Stemle & Associates, Inc. – Sales Associates Profile

Justin Wendholt – (President) Justin came on board with Stemle & Associates in the fall of 2020. He has officially taken over the company February 1, 2021, as President. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Sales.  Justin has spent substantial time in various sales roles with his latest managing the sales force for a healthcare furniture manufacturer.  He brings a fresh look at best practices to support, supply, and connect with our customers.  His roles at Stemle & Associates entail a substantial amount of time supporting the outside sales team and also working with our corporate office.  He also covers the Western and Central Tennessee territory. When not supporting our team, you can find Justin spending time with his family or exploring the great outdoors!

Steve Stemle – (Vice President) Steve founded Stemle & Associates, Inc. in 1992.  With a total of over 45 years of leadership experience in the furniture industry, Steve has offered a solid foundation for the company, since the beginning. His knowledge and guidance are irreplaceable. The Brescia University graduate started in the industry at National Office Furniture. For 16 years, Steve was primarily in upper management in Sales and Marketing. Steve has a strong work ethic and drive for success. However, he still understands the importance of building personal relationships with his dealers and manufacturers. Steve has filled many roles during his life including Veteran, Entrepreneur, Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Steve covers the Southern Indiana and Kentucky territory.

Dan Hamilton – (Sales Associate) Dan, our loyal sales associate, has been with Stemle & Associates for 17 years! He has been in the commercial furniture business for over 30 years. With his experience, Dan understands the process to complete a sale with integrity and proper products for a successful customer experience. He specializes in solutions for your office customers’ needs and backs it with service and support by being reachable and quick to respond to your needs. Dan covers the majority of our Northern Ohio Territory. In addition to being a loving husband and proud grandpa, Dan is a fearless traveler in all weather and road conditions.

Mitzi Rouse – (Sales Associate) For 7 years at Stemle & Associates and over 20 years in sales, Mitzi covers our Eastern Tennessee territory. Her fun-loving disposition, passionate personality, and smiling face is always visible. Born and raised in Tennessee, Mitzi exudes southern charm from the get go. Her nonstop speed and hard work is invaluable to her customers and our team. Mitzi enjoys the dynamic furniture industry. She appreciates the standard products but is also enthusiastic for new product introductions. Family-oriented and charismatic, Mitzi’s love for life, the ocean, and the furniture industry is contagious!

Deb Wirtz – (Sales Associate) Deb has now been with Stemle & Associates for  4 years! With over 25 years’ experience in the sales field, Deb offers a refreshing take on the furniture industry. Deb covers our North Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Northern West Virginia territory. She is originally from Wisconsin. Deb enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with her husband and son. She has been eager to jump right in to the fast-paced environment of Stemles and is looking forward to moving full steam ahead!

Jenny Hardison  (Sales Associate) Jenny has been with the Stemle team for  2 1/2 years and is covering our Southern Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky territory. Having worked on both the dealer and manufacturers rep side for the past 15 years, she is no stranger to the furniture industry.  Jenny knows what it takes to keep people happy.   Her fun, loving, and energetic personality makes her easy to get along with.  On the weekends you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband and 4 children.  Being a mother and having a couple of marathons under her belt, she knows what it takes to work hard, persevere, and not give up.  She is willing to go the distance to help you with your furniture needs.

Gerald Shannon– (Sales Associates) Gerald is covering Central and Northern Indiana, as well as Columbus, OH.  He has been with Stemle’s for a little over a year, but apart of the contract furniture industry for 33 years in roles as a rep, dealer, and most recently with a manufacturer.  Gerald feels fortunate in bringing this broad perspective to client interactions, building existing and new relationships, and serving Stemle customers as a rep.  In his spare time, Gerald enjoys spending time with his family, working out, golfing, and music. Music is big in the Shannon household and most favorite to Gerald when playing and singing around the piano with his children. His friendly, energetic, persevering way paired with his wealth of knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to the Stemle team.

Stemle & Associates, Inc. – Corporate Office Profile

Tonya Sander

Tonya Sander – (Office Manager) Tonya has been with Stemle & Associates for 23 years! She is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Business Administration emphasizing in Finance, Marketing, and Office Information Systems. Tonya has extensive knowledge on all current product along with years of experience dealing with any and all furniture issues. She is efficient in 20/20 Giza, drawings, and specifications. Tonya is a problem solver with a charismatic personality that has established long-lasting relationships at Stemle’s during her many years here!

Kelly Hochgesang

Kelly Hochgesang – (Sales Coordinator/Marketing) Kelly is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in Business Management and a Minor in Accounting. She has been an important member of the Stemle sales support team for the past 7 years. Kelly is the key contact covering our Corporate Office email. She oversees the handling of all purchase orders in a timely manner to keep orders running smoothly! She has a diligent work ethic. She is especially efficient when it comes to pricing for quotes and bids or parts and warranty requests. Kelly is an extremely organized individual, pro multi-tasker, and her attention to every last detail makes her invaluable to Stemle & Associates, Inc.!

Leslie Kiesling

Leslie Kiesling – (Sales Coordinator) With a total of 12 years of working with Stemle & Associates, Inc., Leslie is one of our Sales Coordinators in the office. A graduate of Harrison College, with a Bachelor degree in Business Management and an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. Leslie has excelled at many roles for Stemle’s including Outside Sales Associate as well as Inside Sales Support. The multiple positions she has held here, has helped her gain an understanding of the complete business. She provides support to the sales reps with sample inquiries and aids in pricing and customer support. Leslie is a hard worker, fast talker, logical thinker, and is always making an effort to do the best possible job!