Ross Ullman is a third generation business owner. Ross grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio working the warehouse of his father’s lubricant business. He always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He graduated with a B.S. in Business from Ohio University in 2006 and Capital University School of Law in 2009. In the years that followed, he gained legal experience in the areas of real estate, corporate, labor and employment, and giving friends and relatives all manners of legal advice. All the while, Ross never gave up the dream of following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father to become a business owner. He wanted to work with his hands, inspire a team of people, grow an idea, and help others solve problems. So when the opportunity presented itself, Ross traded in contracts, policies, and procedures for pallet racking and has never looked back. In his spare time, Ross enjoys coaching soccer, hanging out with his family, and relentlessly and hopelessly rooting for The Cleveland Browns.
Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Steve’s father owned a shelving distributorship, so he literally grew up in the business. He installed shelving, lockers and pallet rack from about age twelve through college. After college at the University of Cincinnati, he went to work for a large engineering and construction company. He worked there for over six years in various roles in Cincinnati, Bangkok, and Greenville, SC. In 1997, Steve decided to start his own business, Stein Service & Supply, in Charlotte, NC. Outside of work, he enjoys golf, tennis, the (very) occasional run, and beating his kids (at sports and games, not physically). His personal hero is the fictional character of Ron Swanson, which he brings up often, and he is most proud of the fact that he does not have a Facebook.
Kristen began her material handling career over twenty years ago when she was lured by all the glitz and glamour of the industry. After spending several years as an allied specialist for a forklift dealer, she joined Stein in 2001 as Sales Territory Manager. Steve Stein remembers this time as “the worst time in the economy to hire personnel”, but Kristen insisted she would be an asset to the company and Steve finally relented. In 2005, Kristen was promoted to Operations and Inside Sales Manager so Steve would have more time to improve his golf game. By 2014, Kristen was ready for a life change and moved to Greensboro, NC where she now manages new outside business development. Outside of work, Kristen loves music, going to the gym, and lake weekends.
Todd started in the material handling industry in 1996. He has worked in sales and systems design, and also has installation experience. He started with Stein in January of 2009. Todd is very detail oriented, so he enjoys being in the field collecting data and creating CAD drawings for projects. He also appreciates the installation aspect of the job, as it allows him to see a project that was once only on paper becoming a reality. Speaking of paper, Todd prints everything and stores it all in his house, which has to be a fire hazard. Outside of work, Todd likes spending time with his son and fishing, and he is obsessed with fantasy football.
Beth was born in Buffalo, NY. She decided to go on a weekend road trip to Charlotte back in 2005 and spontaneously got a job and an apartment. She worked in the running industry until 2018, when she decided to make the very smart decision and join the Stein family. Off the clock, she spends her time reading, listening to music, and hanging out with her dog. At all times, she has three things near her: snacks, a book, and more snacks.
Mark joined Stein in September 2017 as Operations Manager. He grew up in Georgia, transferred to North Carolina in 1997 while working for a national MROP supplier. His prior experience includes 34 years working in operations, distribution, facilities & fleet management. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, and watching Georgia Bulldog football. Mark is also a North Carolina Licensed Auctioneer, and spends most weekends calling bids.
Jessica began her position at Stein in 2014. She has many years of experience in both banking and public tax accounting, which work well for her current role of Accounting and Human Resources. Fun fact: Jessica framed and kept the first tax return that she ever filed. Although born and raised in Washington, Jessica went to Calvin College in Michigan and is an avid Michigan Wolverine fan. She and her husband most recently added a puppy to fill the empty nest left behind by her two children currently away in college. They love hiking, exploring local restaurants, and sailing.
Stephanie started working at Stein in June of 2016. Her role includes managing the current shipments and orders. Prior to accepting a position at Stein, she worked as a bartender and for a logistics company. Stephanie still keeps up with bartending every so often. When she isn’t working, she loves to cook and has attempted to garden several times without success. She also drinks a ton of coffee and is always energized.
Cindy started working at Stein in December of 2016. Her role at Stein is Inside Sales and Customer Service. She previously worked as Customer Service Manager for a fire extinguisher manufacturer, and has over 20 years of experience in Customer Service. She lives in Kings Mountain with her English Bull Dog, ironically named “Kitty”. Cindy is addicted to Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee!!