Ryan Wright

Sales

GSFA Sales Consultant: February 1, 1997 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 25

 

I took a month off after graduating from the University of New Mexico and started with the company on February 1, 1997. Right away my father Bill took me under his wings and started training me on the products and sales process. I started learning the internal systems and eventually was able to handle an opportunity from cradle to grave directly with the customer. This included pre-sale, order processing, inspection and delivery functions. I have had the opportunity to sell 393 new units to customers over the years. Currently, I have transitioned almost entirely into an owner / leadership role. My primary focus is running the business, improving processes and profitability. We currently have seven (7) full-time sales personnel, two (2) part time sales personnel, one (1) Sales Manager and one (1) Sales Coordinator.

Counties Served

Calaveras, San Joaquin, Santa Clara

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Daron Wright

Sales

GSFA Sales Consultant:  November 1, 2001 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 20

I started out fresh out of college (Mississippi State) and during that time the Company was moving from one location to another, so I assisted with the move. From there, I started learning the internal systems and took opportunities of specifying / designing new customer units that were out to competitive bid. I grew into a self-sufficient sales representative and have sold 181 new units to customers over the course of my career.

In 2015 during our transition and entry into the service and parts distribution business I was tasked with overseeing the operation. We started in June of 2015 with five (5) service employees (4 technicians, 1 parts). We currently have twenty-four (24) service employees (15 technicians, 4 PDI / New Delivery Prep and 5 parts), and I have transitioned into an owner / leadership role for the service business.

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Mike Martinez

Mike Martinez

GSFA Sales Consultant: March 23, 2020 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 30

Mike has 30 years of experience in the fire service. His fire service career began with the City of Sausalito and following consolidation has continued with the Southern Marin Fire District in Marin County where he has held the rank of Captain for 25 years. He has had the fortunate assignment of working around and on the San Francisco Bay, which has provided a variety of challenges on and off of the water. 

 

His involvement with apparatus specifications was a natural fit as he was a Master Automotive Technician with Mazda Motorcars of America prior to his fire service career. He has been the lead in apparatus specifications for 20 years and has seen the procurement of a wide variety of equipment that includes Type 1 and Type 3 Engines, a Rescue, a Tiller, and a Fireboat! Mike is a second-generation fire service member.

Counties Served

Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, Solano, Yolo

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Dewayne Young

dewayne young

GSFA Sales Consultant:  May 29, 2019 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 28

Dewayne’s background includes 28 years of experience in the fire service (the past nineteen with the City of Merced Fire Department and the previous nine with the Merced County Fire Department). He has held the rank of Captain with Merced City for the past 15 years and has been involved in the apparatus program for 16 years. 

 

His role as the Apparatus Program Manager encompasses developing administrative reports for procurement of apparatus replacement funds and developing specifications for new apparatus. In addition, Dewayne is a third-generation fire service member!

Counties Served

Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Benito, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne

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Jon Bauer

 

 

Jon Bauer

GSFA Sales Consultant:  January 10, 2013 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 42

Jon retired as a Battalion Chief from the Redding Fire Department in 2012. As an Engineer, Jon joined the newly formed Apparatus Work Group in 1988. Jon assisted with specification development for Department’s fleet replacement plan. After promoting to Captain, Jon became the chairperson for the Work Group and continued to support the fleet program by developing a consistent fleet throughout the Department. 

 

As a Battalion Chief, Jon’s role transitioned to Manager of the Department’s rolling stock, whereby his duties included oversight of the Work Group, vehicle replacements plans, preparing reports to City Council, purchasing and managing the Departments fleet maintenance program.   

Counties Served

Del Notre, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino,  Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity

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Dave Klockzien

dave klockzien

GSFA Sales Manager:  April 17, 2017 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 27

Dave comes to us with vast technical experience on fire apparatus. Dave began his career in 1996 working at Pierce Manufacturing where he held positions as Electrician, Electrical Production Engineer, Control Systems (Command Zone) Software Programmer/Designer, Command Zone Trainer, and Electrical Product Coordinator/Manager. 

 

Dave’s technical knowledge of apparatus control systems and functionality provide unique understanding of how apparatus systems function and capabilities of each system. After Pierce, Dave worked as a sales Consultant assisting Pierce Dealerships with specification creation, vehicle inspections and customer care. As Sales Manager for GSFA, Dave continues to work with Fire Departments on apparatus sales, contracts, CRM creation as well as overseeing GSFA activities at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Counties Served

San Mateo

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Brad Hansen

Brad Hansen

GSFA Sales Consultant:  January 1, 2020 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 32

Brad comes to us with a distinguished career background, which includes 26 years in the fire service (24 with the City of Sacramento Fire Department and the previous two years with the then Elk Grove Fire Department, now Cosumnes Fire Department). Brad held the rank Engineer for 18 years at SFD and then concluded his career there with the last 6 years in the Division of Training as an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor for the Department.

 

He was a committed member of the department’s Apparatus Committee for 15 years and held the position as the committee’s Chairperson for the last 12 years right up to his retirement. Under his leadership, he and the 6-member committee were responsible for the development of new apparatus specifications, loose equipment specifications along with layout and outfitting of the loose equipment on new apparatus. During his time as Apparatus Chairperson the SFD standardized its fleet.

Counties Served

Alpine, Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba

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Rich Myers

rich myers

GSFA Sales Consultant:  January 5, 2005 to Present

Total Years of Experience in the Fire Industry: 38

Rich started his career with a 6.5-year stint in the US Army, including two tours in Germany. Upon separation in 1983, Rich was hired as a student firefighter at Columbia College FD for 2 years, then after one season as a seasonal FF with Cal Fire TCU, he was hired full time with Tracy Fire in 1985, where his father had also worked for 7 years.

 

Rich worked as an FF/Mechanic for 6 years, and then in 1994, was given the responsibility as the fleet manager, where he stayed until 2005. Rich was promoted to Captain in 1999, where he stayed until retirement. During this time as a customer, Rich secured seven units from Pierce including a 1998 105′ AWS ladder truck. Rich was able to balance his fire job, along with his sales responsibilities at GSFA all the way until his retirement in 2015 after a 30-year career in what is now known as South San Joaquin Fire Authority. As mentioned above, Rich is also proud to be a second-generation firefighter.

Counties Served

Monterey, Santa Cruz

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