Astral’s Salesforce Continues to Expand

Astral Industries, Inc., the Lynn, Indiana-based manufacturer of 20 gauge, 18 gauge and stainless steel burial caskets, is pleased to announce the addition of four seasoned sales representatives to their national sales force. All four salesmen completed Astral’s extensive month-long training program at the Lynn corporate offices before being placed in their respective territories.

Gregg Phillips, based in the Akron, Ohio, region, brings over a decade of experience in the funeral industry to his new role as an Astral Sales Rep. Gregg has a proven track record of exemplary customer care and account management, and he has blended seamlessly with the Ohio sales team. In his free time, Gregg enjoys traveling and working on his golf game.

Tim Tarran joins the Chicago, Illinois, Business Center. Tim also comes to Astral with several decades in the funeral industry, and brings his experience as a funeral director to his interactions with customers in the Chicago region. Tim also is very active in several local civic and fraternal organizations.

Reggie Williams comes to Astral with a strong background as an experienced sales professional as he joins the Stockton, California, Business Center. Reggie is familiar with the Northern California region both professionally and personally, having previously worked in the territory as well as living in the region. He looks forward to creating and nurturing relationships with the funeral homes in his territory, and when not working is extensively involved with several local youth athletic programs.


Don Arndt also is at the Stockton Business Center. With almost 30 years in the funeral industry, Don’s wealth of knowledge and wide network of connections will allow him to be a major asset to his current customers. His positive, professional approach and solid industry background will serve him in good stead as he represents Astral to the funeral homes in the northern section of the Stockton territory.

“I’m pleased to welcome our new salesmen to the Astral Family,” said Charlie Shaw, CEO of Astral Industries. “We have a really great team of folks out there, ready to serve the funeral directors and their families with products that offer high eye appeal and the best possible value.”

For more information on Astral’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility or its line of quality products, visit their website at or contact the Customer Service Department at 800-278-7252.