Growth Continues for Astral’s Sales Force

Astral Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its nationwide sales force.  Joining the Atlanta, Georgia, Business Center are Jason Karaman and Mike Miller.  Jason, an Indiana native and Purdue University graduate with a solid background in manufacturing and customer service, completed his training at Astral’s Indiana home office before relocating to the Atlanta area.  Mike brings his experience as a funeral director – and a strong sales background – along with an understanding of the unique needs of today’s funeral director.  Both Jason and Mike look forward to building on existing customer relationships as well as growing the territory.


The Columbus, Ohio, Business Center will benefit from the addition of Joe Main, who brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the industry as an instructor at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, as well as his experience on the Ohio Mortuary Operational Response Team (OMORT) and Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT).  Joe is also an active member of a number of industry associations, including OFDA.


Rounding out the newest class of Astral employees is Donald Rump, who recently joined the Lakeland, Florida, Business Center.  Don has several years’ experience with casket sales and has participated in a number of regional trade shows.  His background also includes extensive sales and marketing success, and he has been certified as a grief counseling seminar trainer. 


“We are committed to creating and maintaining strong relationships with our customers,” said Charlie Shaw, CEO. “Our sales team constantly works together with our funeral home customers to ensure that funeral directors can offer affordable caskets with high eye appeal that allow families to honor the memory of their loved ones.  I’m excited to welcome Jason, Mike, Joe, and Don to the Astral family.”


Astral Industries manufactures 20 gauge, 18 gauge and stainless steel caskets in their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lynn, Indiana.  For more information about Astral and the products they offer, contact the Customer Service Department at 1-800-278-7252.  You can also visit their web site at