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. He is the son of Al and Joyce Fortney and because of this, He 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. He is the other son of Al and Joyce Fortney. After college, he worked outside the business for a few years before taking an outside sales position in August of 1996. He not only manages territories but is our Vice President and Sales Manager. Danny oversees the territories in Metro-Atlanta, Northern North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3353
Cell Phone: 770.335.6679
Joyce Fortney is the wife of Al Fortney. She is the brains behind this whole operation. She has built this company alongside Al from the ground up and continues to put in the work to this day.
Scott May: Territory Manager
Scott first met David Fortney while both were attending Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After graduation, Scott gained experience in a 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. He has overseen many territories throughout his time here. Scott has relocated to the Northeast Florida coast and now manages our territories in Florida and South Georgia.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3356
Cell Phone: 678.641.6436
Richard Korson: Territory Manager
Richard joined the company in May 2005. Richard has been loyal to our company and oversees our outside sales in Northwest Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, Louisiana, and East Arkansas.
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.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3369
Cell Phone: 678.995.9930
Caleb Fortney: Territory Manager
Caleb joined the company officially in May of 2015. He is the son of our President, David Fortney. He has been around the company his entire life and began as a part-time worker in our warehouse and has worked his way up to his current position, whilst attending Kennesaw State. After graduating, he hit the road and He is now our territory manager for North Georgia, Northeast Georgia, South Carolina, and Southern North Carolina.
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 of 2014. 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 for managing the Safeplast, Penflex, and Pressure Gauge inventory and order process.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3359
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. She can tell you anything you need to know! The customers love her almost as much as we do! She is a chronically happy individual and you can’t miss her smile in any room!
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 Whitmire worked with us back at the Big Shanty Road location as a warehouse team member. He rejoined our team as a Customer Service team member a few years ago. He is a big part of this team!
Andrew is part of the college crew from Kennesaw State University. He has worked for us for many years in the warehouse but has recently taken a job on the inside. He is hardworking and very determined to help our company.
Kelda Williams: Administrative Support
Continuing with FSC tradition, Kelda is a longtime family friend. Somehow it just seems to work for us. Kelda is the one making sure all the pick tickets get processed so that everything invoices correctly. She’s also handling all our internal marketing material requests.
Our Warehouse Team
Aaron Kelly: Warehouse Manager
Aaron joined FSC in September, 2006. Most of us cannot remember what it was like without him. He is the heart and soul of the warehouse. Aaron manages our warehouse team overseeing all shipments going out and all the hands shipping them. He keeps things running smoothly even on the craziest days. Aaron could answer any question about our products and their locations that you could ever think of.
Direct Phone: 678.460.3368
Ram Singh: Assistant Warehouse Manager
Craig joined FSC in December, 2013. Craig is a part of this work family and things wouldn’t be the same without him. He keeps us laughing on even the busiest days while also making sure everything gets done exactly when it needs to.
Bill joined us in May of 2018 and has become a huge part of this family. He works alongside our warehouse team, including his brother Craig. He help keep things running smoothly on the freight end of our warehouse!
Victor joined our warehouse team a few years ago and is everyone’s favorite guy! He is always willing to help anyone and is quick to get things done when asked.
If you want something done right, hire the guy with the Ph.D.
Alex Jonke has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and joined our company after leaving a crazy life in that field. Alex is the one for the job and is currently the head of the Midland department of our warehouse.
If you want to be entertained, check out his and his daughter’s Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqfIS5mkFxv7-T9GvDrrCw
Noah Leonard joined our team in the August of 2021. He is also a family friend of the Fortneys and joined us after serving in multiple positions at Publix. He now runs our UPS department shipping out all of our smaller packages on his own. If you need a job done fast and efficiently, He’s the guy!
Kaitlin began working for us a couple of years ago. She is the daughter of the President, David Fortney. She began on the inside as an organizer and now is a part-time employee in our warehouse on her school breaks but she is currently studying Digital Marketing at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. She is also the Social Media manager for all of our social platforms and works remotely part-time for us all year round.