All In the Family
We recently sat down with Steve Nicolosi, national sales manager at Glo-Marr Products, to talk about new products and what a typical day is like for him.
Steve: We are a 3rd-generation, family-owned business. We manufacture all-natural, topical grooming and skin care products mainly for small animals under the brand names Kenic, Balance and Barktini.
But we also manufacture a line of equine products under the Glo-Marr label. We also offer vitamin supplements for dogs and cats, and milk replacers for puppies and kittens. We are one of the leaders for private label in our industry. Next year is a big one for us, as we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Michelle: We hear you have some new products on the horizon. What can you tell me without giving too much away?
Steve: We are coming out with a dental line later this year, and are in the process of creating another “fun” line of products similar to our Barktini Shampoos and Spritzers.
Michelle: What’s a typical day like for you?
Steve: My typical day involves overseeing the day-to-day operations at our manufacturing facility. I am responsible for managing our salespeople, ordering all of our raw materials and packaging components, and dealing with any problems or customer concerns that arise on any given day.
But I must say that my partners in business are great and I have a fantastic crew that will go above and beyond to ensure that quality product goes out the door and [that] we offer the utmost in customer service. Because without our customers, we would not be the success that we are today!
Michelle: I know you are a big lover of the outdoors and enjoy some very fun activities. Tell us a little about what you like to do outside the office.
Steve: I am originally from Florida, where the company was founded back in 1965. I love all outdoor activities and spending time with my kids.
I am an avid fan of most all sports but I am especially fond of my Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers. I love to get back to Florida when I can and hit the beach.
After moving to Kentucky about 10 years ago, I always look forward to the months of April and October, when Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington opens its doors all month long for horse racing at their spring and fall meets. It’s a beautiful venue that mimics a scaled-down Kentucky Derby, and the weather is typically beautiful here at that time.