TEPE SANITARY SUPPLY

MANAGEMENT TEAM:


Steve Tepe

President

After working 14 years in management in the manufacturing sector, he joined the family business in 1998. Steve's primary focus is driving the growth and profitability of the company and assembling the BEST possible team to service our customers. Steve's philosophy is simple; Hire good people, train them well, treat them well and they in turn will keep the customers coming back.

Steve resides in Elkhart with his three children. Outside of work, Steve enjoys attending the various sporting events that his kids are involved in and when time allows he can be found golfing, boating or snow skiing.


Dave Goebel

Sales Manager

Dave is excited to be a part of Tepe Sanitary Supply. He is a big supporter of teamwork. Dave enjoys the challenge of solving problems and looks forward to meeting customers' needs. He has over 30 years experience in the JanSan business. Dave's goal is to provide his Sales Staff with the very best products in today's market. A very simple philosophy that Dave works by is that "If the customer isn't happy, Dave's not happy." Dave was nominated by the Cleaning Management Magazine as a Dream Team Member for his dedication, professionalism and devotion to the industry. He is a member of the International Executive Housekeepers Association.

Dave and his wife Sue have been life long residents of Plymouth, Indiana and enjoy spending time with their families. Dave's biggest gift is his golf game, or so he thinks. Dave is also an avid fan of Notre Dame and all Chicago Sports teams.


Brent Hansen

Packaging Manager

Lifetime area resident Brent Hansen is currently the Packaging Manager for Tepe Sanitary Supply. He comes to Tepe with over 30 years of experience in the Paper and Packaging business. Mr. Hansen, has been a business partner and general manager for several Paper and Packaging Wholesalers over that time period, winning sales achievement awards, but not forgetting that the customer is the real boss. With expertise in equipment as well as logistics, his plan with Tepe Sanitary Supply is to help current and new customers know that service and commitment is always necessary to grow the business relationship.

Growing up in the area and now living in Bristol, he believes that Tepe in business for over 42 years, is poised to grow and help the great array of customers in this dynamic region.


Dawn Evans

Office Manager

Dawn has been part of the Tepe Team since June 1991. One of the things she loves about her job is that every days' a bit different from the day before. She has over the years done every job responsivity in the office. She currently handles the accounts payable, IT support, sales support and other miscellaneous office manager duties.

Dawn has been married to Todd for over 25 years and lives on a farm in Bristol with cows, peacocks, pigs, two cats and a lab named Bow. They have three adult kids and are looking forward to the day they get grandkids to spoil. She and her family love camping and have over the years been to most of the Indiana State Parks. Dawn is still getting to enjoy traveling Michigan, Indiana and Ohio to watch her youngest play college volleyball.


Charlie Kramer

Warehouse / Purchasing Manager

Charlie Kramer has lived in the Elkhart area since 1995 and joined the Tepe Sanitary Supply team in May 2015. He brings several years of warehouse management experience and loves everyday challenges along with the ability to think outside the box.

Outside of work, Charlie never sits still. He is always finding projects to keep him busy while still finding time to spend with his family. He has been married over 20 years and has two beautiful girls.


Mike Bujtas

Parts & Service Manager / Equipment Specialist

Mike joined our team as the Service Department Manager in 2010. He came from the supplier side of the local RV industry and has lifelong roots in the area. He's your resource for scheduling equipment repairs, quoting and purchasing replacement parts, arranging demonstrations of new equipment, arranging for rental equipment, and quoting/scheduling Planned Maintenance for your equipment.

Mike is the father of two and enjoys kayaking, bicycling, hiking, mowing, and just about anything else he can do outdoors.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:


Talon Hawkey

Warehouse Coordinator

Talon Hawkey's role is vital as our warehouse coordinator helping to guide the warehouse staff and drivers for Tepe. If you need an order quick, this is the guy who makes sure it happens. He wears many hats in a day and never says anything but a kind word. Talon helps to keep the warehouse from getting too serious and creates a fun environment for those around him. We look to see him grow even more and move in the future to outside sales.

When Talon isn't at work, he is usually watching the Philadelphia Eagles or playing as them on Madden. Talonís pride and joy in life is his son. Currently looking forward to the terrible threes. Talon is a sports enthusiast and loves to predict game out comes. Just ask him about his favorite teams!


Alisa Mills

Customer Service & Accounts Receivable

Alisa Mills is our newest addition and vital part of the Tepe Office Team. She handles accounts receivable, rebates, credit applications, collections, sales staff support and customer service. Alisa is a treasure to work with.

Alisa is a lifelong resident of Elkhart. When not working, she tends to be a homebody and loves spending time with her family and two cats, Ollie and Theo. She enjoys reading, gardening, going for walks, and feeding the birds and squirrels. Her other favorite pastimes include shopping, especially for antiques, and touring historic houses.

SALES TEAM:


Brian Sweeney

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x46
Cell: 616-218-7407

Brian Sweeney joined Tepe as a sales consultant covering southwestern Michigan. He has 28 years Jan-San experience at both the distributor and manufacturers level. As a seasoned professional, Brian believes in reducing product selection as a way of reducing costs. Cost reduction by reducing product duplication is a strength Brian brings to his customers. In addition to cost reduction, Brian has the ability to teach all levels of the custodial staff. Brian is an active board member of the SMHSHL high school hockey league and he enjoys sports, woodworking, and NASCAR.


Carl Reichanadter

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x22
Cell: 574-215-9867

Carl has been in the Jan/San business since 1989. He was a Sales Rep for Femco Janitorial for many years and then owned Femco for seven years. He has been a part of the Tepe Sales team since 2003, working hard to continue the Tepe tradition of providing "above and beyond service" to his customers. Carl's goal is to help his customers solve their cleaning challenges, with good products, thorough training and consistent follow-up. Carl enjoys canoeing, backpacking and working in the yard. He and his wife, Lori, live in Elkhart and are actively involved in their church. They have three grown children and are also experiencing the joys of grandchildren.


Mark D. Yeoman

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x15
Cell: 574-536-3855

When you find a pair of shoes that fit, you want to wear them a long time. That's how it is with Mark Yeoman and Tepe Sanitary Supply. He has been employed at Tepe since 1983. Mark enjoys his career in selling. It allows him to meet a lot of great people and gives him the freedom to "call his own shots." He has been successful at Tepe by doing his utmost to provide his customers with personal service, no matter how big or small the customer may be. Mark has many interests. He considers himself an above average golfer. He also bow-hunts and fishes. In the fall, he spends many evenings and Saturdays officiating high school volleyball. Mark is very much a family man. He and his wife have been married for over 26 years and have 2 children.


Risa Felton

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x40
Cell: 574-370-8995

Risa Felton is ambitious, goal driven, problem solver with business experience from the boardroom to the warehouse. She has worked in multiple industries including commercial real estate, medical, restaurant and the RV industry for over 6 years. Her specialty with Tepe is to help businesses work more efficiently using the most innovative packaging solutions. Risa brings value to her customers by going above and beyond providing services such as vendor managed inventories, package design and consulting on all facility needs from paper products to safety gear.

A Florida native, Risa has resided in the local area for the past nine years after living in multiple areas across the country. She is a proud 'Air Force Mom', with her oldest son based in Texas and her daughter and two youngest sons still at home and attending Penn schools. In her free time, she enjoys singing in her local cover band, playing tennis and outdoor activities.


Tom Morningstar

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x22
Cell: 574-340-8849

Tom Morningstar has been a successful salesperson in the janitorial supply industry since 1992. If you ask Tom what has made him successful, he would say simply the "Golden Rule". "I always treat my customers the way I would want to be treated. If you sincerely have your customer's best interest in mind, they will know that you are truly a business partner, and will want to do business with you."

Tom and his wife Robin live Edwardsburg. While away from work, Tom enjoys fishing, boating, sports, and DIY projects around the house.


Ryan Tepe

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x23
Cell: 574-849-5841

Ryan Tepe is eager to get his career started within the family business here at Tepe Sanitary. He joined the Tepe team in the fall of '20. He's worked as a warehouse associate, customer service rep, and is currently a new addition to our sales team.

Ryan is a driven individual who loves a challenge. He is looking forward to growing the Tepe brand through his customer service and interpersonal skills. He prides himself on his work ethic and is excited to begin cultivating new relationships in the industry.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. You can also find Ryan enjoying his weekends boating, kayaking or golfing. He considers himself an avid sports fan as well.


Tanner White

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591 x25
Cell: 574-305-1812

Tanner White has lived in the area his whole life, and grew up in Nappanee (Go Panthers!). He is the newest member of our sales team, starting with Tepe in April of 2021, and will add new perspectives and energy to the team. Tanner is a motivated, persistent and hard-working young man who loves to serve, encourage and support those around him.

Outside of work, you will find Tanner biking, walking, running, kayaking or playing some type of outdoor game with his wife Cassy or his dog Brooks. He has bent more golf clubs than he cares to admit and needs some serious advice on how to control his swing.


Mark Feldmeier

Sales Consultant


Office: 800-733-7591
Cell: 708-250-5465

Resident in Northwest Indiana Mark Feldmeier has over 40 years of commercial maintenance supply background. Mark has worked on process innovation and patents related to the cleaning and maintenance industry and loves to help integrate solutions and programs to elevate and improve the self-esteem of the people who are on the front line. Delivering solid operational metrics and results to the organization which is a win-win proposition. With expertise in best practices his passion with Tepe Supply is to assist and continually learn from those around him to deliver and exceed client's expectations with the foundation being relationship coupled with business ethics. Grew up cleaning in high school-college and ever since so it is in the blood so to speak.

Mark is married with three adult children and enjoys everything outdoors and loves relationships with others on all levels. He lives in the country and loves when friends and family come out to enjoy the great outdoors where he lives.

SERVICE TECHS, WAREHOUSE STAFF & DRIVERS:


David Glass

Service Technician

David Glass is our newest full-time tech but comes to Tepe with over 20 years in Service, 8 of those in Janitorial Floor Equipment Service. David is friendly and outgoing with a head for repairs. We look forward to David working at Tepe for years to come.

David lives in Granger, has a fiancé and two kids. When not working on equipment he loves to spend time outdoors, especially fishing. When the weather is bad he likes to take it indoors and Bowl. I even here he can be found on a bowling league.


Jim Prentkowski

Service Technician

Jim Prentkowski is our part time service technician. He works full-time for the Cleveland Township Fire Department. Jim has been working at Tepe since January 2001.

Jim and his son spend time in the summer hunting and camping.


Tom Swichtenberg

Service Technician

Tom Swichtenberg is another part time service technician and driver for Tepe. Tom is a full-time fireman for the Cleveland Township Fire Department. He works for Tepe on his days off from saving lives.

Tom is married with five kids and 8 grandchildren. He loves camping and watching NASCAR. He can frequently be found whittling away at his wife's to do list. Tom's a hard worker and friendly guy. We are glad to have him as part of our team.


Rodney Gamble

Delivery Driver

Rodney Gamble is one of our hard working delivery drivers. He has been an Elkhart resident since 1992. When you see him take a moment to introduce yourself because Rodney loves meeting new people. Maybe you know him by his nickname, Randy?

Rodney's interests after work are drag racing, trying new restaurants and boxing.


Rob Teeter

Delivery Driver

Rob Teeter has 20+ years' experience in warehousing and driving. Rob handles the farthest territories for delivery and does it with a smile. He is a South Bend resident with 3 daughters and a girlfriend. His biggest love is spending time with family and can often be found weekends taking one of his daughters to a sporting competition. Now if you want to talk football, Rob is going to be cheering for the Colts, he is a diehard fan!


Corey Black

Delivery Driver

Corey Black became a part of the Tepe Team in October 2019. He currently can be found on the road driving one of the big Tepe Trucks, usually the longer routes. Outside of Tepe he likes playing on a softball league and time with family.


Tim Brown

Warehouse

Tim is in our warehouse working hard to help get the orders out the door quickly and accurately for our customers. He also does receiving and stocking and possibly a quick ship delivery.

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Tepe Sanitary Supply, Inc.
2806 Frederic Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514

  Toll Free: 800-733-7591
  Office: 574-293-7591
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