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Our sales and distribution network ensures Customer First Satisfaction. With over 300 distributors reaching more than 70 different countries worldwide, access to Key Hose is as easy as a click away.

Our in-field hose experts are proud to serve municipal and industrial customers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For help with a bid/spec or to request a quote, select your state or region for the Key associate’s contact information.

For all International sales contact Carlos Estarita at cestarita@keyhose.com

For all Agricultural and Military sales contact Mark Lighthill at mlighthill@keyhose.com

Mark Lighthill

VP of National Sales


A 32 year veteran of the Fire Service, Mark retired from Brevard County Fire Department (FL) with the rank of Assistant Chief of Operations. His experience includes national level Wildland and Hazardous-Material Operations, as well as structural firefighting. As a member of BCFR he has chaired committees for Engine Company and High Rise Operations and created a Research & Development Division responsible for equipment purchases. He is a Florida state-certified Instructor and a Florida Live Fire Adjunct Instructor. He is also a Chief-Officer-Level Instructor for High Rise, Structural, Wildland Operations and Incident Command (Blue Card). He holds an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and is nationally certified in Incident Command, Safety Officer and Hazardous-Material Command. He holds Tech levels in Trench, Confined Space, and Hazardous-Materials. Mark joined the Key Hose team in 2014 and is currently the VP of National Sales.

Joey Hayes

Key Account Manager


Joey comes to Key Hose with 20 years of public safety experience. Starting his career in Law Enforcement then transitioning to the Fire Service. His certifications include both IFSAC & Florida State Certified Firefighter II, Pump Operator, Fire Inspector, Fire Officer, Haz‑Mat Technician, NIMS compliant & EMT‑Instructor. Joey has had the opportunity to serve on several training committees along with fire equipment advisory boards in various capacities. Joey has the knowledge and background to understand a fire department’s water flow operations and provide technical based solutions. He can help any organization from small volunteer to large city find the right water flow system and matching products to outfit their needs appropriately. Joey has also worked in the Fire Equipment Sales Distribution network for several years. He is very familiar with the demands of that position. Joey is a valuable resource, and we are proud to have him join us at Key Hose.

Samuel Goldwater

Regional Manager

Northeast Region


Sam Goldwater is a 49‑year veteran of the Fire Service beginning his career as a volunteer at age 16. Sam finished his combat career as a Division Chief where he covered eleven Western States for a Federal All‑Hazards Emergency Response Contractor. The Nationally Certified Fire Service Instructor received his credentials from Oklahoma State University and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland. Sam has been involved at the National Level of Fire Protection for many years including Board Memberships with the International Fire Service Training Association and the Wildland Fire Fighters Foundation. He has sat on several NFPA Committees including 1403 Live Fire Training, 1961 Hose, and 1901 Fire Apparatus. In addition, Sam is a Federal Type II Team Member and the former Executive Director of the National Fire Heritage Center located in Emmitsburg, MD. Sam is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation where he was one of the first Members of a State LAST Team. He currently lives in Elkton, MD where he continues to be a Volunteer Firefighter. Sam covers the northeast region of the United States.

Steve Gamboa

Regional Manager

West Coast Region


Steve began his fire and industrial hose career in 1994 with hands-on experience building hose and quickly advanced through the ranks. Seven years later graduated to Sales Manager and has been sharing that knowledge in the field ever since, representing major stakeholders in the hose business. Based in Southern California since 2005, Steve joined the Key Hose team in 2014 and offers his 20+ years of experience to the West Coast for all municipal and industrial hose needs.

Jay Fredrickson

Regional Manager

North Central Region


Jay Fredrickson is a 40-year veteran of the fire hose business. Based in Lakeville, MN, Jay handles the greater Midwest territory and joined the Key Hose team in 2014. With a wealth of knowledge regarding water flow across both attack and supply platforms, Jay is proficient in recognizing the unique requirements of individual fire departments and matching their applications and goals with the hose products that yield the best possible results.

David Hibben

Regional Manager

Southeast Region


Dave is a 38-year veteran of the Fire Service, including 30 years with the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD). His certifications include Fire Officer 1 & 2, Hazardous Materials Technician, NIMS Certified, OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Certified with experience with urban and rural fire operations. David is a Certified Fire Service Instructor 1 & 2 and is National Pro Board Certified and Instructor for Hazardous Materials, Foam Operations, Confined Space, Trench and Building Collapse. Joining Key Hose in 2017, Dave covers the Southeast Region of the United States.

Chris Reichel

Regional Manager

Midwest Region


Chris comes to Key with nearly 20 years in the public safety sector. He has 25 years of fire service experience as a volunteer beginning at the age of 15. Holding positions from Firefighter, Company Officer to administrative roles including Deputy and Fire Chief, Chris brings a well-rounded understanding of fire service operations and management. He spent a number of years as a career emergency medical service provider. Chris also has assisted many departments around his home area with obtaining grants through his knowledge as a certified grant writer. Chris’s Fire certifications include, but are not limited to, Pro Board Firefighter I & Hazmat Operations Level, NIMS Certified, EMT Instructor, Foam Technician, ARFF, Trench, Basic and Advanced Vehicle Rescue. Chris came to the Key Sales Team in 2019 and is currently covering the Midwest Region.

Chris Wingate

Regional Manager

South-Central Region


Chris began his career with Key Hose in 2018. He started out in Quality Assurance where he assisted with NFPA, UL, and FM testing of all Key Hose products. After some time in that position, he was promoted as Inventory Manager. Chris was in charge of overseeing the inventory levels of the business and assisted with managing different departments of the production process. Chris has benefited by working in these different departments of Key by learning a tremendous amount of knowledge. Chris has now been promoted as Regional Manager and will oversee the South‑Central Region.