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.
Greg Sullivan started with Thacker Caskets in December 2019. Greg provides coverage to the Indiana market.
Most recently, Greg worked for BMO Harris Bank as a Financial Advisor in the Financialtheir finances.
Greg attended Vincennes University where he studied Tool and Die. He is a life long resident of Howard County, Indiana. Greg and his wife, Chantel, have one child, Parker, who currently attends Purdue University. Together they enjoy spending time at the lake, and traveling to Michigan to snowmobile. In his free time he enjoys farming with his neighbor, and attending World of Outlaw and USAC races.
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.
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.
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.
John Ingram joined Thacker in mid-2019 to serve clients in Northern Mississippi and Memphis region. John epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service with each transaction.
He grew up in North East Mississippi and started his sales habit at the age of ten, selling the local newspaper throughout West Point neighborhoods. He has been trained and inspired by some of the best from Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, and others. He uses his experience and insight to proactively address detail before it can become a client’s problem. Three words you can count on with John are integrity, commitment, and laughter. He is a family man with devotion to God, his beautiful wife Virginia and their daughter.
John has over 30 years’ experience in management, technical sales, customer service, and estimating, supplying steel tubing to Tiered and OEM’s within the North American Automotive market. Over the years he has built a career by following the principles of hard work, fairness, relationship building, process improvement, and solution sales. He believes and cares that every customer’s needs are important.
John is an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. His interests include backpacking, enjoying nature, hunting, fishing and long-distance shooting. He will always be a supporter and fan of his alma maters West Point High School and Mississippi State University.
Michael joined the Thacker Caskets sales team in June 2019. Michael will be servicing Northern NJ and NY territory. With over 20+ years in outside sales Michael prides himself on being able service his clients and develop long lasting relationships.
Before Joining Thacker, Michael worked in sales in multiple industries including Payroll/HR, Insurance, Healthcare “Capital Equipment” sales and working in a family owned business for 20+ years.
He is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a BA in Communications with a minor in Glassblowing.
Michael and his wife Rosalie live in Somerset County, New Jersey and have two children. His hobbies include working out, traveling and spending time with his family.
Charles joined the Thacker Caskets sales team in September 2020 and will be servicing the western Kentucky territory. With over 20 years in consultative sales, Charles prides himself on building long lasting professional relationships with his customers and understanding their needs.
Before joining Thacker Caskets, Charles worked in various industries such as Dental, Voice and Data communications and most recently in commercial HVAC where he was a HVAC Systems Specialist, working with mechanical engineers on new and retrofit construction projects.
Charles graduated from the University of Louisville with a BA in Communication and is a lifelong fan of the Louisville Cardinals.
Charles and his wife, Stacy have been married 25 years and reside in Louisville, Kentucky. They have a daughter who recently graduated from the University of Alabama. When not working, he enjoys hiking, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
John joined the Thacker Caskets Team in December 2020 and services the Northern Alabama and Northern Mississippi territories. He brings over 10 years of sales experience in sales, focusing on long lasting relationships and providing his clients with consultative service and accountability.
He is a graduate of Auburn University and has worked in various medical sales roles including optometry, medical device, and pharmaceutical sales prior to joining Thacker Caskets.
John has one daughter and outside of work, he enjoys spending time with her and his dogs. The majority of his free time is spent at soccer fields or walking dogs. He also participates in endurance racing, including Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons.
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.
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.