Astral Welcomes New Account Representatives

Astral Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of three new account representatives to their national sales force. All three salesmen completed Astral’s extensive month-long training program at the corporate office in Lynn, Indiana, before traveling in their assigned territories.

Paul Shiakallis joins the Chicago, Illinois Business Center. Paul comes to Astral with over 20 years’ experience in the food industry and knows the Chicago area well, since living there most of his adult life. He looks forward to creating and nurturing relationships with the local funeral homes and assisting them with the families that they serve.

Stuart Ford joins Astral with four-and-a-half years’ experience working in funeral homes in Missouri and Georgia, and will represent the Atlanta, Georgia Business Center. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and is a licensed funeral director, which gives him the ability to directly relate to the challenges that funeral directors of today are facing.


Todd Williams hales from the San Francisco, California, bay area and will represent the Stockton Business Center with a strong background as an experienced sales professional in the advertising and real estate financing fields. Todd is looking forward to learning more about the funeral industry while at the same time providing funeral homes with the utmost, highest level of customer service that he has learned over the last two decades.

Astral manufactures 18 gauge, 20 gauge and stainless steel caskets, as well as supplies cremation and wood products. For more information about Astral and the products they offer, contact the Customer Service Department at 800-278-7252. You can also visit their website at, like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.