Meet the Staff
Mike Cronin – CEO
Mike is our fabulous, fantastic, fearless leader. Mike holds a BS and MS from The University of Wisconsin in materials engineering and is a Vietnam-era veteran, having served in the Ordnance Corps of the US Army with an ROTC commission. Mike became an entrepreneur in the flag and banner industry by starting Gettysburg Flag Works in 1993 as a part-time venture. After 24 years of engineering for a small forge shop, the US Army, and a local defense research contractor, he was laid off in 1996 after a turn-down in the US defense industry. Mike then discovered his preference for selling and working with different people. He built Gettysburg Flag Works from the ground up and shared the skills that he learned with other aspiring entrepreneurs as an instructor in the Smart-Up program of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mike values memberships in the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, the National Independent Flag Dealers Association (NIFDA), The Retail Council of New York State, and the NFIB, the National Federation of Independent Business. Even more, Mike values his fantastic staff and the great customer service they provide.
Favorite Anything: Sailing, biking, the color yellow, figuring out solutions to mechanical problems, and inventing tools to make jobs easier.
Andy – General Manager
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As General Manager of Gettysburg Flag Works, my role is to build and develop strategies for our continued success. In order to sustain our ranking in the industry I focus on three key areas, team building, product development, and customer service.
I also play a key role in the day to day operations of the company overseeing all aspects of manufacturing, human resources and marketing.
Cheryl – Website Manager
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Cheryl has been with Gettysburg Flag Works since 1999. She graduated from The Sage Junior College in Albany, NY with a degree in Graphic Design. Cheryl loves sharing GFW's message with the community on and offline.
Outside of work, Cheryl's passion lives in the barn. She enjoys riding through the beautiful countryside and likes to say "When life puts a barrier in your way, gather a handful of mane and JUMP!"
Brandon – Sales Associate
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Brandon joined our sales team in 2010 where he quickly gained an expertise in flagpole and flag hardware. His Marine Corps experience helps him to understand the needs of our many military customers and offers insight with the rest of the staff when we come across a military question or concern.
Brandon's Favorite Things: Fast cars, camping in the Adirondacks, bacon, his dogs, and helping his customers.
Audrey – Lead Seamstress
Audrey has loved sewing since she was just a small child. Her mother taught her to sew when she was in kindergarten. She started out with doll clothes to fit a special doll given to her by her grandmother. Prior to joining Gettysburg flag works she ran a sewing business from her home.
Audrey is a proud grandmother of three. She was a girl scout leader and has been involved with boy scouts with her son and grandson. She also enjoys puzzles, which is great practice for some of the complicated flag projects at work.
Audrey's Favorite Things: The color purple and garage sales.
Patrick D. – Sales Manager
patrick @ gettysburgflag.com
Patrick, our Sales Manager, holds a BS from Binghamton University and MBA from SUNY Albany.
With over ten years sales and marketing management experience, Patrick brings a unique perspective that contributes to the ongoing growth of Gettysburg Flag Works. Customer focused and value oriented, Patrick strives to find a solution that fits the needs of every situation.
Kathy P. – Production
Kathy is our almost-fulltime seamstress. In a "former life" she was a physical education teacher, mostly for children with special needs. She started sewing at age 10 and continues to do so for family and friends. She especially likes the variety of projects she works on at Gettysburg Flag Works. Besides sewing, she does most of the printing on everything from golf flags and boat flags to Christmas ornaments and name tags. In 2013, Kathy learned the in's and out's of our new embroidery machines and has mastered names, logos and clipart designs for your shirts and other fabric items.
Kathy's Favorite Things: Her husband, children, and grandchildren. Favorite hobbies are reading and garage saleing, followed closely by knitting, crocheting, and tent camping.
Nickole – Sales Associate
Nickole joined our team in 2013. Her role has been shifted over the years to help out in whatever capacity is needed of her. She's helped in each department and is especially great at helping our wonderful customers to find the right flag for their needs. Her bio is coming soon.
Janet – Production
Janet joined the Gettysburg Flag Works sewing department in 2014. She sews many of the beautiful flags and banners that you see flying all over the world! Her bio is coming soon.
Maria – Marketing Manager
Maria joined Gettysburg Flag Works in 2014. She handles all of our marketing and advertising efforts online and offline. Her bio is coming soon.
Ed – Field & Teams Manager
Ed joined our team in 2015 and quickly learned the production and sales associated with our apparel lines. He took over management on Field and Teams in 2016 where he manages all aspects of that business. He's great at finding the perfect apparel solution for teams (sporting and business) throughout the Capital District. His bio is coming soon.
Sara – Logistics Manager
Sara joined our team in 2015 as our first Logistics Manager. She oversees the incoming and outgoing products and works closely with our sales and production teams to see that customers get their products on time. Her bio is coming soon.
Todd – Shipping & Receiving
Todd joined our team in 2015. He lovingly packages and ships each flag, banner, base and hardware item that is ordered by our fabulous customers. His bio is coming soon.
Keith – Graphic Artist
Keith joined our team in 2016. He is in charge of designing each custom item and seeing that those producing it have all of the details needed to bring it to life. He runs our big printer and plotter and works closely with our production team and seamstresses to make the beautiful items you see flying around the world. His bio is coming soon.
Victoria – Sales Associate
Victoria joined our team in 2016. She's quickly learned our extensive product line and enjoys helping customers find the right product for their needs. Her bio is coming soon.
Diana – Field & Teams Assistant
Diana is a new addition to the Field & Teams department. She will be helping with production and helping apparel customers.
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