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September 2007

Our Member of the Month is Wesley Winkler, Sales Director for Selecto-Flash, Inc. of West Orange, NJ. Wes is responsible for the sales of decals for fleet and retail point of sale. Selecto-Flash, Inc. provides everything from door decals and numbers to full wrapped vehicles.

Wes was born in 1948 in Paterson, NJ and was raised in Paterson and Prospect Park, NJ. He attended high school at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon, NJ and graduated in 1965. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management at Rutgers in 1977 and earned an MBA in Marketing at Montclair State University in 1985.

He served in the US Navy as a Fire Control Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class during 1967 through 1969 and served in the Western Pacific during the Vietnam era. Wes served on the USS Lofberg and the USS Brush, both Fletcher class destroyers.

Wes has been married since 1975 to his wife, Merrily and have two children, Keith, 28, who is a Web Developer for EarthCam in Hackensack, NJ. and younger son, Matthew, 25, who after spending a year in China teaching English at Yantai University is now tutoring and teaching in Orange County, CA. Matthew is also a five time All American and National Champion in Division 3 Track & Field winning the 1500 Meter Outdoor Championship in 2004. Wes is very proud of the fact that both of his sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Wes was the Parent's Committee chairman for 7 years while his sons were in scouting leading most of the fund raising and recruiting of leadership for the troop. The Winklers currently reside in Wayne, NJ.

During his free time, you can find Wes at the beach in Brigantine, NJ surf fishing and swimming. He also has a collection of old hand tools and does a lot of traveling. He has visited 45 US states and 20 countries

Wes serves in his community as the Development Chairperson on the Board of Directors for CUMAC, a food depot in Paterson, NJ. This organization serves 45 food pantries in the Passaic, Bergen and Essex county areas of NJ. He is also a member of the Business Marketing Association of NJ and the United Methodist Church in Wayne on the Personnel Committee

His primary past experience is in the Telecommunications Industry working primarily in sales and marketing. One interesting fact is that Wes helped design the early Dealer Communications Systems for Mercedes, BMW and Volvo while he was with AT&T. He also worked on Automotive Factory Automation networking using Optical Fiber and was part of the early team that provided the first voice response systems for Auto and Truck Dealers using computers and telephone systems while with AT&T.

Wes has been an Associate Member of the Society since 2005.

 


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