In today’s team profile, we feature Larry Gorman. Larry leads the team at our Cincinnati location.
What is something fun or interesting that not everyone knows about you?
I enjoy 4-wheeling with my Jeep in the mountains of Tennessee and also riding a motorcycle with my wife. We have been all over the U.S. with the motorcycle. Probably the best was Sturgis bike rally.
What is a hobby that you love to take part in…and why?
I have a woodshop that I build tables, chairs, and children’s furniture. I also have a 1976 Corvette that I build from the ground up that I take to car shows on the weekends. I enjoy doing things with my hands and seeing the results.
What is a brand or product that you sell all of the time at Discount Drainage?
Out of the brands and products we sell. I sell fittings from Normandy Products to probably 80% of the customers that come it.
What is a company that you admire?
McDonald’s. They have been around since the 40’s as a fast-food restaurant that has changed very little. The taste has not changed since I can remember. Their service is above all fast-food restaurants. When is the last time you heard about them having problems with people getting sick from bad food?
Why do you enjoy working at Discount Drainage?
The comradery among the employees almost matches what I had in the Air Force. With the changes in ownership, the staff still gives 100% to the owners and the customers. Customer service with most of our competitors does not come close to what we give. I have been with DDS for 27 years and I can say I enjoy each new day I come to help my customers.
Akron, OH—Discount Drainage Supplies announced today that Matt Huebner has joined the company in the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer.
Huebner is a veteran of the drainage and construction industry. He brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the company, which is a regional supplier and distributor of drainage and construction products with locations in Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati.
“I am confident Huebner’s high-performance and entrepreneurial spirit will drive the company to new levels of success and growth,” said David Wood, managing partner of Foundation Investment Partners, the private equity firm that acquired Discount Drainage earlier this year. “His industry experience will be a major asset to the company.”
“Huebner has a proven track record as a sales and marketing professional,” added Jim and Pete Gory, the former owners of Discount Drainage. “We have an amazing team at Discount Drainage who will support his efforts to grow the company and increase productivity in all areas of operations.”
“I am very grateful for this opportunity to continue the company’s tradition of excellence. I look forward to working with our customers to further develop our relationships,” said Huebner, who has a B.S. in psychology and sociology from Kent State University.
Discount Drainage Supplies, headquartered in Akron, OH, is Ohio’s independent leader in service, savings and inventory of drainage pipe and related products, including culvert pipes, PVC piping, septic supplies and more. A complete list of the company’s products can be found on its website. For more information, visit www.discountdrainage.com.