Winco Fireworks of Missouri
Sales & Distribution Headquarters
1992 W 50 Hwy
PO Box 167
Lone Jack, MO 64070
Laura Basye — Senior Sales Representative
Laura has been a part of the Winco team since 2001. Her previous employment includes TIP Trailer Leasing where she worked for 8 years and Sprint for two years. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Central Missouri in 1993.
Laura is married to Brad and has two children; Morgan and Brooke. They keep her very active with extracurricular activities such as dance, golf and church youth group. Laura is also active with her church and is the Secretary/Treasurer for the KCTA, Kansas City Transportation Association, a local non-profit group. Her hobbies include watching any kind of sport, shopping, and being with friends.
Laura is driven by the challenge of creating new partnerships and dealing with the day to day opportunities the fireworks industry can bring. Her success comes through focusing on the needs of her customers and offering solutions through exceptional service platforms.
Contact Laura directly at 913-749-1841 or email her at Laura@WincoFireworks.com.
Frank Alter – Sales Representative
Frank has been a sales representative for Winco Fireworks since May 2007. The previous 16 years, he was a sales representative for Hallmark Cards. Frank has loved fireworks all his life, and feels fortunate to be able to work in the industry now.
Frank grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Central Missouri State University. He has a wife have two children whom both play competitive sports and he loves watching them play. Frank enjoys all sports, especially NFL Football. He also enjoys photography, collecting sports memorabilia, traveling, and scuba diving.
Contact Frank directly at 913-749-1840 or email him at Frank@WincoFireworks.com.
Dave Guccione — Director of Sales
Dave, or Gooch as his friends know him, is a native Southern Californian who relocated to the Midwest in late 2009. Gooch is a self proclaimed “Pyro” and has had a passion for fireworks and the fireworks business since childhood. At the age of 7, Gooch and his friends would play “fireworks stand” in his backyard. This childhood fascination with fireworks landed him his first paying fireworks gig in 1996 shooting on a 1.3G crew for Pyro Spectaculars. In 1998, Gooch joined TNT fireworks in So-Cal and quickly became an impact player while learning the fireworks business. In his 11-year career at TNT, he was a top producer who garnered the respect of his customers and co-workers. But fireworks isn’t the only professional passion in his life… music is the other.
Prior to taking the leap into the fireworks business, Gooch worked for mall teen retailer Hot Topic where he was hired to bring music to the chain. During his tenure, Gooch was in charge buying and department performance in over 150 stores.
In the early 90’s, Gooch headed his own company Guccione Sales where he represented music / entertainment licensed merchandise. In the 1980’s, he was a very active member in the music industry, co-founding the management and record company Synthecide Entertainment where he held the post of Vice President and Label Manager. Gooch also worked with 1980’s Atlantic recording artist Stacey Q along with other artists, which he represented.
Gooch is married to Katherine Guccione who runs Pyro Novelties, a full service promotional products company catering to the fireworks industry. They live in Overland Park, Kansas and enjoy spending time with their dog, Roxie. Gooch still enjoys knocking out some power chords on his guitar, rolling the dice and is an avid collector of fireworks memorabilia.
He’s an old school sales guy who cares about the people, product and industry that has given him so much professional enjoyment.
Contact Gooch directly at 913-649-2073 or email him at Gooch@WincoFireworks.com.
Neil O’Hare – Director of Operations
Contact Neil at 816-649-2071 or email him at Neil@WincoFireworks.com.
Receiving & Premiums Manager
Insurance, Permits & Regulatory Coordinator