ModaMark Pytel

Meet
Mark Pytel
stage name- moda mark
and author or the M.O.D.A. song  that is sung at many parties.
(to the tune of Y.M.C.A)
Where did you grow up?
Cleveland, Ohio  USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
Eighteen
Favorite past time / hobbies?
Reading / Keeping up on Current Events / Working on Home Renovations
Tell a funny story about being on the road…
I once met with a new customer at 10:00 PM (after a class at their shop) and worked with them until 3:30 AM.  The customer always enjoyed telling the other reps that “MODAMARK”, was willing to meet with her at “any time”, to accommodate her busy business schedule.
 What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
  A Music Teacher
Marty Mark Mickey – 1980
  What is your favorite childhood memory?
 Annual vacations with my parents and two younger brothers.  Thanks to my father’s employer, United Airlines, we were able to visit lots of places through the years, growing up during the 1960’s and 1970’s. 
  Tell us about another job you had…
 During my college years, I worked at four different jobs at one time – performed in a wedding band, worked in a retail store, delivered pizza’s on campus, and patrolled security overnight a women’s dormitory, nearby my residence hall.  (See pic – Mark  – 1983)
Mark and Diana – 2010
  Tell us about your beloved?
 My spouse Diana and I will be married twenty years in October 2011.  We have always had one or two cats to keep us company in our home.
Name 5 things always found in your fridge?
 There is nothing in my refrigerator.  (I travel ‘most’ days of the year, and dine out ‘every’ day of the year)
 Shy Mark – 1979
 Tell us something about you that most people don’t know…
 I am basically a shy person 
   Name three things you never leave home without…
 Car Keys / Wallet / iPhone
   My passion is…
  To be a sincere, organized, professional, and prompt person
  My motto is…
 ‘Small Bolts’ and ‘Free Shipping’ on all Moda Fabrics!
Mark’s Senior Prom – 1979
   Me & my: senior prom / wedding / bad hair cut / proud moment / school photo, etc.
  My first date was my Senior Prom (refer to earlier question about being very shy)
Mark III Band – 1985
  If you were not a sales rep, what else would you do?
 Return to a career as a musician
   I collect…
 I still own every letter written to me since August 1978
 If gas mileage & space for samples, were not a requirement, I’d be driving…
 A sensible, regular car, just like everybody else would be driving here in Michigan / Ohio / Indiana
 Dad and Mark – 1964
Favorite “old” Photograph?
Dad and Mark – 1964
 Joseph and Mark – 2005
Favorite “Moda Customer Party” Photograph?
  Joseph and Mark  – 2005 
   What is the favorite thing about your career as a salesperson?   
Assisting and advising customers to prosper, with the help of Moda Fabrics and United Notions.
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8 comments on “ModaMark Pytel

  1. Mark is the sales rep. for our LQS and he is the absolute best sales rep. out of any manufacturer I have ever seen. No one has been able to do what Mark does!

    We appreciate you, Mark!

  2. These interviews have been so insightful. I am impressed that your team has been with MODA for so long. It’s wonderful to know that you have a solid dependable team.

  3. Lisa says:

    The first time I met with ModaMark he must have said “free shipping” 25 times (at least). He really knows the industry.

  4. JEllen says:

    It’s Moda Mark!!! We owe him our success and so appreciate all he does for us. Love you Mark!!

  5. The Super Moda Mark costume is a highlight of Moda parties for me. I took a picture with the super rep and really impressed my grankids!

  6. I loved all the pictures from the past. They are always fun to look at. Mark is my sales rep and always goes above and beyond for me. It has been a pleasure to work with him for the past few years!

  7. Donna says:

    Mark puts just as much effort into helping the *little guy* as much as the big stores. He’s the best! Loved learning a little more about you.

  8. Hello Mark, it is Barbara and Richard Sandifer from the former Girlfriends Quilt Shop in Batesville, Indiana! I just knew one day we would catch up with you!! Loved reading this article. Your professional help was the best when starting up our shop. We always knew we could depend on you and Moda for the best service and wonderful products. Hope our paths cross once again in the future.

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