Stemle & Associates, Inc. – Sales Associates Profile
Steve Stemle – (President) Steve founded Stemle & Associates, Inc. in 1992. With a total of over 45 years of leadership experience in the furniture industry, Steve offers a solid foundation for the company. His knowledge and guidance is 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.
Justin Wendholt – (Vice President) Justin is the newest member to the Stemle team, starting with us in the fall of 2020. 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 will entail a substantial amount of time supporting the outside sales team and also working with our corporate office. When not supporting our team, you can find Justin spending time with his family or exploring the great outdoors!
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.