About Spahr Metric, Inc
We believe that good service is worrying about the details so that our customers don't have to. The Spahr Metric, Inc. team is motivated, responsible and well educated in order to provide our customers with the best personal service, exceptional product familiarity, extensive product availability and innovative solutions to meet their needs.
Meet our crew -
Chantal Aeschbach-Powell, President/CEO
With the company since its start in the U.S. in 1997, our President excels in the "I got this" and up to speed departments - two ideal skills for ensuring that business runs smoothly. When she is not efficiently guiding the day-to-day at Spahr, you can find her surrounded by her twin boys, spirited princess, and her husband who can only try to keep up. We are guessing this is where she perfected her I got this power.
And in her spare time - I know we can't believe she has any either - she handles fundraising for the school her boys attend and operates a baking business, preparing delectable cakes and cupcakes for friends and family. She is our token Swiss Girl - we have to maintain our roots.
Hans-Peter Engeler, Co-owner
Hans-Peter Engeler, Co-owner and Spahr Metric board member, Peter is our fastener guru! With 40+ years of experience in the industry he is well versed in its history and there is rarely a fastener/steel related question that he can't answer. Speaking of history - he is quite the buff. "Not only is Winchester, VA a great place to do business it is rich in American history."
When he is not busy tending to one of his three companies, Peter enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two sons and is also a sports enthusiast. He claims to travel a lot for business, but his golf clubs travel as much as he does. Always checking in with his golfing friends prior to arranging his "business" travel plans, Peter ensures that each trip includes at least a couple of rounds.
Matthew Mowery, Vice President
A true steel guy, Matt has worked in some facet of the steel industry since 1989. He knows a lot about steel. He says, "dealing with the ups and downs of the steel market is both a challenging and rewarding experience." He's serious about steel, no joke! Born and raised in Winchester, VA, Matt started out at Spahr in 2004 as a sales rep. He has since used his Einstein like knowledge of steel to move up to Sales Manager and in 2012 we decided to take full advantage of his experience and expertise by promoting him to VP.
We were actually surprised to find out that he is enthusiastic about more than steel. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, not discussing steel. Eating bacon cooked in a cast iron skillet - notice we said iron. Deep-frying turkeys in an aluminum pot - again no steel involved. And most of all spending time in the great outdoors, enjoying all of the non-steel related adventure that it provides.
Tiffany Perez, Purchasing and Sales
If you are going to have a good Purchasing and Sales department, you need a numbers person in the mix. Tiffany fits the bill. "Whether I am selling to you or buying for the company, I am going to do my best to find a way to save everyone time and money." A self proclaimed lover of numbers, she has been with Spahr since 2005.
Tiffany enjoys the warmth and simple pleasures of being at home and watching reality TV - her guilty pleasure. When not crunching numbers and handling sales calls, she keeps her reasoning and problem solving skills sharp being mom, chef and chauffer to her 11-year old daughter.
James Allamong, Warehouse Manager Extraordinaire
James is Spahr's Man of Steel. That is not just a cute nickname. It truly represents him in every facet. First of all he manages our warehouse - so he is surrounded by the stuff. He takes care of shipping steel, receiving steel, and delivering steel. When he steps inside from the warehouse, you can find him handling building maintenance and causing outbursts of laughter. We believe he was a stand-up comedian in his previous life.
Before coming to work at Spahr in 2010, James was surrounded by steel in another capacity. He served as a M1A1 Abrams Tank Crewmember and Gunner. While proudly serving his country, he received multiple awards including the Army commendation award and Army achievement medal. After his Honorable Discharge from the Army, James' personal interests have ensured that he maintains his moniker. He loves muscle cars, sports cars, custom cars, trucks, and puppies with bows. We assume the bows are made of steel.
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