John Gowey

VP - Sales and Franchising - Canada

Snap-on Tools of Canada Ltd.

Oakville, Ontario

Years with Snap-on: 18

 


Positions Held at Snap-on: Sales Representative, Snap-on Franchisee, Field Manager, Sales Manager, Regional Sales Developer, Director Mobile Company Stores, Regional Manager, VP - Sales & Franchising - Canada

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration & Marketing from Grand Canyon University, MBA Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Interesting Snap-on Stories: I am a 2nd generation Snap-on associate. My father Mike Gowey has been with the organization for 28 years. I have relocated three times with Snap-on from Phoenix, AZ to Kenosha, WI and then Kenosha, WI to Harrisburg, PA and now all the way from Harrisburg, PA to Toronto, Ontario. 

An Interesting Thing About My Snap-on Story: I purchased my franchise during my final semester of college and I was the only student in the graduating class that fulfilled their internship requirement working for their own company.

Recent Accomplishments: Promoted to VP, Slaes & Franchising Canada in 2017

Family: Wife and three children

Hobbies & Interests: Horse Racing, Golf, Boy Scouts & Church

Favorite Snap-on Item: Product: CTS561, cordless screwdriver and Collectible: 1/16 scale toolbox that was the grand prize in a franchise sales contest.

What does it mean to you to work for Snap-on?
Pride, Respect, and Opportunity
Pride is developed from the organizational history and success of the brand paired with a passion to drive innovation, while challenging each associate to pursue excellence.
Respect centers around the integrity of each associate and the relationships built that will last a lifetime. This is not a place to work but rather a place to call home.
Opportunity to grow as an individual and as an associate is provided by the organization's multiple divisions that provide upward mobility and possess leaders that strive to promote personal development.

Would you recommend Snap-on to a friend?
Yes, Snap-on is an organization that values their associates and customers through executing on their beliefs, values, and vision. I believe that Snap-on represents everything you desire in an organization from the tenure of their associates to the organization's financial stability. Over the past 95 years, the Company has executed on a proactive approach to remain fiscally sound while never accepting mediocrity or resting on their laurels. I enjoy the progressive environment and I am constantly challenged to find new approaches and better ways to service our customers.

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