Here at Julia’s, we are known for our outstanding staff and the second-to-none service w provide to our consignors, colleagues, and partners. As such, we have just made several important personnel changes in our FAAA and Fine Firearms division. These were all designed to recognize and best align talent, interests, and company-wide goals.
Change is afoot in the Fine Firearms division. Josh Loewensteiner is now a Julia’s Regional Sales Agent, servicing both new and existing clients through his home office in North Carolina. He has hit the ground running in this new role, having already started harvesting consignments from across the country. Josh can be reached at the same Julia’s email address and cell phone number as before. We are thrilled that Josh will continue to represent Julia’s at regional and national shows.
Also in the Fine Firearms division, we are delighted to welcome John Sexton as a Special Sales Consultant and Agent for Julia’s. John has long been affiliated with Julia’s as a cataloger and consultant. He is one of the world’s subject matter experts in Civil War militaria and martial arms from the late 19th century. He is also an accredited appraiser with expertise in diverse areas including firearms, art, and other high value categories. John’s primary roles will be soliciting and securing consignments for upcoming auctions, as well as leading specific cataloging efforts for our Firearms division. As part of his concerted business development efforts, John will represent Julia’s at over 20 regional and national shows where the company had little visibility in the past.
In our FAAA division, Tony Greist is now Julia’s Fine Art, Asian & Antique Division – Department Head. For the past seven years, Tony has been leading this department with Bill and Katya. While at Julia’s, he has been instrumental in nearly doubling the division’s annual sales from $6,500,000 to over $10,250,000. Tony has over 40 years of experience in various roles in the antique business and is well known and respected throughout the industry. It goes without saying that the FAAA department is in capable, seasoned, and professional hands with Tony.
We also extend hearty congratulations to Katya Tilton, who has been officially promoted to our Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division – Assistant Department Head. Katya joined Julia’s seventeen years ago as an assistant, and in her almost two decade tenure, has contributed towards all aspects of the company’s operations. Her work ethic, competency, and follow up are second to none. Over the past two years, she has been transitioning from administration to inside sales. Her success in this process, and continued product knowledge growth, led to her promotion to this new position.
The FAAA department’s third transition involves Bill Gage who is now officially our Senior Consultant and Sales Representative based out of Amherst, MA. Bill remains full time with Julia’s, but will now be serving clients in Massachusetts and beyond. What hasn’t changed here is the company’s access to his institutional memory, knowledge, and expertise-all which are only an email or phone call away. His cell phone number and email address are unchanged–so you can reach him as easily as you did before. As part of his move to southern New England, Bill will be adjunct to our Woburn office, assisting with clients and appraisals several days a week.
Megan Phinney is now the Administrative Manager of the Fine Art, Asian & Antiques division. Megan has a wonderful background in both logistics management as well as customer service. Most recently, she was the Area Coordinator at Thomas College, overseeing the Resident Assistants component of Campus Life. She started in May, and is already handling everything like an old pro!