Jonathan Miller, Principal at Whitehead Industrial, represents the fourth generation of the Miller Hardware Company, a proud Georgia resident small business, located in Valdosta, Georgia, serving the people and communities of South Georgia since 1908.
The company currently operates under three distinct divisions: Whitehead Industrial Hardware, Miller Hardware and Seasons Garden Center. On the foundation of wholesale and retail hardware experience, Whitehead has grown to its present status of being a complete supply house serving industry, construction, and municipalities.
We provide access to over 35,000 sku’s stocked in 64,000+ square feet of warehouse space. We nurture and maintain direct relationships with over 400 different manufacturers to ensure the proper depth to any solution you may need.
Jeff Hughes, Vice President of Sales, Lowe Electric and Safety Supply Sales is a management professional with over twenty years in sales, marketing, operations and logistical management. Along the way building a broad knowledge base in electrical, communications, industrial, lighting and safety product applications working in distribution, manufacturing and manufacturer representation roles.
Starting in the warehouse in 1997 to leading half the sales force of the most respected independent distributor in Georgia. Lowe Electric Supply Company began in Macon Georgia as an electrical contractor in 1903. I am living my dream of mentoring the next generation of the Lowe Electric family with my incredible peers in leadership.
Kelly Kuppersmith, Government Account Manager with Lowe Electric and Safety Supply, has over two decades of experience in the Industrial Supply industry. He has held a wide range of sales, marketing, operations and entrepreneurial positions, from Fortune 500 corporations to locally owned small businesses.
These positions have led him to focus and develop a in depth knowledge and expertise with government and public sector customers and contracts. Kelly also has a passion for sustainability. He has rolled out nationwide battery recycling programs as well as helping customers create and implement award winning energy, water and green cleaning programs.
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Paul Wilson, Area Director with SBDC, has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development.
Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and educational institutions, Paul brings a diverse wealth of knowledge, perspective, and skills to the small business community.
Telisha Farrow Jackson joined serves as the Small Business Outreach Specialist for the Department of Administrative Services. She interacts with small businesses and advocates on their behalf with government contracting officers, contract specialists, and end-users. She has an extensive and varied career in multiple industries, including lending and underwriting; small business development; project management; compliance and controls.
Telisha performed cost analysis for businesses in her former role as an underwriter and a branch manager. She has also managed outreach initiatives and negotiated corporate partnerships; developed curriculum, and led multiple process improvement and best practice initiatives. Her expertise dwells in analyzing and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations to ensure that strategies can be successfully executed.
Telisha has used her people skills to build community involvement and awareness by participating in various community outreach events and professionally moderating conferences.
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