Fred Lanier

Fred Lanier

Sales Manager


Comfort Products, Inc.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Took a job in Green Bay, WI as an outside salesperson.
Moved up in that company.
Took job in larger company.
Took sales position in a medical company.
Became management.
Stayed in that field for many years.
Moved into management role, managing sales team.
Taught them how to sell and grow within company.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Paradise Valley
undergrad
Bachelor
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Arizona State University
graduate
Graduate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Arizona State University
Career

Career

Sales Manager

I sell medical textiles to the orthotic and prosthetic industry.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Medicine
Medicine
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

I travel all over the country selling orthotic and prosthetic textiles to orthotists and prosthetists. I help them in assisting their patients in having the best fit for their Artificial Limb or orthotic brace. I build and maintain relationships with the prosthetists/orthotists and partner with them to help their patients.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Relationship building, sales growth, time management, product knowledge.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Work on personal relationship building skills in order to gain the trust of other professionals you come in contact with.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
graduate
Graduate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Good salespeople don't make good managers."

Show them that you can show others how to be as successful as you have become.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Had to put myself through school. Never lost sight of how important it is to get that diploma. Took semesters off when I didn't have the money to pay for it but persevered through to get the diploma.