Kory Koster, Partner
Territories: MA, RI, CT
Kory, a career Firefighter/Paramedic is the founding partner of 329 Marketing Inc. He knows how important it is to have the right equipment in the field and more importantly, he has the knowledge and experience with over 20 years in the industry.
Kory started out as a self-taught installer who developed and ran his own installation company. As this continued to grow, a large New England distributor/installation facility took note of Kory’s expertise, acquired his business and brought him on board to run their facility. During these years, Kory developed a broad area of expertise, including the technology area; specializing in programming, MDT installation and LPR systems.
When the opportunity arose to represent a core group of manufacturers, Kory welcomed the venture. His belief is having knowledgeable, qualified and experienced personnel to provide guidance when choosing the right vehicle equipment was exactly what he wanted to provide the public safety industry of New England area.
Kory’s words … 329 Marketing represents a premier group of manufacturers. We can offer the latest technology that comes with a solid manufacturing process. We can provide a total solutions package for our customers and I am confident our team has the knowledge to offer the products and technology to meet every customer’s needs.
David Lewis, Partner
David is a significant addition to the 329 Marketing team. His background in law enforcement and experience in the automobile industry is an invaluable asset.
David’s family are life-long ‘car people’. David’s father, Alex was an auto dealer for over 50 years, a profession that David joined in 1986 after he graduated from Norwich University, a prominent Military College in Vermont. When Alex retired, David assumed ownership of the dealerships and continued to successfully run for 20 years. To this day, David remains a member of the Vermont Dealer Association and a multi-year board member.
After selling the Auto Dealership in 2009, David returned to his first passion of Law Enforcement. As a certified Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Vermont, David is a Deputy Sheriff for the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Office and a Marine Enforcement Officer for the Vermont State Police.
David’s words … As an active member of the 329 Marketing team, I can utilize a multitude of my skill sets to satisfy clients. I bring to the end-user, my experience in the law enforcement field combined with my extensive knowledge of the automobile industry. I understand budgets and can assist in writing specs that best fit an agencies’ vehicle equipment needs.
Marc Sheehy, Northeast Sales Rep
Territories: MA, NH, ME
Marc brings to 329 Marketing, Inc., over 25 years of experience and history in the public safety equipment and installation industry. He has been involved in all aspects from installation technician to head of purchasing for a large distributor.
At the early age of 14, Marc started out as an installation technician, working after school and on weekends. Through the years, his work ethics and uncompromised devotion helped Marc work his way up through all areas of the public safety equipment industry and vehicle up-fitting process. From meeting with customers to plan their vehicle up fit, working on specifications and bids, customer and technical support, purchasing and logistics, and marketing and planning, Marc has exceled in all areas.
Marc brings all this experience to his role as a manufacturer’s rep for 329 Marketing in New England. Together with Marc’s history of product, knowledge of the industry and experience of working with our first responders, Marc will deliver a professional and precise result.
Marc’s words … As a lifelong New Englander, I understand the unique characteristics and challenges that this region plays in the everyday role of our first responders. With that in mind I have always strived to provide solutions to better help our police, fire, public works, EMT, and towing professionals, carry out their jobs with the best equipment.
Wendy Parenti, Team Coordinator
Wendy has been involved in the public safety vehicle equipment industry for over 10 years as a brand and marketing strategist. Her specialty includes partnering with manufacturers to grow their brands, marketing installation services and is a GSA Contract Specialist. Wendy’s market knowledge has been featured in published articles for Police Fleet Manager and has contributed to articles with the assistant editor of Government Fleet Magazine.
As part of the 329 Marketing team, Wendy will oversee the processes ensuring superior customer service, increasing brand awareness and create solutions for the customer. This will all contribute to the customers’ confidence that they can depend on the 329 Marketing team.
Wendy’s words … The Public Safety Equipment Industry is an industry that I enjoy being a part of, like many of the people that I work with, I appreciate it. Being part of an industry that provides our First Responders with equipment that provides the latest technology for job safety is very rewarding.