Meet Our Staff


Florida Outdoor Equipment, Inc. (FOE) is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1976 as a wholesale distributor of quality outdoor power equipment, parts and accessories. Over the years, FOE has continued to grow, now operating from a 112,000 square foot facility on five acres of land. The facility has 12,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet dedicated to parts, accessories and whole good inventory. FOE has 26 employees internally and 8 outside territory managers supported by 2 product managers to serve our customers.

Ken Gronko  Territory Manager for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

Representing – ECHO – Scag – Shindaiwa – ECHO BearCat – Billy Goat – Bluebird - Scag Giant-Vac

Ken Gronko has been a Territory Manager for Florida Outdoor Equipment for over 22 years. His territory consists of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Ken has been instrumental in creating dynamic growth within his territory, allowing him to meet sales goals. Like his father, Dick Gronko -- the first salesman hired by Florida Outdoor Equipment -- Ken creates an atmosphere of trust and understanding with his customers that’s complimented by his knowledge and comprehension of the lawn equipment industry. A native of north Florida, he attended the University of Florida and graduated with honors in Quantative Business Analysis in 1982. Following graduation he was employed by Wachovia Bank as an Assistant Vice President. Ken lives in St. Augustine and has 1 daughter who attends college at the University of Central Florida. He enjoys the challenges of his career, walking on the beach, spending time with his daughter and being an annual supporter of the Crescent Beach Challenge, a fundraiser for Lymphoma.

Sales

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  • Keith DeShetler
  • Vice President of Sales & Marketing
  • kdeshetler@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 303
  • Years with FOE: 39
  • Greg Thompson
  • Sales Manager
  • gthompson@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 306
  • Years with FOE: 29
  • Ken Gronko
  • Territory Manager for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
  • kgronko@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 401
  • Years with FOE: 25
  • Mike Simon
  • Product Manager
  • msimon@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 417
  • Years with FOE: 13
  • Tony Deloges
  • Territory Manager for Central & West Florida
  • tdeloges@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 403
  • Years with FOE: 16
  • Rob Sosnowski
  • Territory Manager for Southeast Florida
  • rsosnowski@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 404
  • Years with FOE: 10
  • Jeff Estler
  • South Florida & Dade & Monroe Counties
  • jestler@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 405
  • Years with FOE: 18
  • Andrew Pieplow
  • Territory Manager for Northeast Georgia & Tennessee
  • apieplow@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 414
  • Years with FOE: 9
  • David Hettermann
  • Central & Northwest Georgia
  • dhettermann@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 415
  • Years with FOE: 1
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