About Us

Service With Integrity

SGL Sales and Marketing was founded in 1958 by Norm Saum, who identified a need for an independent manufacturer’s representative agency to serve the Marine Aftermarket in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky. The core of Norm’s business philosophy was call frequency, integrity, and developing business relationships with quality vendors. Realizing he couldn’t stay true to his core philosophy as a one man agency anymore, Norm added a partner, Fred Gottschalk, in 1977. Norm and Fred divided the territory and serviced it together until 1983, when they decided to begin servicing Marine OEM accounts. Neither having experience nor relationships in that market, they added Jim Loughman to the partnership. Jim previously worked for Teleflex, Inc in their OEM sales division, and brought instant credibility to the expansion into Marine OEM’s in the territory. The face of the partnership changed again shortly after Loughman joined the agency when Norm retired and Warren Hannig became partner. The agency continued to grow, adding a partner in 1995 with the addition of Michael Douglass upon Fred’s retirement. SGL saw the retirement of Jim in 2007, and added Marty Scott as a partner at the beginning of 2008. Warren retired one year later to leave the agency as it stands today. From 1995 to the present, SGL Sales and Marketing has grown to nine agents and has added Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to the original territory of 5 states. In addition to adding the new states to our territory, time has seen us add the following markets as well; Trailer OEM and Aftermarket, Power Sports Aftermarket, Outdoor Power Equipment, Sporting Goods, Hardware and Marine Commercial & Offshore. Throughout all of our changes in personnel and territory, our core principles still remain rooted in call frequency to our clients, partnering with our vendors to develop and execute the best strategies for bringing their products to our diverse customer base, and most importantly doing it all with integrity.

Our Agents

Michael Douglass - Partner
111 Woodland Ave. #204
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 419.656.4775
Duties: Covers TN, KY, MI, OH, GA, FL (Eastern) Agency Adminstrator
Email: mdouglass@sglmarketing.com
Marty Scott - Partner
14314 Shoreline Dr.
Granger, IN 46530
Phone: 574.532.6371
Duties: IN, MI Coordinates OEM Relationships
Email: mscott@sglmarketing.com
Mark Goodman
573 Rolling Meadows Lane
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: 612.804.5285
Duties: Covers MN, SD, ND, WI
Email: mgoodman@sglmarketing.com
Rob Snelling
1855 E. Nottingham St.
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: 417.886.1414
Duties: Covers MO (Western), IA (Southeastern), KS, NE (Eastern)
Email: rsnelling@sglmarketing.com
Leslie Garrison
12488 Ventana Mesa Circle
Castle Pines, CO 80108
Phone: 303.887.0777
Duties: Marketing Services, Retail Analyst
Email: lgarrison@sglmarketing.com
Matt Chalfant
830 Robertson Rd
Taylor Mill, KY 41015
Phone: 715.494.0507
Duties: Covers WI, IL, FL (West Coast), SC, NC, IA (North and Eastern), MO (Eastern)
Email: mchalfant@sglmarketing.com
Broc Tarwacki
5607 Zappia Dr.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Phone: 574.514.2761
Duties: SGL Dealer Program, IN, MI, OH, MD, PA, NJ
Email: btarwacki@sglmarketing.com
Travis Tirotta (TJ)
491 Seacrest Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Phone: 574.245.0044
Duties: SGL Dealer Program, FL, MI (Southern), IN, IL (partial)
Email: ttirotta@sglmarketing.com
Ian Kyle - Agent
8057 Cranes Crossing Drive
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 419.341.7014
Duties: Covers: OH. Dealer Calls and Support Member for SGL
Email: ian.kyle@sglmarketing.com
Ricky Johnson - Agent
2021 Lemans Blvd, Suite 1308
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813.981.9248
Duties: Retail
Email: rjohnson@sglmarketing.com

Our Territory (highlighted in green)