Parker Hires 8 Regional Sales Managers
Parker Bows, a leading manufacturer of Compound Bows, Crossbows and Crossbow Accessories, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its efforts to recruit, hire and field a new factory-direct sales team. The team includes eight highly experienced salesmen who will greatly enhance and expand Parker’s coverage with retail customers.
“We are very excited to be fielding a world-class, factory-direct sales team to represent the Parker brand and our product lines,“ noted Rob Mason, President of Parker Bows. “Without question, Parker has the most skilled, highly trained and dedicated salesmen in the industry, which will allow us to strengthen our relationships with customers, conduct more in-depth training for retail associates, support more retail promotional events and overall work with our retailers to grow the Parker brand.
According to Bob Errett, Parker’s founder and CEO, “We are continuing to build on the remarkable success that Parker has enjoyed over the past 17 years, and fielding a top-notch sales team will allow us to better serve our customers.”
The Sales team and states they will be responsible for include:
Jim Wynne will be in charge of managing WV, VA, and NC. Jim brings to Parker an extensive 30 year career in the archery and outdoor industry. For the past 8 years, Jim has been working with Parker Bows in sales management and customer service. Prior to joining Parker Bows, Jim was one of the original founders of the Outtech Rep Agency and served as the regional sales rep for Hoyt in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Jim graduated with a BA from Campbell University. When Jim is not working, he manages over 5,000 acres of deer management leases in Virginia. Jim is married with three grown children and one granddaughter. His hometown is Charlottesville, VA.
Jerry DeMeyere will be in charge of OH and MI. Jerry brings to Parker an extensive 35 year background in archery and a 15 year career in sales. Most recently, Jerry worked as a Regional Sales Manager for SBI Software where he consistently ranked as a top salesperson. Earlier in his career, Jerry enjoyed success as a National Sales Manager for Game Tracker Inc. While there he helped design and introduce carbon arrows to the archery industry. Jerry is no stranger to Parker. For 3 years, he has been a Field Staff Member, exhibiting excellence in his ability to educate and demonstrate Parker products to multiple dealers and customers. He, his wife Barb, and two kids live in Lapeer, MI.
Greg Petersheim will be managing PA, MD, and DE. Greg brings to Parker an extensive 30 year background in archery and a 17 year career in sales. Most recently, Greg worked as a Senior Operations Manager with a pharmaceutical company where he managed the scheduling, operation and maintenance of manufacturing rooms and equipment. Earlier in his career, Greg was a successful Sales Professional for 17 years. Greg has spent 30 years archery hunting and enjoying the outdoors. He has shared his passion of the outdoors with his three sons (Brendon, Shane, and Bryce) and daughter (Sonya) who are active in hunting, sports, and the outdoors. He, his wife Krista and youngest son Bryce live in Birdsboro, PA.
Terry Thomas will be in charge of MO, IL, KY, IN, and TN. Terry brings to Parker an extensive background in archery and a 16 year career in sales. Most recently, Terry worked as a Regional Sales Manager for Hudalla Associates, where he consistently ranked as a top performer. Earlier in his career, Terry enjoyed a successful career in the medical industry. Terry earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Southern Illinois University. He is passionate about bowhunting and archery. He has 13 Pope and Young whitetails to his name, and also enjoys teaching beginners the sport of archery. When he is not working or hunting, Terry enjoys spending time with his wife, Jackie, and two children, Becca, and Brady. Terry’s home is Athens, IL.
Byron Thompson will be managing AL, FL, GA, MS, and SC. Byron brings 20 years of experience in archery with a 12 year career in sales. Most recently, Byron worked for Clean Air Technologies as a Direct Sales Representative. During his 9 years there, he was named Lead Area Distributor in his division along with developing a recruiting and training program used by several national offices in the same company. For the past 10 years Byron has participated in tournament and target shooting on a national setting and is an active member of the ASA and IBO archery associations. His proven success and knowledge of the archery industry propelled him to hold managing and sales positions in several archery shops over the past 10 years. He, his wife, and two children live in Watkinsville, GA.
Randy Timm will be in charge of IA, MN, WS, ND, SD, and NE. Randy brings to Parker an extensive 40+ year background in hunting and a 20 year career in sales. Most recently, Randy worked for Pella Windows and Doors as their Regional Sales Manager, covering four states. During the 8 years there, he increased sales and customer base by a combined 60%. Prior to joining Pella, he spent 15 years with Sturm Ruger & Co. as their Western, Central US & Canada Regional Sales Manager. There he built the territory into the fastest growing market for Ruger, winning national recognition as “Representative of the Year” twice. Randy earned a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from Western Michigan University. Randy is a family man who loves spending time in the outdoors. When he is not in the woods or office, he’s coaching youth baseball and hockey. He and his wife have three grown children and reside in Elk River, MN.
Paul Tinch will be managing TX, LA, OK, KS, and AR. He brings to Parker an extensive 30+ year background in archery and a 15 year career in sales. Most recently, Paul worked for Truglo, where he assisted the National Sales Managers with sales and technical support. His achievements at Truglo advanced him further into sales and product training on a national level. Earlier in his career, Paul enjoyed success in the outdoor industry, holding management and sales positions for various companies. Paul is married and has four daughters. Hunting and fishing are a way of life for the entire family. Paul’s other interests include training labs and raising quarter horses. He, his wife and four daughters reside in Lucas, TX.
Paul Beck will be in charge of NY, NJ, and New England. Paul brings to Parker an extensive 30 year background in hunting and a 20 year career in sales. Most recently, Paul worked for Great American Opportunities and Century Resources, a school fundraiser company, as a Regional Sales Manager. While there he ranked in the top 5% and hit sales goals year after year. Prior to joining Great American Opportunities and Century Resources, he enjoyed a successful Sales career with Crown Brands. Paul has been an avid hunter and fisherman for over 30 years including 22 years in archery. He enjoys cooking and is well known for his secret venison chili recipe. He owns a farm in Johnstown NY, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains with horses and a developing apple orchard. Paul has been married to Erika for 16 years and has 2 children, Caroline and Jason.