Big Ass Fans
Big Ass Fans: The Podcast offers you an inside look at the world’s largest manufacturer of high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans. Trusted by clients ranging from Amazon and Toyota to the U.S. Military and Planet Fitness, Big Ass Fans is not only the industry leader in airflow and overall comfort, we’re at the forefront of innovation as well. In each episode you’ll hear from the Big Assers who design, build, sell, and service our premium airflow products, giving you a better understanding of what it takes to make the largest, most badass comfort products in the world.
Director of Sales
Kevin Young has been with Big Ass Fans for 14 years and is currently the Director of Sales for the Cool-Space evaporative cooler line. Having started at Big Ass Fans fresh out of college, Kevin has served practically every role within our talented sales department. Kevin has an identical twin–who, get this, also hosts a podcast for his company. In his personal time, Kevin coaches his two boys in youth sports and loves to travel with his wife to warm destinations, typically only those that have Big Ass Fans, of course.
Director of Product Management
A graduate of Wittenberg University, Andrew Koukis joined Big Ass Fans in 2015. Koukis has held various roles at Big Ass Fans ranging from outside sales to residential sales, and now leads the Product Management team–the group responsible for developing the biggest, baddest, most awesome fans on the planet. When he’s not spending time with his family he enjoys beating Gilley and Dan at golf.
Senior Director, Service
A true Viking hailing from the frigid terrain of Minnesota, Dan Nelson joined Big Ass Fans 14 years ago, long before the dawn of the internet and use of cellular phones. Starting as an inside sales representative, Dan clawed his way into the position of Senior Director, Services. In his time away from work, Dan enjoys running around after his three young daughters, treating his wife to homemade dinners, and losing to Koukis and Gilley at golf.
National Distribution Sales Manager
Adam Gilley is going on eight years at Big Ass Fans and his current role is National Distribution Sales Manager. He has worked in multiple roles and departments at BAF ranging from national accounts to military sales. Originally from Hazard, KY, (the Queen City of the Mountains) Gilley moved to Lexington after attending Georgetown College, where he played NAIA division golf. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and one year old daughter, Harper, and, of course, indulging in Kentucky’s finest bourbons.