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Our team has over 45 years of combined experience in the cleaning and repiar of personal protective ensembles. 

 

 
Name: Benita
Title: Sales & Marketing Manager
MarKen PPE Tenure:   4 Years
Industry Tenure: 13 Years

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Benita received her degree in Cosmetology and worked in retail management before breaking into the PPE care and maintenance field ten years ago. She has served as a Branch Manager (Las Vegas), and Director of Branch Operations (over Las Vegas, LA, Oakland, Seattle and Phoenix) with ECMS, Inc. between 2002 and 2010 before being named the Sales & Marketing Manager with MarKen PPE Restoration in 2010. Benita is fully trained and verified in all product lines we support. For ten years Benita has worked with manufacturers and end users to further the proper care and maintenance of protective ensembles for firefighters. Her contribution to the industry have been recognized by numerous manufacturers and in 2010, was invited by W.L. Gore to take part in a forum which was intended to provide education and encourage constructive feedback and discussion on how W.L. Gore can best support their efforts in the firefighting industry. Benita is amongst only a handful of people in the PPE care & maintenance industry that have been trained at the production facilities of Globe manufacturing, Honeywell First Responder Products, and Lion Apparel.

Please feel free to contact Benita at:

Cell:  702-633-9080, ext. 2
Email: bbeeman@markenent.com

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Name: Joey
Title: Manager of Branch Operations
Other Title(s): Corporate Safety Manager
                         Internal ISO 9001 Auditor

                         Treasurer of VISPA
MarKen PPE Tenure:   4 Years
Industry Tenure: 13 Years

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Joey began attending the University of New Mexico before transferring to UNLV where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at UNLV Joey was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He has worked in the PPE care and maintenance field for ten years having served as a Shipping & Receiving Manager (Las Vegas), Branch Manager (Las Vegas), and Division Manager (Las Vegas & Phoenix) with ECMS, Inc. between 2002 and 2010 before being named the Manager of Branch Operations with MarKen PPE Restoration in 2010. In 2014, he was named the corporate Safety Manager for MarKen, Ent.  Joey is a certified ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor and holds an Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) certification from the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM).  Joey also holds multiple Safety and Health certifications from the University of South Florida College of Health which is recognized by OSHA as well as from the OSHAcademy which is regopgnized by ISHM and NSMS. Joey is fully trained and verified in all product lines we support. He also represents MarKen as a member of the NFPA and is also a member of the NFPA Fire Service Section. In addition, in 2011 Joey was offered and accepted a spot on the Verified Independent Service Providers Association’s (VISPA) Standards Committee and in 2013 was appointed to the VISPA Board of Directors and currently serves as their Treasurer. Joey has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who and Biltmore Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and was named a Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.

Please feel free to contact Joey at:

Cell: 702-633-9080, ext. 1
Email: jbeeman@markenent.com

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Name: Judy
Title: Lead Sewing Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   2 Years
Industry Tenure: 7 Years

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Judy has over 30 years of professional sewing expierence and previously worked at ECMS, Inc. (Las Vegas) from 2007 untill 2012 and served as the Production Supervisor (Las Vegas) and corporate sewing trainer for ECMS, Inc. between 2010 and 2012 before being named to the same position at MarKen PPE Restoration in 2012. Judy is fully trained and verified in all product lines we support. For the past five years Judy has dedicated her talents solely to the care and maintenance of protective firefighting ensembles. Her design and execution talents are sought out by departments, districts, chiefs and individual firefighters that want personalized options added to their ensembles. In addition, manufacturers seek out her opinion on design changes and recommendations to better serve the industry. In 2012, Judy was invited by W.L. Gore to take part in a forum which was intended to provide education and encourage constructive feedback and discussion on how W.L. Gore can best support their efforts in the firefighting industry.  Judy is a proud member of the American Sewing Guild.


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Name: Matt
Title: Inspection Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   2 Years
Industry Tenure: 4 Years

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Matt previously worked as an Inspection Technician with ECMS, Inc.  (Las Vegas) from 2011 untill 2012 before being named to the same position at MarKen. Matt is currently attending the Art institute of Las Vegas and is in their Game Art Design program and is on time to graduate in Decmeber 2013.  Matt is fully trained and verified in all product lines we support.


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Name: Katie
Title: On-call Inspection & Repair Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   3 Years
Industry Tenure: 7 Years

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Katie graduated from the Las Vegas Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada where she studied costuming and studied fashion at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona and is currently attending the College of Southern Nevada. She has been a professional seamstress in the PPE care and maintenance industry for five years serving as a Clean & Repair Technician (Las Vegas & Phoenix) for ECMS, Inc. between 2007 and 2010 before taking the position of Inspection & Repair Technician with MarKen PPE Restoration in 2011. Katie is fully trained and verified in all product lines we support. Katie is a proud member of the American Sewing Guild

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Name: Liz
Title: Repair Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   1 Year
Industry Tenure: 1 Year

Bio:
 
 

Liz has over 30 years of professional sewing expierence and is in her first year in this industry having previously worked for Wayest Safety, Inc., an ISP located in Oklahoma.  Liz is fully trained and verified on all product lines we support. Liz is also a proud member of the American Sewing Guild. 

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Name: Gerardo
Title: Repair Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   Less Than 1 Year
Industry Tenure: Less Than 1 Year

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Gerardo has been sewing professionaly for over 8 years.  Gerardo is undergoing his training to become fully verified on all product lines we support. 

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Name: Jeffery
Title: Lead Inspection Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   Less than 1 year
Industry Tenure: 3 years

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Jeffery previously worked as an Inspection Technician with ECMS, Inc.  (Las Vegas) from 2011 untill 2013 before being named to the Lead Inspection Technician at MarKen in 2013.  While at ECMS, Inc. he was resposible for training all of the Inspection Technicians at the Las vegas facility.  Jeffery is fully trained and verified in all product lines we support.


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Name: Nadia
Title: Inspection Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   Less than 1 yrear
Industry Tenure: Less than 1 year

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Nadia has a strong background in customer service and sales.  She is currently attending CSN and is majoring in Deaf Studies and knows ASL. Her goal is to become a Teacher's Assistant and to work with studnets who are deaf.  Nadia is undergoing his training to become fully verified on all product lines we support

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Name: Virginia
Title: Repair Technician
MarKen PPE Tenure:   Less than 1 yrear
Industry Tenure: Less than 1 year

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Virginia has over 10 years of professional sewing expierence and is in her first year in this industry after having spent a short time with ECMS, Inc. (Las Vegas) in 2005.  Virginia is fully trained and verified on all product lines we support and is also a proud member of the American Sewing Guild.

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