Steve Tepe


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.


Talon Hawkey

Customer Service & Inside Sales

Talon Hawkey is our customer service specialist. If you call Tepe he is most likely the first person you will get to speak with. Visit our showroom and he'll take care of you. Talon handles our collections, order entry, catalog content, sales support, showroom sales and SDS forms among other general office duties. Talon helps to keep the office 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. Another one of his favorite hobbies is drumming, something he did all throughout high school. What Talon considers most exciting about himself is that he is expecting the arrival of his son in November of 2017. He is really looking forward to being a dad.

Kelly McLemore

Customer Service & Accounts Receivable

Kelly McLemore has been a vital part of the Tepe Office Team since September 2017. She handles accounts receivable, rebates, credit applications, sales staff support and customer service. Kelly is a treasure to work with.

Kelly is a mother of five children and five grandchildren. She enjoys trips to the beach, traveling by train for short trips to Chicago, the casino and Karaoke. But her favorite thing is visiting those she loves most, her parents, kids and grandbabies.

Joseph Martin

Warehouse Coordinator

Joseph Martin is the guy whose smile you always see in the warehouse. Joe'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.

Joe describes himself by saying, "I have a wonderful family consisting of 3 kids, a dog, and an amazing wife. I like to work hard and play hard. I'm a competitive cyclist and avid skier! I always see the positive in everything and everyone. I've been part of the Tepe team since April of 2017 and am really enjoying it! Great people, great atmosphere!"


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.

Mike Jacobs

Sales Consultant

Office: 800-733-7591 x23
Cell: 574-340-5840

Mike Jacobs has worked in the maintenance supply industry since 1981 and can provide your facility assistance in a number of areas. Consider Mike to conduct a needs analysis survey at your facility. This will help identify areas to raise the level of clean in your building or streamline the order process to drive down procurement costs. It may show an effort to standardize practices & procedures with training programs for current & future staff members to be beneficial. "People, Products & Procedures are at the core of a good Program". He has been guest speaker for a number of organizations and is recognized with industry awards & certifications...let Mike go to work for you! Mike is a lifelong resident of the Michiana area. He & his wife Gale live in Niles Michigan and enjoy boating, sports, good food and spending time with family & friends.

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.


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!

Eben Batz


Eben Batz works in our warehouse but if a driver is off for the day, he can be found in one of the big trucks making deliveries. He can be found receiving product in, pulling customer orders or doing inventory control. Eben is also attending Ivy Tech with a focus on Network Security and Administration. His interests include being a computer geek and gamer. He also considers himself a Bears Fan.

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

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