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.
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.
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.
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.
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.