Representing Manufacturers in the Southwest


Robert L. Waddle, the founder of Venture Sales was previously Western Regional Manager for Makita U.S.A. 1975-1978 and was responsible for pioneering new products and establishing a distribution network in the Western United States. He has been representing other manufacturers in Southern California and Arizona for more than Forty years. Robert established Venture Sales in 1994. Robert retired in 2013 but he will always be the founder of Venture Sales, Inc. and it is his principles that we conduct ourselves with today.


Steve Waddle, 1992 USMC Reserves / In just two years at Interconnect Solutions Steve went from Entry Level Installer to Project Manager.  Steve was the second employee hired at Pacific ComTel on start up of the company. He moved up from Lead Installer to Division Manager in seven years.  He managed 60 installers and 5 Project managers.  Steve was responsible for Purchasing, Profit & Loss Control and Sales of $5,000,000 per year. Steve came to us in 2004 and has been the President of Venture Sales since 2011. 

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Dick Hershman, Owner and Operator of Gardena Industrial Supply & Hardware for over 25 years.  Dick joined our team in May 2006 after working as an Independent Multi-Line Representative for 2 years. Dick brings with him a life time of distributor experience and a can do attitude.

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Pete Filipovits, comes to us from inside sales at a local distributor. He has over 5 years experience in the industry. He started with us in December 2015. He is Bilingual and has been focused on Mexico accounts. He also maintains a territory stateside. Si se habla espanol ! 

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Dustin Fankell, Started with us in May 2010. A graduate from the University of Colorado in 2004.  Dustin Resides in Phoenix, AZ and covers Arizona and Clark County Nevada.  He has been selling Industrial Distributors for 6 Years in this territory.

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Frank Sperber, Joined out team in April 2011. Previously he worked for Toledo Tool, Ridge Tool, Duff Norton and Wilton Corp. For the last ten years Frank has been a Multi-Line Independent Representative in Southern California. Frank has worked in the industry for over 40 years.

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Vikki Wheeler,  Inside Sales, Customer Service and Shipping & Receiving and our "Gal Friday"


Contact Information






515 No. Smith Street, Suite 108, Corona, CA 92880

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