Why Promote From Within?
Everyone in the field started in the same position: entry-level sales representative. Our leaders understand from their own experience what it takes to be a successful rep.
So, when it comes to career advancement, we always look within our company first. We know that our successful reps are the people who can best teach others how to succeed.
President – Vector East
B.S., Accounting – Temple University
Albert DiLeonardo started selling CUTCO® in the summer of 1977 when he was a student at Temple University. He was trained by Don Freda, the founder of Vector.
After graduating from Temple with an Accounting degree, Albert decided to stay with Vector as a career. He opened a District Office and played a pivotal role in developing many of the managers who helped build Vector.
He set many of Vector’s sales records at each level as he continued to earn promotions.
President – Vector West
B.S., English – Vanderbilt University
Bruce Goodman started selling CUTCO® in the summer of 1979 when he was a student at Vandberbilt University. He was trained by Don Muelrath, who later became President of Vector Marketing.
After graduating from Vanderbilt with an English degree, Bruce decided to stay with Vector as a career. He opened a District Office and immediately emerged as a leader in the Western Region of Vector.
When Bruce took over the Western Region as Region Manager it was the smallest region in Vector. Under Bruce, it became the fastest growing.
President and Chief Operating Officer
B.S., Accounting – St. Bonaventure University
John Whelpley started working with Alcas Corporation, Vector's then parent company, as an accounting intern in 1981 when he was a student at St. Bonaventure University.
After graduating from St. Bonaventure in 1982 he was offered a full-time position. John advanced through a number of positions within the finance department.
He served as Vector Marketing's Chief Financial Officer from 1997-2003.
Executive Vice President and Eastern Region Manager
University of Michigan
Amar Davé started selling CUTCO® while he was a student at the University of Michigan in 1986.
He ran a branch office in the summer of 1987 and was promoted to District Manager later that year. In 1991, Amar was promoted to Division Manager of the Great Lakes Division, where he developed many of today’s leaders.
In 1993, Amar was chosen to run the Southwest Zone where he led the zone to record breaking sales.
In 2000, Amar Dave was promoted to Executive Vice President of Vector Marketing. He has also served as the Eastern Region Manager since 2001.