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The Hofstetter Company


The Hofstetter Company
11904 Auburn Road
Chardon, OH  44024




Jeff Fisher – President

Northern OH and Columbus OH

Jeff is a native Clevelander and has been selling electronic components for 29 years.  After graduating from Grove City College in Pennsylvania, his electronics career started as a district applications engineer with a global industrial controls manufacturer. He joined The Hofstetter Company in 1996 as a sales rep and was promoted to vice president in 2002.  He purchased the 58 year old company in 2009.  Jeff has a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and enjoys helping customers with his technical product knowledge.  He enjoys home improvement projects, is an avid fisherman and also coaches Middle School Girl’s Basketball.


Julie Rudisell – Sr Sales Rep

Southern OH and Kentucky

Julie handles the Southern Ohio and Kentucky territory.  She joined The Hofstetter Company in 2000 and has 25 years of experience as a manufacturer’s representative.  Prior to this, Julie spent five years in electronic distribution as an inside/outside salesperson.  Her strengths are prompt followup, persistence and time management.  In Julie’s spare time she enjoys working out and spending time with her children.


Rudy Stagl – Sr Sales Rep

Northern OH and Toledo

Rudy, a lifelong resident of Northern Ohio, joined the Hofstetter team in 1984 after several years in the Air Force and having worked as a component engineer for a large medical manufacturer.  He is married with three daughters and enjoys building and working around the home.  His hobbies include music, traveling and politics, as well as spending time with his family.  Rudy is president of the German Family Society of Akron, a family-oriented social club preserving his family heritage.  He currently has 46 years industry experience.


Roger Haworth – Sr Sales Rep


Roger brings a unique perspective to The Hofstetter Company with over 26 years of sales experience in Michigan for companies from virtually every segment of the electronics industry including bare printed circuit boards, contract manufacturing services and extensive experience with distribution of electronic and electromechanical components of practically every type.  He is married with three children and enjoys boating and camping with his family.  Roger is also very active in youth baseball in his community in his role as the Commissioner of his city’s recreational baseball league, overseeing the baseball operations for more than 600 youth baseball players.


McKenzie Michel – Sales Rep


McKenzie is originally from the NW Ohio area and attended IUPUI in Indianapolis. She has moved to the area permanently and is responsible for the state of Indiana. Having joined The Hofstetter Company in 2020, she brings an outgoing personality, strong work ethic, and excellent follow-up skills. McKenzie loves building relationships and prides herself on her attention to detail. In her free time, McKenzie enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs, watching hockey, and exercising.


Al Handrick – sr Sales Rep

Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Al has 24 years of direct sales experience across a variety of industries and has been with The Hofstetter Company for nine years.  His territory covers Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Al brings a wealth of sales experience with him including great follow-up skills, a fantastic work ethic and a very positive attitude.  Al enjoys spending time with his family and biking on the trail.


Janice Hockenbery

Inside Sales

Janice handles all day-to-day sales activities for the manufacturers we represent in our six-state territory. She has been with The Hofstetter Company for 14 years and has 36 years of business operations, sales and marketing experience. Janice has excellent organizational skills and a high level of initiative. She is located in Pittsburgh.


Suzanne Fisher

Business Administrator

Suzanne is originally from the Finger Lakes area of New York and has lived in NE Ohio for 27 years. Having worked for THC since 2009, Suzanne is responsible for the financial activities of the company. In her free time, she enjoys renovating houses, boating, and spending time with her daughters.