Medart Spotlight With the One and Only Andrew Carlson!
Every month, we will be presenting a Medart associate under our new category... Medart Spotlight! And this months associate is... Andrew Carlson! Our Territory Manager for Illinois!
I was always told, find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life. I am fortunate to say that I have found that with Medart Marine. My name is Andrew Carlson and I’m the Territory manager for marine division in Illinois. This October will mark my 13th year as a outside salesman for Medart Marine.
For those that don’t know me, I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Brenda for 15 years now and I have two amazing children, my daughter Kaitlynn, 14 and my son Peyton, 13. When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with them or on the soccer pitch watching Peyton train or play. Soccer has grown into a second passion of mine, so much so that I recently returned from a 2 week soccer trip to Scotland and London with my son, where he trained with a professional soccer club for a week.
My back ground and passion for the marine industry started at young age. We grew up in my aunt and uncles back yard on the Rock River. I remember the day my dad and mom bought our first boat, a new 1985 14’ Bayliner
with a 50 Force on the back. We quickly found out it wasn’t big enough and upgraded that fall to a 1986 16’ Bayliner with a 85 Force. We would spend our summer weekends tubing, skiing and floating down the river with my cousins. As I got older, I worked my way into the family boat dealership, Curve fishing and marine. I think this is where I truly fell in love with boating and sales. I did everything in there from boat sales, account department, parts dept, service, rigging and of course the mop and bucket. When we closed in 2005, I interviewed with Medart and thankfully, Michael Medart saw something in a young, full of himself 27 year old. And as they say, the rest is history.