Bob Harms - Commercial Sales Manager

Have you had the pleasure of meeting Bob Harms yet? Bob takes care of our Key Dealer Accounts and brings a ton of industry knowledge to the table. Learn more about Bob here.

  • How would you explain your position/role at The Abs Company?

 Key Accounts Dealer Sales

  • How did you get into fitness/ the fitness industry?

I was in the retail electronics business for many years and after selling our business looked at growing trends that steered me towards fitness.

Got into the Fitness business in 1985 by opening the largest Specialty Fitness Store on Westheimer in Houston, TX.  Stayed in retail till 1996 with the largest Specialty Fitness Company in the country with 27 retail locations, BusyBody as VP of Purchasing and new store development.  In 96 moved into wholesale, my first of many trips to China, developing products and as VP of Sales of USA Sports/TROY Barbell.  In 2000 I joined TKO as VP of Sales and Product Developments.  In 2006 moved to Precor as a Commercial Manager of the SW Territory.  In 2007 was promoted to National Dealer Sales Manager.  In 2008 I went out on my own as an Independent rep which I am still doing today.  Been with the Abs Company since 08.

  • What do you like best about your job?

Talking and building relationships with customers

  • Which Core Value means the most to you and why?

We believe that to be a great company we must have great Relationships.  You can’t build sales without great relationships.  People buy from people they know and trust.

  • What is your favorite TAC product and why?

Ab Coaster commercial units.  No matter what level of Fitness you are in, anyone can use it. 

  • What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?

 Relax, Play Golf and Fish when I am able.