Sales Staff

Sales Staff Biographies

Chris Mallon
Chris started with Parker Hannifin Corp. in 1971. He then graduated from Georgia State University in 1975 with a degree in Business Administration. After joining V.E. Brackett Co., Inc. in 1981, he then purchased the company in 1988. Chris and Lisa reside in Peachtree City with their three children and two dogs.

Jeff Sechrist
Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Western Carolina University. He played two years varsity football as a defensive back at Western and was a student assistant coach for the injury plagued years. Jeff joined V.E. Brackett Co. in the Fall of 1999. Jeff and his wife Natelie reside in Greensboro, NC.

Roger Steele
Born 1957 in Air Force base hospital in Smyrna TN, Roger was raised primarily in Manchester, TN. Roger graduated from Manchester Central High in 1975 then went on to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU or MT Yahoo if you prefer) graduating in December 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He married Kaye Monroe of Fort Valley, Ga in 1986. They have a son Logan and a daughter Anna. The first 29 1/2 years were slow and since ’86 it’s been a blur.

Vernon Brackett, Jr.
Vernon, Jr. received his Bachelors Degree in Business Management from North Georgia College in 1988. He worked six years part-time and two years full-time with V. E. Brackett Co., Inc. doing various jobs such as shipping & receiving, welding sprockets and building gearboxes. Vernon went on to join the outside sales force in 1990. Vernon and his wife Kathy live in Fayetteville with their two sons, Nicholas and Allen.

Tony DiPietro
Tony grew up in NYC where he attended CCNY from 1968 to 1972 and majored in Sociology and Business Administration. 27 years experience in distribution selling to the Aerospace, Defense and Electronic OEM’s with a focus on technologies that protect the customers technologies. Tony started with VE Brackett in May of 2007. Tony and his wife Ginny reside in Orlando, Florida and spend a lot of their free time spoiling their four granddaughters.

Rick Black
Rick began his career in the power transmission business spending 5 years with an industrial distributor in Alabama. This was followed by 21 years as a factory representative handling industrial and power transmission product lines covering various territories within the southeast. Then in 1999 he took a position as National Sales Manager for a Regal Beloit division located in South Carolina for the 8 years prior to joining the V. E. Brackett Company in 2007. Rick and his wife Ayme reside in Seneca, South Carolina, which is in the upstate near Clemson.

Tom Dorough
Obtained AA degree in Business from ICC Community College in Tupelo, MS. Tech degree in industrial Electric and power Generation from Opp Trade School. Completed Business Mgt. course at Troy State University. Past times: Hunting, Fishing and Four wheeling. Family: daughters Michelle, Kimmy and Christina. One grandson Andrew Parker Brazeal. Dogs Booboo, Angel, Smokey and Bear (named after the great one Bear Bryant). Resides in Tupelo, MS with wife Becky.

Montana was rescued before taken to the Humane Society and came on board in December of 1997 as the “Company Cat.” His previous experience includes roaming the suburbs of Atlanta. His job duties are not yet specified although he has brought us a tremendous amount of business.