Monday, March 29, 2010

Welcome, New KC BBB Board Members!

The Kansas City Better Business Bureau Board is made of valued members from our local business community.  Every year, we welcome new members to our board.  This January, we rotated in six new members.  They are:

Anthony Brungardt
Sales Manager of Critter Control/Eco-Wise Pest Management & Insulation

Brungardt is a family man who's eager to learn anything about everything., but if he were to pick one passion, it would be the restoration of old cars.  He grew up on an Abilene, KS hog and grain farm before making his way to Colorado where he started Pure Bred Brangus/Angus Ranch in 1991. In the 2000s, he changed careers to an auto industry manager and then a general contractor.  He has been the sales manager for Critter Control/Eco-Wise since 2008.

Curtis Bramble
Vice President, General Manager, Part-Owner of Dry Basement

Curtis has been in the concrete and masonry business for more than thirty years.  He joined the Dry Basement team in 1998 and won employee of the year in 2002.  He became the Vice President, General Manager and Part-Owner of Dry Basement in 2008, positions that allow him to focus on quality control and customer satisfaction.

Dry Basement has been a BBB Accredited Business since since 1975

Pam Billings
Co-Owner of Homecare Suppliers, LLC

Billings has called the Kansas City area her home for the past 25 years. She is married to Raymore police Sergeant David Billings and has two children, twelve and nine.  Before she and her husband started Homecare Suppliers in 2005, she spent ten years in human resources and recruitment.

Homecare Suppliers is a home-based medical supply company which provides equipment to local and international customers.  The company was featured in a February 2009 Homecare Magazine article and has earned a 99% Senior Approved rating for customer satisfaction in a 2007 survey.

Jason Gordon
General Sales Manager for McCarthy Nissan, Inc.

Gordon has been a loyal salesperson for McCarthy Olathe-Nissan since joining their staff in 2003.  He quickly rose through the ranks to become the General Sales Manager in 2009.  He is valued for ensuring customer retention and profitability by recruiting qualified sales personnel, assuming responsibility for appraising, purchasing, reconditioning, displaying, and merchandising the new and used vehicle inventory.

Martin Price
Chief Executive Officer for Celsius Tannery

With over 35 years of accounting experience, Price has honed his expertise in business practices and other areas.  He has worked in the private sector as a CFO and CEO for multi-state, multi-location entities, leading to rapid expansion, business consolidations and market share growth.  He is a seminar speaker and writer on such topics as crisis management, business planning, and financial planning.

George Werner
Co-owner and Chief Financial Officer of Wholehouse Flooring Inc.

Werner gathered extensive financial experience from his 31 years at Sprint before onto Wholehouse Flooring.  He has been married for 32 years and has two sons, Neil and Grant and one grandson, Graham, age 2.  A few of Werner's favorite things include cars, snow skiing, and his grandson.

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Brittany Fugate
Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cenetric, Inc.

Fugate was a network engineer for both Sprint and Commerce Bank, as well as a client relations manager for Fidelity National Financial.  Her strong customer relations and managerial skills and technical savvy led her business partner to believe she was the right person to head the company's day to day operation. 

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