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Gary Ewers – President

Gary Ewers graduated from the University of Florida in 1991 with a degree in Finance. Gary grew up around fire apparatus manufacturing and naturally pursued his career in the fire industry. He joined Class 1, later Class 1 / Span Instruments, as a Sales Manager in 1992. In 2001, Gary became the Vice President of Sales for Class 1 / Hale Products and in 2003 took over as President of the Hale Fire Suppression Group (Class 1, Hale and Hale Europe). In 2006, he left the Hale Products group and became the President of FirePrograms. As of 2009, Gary is also the President of Reach Engineering.

Roger Sutton – Vice President of Operations

A 1985 graduate of the University of Florida, with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Roger Sutton worked as an Engineering Supervisor for Emergency One from 1985 – 1991. Then, after four years as Senior Applications Engineer for Parametric Technology Corp, a leading engineering software provider, Roger moved on to serve as the President of Pro/Technical Solutions, until 2001. From 2001 – 2003, he was the Director of Consulting for Belcan Corp before joining Class1 as the Electronics Global Product Manager from 2003 – 2008. Since 2008, Roger has served as Vice President of Operations/Software Development for FirePrograms.

Chris Magiera – Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Chris Magiera holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas and has over 24 years of active firefighting service in a variety of capacities, including seventeen years as an EMT and six years in a senior Chief Officer role. From 1994 – 1995, Chris worked in Sales and trained customers for Span Instruments. He served as the Midwest Sales Manager for Class 1 from 1995 until 2000, became the Director of Midwest Operations for Class 1 / Hale Products until 2007 and then moved onto become the Vice President of Product Management for Hale Products until 2009.  Chris left Hale in 2009 and now serves as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FirePrograms and Reach Engineering.

 

 

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