Welcome to our company
Schroeder Associates is one of the leading Manufacturers' Representative Agencies in the Midwest with office locations in the Quad Cities, Minneapolis and Omaha. The business was founded in 1972 by Paul Schroeder and has grown to an agency of six sales representatives and three office administrators. With this talented team, we cover most states in the Upper Midwest plus Manitoba, Canada.
Our agency was founded on the principles of Integrity, Diligence, Honesty, and Value. We offer these characteristics to both our Customers and Principals. These principles have allowed Schroeder Associates the opportunity to experience sales growth and territory expansion while providing premier customer service for the companies that we support.
Larry was born and raised in the Midwest. He worked for John Deere- Des Moines Works for 14 years as a buyer before joining Schroeder Associates. With more than 35 years in the Manufacturers' Representative industry, he brings expterise in building relationships, expanding territories, increasing his customer base, and his sales revenue.
Gary's career has been in manufacturing since 1982. With experience in warehouse management and material control, then moving into a purchasing position, and finally into sales, Gary offers a well-rounded view of being a Manufactures' Representative. Being a life long resident of the Quad Cities area, Gary is very familiar with the Midwest. He is looking forward to many more years of applying his knowledge and passion to the company and their associated businesses and partners.
Paul founded our company in 1972 after several years working in sales and management for two manufacturers of specialty fasteners. Having a strong presence in the Midwest his entire career has allowed Paul to position Schroeder Associates to satisfy the needs of our customers through the Principals we represent. Our longevity and successes are a testimony to the core principles that Paul has helped to establish.
Doug has been with the company since 2008. He has a Sales & Marketing degree with prior sales experience. He owned a contract business, specializing in package assembly for 10 years, managing 12 people. He also has an aviation degree. His prior eight years experience as a captain in the airline industry has transfered well into a sales position with Schroeder Associates. His dedication, commitment, discipline, clear and concise communication, and professional skills will serve to bring Doug many years of success.
Scott has been with Schroeder Associates since 2009. He has more than 8 years of project management and marketing experience. While working for a large telecommunications company, he managed communication tower agreements for the Midwest region. Scott has an interest in the field of marketing and business management and holds a degree in Marketing/Public Relations with a minor in Advertising and a M.B.A. He enjoys learning about customers’ businesses and how our Principals can contribute to their company; adding value to their products and bottom line.
Todd is the newest member of our sales team. His work experiences and education have prepared him well for his career in professional sales. Todd’s background includes manufacturing, purchasing, sales and golf course turf management. Being a native to Omaha, Todd is right at home working with customers in Nebraska, Kansas and western Missouri. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys spending time hunting, fishing and skiing.