Stemle & Associates, Inc. – Sales Associates Profile
Justin Wendholt – (President) Justin came on board with Stemle & Associates in the fall of 2020. He officially took 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 Eastern Kentucky and Southern Indiana territory. When not supporting our team, you can find Justin spending time with his family or exploring the great outdoors!
Robin Brawner – (Sales Associate) Robin joined the Stemle Team in May of 2022. She is covering the Northern and Central Ohio Territory. Her love for this business started after graduating from FIDM San Francisco with a degree in Interior Design and starting a job with a high-end wood casegoods manufacturer in California. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in the contract furniture industry, including sales positions with 2 major furniture manufacturers. Her years of experience have given her an extensive knowledge of the design industry and commercial office furniture. Robin provides a superior level of customer service and responsiveness to her customers and dealers. She will do whatever it takes to get the job done. In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining family and friends, travel, water sports, art and architecture.
Deb Wirtz – (Sales Associate) Deb has been with Stemle & Associates for over 5 years! With over 25 years of experience in the sales field, Deb offers a refreshing take on the furniture industry. Her caring personality allows her to connect with customers with ease. 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.
Jenny Hardison – (Sales Associate) Jenny has been with the Stemle team for 4 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 & Associates for a little over 2 years, but apart of the contract furniture industry for 35 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.
Mitzi Rouse – (Sales Associate) Mitzi has been with Stemle & Associates for almost 9 years and has over 25 years in sales experience. She 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!
Jenny Fisher– (Sales Associates) Jenny comes to us with an extensive background in the commercial furniture and design industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in Interior Design. Her background has spanned from design to dealer sales, to manufacturer’s representative roles. What drives her success, is the relationship building she creates with her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything creative: painting, crafting and even upholstery. Jenny began a successful side business during 2020, to assist her friends with residential upholstery. Although its not a focus now, it is a skill her father taught her years ago, having been an antique business owner in Chicago. She is married to her husband Rick, and they have two athletic sons both in high school. She is covering Central and Western Tennessee and Bowling Green, KY Territory.
Stemle & Associates, Inc. – Corporate Office Profile
Tonya Sander – (Office Manager) Tonya has been with Stemle & Associates for almost 25 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 – (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 almost 9 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 – (Sales Coordinator) With a total of 13 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!