Emily has been with the company for nine years and as Director of Customer Service, is responsible for Inside Sales, Customer Service, Vendor Relations, and Buying Group facilitation. In this key role Emily regularly interfaces with our customers and our suppliers to ensure all have the necessary information for a successful partnership. Emily actually began her professional career as a 5th and 6th grade special education teacher before joining the industrial supplies industry, where she has been for 12 years. She started in the industry working within a family-owned industrial distributorship in Illinois where she had the unique opportunity to work directly with her dad. When she moved to Colorado in 2013, Emily continued her love of industrial distribution by joining the AIS family in many capacities. Outside of work Emily enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, being a dog mom, and watching Chicago sports teams win!