Matt Schultz is Draper Regional Manager for the southeastern United States. When Matt isn’t on the road, he seems to be doing some outdoor activity.

Matt_01How did you come to be working at Draper?
I was working in the pro shop at Westwood Country Club in New Castle, Indiana, and decided I wanted to do something different. I was talking to one of Draper’s Regional Sales Managers, Todd Garner, at a fifth and sixth grade basketball game and he encouraged me to send in my resume to Draper. After about six months and numerous interviews, I was hired to help out with shade and screen quotes. Then about a year after that, I was offered my current position as Contract Regional Sales Manager for the Southeastern United States.

What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy the relationships and friendships I have built up over the last 10 years with my customers. And traveling throughout Florida during the winter months is not a bad thing either.

IMG954688What are some of your funniest moments at Draper?
At an NSSEA trade show, Neal Turner, our Gym Equipment Product Manager, was trying to throw a small foam basketball that we had as a giveaway to a dealer. He threw it a little too hard and at the last second it curved away from our dealer and hit a lady right in the back of the head. It was one of those times you know you should not laugh, but I couldn’t help it.

What do you like to do in your time away from Draper?
I enjoy being outdoors. I enjoy fishing, hunting, and golfing when I have the chance. I have also made two homemade BBQ smokers in my spare time and would like to enter a BBQ competition someday.

Tell us about your family.
I would like to thank my lovely wife Katie for being supportive and understanding that I have to spend a lot of time away from home to do my job. I couldn’t do it without her.

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