MEET OUR TEAM
As the President and Founder of Fuelbox Industrial, Gabriel leads new product development, sales and operations. To Gabriel, Fuelbox means creating value for customers and team members alike. He strives to help companies and teams in the pallet industry reduce their total cost and optimize operations. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys spending time with his three kids, kite and wake surfing, travelling and connecting with amazing people. "Sparking productivity through innovation is so important in the work we do and the products we produce," Gabriel said. "I'm grateful to work with a team that lives out our Core Values, Mission and Purpose every day!"
Sam Lacey is the General Manager of Fuelbox Industrial and has 13 years of experience working with pallet manufacturers and recyclers. With a proven track record of success, he has held various senior leadership positions before coming to Fuelbox and was responsible for procuring “game-changing” products for the pallet industry within those roles. Sam has worked with over 1,700 pallet manufacturers to date and is passionate about sparking productivity through innovation! He specializes in providing niche consumables to industry professionals and strives to be of value to you and your company.
Tyler Rusomaroff joined the Fuelbox Team for the role of Business Development, working to help us better serve our customers' unique needs. He developed a passion for the construction industry at a very young age through helping his father in his granite business, and working the table saws with the company during his high school and college years. Tyler moved to Jacksonville, FL with his wife 7 years ago and decided to get into real estate. He also began rehabbing houses and although he enjoyed it, he decided it was time to make a change. After meeting Gabriel and the Fuelbox Team, he knew this was a special opportunity that resonated with his values and he wanted to be part of a company poised to revolutionize the pallet dismantling industry through innovative products and unmatched customer service.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & TEAM MEMBER EXPERIENCE
Yvette is responsible for our Accounts Payables, Team Member Experience and more at Fuelbox. She has over 16 years of experience owning and operating her own bookkeeping business and prior to that, was the executive assistant/controller for several large corporations. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, drawing and spending time with her husband, daughter and animals.
David came on board with Fuelbox Industrial as our Controller with an exceptional academic background and passion for our amazing team members and customers. He was born in Gainesville, but has lived the majority of his life in Lake City. He has a Bachelors in Finance and a Masters in Accounting, both from the UNF in Jacksonville and has worked in accounting ever since graduating. He has years of experience, working as a Controller for Columbia Grain & Ingredients, Inc. and for James Moore & Co. CPAs. David is happily married to his wife, Christine, and together they have a son, Maddox, and a daughter, Savannah. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, being out on the water, visiting with great friends and is an enthusiastic fan of the Florida Gators football team.
Brie handles our marketing, content and branding in both print and digital formats. She brings her creativity and 7 years of experience in marketing, writing, advertising and graphic design to the table. She lives in Branford, FL and is the proud mother of a four year old son, Wyatt. She is also a lead vocalist and bass guitarist, having performed with a number of local variety bands in her area over the last 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Santiago Del Pino Mejía
As Administrative Manager, Santiago is responsible for managing many of the details involved with ordering, sales, and essential day to day functions related to the business. For Santiago, working at Fuelbox means progress, learning, and teamwork. He says that every day is a challenge and an opportunity to grow his knowledge. He is passionate about providing the best quality products and the best customer service in the industry as Fuelbox continues to expand. In his free time, Santiago enjoys furthering his musical passion as a talented keyboardist.
EXECUTIVE & SALES SUPPORT
Mary (Manu) Cardona
Mary (Manuela) Cardona is part of our Sales Team and has a passion for connecting with people and learning from them. With her keen ability to adapt to different settings, she decided to focus on commercial roles within the tech and industrial fields after finishing her language studies. She has four years of experience, specifically in B2B sales and international business operations, which led to her joining the Fuelbox Industrial team. She believes that building a trustworthy and durable relationship with customers is key to success. In her free time, Mary loves to attend music festivals, try new restaurants, enjoys a good coffee and going for a hike.
As Operations Coordinator, Sherman is responsible for supervising all warehouse operations, employees, weld center set up including pulling orders, shipping and receiving supply. He worked for Target at the Food Distribution Center in Lake City, FL for 6 years and was an operations technician for 4 years. In this role, he monitored extensive automation throughout the warehouse cranes, conveyors and robots through software and physical aspects and became a certified trainer in each role he held. With a warehousing background from Inbound to Outbound operations, Sherman is excited to continue growing his skill set as Operations Coordinator at Fuelbox Industrial.
Natalie is responsible for Accounts Receivable at Fuelbox. She has a keen eye for the details, excellent interpersonal skills and years of experience in AR and management roles. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Florida in 1984 and eventually settled in Jacksonville 8 years ago. She enjoys yoga, going to the beach, spending time traveling with her significant other, exploring new restaurants, and all things book-related! She has 3 children, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter.
Austin is part of our Manufacturing Team and helps ensure all the specs, correct quantities, quality control standards and more are met in each order you place with Fuelbox! He has a background in store management, manufacturing and specialty machine maintenance and operation. When he's not in the warehouse, Austin enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with his one year old son, Jaiden, and his fiance, Mckenzie. Congratulations are also in order for Austin and Mckenzie, as they are expecting the arrival of their second son soon.
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