STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® bids a heartfelt farewell to newly retired Dave Young, co-owner of longtime representative firm Weser Sales (Salinas, Calif.) – one of KICKER’s original firms. Young was retired as of April 1, 2020.
With more than three decades of service to KICKER and 40 years of industry experience, Young joined Weser Sales as Gerry Overweser’s co-owner in late 1988.
He is credited with helping to develop key accounts, independent dealers and distributors in the Bay Area, including large corporate accounts like Walmart and Fry’s Electronics.
“I learned a lot from Dave over the years,” said Tracy Focht, KICKER’s Western Regional Sales Manager. “There are many differences between big corporations and independent dealers. Dave helped me understand how to work with each.”
Known for his extraordinary work ethic, focus and attention to detail, Young played a pivotal role in the success of Weser Sales.
“In handling large accounts, you have to work well under pressure,” explained Weser colleague Dana Doyle. “He never missed a phone call or email. He thrived on challenges.”
Upon the announcement of Young’s retirement, Doyle, a 31-year employee, was promoted to co-owner of Weser Sales. He is responsible for the Central Valley of California, northern Nevada, and the state of Hawaii.
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