Guy G. Gregg
Guy Gregg began his career in the vacuum cleaner industry canvassing for sales and repair business for The Hoover Company in 1952, as No. 2 sales and service in Ashland, Ohio. His second month on the job, he was top salesman in the U.S. Since that time, until his retirement in 1978, Guy was considered one of the best vacuum cleaner salesmen in the industry.
After two years in Ohio, Guy moved to Oxnard, California, where he bought and managed the vacuum cleaner department in Laubacher’s Appliance Store. As his success mounted, he bought and managed the vacuum cleaner department in Hoff’s appliance Store in Ventura in 1955.
In 1967, having sold his vacuum interest in the two appliance stores, Guy bought Tiny’s Vacuum and Appliance in Oxnard. Later that year, he opened a new Tiny’s in Camarillo. During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, The Hoover Company considered Tiny’s their largest volume dealer west of the Mississippi River.
In 1974, at the age of 60, Guy jumped back into the supplier side of the vacuum cleaner industry as a sales supervisor and training manager for Eureka Certified in the Los Angeles area. His sales skills and years of industry experience proved to be a valuable asset to the company and the many salespeople and dealers he trained.
As both an independent vacuum dealer and salesman and manager for leading companies in the vacuum cleaner industry, Guy won numerous awards. His ability, experience and character not only made him a leader in the business community, but earned him the respect of his industry peers.
1996 Vacuum & Sewing Hall of Fame Inductee