MEET THE HAWKER SALES TEAM

MEET THE HAWKER SALES TEAM

At HAWKER®, we are committed to defining the future of the motive power industry. We commit ourselves to innovation, value, and excellence in everything we do - from our products to our people.

Our HAWKER® sales team is a group of highly experienced professionals with extensive knowledge and background in the motive power industry. Not only can they provide excellent guidance throughout the partnership process, but also our sales team acts as consultants, providing advice and information that will lead you to make the best decisions for your business. 

Allow us to introduce (and for some of our long-term customers, re-introduce) our HAWKER® sales team. We are much more than just a voice on the other end of the phone; we are individuals with industry knowledge, expertise, and a whole lot of personality. 


Meet the HAWKER® Sales Team 


Dean Portney, Vice President of Sales & Marketing 

DEAN 

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 29 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: Product innovation
● Favorite food: Shellfish
● Pets: 2 Dogs
● Favorite summertime hobby: Hiking in the mountains
● First job (and at what age):  Paper route, 10 years old
● Favorite movies or bands: Movie - Apocalypse Now, Band - Rush


George Miller, Director of National Accounts

GEORGE

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 29 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: We have a great product line and I enjoy working in a team environment.
● Favorite food and drink: Medium rare steak with red wine
● Pets: One dog and one cat
● Favorite summertime hobby: Watching my son play baseball.
● First job: Paper route, 11 years old
● Favorite movies or bands: Movie - A Few Good Men, Band - Foo Fighters


Aurelio Carinci, OEM & National Account Manager

AURELIO

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 40 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: Our products (being an industry leader in charger technology) and the people.
● Favorite food and drink: Italian food with wine
● Favorite movies or bands: Band - Led Zeppelin, Movie - The Tragically Hip


Bobby Brankley, National Accounts & Regional Manager

BOBBY 

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 11 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to represent industry-leading technologies and to work with a great network of independent business owners to bring these technologies to the marketplace.  
● Pets: 1 dog (Papillon and Jack Russell mix) - 14 lbs. of tail wagging mouth 
● Favorite summertime hobby: Flying aerobatic gliders and sailplanes 
● Favorite movies or bands: Band - KISS


Danny Hoban, Regional Sales Manager

DANNY

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 20 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: Great people!!!
● Favorite drink: Crown XR
● Pets: Three cats
● Favorite summertime hobby: Beach, beach, beach!
● First job (and at what age): Pool boy at a hotel, 12 years old
● Favorite movies or bands: Movie – Heat, Band – The Stones


Ross Beedle, Regional Sales Manager

ROSS 

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 5 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: The people! It’s the best group of people (or cast of characters) that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
● Favorite food and drink: Texas BBQ and Dr. Pepper 
● Pets: Three small humans
● Favorite summertime hobby: Sitting on a block of ice in front of an air conditioner turned on full blast 
● First job (and at what age): Private Estate Relocation Expert (Mover), 16 years old
● Favorite movies or bands: Movie - The Hunt for the Red October


Larry Stevens, Director of Technical Support

LARRY 

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 47 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: The people at Hawker and offering the best products in the industry.
● Favorite food and drink:  Seafood and Dewar’s 
● Favorite summertime hobby: Spending time with my grandchildren
● First job (and at what age): Boat business, 16 years old


Marty Srog, Director of Operations & Marketing

MARTY 

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 21 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: The team camaraderie 
● Favorite food and drink: Chicago Palermo’s Pizza & Jekyll Brewery Cooter Brown
● Pets: Four dogs (Bella, Bennie, Brodie & Boone)
● Favorite summertime hobby: Hiking
● First job (and at what age): Paper route, 9 years old
● Favorite movies or bands: Movie - It’s a Wonderful Life, Musician - Elton John


Scott Hamlin, Product Manager

SCOTT

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 23 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: The people
● Favorite summertime hobby: Tennis, building and restoring cars
● Favorite movies or bands: Movie - Blazing Saddles, Band - Pink Floyd


Mike Eckart, Product Manager

MIKE 

● Years in the Motive Power Industry: 12 years
● One reason you enjoy working at HAWKER®: Working with our dealers and customers to provide technology-based solutions.
● Favorite food and drink: Pizza and Yuengling lager
● Pets: Two dogs (a black/white long hair chihuahua mix named Domino, and a tan terrier mix named Jaxx)
● Favorite summertime hobby: Fishing
● First job (and at what age): Ditch digger, 15 years old
● Favorite movies or bands: Bands - ZZ Top and AC/DC


We are very proud of our sales team and the efforts they make to build relationships with our dealers and customers. As you consider motive power companies to partner with, we hope that you will reach out to the Hawker team for all of your motive power needs. 

If you need new or replacement batteries, replacement cells, charger products, maintenance, or technical advice, there is a HAWKER® Authorized Sales & Service Representative near you. HAWKER® is the perfect fit for all essential businesses throughout North America that utilize material handling vehicles. Click HERE for more info!