Meet the Team
Mitch Kowal - Chairman of the Board
Mitch Kowal Jr is the 3rd generation of the Kowal family to oversee SCIW Fence products. Mitch grew up in Camden in the same Polish neighborhood where our company was founded in 1923. After graduating high school and serving in the Coast Guard he returned to join the family business full time. Mitch was instrumental in the change of our company from an installation company to a wholesale distributor. Through his tireless efforts and many contacts in the fence industry he took SCIW from a small family installation company to a major regional distributor of fencing products. With over 60 years in the fencing industry Mitch has made innumerous friends and maintains great relationships with customers and manufacturers around the country. He has an incredible knowledge of the history of our industry and is always willing to talk about the “Old Days”. Mitch and his wife Eileen raised 2 daughters, Allyson and Marla, and 2 sons, Mitchell and Jeff, in Audubon, NJ and they have 12 grandchildren. They enjoy traveling the world and when not in some far flung locale they spend much time at their home in Sea Isle City, NJ.
Mitchell Kowal - President/Sales/Purchasing/Operations
Mitchell is the 4th generation of the Kowal family to run SCIW Fence Products along with his brother Jeff. He has worked in some capacity at SCIW since he was 10 years old and after some time away at American University returned to enter the business full time in 1989. While SCIW Fence Products is a way of life for the Kowal family his true passion is raising his 4 daughters along with his wife Dolly in Merchantville, NJ. Odds are good if Mitchell is not at the office he is at a pool somewhere supporting his daughters at a swim meet. He was taught at an early age the importance of integrity, honesty and customer service in business and strives to impart these ideals on all facets of SCIW Fence Products operations. Please give him a call any time with product questions, specification requirements or just to discuss happenings in the industry.
Jeff Kowal - Vice President/Purchasing/Finance
Jeff is part of the 4th generation ownership of SCIW. Jeff has worked at SCIW in some capacity since he was twelve years old. From the very early days of yard cleanup to cutting pipe and fabricating gates to driving delivery trucks and operating forklifts, Jeff has filled virtually every role at SCIW. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1993 Jeff started full time and hasn’t looked back. From spearheading the move from our Camden Location to leading the development of our Hometown Vinyl product line the challenges keep coming. Purchasing, operations, credit management, and product development are some of his roles now but he is always looking for a new challenge. Jeff has been married to his wife, Jeannette for twenty years. They have three daughters: Ashley, Abby, and Annie. When not working, Jeff enjoys vacationing in Florida with his family and can occasionally be seen on the golf course.(although that’s a secret!)
Paul Culbertson Jr. - Manager
Paul has been with SCIW Fence products for almost 20 years since high school, first as summer help and then into a full time position after attending Rowan University. He has worked in almost every position here at SCIW and has a wealth of knowledge about all of our product lines and capabilities. Paul manages our inside sales, shipping and receiving along with overseeing all PVC sales. Outside of work Paul spends his time with his wife Lisa and their three children. As a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies he is always ready to talk sports. Paul and his family believe in helping others, they support and help raise awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Patrick Steckel - Inside Sale/Estimating
Patrick has been with SCIW Fence Products for over 10 years, starting in our Hamilton location and now in our Mickleton headquarters. Prior to working at SCIW, Patrick has worked extensively in both the wholesale and installation side of the fence business so he has a wealth of knowledge to offer our customers. Patrick is always willing to share his knowledge. He also served three years in the Army as a Helicopter Mechanic and is a recipient of the Army Achievement Medal. During Patrick’s free time he travels the country, often visiting Florida, Pocono Mountains, and the Jersey Shore with his wife Kim.
Rob Hulitt - PVC Production Manager
Rob has been with SCIW Fence Products for 7 years overseeing all design, production and quality control in our state of the art PVC manufacturing facility. Rob has a long history in the fence industry with installation, manufacturing and sales. When joining SCIW Rob brought a wealth of knowledge about the PVC manufacturing industry and is available to help our customers with all of their PVC questions. Rob holds a BA from Stockton State University and MA classes from Temple University. He is an affiliated member of the South Jersey Food Bank. Rob spends his time away from work with his wife Elizabeth and their two sons. He is also a sports enthusiast and actively plays baseball and golf. He also enjoys carpentry work and home theater design.
Jessica handles all of our invoicing at SCIW fence products and is available for any questions in regards to invoices or payments. She would also be more than happy to assist with any bookkeeping issues or just chat about her beloved Eagles. Prior to SCIW, Jessica studied theatre / acting in undergraduate and graduate studies. She then attended Dickinson School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree. She was an Officer in the Marine Corps, trained as an administrative officer then was picked up for the Funded Law Program. Jessica practiced law in the Marine Corps for 8 years. After more than 14 years of service, Jessica resigned from the Marine Corps as a Major. Since then she has worked in various industries filling administrative roles. Jessica is married to her husband, Howard Greenfield. She has an extended family with four adult children, 2 grandsons (11 and 1), as well as two older sisters and multiple nieces and nephews including great nieces and nephews.
Bob Kane graduated from Rutgers University in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He played basketball and baseball all four years while in college. Bob and his wife Mary have six grown children and three grandchildren. Bob brings 35 years of sales experience from the glass industry to foodservice to heating and air conditioning to fencing. Bob serves on the Board of Directors for Stanfill Towers, a senior citizens residence in Haddon Heights. When not on the road pushing our fencing products, Bob enjoys playing golf, the beach, and spending time with his grandchildren.
David Flaherty has over 40 years of sales and management experience in the Fence and Automotive Aftermarket Industry. Dave has been Councilman and Council President for over 12 years in Swedesboro. David and his wife Lorraine have three grown children Katharine, Todd, Brendan and one Grandchild Brady. Dave coached H/S football for 5 years and was a commissioner for the Gloucester County Library system. Dave enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and playing golf.
Megan has been the marketing coordinator for SCIW for the past three years. She graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors' in Marketing and studied a minor in B.A. Theatre Studies. She has a background in inside/outside sales, keynote speaking, customer service and managing senior accounts. Recognize that voice on the other end when you call SCIW? That's probably her!