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  • Professional sales team of 9 people servicing 14 states.
  • Monthly/quarterly sales calls to ALL dealers in the Midwest.
  • Work with all distributor salespeople monthly.
  • Distributor Sales Force meeting representation.
  • Distributor Inside and Outside Sales Blitzes.
  • Everyday detailing of the independent pet stores.
  • Customized dealer order forms.
  • Custom mailings to all customers.
  • Email blitzes to all your buyers.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting.
  • Someone for your customers to go to without interrupting your busy schedule.
  • Full time office staff.
  • Teamwork - We work with you to ensure you have your best foot forward at all times.
  • 9 minds instead of 1---new ideas, new perspective.
  • Over 100 years combined experience in the pet industry.
  • Quarterly training meetings for our employees, to maintain and expand our knowledge and professionalism.

Our Staff

  • Principal

    Suzan Lake Nobis

    Sales Manager and Coordinator
    A graduate in Journalism from The Ohio State University, Suzan joined Nobis Sales & Marketing in 1989. Formerly with Verco Industries, a Columbus-based pet wholesaler, Suzan has over 24 years experience in the pet industry at both retail and distributor levels. She is responsible for calling on distributors and working with their salespeople in Ohio, Michigan and Western Missouri. She works closely with H & H, Pet Supplies “Plus”, Loveland, Petland, and other accounts. Other duties include coordinating distributor Open Houses, distributor and vendor follow up, customer service and overall office administration. Suzan also functions as Sales Manager, communicating new item information, placement and other details to the other Nobis employees and our distributors. She also schedules and executes distributor mailings, fax blitzes and emails.

  • Principal

    Bryan Beyland

    Director of Marketing
    Bryan graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Business Management. He recently received his MBA at the University of Dayton. Bryan has previous experience as a buyer for two and a half years with the mail order catalog Pet Warehouse. He also has eight years experience in management with a pet chain in Dayton, Ohio. One of his many duties includes dealing with distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin and southern Ohio. In addition, Bryan details pet stores with distributor salespeople, attends open houses and sales meetings, completes product surveys and writes vendor reports.
  • Anna Sloan

    Territory Manager
    Anna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from Eastern Michigan University. Anna has experiences in pet retail sales and owned her own pet bakery. Anna has spent several years working with various animal and pet organizations including Therapy Dogs of America and The Humane Society. She services all independent retail accounts in Ohio. She works with area distributors in scheduling inside and outside sales blitzes, working with their field reps, and increasing their sales with customized dealer order forms and promotions. She also attends open houses and sales meetings.
  • Joel Schroeder

    Field Sales Representative
    Joel received his Bachelor’s Degree in education from Olivet College. His previous work includes being the Marketing Manager for St. Joseph county in Michigan. As the marketing manager he worked on the county newsletter and coordinated marketing efforts for new buildings being constructed in the county. He has a passion for animals and is excited to get started in the pet industry.
  • Brian Tuchalski

    Field Sales Representative
    Brian comes to Nobis Sales & Marketing with strategic focus, vision, and mature judgment gained during a successful management career in the green (landscaping) industry for the past 16 years. Brian has a strong background in new business development, financial planning, budget analysis, account management, and communication. In Brian’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family and two young children. He has a passion for raising chickens. Brian has also coached an AAYFL youth football team for the past 3 seasons and now gets to enjoy them as a spectator as they enter their high school years.
  • Lauren Kantzer

    Office Manager
    Lauren graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English from The Ohio State University and is currently working on her Associates degree in business management from Columbus State Community College. She comes to Nobis with editing and management skills along with office experience. She has always had a passion for animals and has worked as an administrative assistant for veterinary clinics in central Ohio.
  • J. Gregory Nobis

    Retail Specialist
    A Business Administration graduate of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Greg has been servicing distributors and dealers in the Midwest since 1975. Past experience includes District Sales Manager with the Consumer Products Division of Bristol-Myers, Central Region Manager with Zodiac Pet Products and Midwest Regional Manager for Tetra Sales USA. Greg consults business in the 14 Midwestern states. His former territory included Ohio, Michigan, and Western Missouri. Duties included distributor sales calls, salesman work-withs, and detailing central and southern Ohio.
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