fab, precast, road construction, industrial services and waste industries.

      He lives in Lake City with his wife Libby. They are parents to 3 adult children and enthusiastic supporters of the area youth soccer program.

    Joe Moore- Manager of Strategic Accounts
  • Tim Bagley

    Outside Sales Representative
    • As one of our regional reps, Tim’s main role at HUB is to keep many of our clients within a 150-mile radius well supplied with the consumables they need to keep production rolling.

      Tim started at HUB in 2023 after working several years in the grocery business. He grew up in north Florida and played soccer and golf on his college teams.

      He remains an avid golfer to this day. “It’s a good way to stay in touch with my friends,” he says. “As we get older and start to have families, sometimes getting a chance to play 9 holes or more with an old buddy is the best way to stay connected.”

    Tim Bagley- Outside Sales Representative
  • Wayne Batista

    Weld Center Lead
    • One morning in 2014, the HUB operations director decided to hire an unproven young man despite reservations voiced by others in management. “I went to bat for you,” his boss said; “Don’t let me down.”

      “I’ve never forgotten those words,” says Wayne, who since then has proven himself to the point that he is now head of the welding department. Under his nurturing leadership, morale inside the weld center has flourished. Soon after his appointment as lead, Wayne received the Operational Excellence Award, which is an honor determined by a company-wide vote every quarter.

      “Working at HUB all these years has allowed me to do the things I’ve wanted to do with my life,” says Wayne. He and his wife made a promise to each other to travel somewhere new every year; it’s a promise they’ve kept since they got married in 2012.

    Wayne Batista- Weld Center Lead
  • Jake Smith

    Strategic Account Representative
    • Every account representative draws on their unique set of skills to forge relationships with their clients. Jake, who’s been on HUB’s team since 2023, uses his highly refined teddy bear skills to gain the trust and confidence of the clients he serves.

      Lest anyone scoff at the disarming power of an “okley doakley” or an “awesome possum” unconsciously inserted into a business conversation, before too long his clients discover Jacob’s ability to solve problems and deliver competent results.

      A student of the Japanese language and culture, Jake devotes his off time to learning the Japanese language in anticipation of future travel plans. He also enjoys drawing, crafts, and writing fantasy fiction.

    Jake Smith- Strategic Account Representative
  • Briana Cannon

    Strategic Account Associate
    • Briana came to HUB in 2023 as an account trainee. She was drawn to a sales career by her interest in serving people, and she chose HUB because of the welcoming atmosphere.

      A native of North Florida, Briana roots for the Georgia Bulldogs and likes to hunt for deer. We look forward to seeing her hone her skills as a problem solver and relationship builder.

    Briana Cannon- Strategic Account Associate
  • Derrick Ward

    Warehouse Manager
    • One of the cornerstones of HUB’s value proposition is our commitment to shipping out the core items you depend on the same day you place your order. Derrick is here in our Las Vegas warehouse to make sure that happens for our West Coast customers.

      A native of Memphis, Derrick moved to Las Vegas as a young man in search of better opportunities, and he has found a career in the desert working in warehouse management since 2015.

      Derrick is a big basketball fan and loves spending time with his partner LaCreisha, their young daughter, their dog, and a hamster named Cupcake.

    Derrick Ward- Warehouse Manager
  • Suzy Dalton

    Strategic Account Representative
    • Some of us find adventure in our lives before settling down to a career. Before landing at HUB, Suzy found herself working in France as an au pair, and after that, she spent 6 months as first mate on a sailboat plying the waters of Caribbean Sea.

      After leaving her adopted hometown of Austin, Texas to move closer to family, she came to work at HUB in 2024 in our Lake City office. Having formerly worked in property management and staffing, she is experienced in creatively solving problems for clients.

    Suzy Dalton-Strategic Account Representative
  • Jordan Hinson

    Strategic Account Representative
    • Account management is essentially a relationship business. Having worked previously in the medical sales industry, Jordan learned a long time ago how cultivating strong relationships leads to satisfied customers. Since starting with HUB in 2024, Jordan has focused on building strong relationships and immersing himself in the industries HUB caters to so he can be the trusted advisor our customers can rely on.

      Jordan was deeply involved in baseball growing up and even went to work for the Toronto Blue Jays after graduation.

    Jordan Hinson-Strategic Account Representative
  • Teriona Owens

    Account Manager
    • When she came to work for us in 2024, Teri already had a lot of customer service experience under her belt. Her most recent role in the Human Resources department of our city had given her a deep appreciation for the importance of careful listening and getting to the core issues that were important to her team.

      Whether the customer is internal or external, that empathy and attentive care is key to delivering results. Teri is also bilingual in Spanish and English, which is increasingly valued in today’s manufacturing world.

      Teri is continuing her education, going for a Master’s degree in Human Resources. When not helping customers or taking online courses, she loves spending time with family and shopping.

    Teriona Owens - Account Manager
  • Patience Fox

    Strategic Account Representative
    • Our staff here in Lake City is full of positive, outgoing reps who seem to love talking and building relationships. Patience started with HUB in 2024 after working a variety of customer service positions that range from recruitment to restaurant management. She says she really enjoys the camaraderie of working alongside reps who are committed to serving their customers and having a good time while doing it.

      Born and raised in nearby Live Oak, Patience and her family also lived for several years in Brookings, SD, and her childhood was spent around horse and dairy farms. She and her husband have two small children, which keep her busy when she’s not working at HUB.

    Patience Fox - Strategic Account Representative