Sam was raised in the Cincinnati area and is a graduate of Miami University’s Paper Science and Engineering program. While attending Miami, Sam was also employed by Erving Paper, Lockland OH, otherwise known as the Fox Paper mill.
After graduation in 1984, Sam accepted a position with Lindsay Wire in the technical and design department. This position took him to Jackson, MS where he lived until 1986. At this time, Sam was promoted into the sales department and was assigned the Midwest territory, covering mills from Ohio to Minnesota. In 1992, Sam Joined Huyck Formex, which soon became Weavexx through a merger with Niagara Lockport. With Weavexx, Sam was responsible for sales/service in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and parts of Michigan. In 2000, Sam accepted a partnership with Williams-Gray Co. covering this same sales territory.
Sam, his wife Ellen, son Max, and daughter Shayna live in Loveland, OH, a suburb of Cincinnati. Sam and Ellen are also very active in CancerFree Kids, a non-profit charity they founded in 2002. CancerFree Kids focuses on funding pediatric cancer research.