Al Fortney: CEO
Al founded Fortney Sales in 1978. Al had successfully served the industrial marketplace in a sales role for a number of years. After yet another political "sea change" at his previous employer, Al decided to strike out on his own. He quit his job and started looking for lines to represent as a manufacturer's rep.
By the way...he did this while his wife was in the hospital recovering from minor surgery. Although we wouldn't recommend such a move for you, it was probably the only thing that kept Joyce from throttling him. All these years later, who can question his success.
We are all grateful for his vision and dedication.
David Fortney: President
David has worked with the company since was able to walk. Well…sort of. David has been involved with the business at all levels, cleaning up the warehouse as a kid, working in the warehouse as a teenager, and so on. David joined the company officially in June of 1989 working in customer service. He eventually moved into Outside Sales and then into management. David now leads our organization serving as President. David still loves the sales process and covers the Northeast Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico territories.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3352
Cell Phone: 770.335.6676
Danny Fortney: Vice President / Sales Manager
Danny grew up in and around the business from warehouse to customer service. After college, he worked outside the business for a few years before taking an outside sales position in August of 1996.
Danny currently covers part of the Atlanta area, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the Dominican Republic.
As of January 2013 he took on the role of Sales Manager to continue grow the business and find new opportunities.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3353
Cell Phone: 770.335.6679
Joyce Fortney: TBBIA (The Brains Behind It All)
We all know that Mrs. Joyce really runs the show. That is all...
Scott May: Territory Manager
South Georgia, Florida
Scott first met David Fortney while both were attending Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After graduation, Scott gained experience with an number of industries including, advertising, business services and technology services. Having maintained a longtime friendship with the Fortney family, the relationship eventually transitioned into a professional opportunity as well. He joined the company as an Outside Salesman in December of 2002. Initially, Scott covered the Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi Territories. In 2005 he transitioned to the easternmost region covering North and South Carolina, Northeast Georgia, Virginia and West Virgina. In 2019, Scott relocated to the Northeast Florida coast and covers Florida and South Georgia.
And yes…we give him a hard time about the hair and the clothes too. You don’t have to feel guilty about harassing him.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3356
Cell Phone: 678.641.6436
Richard Korson: Territory Manager
Northwest Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Louisiana.
Richard joined the company in May, 2005. Richard is the crazy one with 15 children and one on the way. Well…not really. He is a little crazy but he and his lovely bride only have seven children. Oh yeah…he’s now a grandfather twice over as well. God Bless the man. He’s well on his way to visiting all the National Parks in the US. Check out his travel blog at www.bighorntravelblog.com
Direct Phone: 678.460.3364
Cell Phone: 678.315.1935
Andy Fobes: Territory Manager
Andy joined FSC in June, 2013. Initially Andy started as our Inside Sales Specialist, focusing on outbound call activity to assist our Territory Managers in growing market share for our product lines.
As of June 2016, Andy has also stepped into a role as the Territory Manager for Alabama, South Mississippi and the Panhandle of Florida. Andy is also covering Central Georgia as well. Don’t count on seeing him making sales calls in December. Each year he has a standing gig in a certain television special as Yukon Cornelius.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3369
Cell Phone: 678.995.9930
Bob Lerzo: Customer Service Manager
Bob joined the Fortney Sales Company team in June of 2016 after a 30 year successful career with IBM. Having extensive experience in leading international customer service teams, we are excited to have Bob’s influence at FSC. Bob would be the data king. If you need it sliced, diced, imported, exported, mined, evaluated…well. You get the point. Bob’s services are in high demand. And no, you cannot hire him away. He is ours.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3355
Tim Simmons: Customer Service / Inventory Control
Tim joined FSC in May, 1989. Tim arrived for his initial interview in an AC/DC concert t-shirt and a pony-tail. He looked like he belonged in the band. He spent his initial years with the company working in the warehouse slinging hose at our original Session Street facility. Eventually moving into customer service, Tim now spends all his time overseeing Inventory Management for all the Kuriyama products in our Georgia facility.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3357
Aaron Biddle: Inside Sales Support
Aaron joined FSC in August, 2014. He’s your ice cream man….(there is a song in that somewhere)
He comes to us with an extensive background in management and leadership training from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Aaron is the primary support specialist for the Outside Sales team (special quotes, projects, etc). He is also responsible managing the Safeplast, Penflex and Pressure Gauge inventory and order process.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3359
Jan Hammonds: Customer Service
She’s BACK! Jan originally joined us in 2011 and quickly became a vital member of the team. After a brief hiatus in late 2014, Jan has joined us again. We are grateful to have her back on the phones.
Direct Phone: 678.501.4011
Christi Holland: Customer Service
Christi joined FSC in May of 2016. Having come from outside the industry, she quickly conquered the steep learning curve becoming one of our strongest team members. A chronically happy individual, you can’t miss the smile in her voice.
Direct Phone: 678.501.4012
David Hulsey: Logistics and Order Process Coordinator
D3 joined the company in July, 2007. He can drive a truck, unload it, find the best way to make all of it fit in half the space it should, and make it all look easy. And he is also very handy with a fire extinguisher. Figuratively anyway. He’s the guy who makes sure we get the product where it belongs.
Our resident outdoors-man, he can build it, hike it, survive it. When the zombie apocalypse occurs…I’m on his team. David is also a volunteer with the Cartersville Search and Rescue Team.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3361
Dennis Pope: Customer Service
Dennis joined FSC in October, 1979 as the first non-family member employee. Dennis has forgotten more about this business than some of us will ever learn. Dennis arrived for his initial interview driving a Cobb County School bus.
After 37 years with the company, Dennis officially retired on June 30, 2016. After a few short weeks of retirement, Dennis came back filling in for vacations in Customer Service. That occasional day in the office became a regular event. You can now find him on the phones most days of the week.. Be sure to give him the appropriate hard time.
We are blessed to have the Pope in our midst.
Jeff Whitmire: Customer Service
Jeff worked with us back at the Big Shanty Road location as a member of the warehouse team. He has rejoined us as a member of the Customer Service team and we are tickled to have him here.
Pat Dasher: Administrative Support
A longtime family friend, Pat joined the company in September, 1983. Pat ensures that everything from billing to shipping gets done correctly. She keeps everyone in line and makes sure we are all pointed in the right direction.
Aaron Kelly: Warehouse Manager
Ram Singh: Assistant Warehouse Manager
Caleb joined the company officially in May of 2015. He’s been in and out of the building since before he could walk. We expect he will be here well after most of us are gone.
Matthew is a sucker. Somehow Caleb talked him into working at Fortney Sales in the warehouse. Now he just can’t get rid of us. Matthew is off at college but is always back for the summer. We are glad he’s with us.
Terrence joined the company in April of 2018.
Elvis joined the company in April of 2018.
Bill is a really patient man. He’s working with his brother. We all know how challenging that can be. Bill joined us in May of 2018.
Terrence (T2) joined the company in September of 2018.
Everyone say Hi to Victor! He’s the newest member of our warehouse team.
Cam is one of our growing contingent of part time college students from KSU.
Andrew is also part of the college crew from Kennesaw State University. Go Owls!
Caleb is currently a student at Dominion High School and helps out after school. Go Knights!
FYI…the beautiful young lady isn’t an employee…yet. We are going to have to work on that.