It’s an exciting time to be at ZMac. Our business is growing by leaps and bounds, and with that growth come so many great things, including our 9 newest employees. We’re proud to introduce you to this impressive group. Read on to discover what makes these each of our new hires tick, in their own words.
National Accounts Team Lead
I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, a long time ago. I grew up in Southwest Florida and then moved to Racine with my mom and brother when I was 10 and call this home. I am a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Marketing. For most of my career, I have been in sales as a National Account Executive with Rust-Oleum. I have a daughter that teaches grade school and son-in-law who is a geologist for BP in London, England. In addition to that, I also have 2 rescue dogs, Daisy a beagle/lab mix and Jack a Patterdale Terrier.
For fun, I like to travel and have been to Egypt, Shanghai, Thailand, London, France, Italy, the Caribbean and all over the United States. I also teach Group Power, a weight lifting class, to offset the fact I like to cook, eat, and drink good wine!
I’m a Jersey boy of 20 years that made my way out to Southeastern Wisconsin back in 2006 looking for opportunity. I’ve been in sales for 5 years, and I’ve excelled in building quality relationships with my customers.
Outside of work, I primarily focus on three things: my wife and two kids, my media company and a weekly podcast on GabTV, and my relationship with Jesus Christ. This October I married my best friend and tag team partner in life, Angela. Her daughters, Skylee and Kaylen, love spending time with me, and I do my best trying to bring out the very best in them. I started RichLoco Media, LLC back in January to be the “umbrella” for the RichLoco LIVE podcast. In that time, RichLoco has transformed into one of the most influential and successful programs on GabTV, with over 2,000 followers and various guest spots on other shows. I’ve also been able to cover significant events, such as President Trump’s visit to Snap-On Tools’ headquarters back in April.
I am proud to be an American and proud to be a Christian! I got saved on an Easter Sunday in 1999, and since then, my life has been full of excitement and stories that seem to be totally unreal! Lastly, I’m a big fan of pro wrestling, classic rock, and Major League Baseball. One day, I hope to visit all 30 Major League ballparks in 30 days.
Alan (Ace) Nickel
I am a husband of 37 years to Mary with two sons, Andrew and Jarret. Yes, Andrew is 32 and still lives at home! Jarret lives in Wausau with his wife, Autumn. I have an American Eskimo dog named Jack Frost. I enjoy golfing (thus the Ace nickname), traveling and cooking. We traveled to Italy and Sicily this past July.
My Likes/Dislikes List:
- Music: I love music – now my favorite music is Country, but it used to be 80’s hair band stuff.
- Food: I love food – pretty much anything, I am not picky. But I have been told I make a killer pulled pork which is a 40-hour process!
- TV: My favorite TV shows include American Pickers, Gold Rush, and the Voice. I also love the History channel.
- Movies: Comedy: Caddyshack, The Jerk, and Beerfest. Historical: Ben Hur, Gladiator and Apollo 13. Action: Rambo movies, Transporter and Braveheart. Love stories: Serendipity, You’ve Got Mail and the original Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.
- Sports: I love all Wisconsin sports teams!
- Dislikes: Dishonesty and people who are downers.
I’m a 27-year-old identical twin from Kenosha. I enjoy getting tattoos – despite being terrified of needles. I also enjoy skateboarding, golfing, and spending time with my children Dashiell (4) and Oliver (3), and my fiancé Sydney. I’m looking to put a ring on it “officially” next September. Something you might not know about me is that I’m ¼ Japanese because my grandparents met in World War II. Before working at ZMac, I was utilizing my audio engineering degree to work in recording studios around the Chicago area.
I am currently engaged and am the father of two beautiful girls, ages 3 years old and 7 months old. I like to travel and check out historic sites or do adventurous activities like hiking and zip lining. I also enjoy music and going to concerts and have gone to several music festivals in Memphis, Tennessee, and Columbus, Ohio, among others. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with degrees in both Business Management and Business Marketing. When not working or parenting, I am in a recreational volleyball league during the summer and a pool league the rest of the year. I also enjoy rooting for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs and am learning to play golf.
I have a wife named Trina and three little boys with birthdays all on the 21st of the month. Eddie Jr (10) and Javon (9) were born on the same day September 21st (one year apart), and Jaden (3) was born on April 21st. I recently got married in June, and my honeymoon was awesome, lasting 2 weeks. We were in Miami for three days and in the Caribbean for four days. After that, we went to Washington DC and toured the Northeast.
I love music and play three different instruments, bass, piano, and drums. My favorite song is All of Me by John Legend, and my favorite Movie is Big Trouble In Little China. I’ve been a Philadelphia Eagles fan my entire life, and Carson Wentz is MVP this year. I’ve been to 39 of the 50 states in the US and have plans to finish the rest out before I’m 30. I’ve traveled to 4 different countries Mexico, Canada, South America, and toured the entire Caribbean Islands. I love to golf, play basketball, and coach youth teams. I coach the U9 football St. Catherine’s SEYFA team and have coached consistently at the YMCA since my two boys turned 5. I am a UW Parkside graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science with a minor in Business/Chemistry and an associate degree in Marketing.
I am a Milwaukee resident who enjoys training for half marathons and binge-watching television shows with friends. My go-to shows are Ozarks (an American crime drama thriller), Game of Thrones (an American fantasy drama), and Archer (an American adult animated spy sitcom). I’ve been skydiving and once ran with the bulls in Cicero, Illinois. Luckily, no one was seriously injured in that bull run, but those bulls are a lot faster than I thought they’d be! Three things people don’t know about me are my ability to swim long distances, I used to be a paramedic, and I have webbed toes! I hope to be a great asset to ZMac and have a long, storied career here.
National Accounts Customer Service Representative
I’m a hippie at heart who wholeheartedly protests the idea of shoes. I enjoy reading, the color pink, watching TV and movies, hiking, swimming, being outdoors, and of course, shopping. I was born on Langley Air Force Base in 1989 and have since lived in 5 states: Virginia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Wisconsin. Over the years my family fostered many children and ended up adopting two biological brothers.
I’m just shy of being fully bilingual. I can watch TV or read anything in Spanish, but I’m not quite ready to speak it. I have one cat, named Odie as a nod to the cartoon Garfield, and hope to one day have a pet unicorn.
Born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, I’m a 31-year-old father to three-year-old Zoey. I have 5+ years of experience in the trucking industry. I went to college at St. Norbert where I played football and majored in Business. After college, I played 10 years of semi-pro football in the Racine area before retiring in 2015. Post-football, I enjoy playing softball, darts, and golf as well as spending time outdoors with my American Bulldog rescue named Hope and my lovely fiancé, Julie, whom I am marrying in the fall of 2018. I recently became an ordained minister and have openings for anyone looking to get hitched!
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