David Audia, TIC Gums Sr Regional Account ManagerDavid Audia is a road warrior; one whose life has had its share of twists and turns.

As TIC Gums mid-Atlantic senior regional account manager, you may find him driving through western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, or Indiana.

David has been at TIC Gums for less than two years, but he knows and appreciates the company's commitment to its products and its personnel. "We have a tremendous support system, from how we reach out to customers to the support I get from the customer service team."

David earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science. He bypassed graduate school for a full-time job once he graduated and ultimately got into sales, eventually becoming national sales manager for a large dairy product company.

The travel was extensive, but so was the experience he gained in sales. After a few more years, he left the company to be more independent, working as a manufacturers' representative and broker. More experience and yes, more travel, but the road finally led to TIC Gums.

"I still have a lot to learn, and this job represents a real challenge," he explains. "What fascinates me are the diverse applications our products offer the food industry. And there's always something new to learn, because...well, there's always something new."

Story from the Spring 2012 issue of the TIC Times