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Industry Recalls Thomas Skodack’s Integrity, Professionalism

Thu April 22, 2010 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Thomas (Tom) Skodack, a regional sales manager of Sennebogen LLC, surrounded by family, lost his courageous battle with cancer on April 13, 2010.

Although only with Sennebogen since January of 2006, Mr. Skodack had spent his life making friends in the equipment industry wherever he went. With more than 30 years in the material handling industry alone, Mr. Skodack’s professionalism, honesty, hard work and knowledge of the business made him a valuable addition to the Sennebogen team as well as to every dealer and customer he ever worked with.

In his announcement to the Sennebogen organization, Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC, paid tribute to his dear friend whom he had known since 1995.

“Tom was an inspiration to all of us. Everything I learned about the North American marketplace I learned from him. His passion to deliver only the best in terms of customer support is something that we share and brought us together as friends. Tom never spared any efforts to support customers. Regardless of how far away they were, what time of the day they reached him or what day of the week it was, when his help was needed, he was there for them.”

Music was a big part of his life and according to his wife Jamie, “His love of fine music brought him a lot of joy and comfort and we all learned a great deal about classical music from him.”

Mr. Skodack enjoyed living in the midwest as it allowed him to spend more time with his family and his grandchildren. A resident of Kansas City, Mr. Skodack was born in 1946. He is survived by his wife Jamie and his daughters Pia and Cara and his grandchildren Erik, Matthew, James and Achaia.

“We mourn the passing of Tom Skodack who during his time with Sennebogen contributed greatly to our ongoing success and was instrumental in bringing us to where we are today,” said Constantino Lannes. “To us, he provided a model to follow and live up to.”

Services were held Friday, April 16, 2010 at Penwell-Gabel Mortuary, Olathe, Kan.

Donations in Tom Skodack’s memory may be made to:

Interlochen Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 199 (U.S. Mail)
Interlochen, MI 49643-0199,

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