BOB LOWCHERDirector of sales
Bob joined Thacker Caskets, Inc. in September, 2014 as our Director of Sales. Previously, Bob held several Sales Leadership roles working in the Consumer Products Industry where he collaborated with America's most prestigious retailers and consumer brands across multiple industries, helping them reach sales solutions aligned with their business strategies.
His broad industry experience in several fields, including consumer products sales, solution selling, and direct marketing will make him an asset to our team.
He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University – Madison Campus located in New Jersey.
Bob and his wife Tracey live in Carroll County, Maryland and have three children. His hobbies include golf, traveling and spending time with his family vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina or the Jersey shore.
John Cooper came on board in 2007 as Director of Distributor Sales for Thacker Casket Manufacturing. He came to Thacker with 15 years of proven industry expertise including a rich and varied background in metal casket manufacturing, marketing, and distribution at Astral Industries.
In November 2007, the Casket and Funeral Supply Association (CFSA) honored John by electing him to their Board of Directors where he served for three years.
John has earned an Associates degree in Business Administration from Vincennes University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University at Indianapolis. He and his family live in Fishers, Indiana. In his free time, John enjoys being with his family and playing basketball.
Jim was formally the President of Balanced Line Casket Company. Balanced Line joined with Thacker Caskets, Inc. in June of 2001. Jim is a graduate of Vincennes University, and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He maintains an active Indiana Funeral Director’s license, and he is a former funeral home owner.
Jim has been serving leading Indiana Funeral Homes as a sales and merchandising consultant for over 35 years. As past President of the Casket and Funeral Supply Association and the Indiana Funeral Supply Group, Jim’s expertise is well respected both in Indiana and nationally. He is proud to serve as a board member and advisor to a number of independent funeral homes and cemeteries.
Jim and his wife Sandy live in Indianapolis. They have two sons and four grandchildren. He is a life member of Sertoma International, and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his family.
Bob Cullen has successfully represented Thacker Caskets, Inc. for over 20 years. His territory includes New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and the New York Metropolitan market including Long Island and Westchester County. In 2011 Bob achieved wonderful sales successes as he was named as a member of the President's Club as well as 2010 Salesperson of the Year for Thacker Caskets. In all, Bob has been active in the funeral supply industry for over 25 years. Prior to this, Bob attended Keystone College in La Plume, PA. As the “Dean” of the Thacker Sales team, Bob has earned the respect of his customers, and fellow sales representatives alike. He and his family live in Scranton. PA. Bob is the father of 2 children. In his spare time, Bob enjoys skiing.
Connie Azure has been with Thacker Caskets, Inc. since 1998. Connie and her husband Larry moved to Bristol, Tennessee after accepting the Thacker offer.
Connie and Larry established an efficient Customer Service Center, and built their sales territory from scratch—something very rarely seen today. Connie calls on customers in portions of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Connie has also enjoyed great sales successes the past two years as she is a member of the President's Club for both 2010 and 2011, while also capturing the Salesperson of the Year award in 2008 and 2009.
She thoroughly enjoys the friendships that she has forged with her customers and the opportunity to help them meet their funeral supply needs. When she’s not on the road, Connie enjoys time with her family, friends, and her church activities.
Larry joined Thacker in 1996 and managed the distribution of our caskets to our loyal customers in New Jersey, and in the Metropolitan New York City market from our Distribution Center in Hackensack, NJ. As such, Larry possesses a hands-on knowledge of the industry, the Metropolitan market, and he enjoys a broad base of customer relationships. Larry joins Senior Thacker sales representative, Bob Cullen, in providing attentive sales and merchandising support to our valued customers in New York & New Jersey. In 2011, Larry was awarded with Thacker's first ever "Rookie of the Year" award.
Larry spends a lot of time with his two daughters and their activities. Larry attended the University of Delaware. When he’s not working or coaching his daughter’s sports teams, Larry plays golf and enjoys rooting for the New York Giants.
Lori started with Thacker in October of 2013. Lori will be covering the southeastern territory in Georgia - from Columbus to Macon to Augusta and south.
Prior to joining Thacker, Lori worked as a Sales Representative for Nesmith Chevrolet for four years. Before her time with Nesmith, she worked for Butler Enterprises, an umbrella corporation that included businesses including restaurants.
Lori is a 2003 graduate of Georgia Southern University, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Lori is married to her husband Steve and reside in Claxton, Georgia with their children. Lori enjoys spending time with her son, Braxton and together they enjoy the outdoors, shopping, and the beach. They frequently visit Tybee Beach.
Laura Rosen started with Thacker Caskets in December 2014. Laura provides coverage to the Eastern part of Michigan.
Most recently, Laura worked for Fifth Third Processing Solutions as an Account Manager in the Merchant Services Industry. Prior to working for Fifth Third Processing Solutions she worked as an Account Manager in the Litigation Support industry.
Laura is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science. Laura and her husband, Mark, have two children, Josh and Marissa. Together they enjoy spending time at the lake, traveling Up North and watching football.
Brittney joined Thacker in 2015 and will be servicing our Eastern Tennessee region. She is very familiar with the Knoxville area where she was born, raised, and still resides today. Brittney is a people person who loves to develop and maintain relationships as well as make new ones.
She is a graduate of Tusculum College where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to joining Thacker in 2015 she has held Account Management positions with the Staples Advantage Group and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
In her spare time Brittney likes to cheer on the University of Tennessee football team, craft, bake, and spend time with her friends and family.
Bucky joined the Thacker Caskets sales team in September 2015. Bucky will be servicing and providing valued support to customers in Central & Eastern Virginia. In 2016, Bucky was named the Salesperson of the Year for Thacker Caskets.
Before Joining Thacker, Bucky worked in sales in multiple industries including healthcare and industrial chemicals. He also spent time in education as a Business & Marketing Teacher in Richmond, VA and is a life-long native Virginian. Bucky graduated from Greensboro College with a degree in Business Administration & Economics while captaining the Men’s Soccer Team.
When not working Bucky enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter. He also coaches soccer and loves anything involving sports.
Olivia joined Thacker in 2015 and will be covering Central Indiana. Prior to coming on board with Thacker, she sold Medical Billing Software to small medical practices.
She graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology in 2012 and was a member of their Code Red Dance team. She continued her passion for dancing and community service with the Indianapolis Colts as a Cheerleader during the 2014-2015 season. Today she spends her time giving back by
instructing and coaching a local Indianapolis Junior High School dance team.
Married in 2013, Olivia and her husband, Ian, reside in Fishers, Indiana. Together, they enjoy watching the Colts and spending time with family and friends.
Will joined Thacker Caskets in July 2016. He is a North Georgia native and grew up in Rome Georgia. For the past 20 years Will has helped individuals protect their families with life insurance products and consulted small business owners with advertising solutions.
He attended Kennesaw State University where he studied business before moving to Cumming Georgia. Will and his wife Tracy have two boys in elementary school that keep them busy most of the time. In his spare time, Will enjoys weight lifting, outdoor activities and playing the electric guitar.
Steve joined Thacker Caskets in September of 2016, as a Sales Consultant for the Louisville, KY, and southern Indiana territory. He has twenty three years experience in the wholesale distribution industry. He has achieved many prestigious sales awards in his career. His background is manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales. Prior to joining Thacker, he distributed exterior building products to architects, builders, contractors, and remodelers.
He grew up in Louisville, Ky, and along with his wife, Carrie, and their daughter, Alexandra, currently resides in Mt. Washington, Ky. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, driving Outlaw Figure-8 race cars, and building vintage Mustangs with his father and brother. Steve has a deep admiration for his peers, colleagues, mentors, and Thacker family.
Mike Miller was born and raised in Sheffield Alabama. He attended the University of North Alabama majoring in Physical Education. His background prior to joining the Thacker Team in the spring of 2017 included sales in insurance and the uniform and linen industry.
Mike is Thacker's Sales Consultant covering the Northern Alabama region. Outside of work Mike is a sports fan and enjoys cheering on the Auburn Tigers. He is a family man who enjoys spending time at the beach with his four children and wife of 29 years.
Jeremy Moore comes to Thacker Caskets through Thacker’s acquisition of Madison County Casket. Jeremy’s father, Ron Moore, bought into Madison County/Canton Casket and Jeremy joined his father in 2014. Jeremy’s primary role with Madison County was in customer service and logistics.
After Thacker purchased Madison County Casket, Jeremy received a promotion to become a Sales Consultant with Thacker. Prior to working for Madison County Casket, Jeremy spent five years in the Navy, leaving with a rank of E3.
Jeremy has grown up in Mississippi and is married to his wife Jennifer, and together they have a daughter, Carolyn Jane. In his spare time, Jeremy likes to visit military museums and parks, go to the movies, and spend time with his family.
Chad joined Thacker Caskets in June 2017. He is a Central Mississippi native and spent 23 years in the Memphis, Tennessee area before moving his family back home to Jackson, Mississippi in 2016. Previously, Chad has held several key leadership roles working in the wholesale casket merchandising industry for over a decade and also as a full-time youth minister and inner-city public school teacher.
He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Union University, M.Ed., 2016. Chad and his wife Kendall have three wonderful sons and one beautiful daughter ranging from ages 2 - 22 years of age. When not working, Chad loves spending quality time with his wife and kids. He also enjoys serving at his church, mentoring “at-risk” inner-city teenagers, hiking through the Ozark Mountains with his collegiate sons, and is a self-proclaimed Karaoke master.
Adam Matney started with Thacker Caskets in January of 2018. Adam provides coverage to parts of Central and Eastern Kentucky, along with Southern Ohio and Western West Virginia.
Prior to joining Thacker, Adam worked as an outside sales representative for many years and most recently worked in the senior care industry as a General Manager.
Adam is a graduate of both the University of Kentucky and Asbury Theological Seminary. He is married and has a one year old son. Adam and his family currently reside in Lexington, Kentucky.
When not working, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, being involved at church, traveling to new places with his wife Pam and watching the University of Kentucky Basketball team.
Steve joined Thacker Caskets in May 2018. Steve will cover the Arkansas territory to support Thacker's distribution center in North Little Rock.
Steve has a diverse background in Account Management and Outside Sales including many years in the Real Estate Mortgage and Title industry. He most recently worked as a Business Advisor helping business owners optimize their online presence and market to their current customer base.
Steve grew up all over the south, but has called Arkansas home since graduating from Southern Arkansas University with a Marketing degree. He resides in Maumelle and enjoys fishing, hunting and most of all Razorback sporting events.