Paul Graham joined Thacker Caskets, Inc. in April of 2019. Paul has been servicing the southern Georgia territory, and as of July 2020 has been promoted to the position of Sales Director. Paul brings over twenty years of successful sales experience in the funeral home industry, as well as, insurance and manufactured housing.
He is a graduate of Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. His family is well known in the funeral industry. Both his father-in-law and brother-in-law own well established funeral homes in southeast Georgia.
Paul has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over twenty-five years, and they have twin daughters, Lauren and Meagan. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and numerous outdoor activities.
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.
Jeff is a Sales Director with Thacker Caskets in the Mid-West region. He assumed this position after Thacker acquired Quality Professional Products (QPP) in January 2021. Prior to this acquisition, Jeff served as President of QPP where he focused on product, sales, and marketing.
Prior to QPP, Jeff spent 33 years in the furniture industry where he served as National Sales Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing, Manager of Product Development, and Purchasing Manager with several companies. Jeff holds a masters degree in business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelors degree in business from Clarkson University.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, skiing, and classic cars. He resides in Western Michigan with his wife, five sons, and ten grandchildren.
Brett joined Thacker Caskets in April 2021 and services the West Michigan area.
Brett was born and raised in West Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Aquinas College, where he majored in Social Science and Physical Education. While at Aquinas, he was a member of the basketball team. Brett later received his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Michigan State University.
Brett has been married to his wife Julie for 25 years, and they have two sons, Steven and Evan. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in many outdoor activities, and is an avid golfer.
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.
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.
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 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.
Johnny joined Thacker Caskets in January 2021 after Thacker's acquisition of Quality Professional Products.
Johnny was born and raised in Flushing, Michigan. After attending Barry University, he spent 13 years as an Orthopedic Technician at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI. Concurrently, he worked for Covell Funeral Homes as a Funeral Director Assistant. Johnny joined Thompson Surgical Instruments in 2001 as an International Sales Manager where traveled extensively working with medical personnel and building strong business relationships.
He was one of 16 children and has a daughter, Caitlin, who lives in Traverse City, Michigan. Johnny is an avid outdoorsman and loves to spend time attending his niece's and nephew's sporting events.
Todd joined Thacker Caskets in June 2021 and services Thacker’s Central Indiana territory.
Prior to joining Thacker Caskets, Todd spent 20 successful years in sales in the semi-truck and trailer industry. After a life-altering event in January 2020, he desired a career where his passion to help others collided with his innate ability to develop and foster relationships with his customers. His motivation to work is to show others that life can be lived without limitations, which is directly proportionate to his motto: "persistence: the ability to overcome obstacles along the way”.
Todd was born and raised in Indiana where his first true love was Basketball. Todd and his fiancé, Mileah, have a combined family of four daughters. The two youngest are elementary education teachers, and the two oldest are professional businesswomen who hold a CPA and MBA, respectively. Todd hung up his coaching/referee shoes and can now be found enjoying family and friends at the lake or advocating for persons with disabilities.
David joined the Thacker Caskets Sales Team in 2021, servicing the Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio territory. He brings with him over 25 years of sales experience in building materials at the manufacturing and distribution levels.
David is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
He and his family have lived in Central Kentucky for over 25 years. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth basketball and baseball. He also enjoys playing golf and loves to cook.