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Welcome Back, Lance Matiste!

Lance Matiste is rejoining the Fire-Dex team as a Regional Sales Manager for Territory 40, which consists of TN, AL, MS, AK, LA, OK, and TX. Lance was most recently Product Development Manager at Fire-Dex, but previous to that he spent 10+ years as a regional sales manager.  He also represented Fire-Dex on the NFPA 1971 committee. Please join us in welcoming him back.
Lance can be reached at 330-518-3855 or lance@firedex.com.



Fire-Dex welcomes John Zbozien

Fire-Dex Announces
Director of Marketing, John Zbozien

Fire-Dex is pleased to announce the appointment of  John Zbozien as Director of
Shield - 3x3 JPG Marketing, effective June 4th.

As a member of the executive staff, John will help to elevate our Marketing and New Product introductions. In addition, he will support a more dynamic and alive strategic planning process to achieve Fire-Dex’s vision of being the premier protective gear company.

John most recently served as a Marketing Manager for an outdoor living products company. Six year prior he was a Product Manager for a tool company.  He lives near the Fire-Dex main office in Ohio with his wife and son.

Please help us welcome John to the Fire-Dex team.


Meet Paula Komm, Customer Service Rep for the Great Lakes and Southeast Regions













Paula Komm, Customer Service Representative with Fire-Dex for 10 years

What do you do at Fire-Dex?

Customer service/order entry for Great Lakes and South East regions

Best advice to Fire-Dex clients.

Double check your order and your FireWriter to be sure they are correct.  With all the options offered on custom gear be sure we can understand exactly what you want and where you want it placed on the gear.

Best/Favorite thing about your job at Fire-Dex.

Talking with the customers and working with our regional sales managers

How is Fire-Dex better than their competitors?

We listen to the firefighter and do our best to fulfill their requirements with a quick turn around.

List 3 things people don’t know about you.

  1. I recently became a deacon at our church.
  2. I vacationed in Australia.
  3. I’ve spent a night in a Red Cross shelter @ the high school in Wytheville VA during a snow storm.

Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi, but actually like non-cola or fruit drinks better.

What do you do in your spare time?

Counted cross stitch, love the outdoors, my kids activities