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Brad Thurn
Brad Thurn

Brad strives to build and maintain meaningful relationships with his clients. He works with customers as if they are business partners, getting involved in every aspect of their safety program. Brad takes pride in the fact that many of his current customers have been with Gloves Plus since the infancy of the company. In 2002 he partnered with Candice Shealy, and together they maintain a familial atmosphere within the company — an initiative they believe positively impacts both employees and clients.

Brad and his wife of 29 years, Gayle, have an extensive family: two sons (James and Ryan), a daughter-in-law (Jenna) and a granddaughter (Harper). Brad enjoys fishing, golfing, and attending high school and college football games.

Candice Shealy
Candice Shealy

Before joining the GPI team, Candice worked at BI-LO for sixteen years. Over those years she worked her way up to the corporate buying department, where she was responsible for 230+ stores in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. That experience made her aware of the importance of keeping customers happy, something she has sought to do since partnering with Brad Thurn in 2002. She believes Gloves Plus provides an exceptional service at a competitive price, something that wouldn’t be possible without an outstanding team.

Candice has been married to her high school sweetheart, Dale, for 32 years. Together they have three children: their daughter Casey, son-in-law Brandon and son Clay. Candice enjoys spending time with her family, attending Clemson football games and spending time outdoors.

David Byrd
David Byrd

David has worked as one of our drivers for 13 years. He is retired from Kemet Electronics and the Army National Guard.

In his spare time, David enjoys being with his five grandchildren and performing yard work.

Lisa Fant
Lisa Fant

Lisa has been a part of the GPI team since April of 2015, coming with 25 years of experience in the grocery chain business. She embodies her own motto, which is “to give the best customer service possible, and your customers will continue to come back.”

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, and during football season you can find her cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and South Carolina Gamecocks.

John Nichols
John Nichols

John has 30+ years of sales experience from a number of industries, ranging from food and hospitality to industrial sales. This has allowed him to interact with a diverse group of people, gaining valuable perspectives on how to properly service and satisfy customers. He is fiercely competitive and ultimately committed to providing his customers with unequaled service.

John enjoys spending time with his two children, Lauren and Brett, and his new granddaughter Emma.

Mike Pennington
Mike Pennington

Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Mike has been a proud member of the GPI team since 2005. Before coming to Gloves Plus, Mike worked in the freight/distribution sector for 35 years. Seven of those years were with a family freight business, while another 27 were spent as a supervisor for Michelin tire distribution.

Andre Smith
Andre Smith

Andre has been our route driver for five years. With over 10 years of experience driving professionally, he consistently provides high-quality and courteous service to our customers.

In his spare time, Andre enjoys spending time with his family and restoring old cars.

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