Meet Some of Our Team

  • Gabriel Curry

    General Manager
    • Gabriel got his start at HUB in 1996 when he talked his way into a sales position while still in his teens. He was the first outside sales rep ever hired. In the space of 9 years, Gabriel had become such a dynamic force in the company that founder Mark Magstadt offered to sell him his stake in the company. Mark realized that Gabriel possessed the leadership qualities that HUB was going to need to excel in the coming years.

      Under Gabriel’s leadership, the company saw continuous robust growth until it attracted the notice of acquisition teams of many corporate entities. When Applied Industrial Technologies made their proposal, Gabriel could see that both companies would benefit from HUB becoming a part of Applied’s Maintenance Supplies and Solutions division. When the deal was finalized in 2016, Gabriel stayed on as General Manager. "People are the foundation of our business," he believes. "We are committed to being the high point of our client’s day!"

      Gabriel is married to Betsy and they have 3 children. They enjoy spending time together and travelling.

    Gabriel Curry - General Manager
  • Stuart Johnson

    Director of Sales and Marketing
    • There is a saying that goes, "A man may do an immense deal of good if he does not care who gets the credit of it." These are words that Stuart lives by. When Stuart is involved on a task, the work gets done quickly, efficiently, and without a lot of fanfare.

      He came to HUB as a young man in 2000 and has worked in nearly every department as he rose to the position he now holds. With his wealth of first-hand experience in every corner of the company, Stuart is well-equipped to manage his diverse and talented staff.

      Stuart is married with 3 kids and enjoys a good pickup game of basketball.

    Stuart Johnson - Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Kevin Kock

    Controller
    • 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 implemenation of their custom software, business systems, and other information technology systems.

      Alex is happily married with 2 children and recently became a licensed foster home to help kids in need.

    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
  • Mark Magstadt

    Founder / Client Experience Specialist
    • Mark is the founder of HUB Industrial Supply.

      Having sold the business in 2005, he was invited to join the Client Experience Team in 2011, where he has been "at home" ever since.

      He loves interacting with customers, and is committed to the Golden Rule — "Treat others the way you would like to be treated".

      Mark enjoys traveling and spending his free time with friends and family — including his five children and eleven grandchildren.

    Mark Magstadt - Founder / Client Experience Specialist
  • Danny Kampmeyer

    Product Manager
    • "Give me an H!" "Give me a U!" "Give me a B!" If you are looking for HUB's head cheerleader, you have come to the right biography. Nobody else at HUB can quite equal Danny's enthusiastic embrace of every aspect of the HUB experience. If the HUB service manual prescribes that we walk a mile with our client, Danny will walk at least two. Prior to joining HUB Industrial Supply in 2011, Danny spent 13 years as an installation & 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, son, and four daughters doing yard work, home remodeling, and volunteering at church. He likes traveling, reading, appreciates the challenge of finding innovative ways to solve a problem, and the satisfaction of helping brighten a client's day

    Danny Kampmeyer - Product Manager
  • Bennett Lacey

    National Accounts Manager
    • Bennett serves the galvanizing and fencing 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 galvanizers and fencing pros 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
  • Cameron Bennefield

    Outside Sales Specialist
    • As one of our younger outside industry reps, Cameron has been quietly solving customers' problems since 2013. In an office crowded with larger-than-life personalities, Cameron usually flies under the radar. But his record shows that you don't have to be noisy to make an impression; you just have to be reliable, relentless, and responsive to customer's needs to make a difference.

      Since coming to HUB, Cameron married his high-school sweetheart and the two of them enjoy their independence and social life, which includes spending time with family and friends, traveling and informal softball games.

    Cameron Bennefield - Outside Sales Specialist
  • David Miller

    National Accounts Manager
    • 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
  • John Lacey

    National Accounts Specialist
    • A hard-working industry specialist since 2011, John has served the metal fabricating industry with some significant involvement in the auto recycling industry as well. He came to HUB after working several years in the construction industry.

      Favorite quote: "I believe you can have anything you want in life as long as you help enough other people get what they want." —Zig Ziglar

      When not working, he enjoys spending time with family and playing sports. He also is the guy we turn to when we need to get everyone's attention, because he can cut loose an ear-piercing whistle loud enough to interrupt whatever is going on.

    John Lacey - National Accounts Specialist
  • Jonny Guinn

    National Accounts Specialist
    • Jonny has been an industry specialist for HUB since 2009, assisting some of our biggest clients in the pallet industry. In 2012, HUB added his likeness to all our shipping cartons, because he had garnered the most votes from the public in a promotion that was tied to the presidential election of that year. He became our honorary "President of You're the Boss," and presided for a year in that capacity.

      Apart from his stellar work at HUB, Jonny is also a talented singer and performs regularly at church. His family includes wife Heidi and three children. They enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, hiking and travel. Jonny also loves to cook and enjoys a strong cup of coffee.

    Jonny Guinn - National Accounts Specialist
  • Leigh Britt

    National Accounts Specialist
    • 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 is married to Sonny Britt and they have 3 children. She enjoys country life and spending time with family.

    Leigh Britt - National Accounts Specialist
  • Rachel Shaheen

    National Accounts 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 manager Samuel Lacey.

      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
  • Ross Golden

    National Accounts Specialist
    • Ross was recruited by then-president Gabriel Curry to come to HUB in 2005 while still a student majoring in Industrial Distribution at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

      "When I met Gabriel," Ross says, "I immediately knew that HUB was a company that was going to grow significantly—I think there were about 15 people at the time—and I wanted to be a part of it.
      My wife and I moved to Lake City as soon as I graduated and I was not disappointed. We have been here ever since, and are having more fun than ever!"

      Ross and Rebecca have two children. He loves his wife and kids as well as riding his Harley and hunting wild turkeys. Sometimes he forgets to buy blades for his razor for months at a time.

    Ross Golden - National Accounts Specialist
  • Samuel Lacey

    National Accounts Manager
    • It was a fateful day in 2009 when Samuel Lacey showed up at the HUB offices for the first time. Little did they know that this young man with virtually no sales experience was going to make such an impact serving the whitewood pallet industry. It was as if he was born to excel in this field.

      They also had no idea that in a short amount of time, practically the whole Lacey family would take up residence at HUB. Sibling rivalry finally found a positive outlet as his brothers each labored to better the performance standard that Samuel was setting.

      Samuel enjoys outdoor activities and travelling with his wife and three kids.

    Samuel Lacey - National Accounts Manager
  • Jonny Handy

    Website Product Manager
    • Jonny likes to fool with gadgets.

      As a member of the IT team at HUB, he gets lots of opportunities to make use of his interest in gadgets, whether it is troubleshooting someone's computer problems to programming our warehouse scanners. When he's not working on gadget problems, he's at his desk, adding inventory to our online merchant site.

      Jonny came to us in late 2013. He had a successful career in a telecommunications company before deciding to join us here at HUB, where he could help us grow and be able to shape our destiny in a way that would not be possible in a much larger company.

      In his spare time, Jonny installs equipment on police patrol cars and other emergency vehicles. He also likes to spend time with his wife and four daughters.

    Jonny Handy - Website Product Manager
  • Marga Arnold

    Sr. Administrative Assistant
    • Marga projects the kind of confident efficiency that allows the rest of the HUB staff to relax. We know that all the details are going to be taken care of—no matter what the project is—when Marga is involved.

      Marga came to work for HUB in 2005 when she answered a blind ad for an administrative assistant. She had previously worked as a personal assistant to a bank president and also to a prominent ophthalmologist.

      Marga is married with three children and three grandchildren. Husband Phillip grew up in Georgia and is a lifelong Bulldog fan and Marga is happy to stand by her man. In the summertime, Marga likes to go with her husband and grandchild Conner out to the Gulf of Mexico to go scalloping and fishing.

    Marga Arnold - Sr. Administrative Assistant
  • 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 is married and has two daughters. He enjoys fishing, bicycling, snorkeling and spending time with his family when not at work.

    Matthew Skowron - Inventory Control Manager
  • Michael Tenneboe

    Purchasing Assistant
    • We strive for 100% satisfaction and 0% errors—but so do most of our competitors. The true measure of our integrity is not when everything runs according to plan, but how we respond if something doesn't.

      Michael's job is to follow up on any mishaps and see to it that you—our boss—get the remedy to any problem without experiencing the piling on of additional grief that so often besets a situation once it first begins to veer off course.

      Michael deals directly with clients to resolve issues, impute credits and process return merchandise authorizations (RMAs).

      Michael came to work at HUB right out of high school and has been here ever since 2009. He and wife Mindy have two children. They enjoy going to the beach and being active in their church.

    Michael Tenneboe - Purchasing Assistant
  • 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 and cycling, and staffers half her age lose more than they win when they challenge her to a ping pong match.

    Terri Roemer - Accounts Receivable
  • Jordan Gonzalez

    Client Experience Specialist
    • One of the youngest members of our Client Experience department is Jordan Gonzalez. Like so many of his teammates at HUB, he got his start as a young man working in the warehouse. Since 2013, he has occupied his post at the end of a telephone, helping to guide callers towards the perfect resolution of their supply quest.

      Jordan's two passions are helping people and cooking. He came close to choosing a career in the culinary arts before deciding on building a future at HUB. He finds an outlet for his cooking talents by helping out sometimes after hours at the local pizza parlor and experimenting in his own kitchen.

    Jordan Gonzalez - Client Experience Specialist
  • 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 wife and baby daughter. He also enjoys making his own household repairs and increasing his practical knowledge of appliances and vehicles. "You can learn a lot by taking something apart," he says.

    David Durbin - Credit Manager
  • Ryan Tenneboe

    Shipping Department Leader
    • Ryan came here in early 2014 ago when it was determined that our growing team of warehouse workers needed an additional layer of management to meet our production goals.

      "I came here for the culture," Ryan explains. "I had worked my way up in my previous job, but I knew that moving to HUB was a chance to further my career. I really enjoy the challenges and positive work environment here and the fact that we are a fast-growing company."

      Ryan is intelligent, earnest and likes sharing a good adventure with his wife, Brianna. He also roasts his own coffee beans in a fanatical quest for crafting the best coffee known to man.

    Ryan Tenneboe - Shipping Department Leader
  • Ken Lacey

    Content Manager
    • Ken spends his days making sure the things we write are spelled correctly and make sense. He is also the writer of many articles, product descriptions and marketing pieces. As a matter of fact, he wrote this biography of himself.

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

      If the Lacey name has a familiar ring to it, it's because three of Ken's four sons also work at HUB as industry specialists. Family get-togethers with Ken's wife, kids and grandchildren sometimes resemble a HUB company picnic.

    Ken Lacey - Content Manager
  • Tamara Doherty

    Outside Account Manager
    • Most of our specialists are home-grown right here at HUB. In contrast to the norm, Tamara came to us with a ton of experience under her belt. One of her longtime clients remarked, Tamara is “highly intelligent in her field, and she aims to please her customers.” Another spoke of her “bright, bubbly personality and infectious smile.” It’s a testimony to her abilities that many of her long-time customers followed her to HUB when she came to work for us. Her clients value her integrity, self-confidence, and professionalism.

      Tamara lives in Jacksonville with her husband and two kids and loves outdoor life, especially when it involves sun and water.

    Tamara Doherty -  National Accounts Specialist
  • Sandra Sluss

    Client Experience Specialist
    • “I’ve worked customer service jobs before, but I’ve never had so much freedom to actually serve the client like I do here at HUB,” said Sandra Sluss. “I am learning so much from the people I work with how to really be helpful to our clients.”

      Sandra is a very quick learner and is talented at guiding a customer to the help they need. Since coming to work here in 2016, she has formed friendships with many of the people she deals with on the other end of the telephone line.

      When she’s not working, Sandra likes to get outdoors. Her favorite destination is the mountains.

    Sandra Sluss - Client Experience Specialist
  • Alex Huguet

    National Account Specialist
    • If you're a fan of 1960's era secret agent movies, you will find something reminiscent of that kind of self-assured, smooth talking personality in Alex Huguet. Born and raised in Miami from a family of Cuban immigrants, Alex would make a passable James Bond, but he prefers his root beer neither shaken nor stirred. After spending many years in the hospitality business, Alex relocated to Lake City and found a home here serving the needs of the fencing industry.

      Alex likes to stay active playing basketball and softball and enjoys spending time with his family.

    Alex Huguet - National Account Specialist
  • Doug Staats

    Product Manager
    • If you ask Doug why his last name has that extra "a" in it, he will tell you that it's there so the name can be spelled the same either backwards or forwards—what's known among puzzle fans as a palindrome. He will go on to tell you about his grandfather Otto, whose palindromic first and last name allegedly earned him a mention in a Sunday edition of the Ripley's Believe It or Not! comic strip many years ago.

      Doug is a product manager here at HUB, which is to say that he curates our selection of products and makes sure our tools and other supplies serve our customers with optimum quality and value.

      When he's not working, you'll find Doug at home spending time with his family, tinkering with his '51 Plymouth or riding the back roads on his Harley.

    Doug Staats - Product Manager
  • Jenny Kampmeyer

    Quality Assurance Specialist
    • People use HUB Industrial because they can count on consistently getting their orders quickly and without any drama. The secret to a problem-free experience is to anticipate all the things that can go wrong with an order and have a plan of action in case something does. This is Jenny's main responsibility—identifying problems and fixing them before the customer is even aware that there is a problem. Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry, and Jenny's duties also include working with customers when things don't go smoothly to try to repair the damage done.

      Jenny has a busy personal life as well. She and husband Kevin have been married since 1997 and have 3 kids. She recently started taking piano lessons, taking an important first step in achieving a lifelong dream to become proficient in that instrument. She loves volunteering at her kids' charter school.

    Jennifer Kampmeyer - Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Jonathan Sluss

    Product Support Specialist
    • HUB's deep pool of talent includes the versatile skills of Jonathan Sluss. Jonathan tries to keep a low profile, concealing his intellectual horsepower behind humble-sounding speech mannerisms that include addressing his colleagues with a "Hey, man..." and a "yeah, man." But few of us are fooled by it. Jonathan works in our marketing department, upgrading our image library and making incremental improvements to the way we present content on our website and catalog.

      Jonathan was born and raised in Lake City and, among other superpowers, possesses perfect pitch. He plays guitar and bass and likes spending time with family. He also enjoys travelling and exploring unfamiliar destinations.

    Jonathan Sluss - Product Support Specialist
  • Lauren Butler

    Industry Specialist
    • Some people say that being a barista is a dead-end job. Not so for Lauren Butler, who made such an impression interacting with customers while she worked at the drive-up coffee stand that a frequent patron who works at HUB invited her to join the team here. Sure, it's going to take a little time to get to know band saw blades with the same expertise as she knows her lattes, but honesty, efficiency and an infectiously sunny attitude are qualities that translate well to the pallet business.

      "I love talking to customers," Lauren says. "They're so hard-working and yet they've been very generous to me as I learn the ropes of the industry."

      Lauren is born and raised in Lake City and lives at home with her parents and sister. She likes watching her boyfriend compete at the local short track motor races.

    Lauren Butler - Industry Specialist
  • Kaleigh Fitzhugh

    Industry Specialist
    • Kaleigh (pronounced Kaylee) works with customers in the waste industry to make sure they receive the products they need without any problems. She’s been on the job since mid-2016.

      She reports directly to David Miller, who says he chose her out of all the other potential candidates because of her demeanor and her natural ability to build a rapport with people.

      “I like dealing with customers,” Kaleigh says, “I love that my job consists of really getting to know my customers.” She notes that after a year of working with some of the same customers, they all seem like friends to her.

      Kaleigh married to Stuart Fitzhugh and enjoys a good laugh with her extended family.

    Kaleigh Fitzhugh - Industry Specialist
  • Sam Helmick

    National Accounts Specialist
    • After a 10-year career in the mortgage industry, Samantha Helmick has come to work at HUB so she can focus on what she does best: working directly with clients to help them solve their supply problems.

      A native of North Florida, Sam comes from a close-knit family that loves college football, with a particular fondness for the FSU Seminoles. When she's not working, Sam likes to volunteer her time helping others and trying to improve her golf game.

    Sam Helmick - National Accounts Specialist
  • Amanda Richardson

    Industry Specialist
    • Some people just have a knack for making friends easily. Amanda gives off an approachable vibe that makes folks feel comfortable talking to her. She uses her empathy quite skillfully to help her clients in the precast concrete industry solve their most challenging supply problems.

      Amanda is new to the precast industry. She previously spent 10 years as a nursing assistant in the healthcare industry. She’s learning the ropes quickly under the experienced tutelage of her supervisor, Bennett Lacey. As a former rodeo barrel racer, she’s accustomed to taking her hits and seeing things through to the finish.

      When she’s not on the job, Amanda can be found outdoors on a 4-wheeler or on the lake in her boat with her husband and 3 children.

    Amanda Richardson - Industry Specialist