Gray Taxidermy announces new Sales Manager Joe RiberaApr 25, 2012 15:59 EDT
Joe, originally from Hartford Connecticut has been an avid fisherman and found great interest in the marine taxidermy industry early on. Feeding his curiosity he approached J.T. Reese Taxidermy in Ft Lauderdale inquiring about schools that was teaching taxidermy at the time. After a 30 minute conversation he found himself being hired by the oldest marine taxidermist and begun training immediately. Three years into his hiring and after contributing his talents in various departments including glassing, finishing and painting the company was forced to close its doors due to a slowing economy.
After six months of working at a local marina, Joe was approached to revive J.T. Reese. He agreed, and the doors opened in the same facility as the original JTR. Over the next two years he became the General Manager of the company. In 2001 Joe decided that it was time to move on and open up his own business, and Atlantic Taxidermy was born. Starting out in a 300 sq ft. facility he managed to productively grow the business, and six months later it moved into a 5000 sq ft. building.
In 2007 Joe was once again approached about possible business relationship. This time it was the owners of Gray Taxidermy. He was presented with an opportunity for Atlantic Taxidermy to become a part of the Gray Taxidermy Team. Agreeing to the offer he was hired to manage the "Atlantic" division. In 2010 he was promoted to the sales team of Gray Taxidermy and has now been promoted as the new sales manager for the entire Gray Taxidermy Corporation, where he manages a team of in-house sales representatives in addition to overseeing the national and international sales force.
While continuing to grow the business, Joe will actively convey the company mission which states that a repeat customer is our greatest reward. Choosing Gray Taxidermy means not only will you be receiving your fish mount of a life time; you are also getting the most expertise and the best quality fish mount backed by top captains and Fishermen/Women in the world. Professional fishermen and recreational anglers keep coming back to Gray's for their fish mounts, knowing quality is never compromised.