We learned Wednesday that long time industry veteran and for the last 28-years New York Metropolitan market sales representative Steve Glatzl has passed away. According to his company, the New York Marketing Team, Glatzl passed away suddenly last week on July 3rd.
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Glatzl spent his entire career in the consumer electronics industry and in many ways, his was a quintessential New York experience. A lifelong resident of New York’s Westchester County, Glatzl began his career in our industry – much like many others – working at New York retailer Harvey Electronics.
Glatzl joined Harvey in 1968 and over the next almost two decades built a solid career. Glatzl ultimately became general manager of Harvey before leaving to start his rep firm.
In 1986 Glatzl started an independent sales representative company and built a solid reputation with several specialty lines. Later, Glatzl merged his company with the New York Marketing Team where he remained as a principal.
According to Mark Friedman, Glatzl’s business partner, Steve basically retired from the business in 2013, but stayed involved – including participating in all major business decisions for the company.
“He was an amazing and wise partner,” Friedman told us.
Like many of his generation, Glatzl was a Vietnam war veteran where he is said to have served with the First Air Cavalry. Glatzl was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.
Steve Glatzl is survived by his wife, Joan; sons David, Eric (Lynn Diaz Glatzl) and Adam; sister Virginia Neumeister; and one grandchild. Glatzl was preceded in death by another grandchild, Ava Glatzl.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a donation in Glatzl’s memory to:
Folds of Honor Foundation, 5800 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso, OK 74055
You can see a more detailed obituary in the local paper here: