Our Team

We're proud to introduce you to these fabulous people that make the magic happen.

Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Sales Team

  • Sales Manager Kyle Deas Kyle started working for EandM as a kid and has grown up at the company. He believes deeply in EandM’s commitment to integrity and excellence and is excited to be leading the team in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time, he likes to cook, take photographs, and travel with his family. He lives in Seattle with his wife, son, and dog. CONTACT
  • Account Manager Mike Moran Mike is a Portland Oregon native from a very large family and a huge sports fan! His hobbies include cooking and keeping up on the ever evolving food scene, and attending sports events. CONTACT
  • Account Manager Ken Salt Ken is a US Navy Veteran and served as a Submarine Mechanic. He earned a bachelor’s degree from PSU in Marketing and has a combined 8 years of sales in tools, services, and electronic manufacturing. Happily married with 5 kids and a dog, he enjoys family time, sports, and adventures! CONTACT
  • Account Manager Natalie Kasza Natalie is an Eastern Washington native based in Spokane. As a proud Zag, Natalie follows her curiosity, continuing to learn and share new technologies and solutions within industrial automation. When she is not working, Natalie can be found exploring the great outdoors with her husband, enjoying local breweries, or walking their two dogs. CONTACT
  • Account Manager Jean Lim With a background in undergraduate research, sales and engineering – Jean is committed to providing innovative and effective solutions for his customers. Escaping the Houston heat, he now calls Seattle home and enjoys rock climbing and hiking. If you know where he can find great smoked beef brisket in Washington, recommendations are welcome – he misses Texas BBQ! CONTACT
  • Account Manager Ajand Zolfaghari Ajand is a Seattle native who spent 6 years in Dubai utilizing his degree in business administration within the oil and gas industry. His innate curiosity about the world and how things are made naturally lead him to EandM. When he is not working, you may spot him feeding this curiosity at exotic restaurants around the Seattle area. CONTACT

Northern California Sales Team

  • Sales Director Tim Winkler It’s hard for Tim to express how proud he is of EandM, its culture and employees. He really enjoys his work and living in a cutting edge digital universe – however, at home he’s all analog. He enjoys listening to vinyl music through a valve (tube) amp and reading historical novels, so he can pair them with his future travel plans. CONTACT
  • Sales Manager Tony Laughlin Tony has been with EandM since 2011 and he believes in the long standing business practice of building solid relationships with his valued customers. This belief has helped him cultivate business within his established accounts and nurture new opportunities with patience. He looks toward to the future! CONTACT
  • Account Manager Andres Ponce Andres has been at EandM for five years and is based in the North Bay. He enjoys providing automation solutions and support to his customers. When he’s not working, you can catch him managing an adult softball team in Santa Rosa. CONTACT
  • Account Manager Dan Hanley Dan is married with two kids and lives in the Livermore Valley wine country. In his spare time, he enjoys throwing darts, listening to hard rock, and going wine tasting. CONTACT
  • Account Manager Mitoon Pellecer Mitoon has an Electrical Engineering background and a huge passion for dance. Aside from reading books, eating, and having Netflix marathons, she also teaches dance class every week. She is always up to explore something new, just make sure it doesn’t involve biking – she’s just starting to learn! CONTACT
  • Account Manager Kimber Bentley Kimber holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration and has been an Account Manager in the automation industry for over 10 years. Outside of work, she has a passion for anything outdoors and is a trail runner year-round. When not outdoors, you can find her comfy on the couch binging a tv series or watching live sports. CONTACT

Southern California Sales Team

  • Sales Manager Randy Barnes Randy has been with EandM for ten years. He recently moved to Southern California to transition into his new role and to be closer to his son, who is attending college. Thinking about going on a cruise? Talk to Randy because he has been on over 38 of them! CONTACT
  • Account Manager Mauricio Garcia Mauricio is based out of America’s finest city, sunny San Diego! He has over 10 years of automation and industrial controls experience. His time away from work is spent enjoying some football or hoops. Habla Español! CONTACT
  • Account Manager John Paradise John has previous experience in electrical design and controls integration that has helped him develop a genuine curiosity about the world of industrial automation. In his free time, he enjoys coaching and playing soccer, reading a good book, and spending time with his dog. CONTACT
  • Account Manager Sean Louis Sean joined the EandM team in 2021 and has experience within information systems, which led him into the world of industrial automation. When he’s not working, he is an avid and lifelong surfer who enjoys catching the nearest wave and teaching surf lessons! CONTACT
  • Account Manager Bryce Hamilton Bryce recently joined EandM in 2021 and was born and raised in Southern California. He has a background in sales and when he's not working he enjoys being up in the mountains snowboarding, mountaineering, or climbing. CONTACT

Product Experts

  • Siemens Product Specialist Hardik Thakkar Hardik joined EandM in 2013. He previously worked for an OEM and has extensive hands-on experience working with Automation Products. He likes experimenting with cutting edge technologies so he can bring proven solutions to all of EandM’s customers. CONTACT
  • Siemens Product Specialist Dan Stewart Dan has been in the automation and controls industry for over 28 years. Whether it is converting legacy equipment or a new application, he is there to make sure the best products are selected and enjoys utilizing the world-class products that EandM has to offer. CONTACT
  • Siemens Drives Specialist Melissa Giramma Melissa and her husband are New England transplants and moved to Portland in 2017. In her spare time, she loves hiking with her dogs! CONTACT
  • Siemens Product Specialist Jon Hill Jon has an electrical engineering background and has been in the automation industry for 20 years because it has the coolest toys! When not at work, you might find him trying to keep up with way too much yard work, binge watching Netflix, reading, playing with computers, or tinkering in the workshop. CONTACT
  • SICK Product Specialist Akshay Bhati Akshay has a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a Master’s in Computer Science and Engineering, making him both a hardware and a software specialist. He likes experimenting with cutting edge automation to bring proven solutions to clients. He is also a sports car enthusiast, so he can give you excellent car tips too! CONTACT
  • SICK Product Specialist Tj Singh Tj holds a bachelors in Electronic Communication and a masters in Information Systems. He is a serious technocrat who loves to adventure with new electronic gadgets. He is into hip hop music and likes his songs bass heavy. When not in office, he can always be found working out at the gym. CONTACT
  • SICK Product Specialist Eric Keller Eric has a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and has been in the Industrial Process and Manufacturing industry for years. At work he enjoys finding innovative solutions to the toughest challenges his customers can imagine - bring it on! At home, he is an avid homebrewer and passionate about brewing science. Oh, and he loves his German sports cars. CONTACT
  • Connectivity Product Specialist Alexa Balbuena Alexa holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on electrical aspects of medical devices. She is excited to expand her field of knowledge beyond these technologies and is definitely looking forward to working with a variety of instruments in the future! She is also looking into taking art classes in her free time to foster her hobbies in drawing and watercolor. CONTACT
  • Product Specialist Caroline Hodes Caroline has a degree in Liberal Arts and Engineering studies with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Project Management in Theatre. When she isn’t listening to music, she enjoys reading books of all genres! CONTACT
  • Training Manager Alberto Gomez Alberto gets a sense of pride when a trainee says “ahhh, I get it now!” and is known to happily stay late to review concepts further or work on extra labs. In his spare time, Alberto likes travelling through Latin America, especially after going to the World Cup in Brazil. CONTACT
  • Technical Trainer Marc Johnson When Marc isn’t skiing, he is sharing his passion for technology in the training classes he conducts for EandM on the west coast. With almost two decades of diverse automation and technology experience, he takes great pleasure in helping individuals and organizations solve business problems. CONTACT

Tech Support

  • Technical Support Engineer Daniel Nicholas Daniel has been on the EandM technical support team for just over ten years. He says "he spends his days at work so his nights and weekends are available for family time, riding bikes or building things that amuse him." CONTACT
  • Technical Support Engineer Brian Meinz Brian has been with EandM technical support for nine years. He enjoys the challenges and rewards of a constant learning curve environment. Outside of the office, Brian likes camping, backpacking, and attempting to play guitar. CONTACT
  • Technical Support Engineer Joe Schlitzer Joe has been with our automation support team for just over a year. He’s kept busy goofing off with his energetic infant son, enjoying the outdoors of Northern California or watching a SF Giants baseball game. CONTACT
  • Technical Support Engineer Jason Brendmoen Jason (Jay) joined our award winning Tech Support team this year after almost 20 years in the telecommunications industry, working from tech support to marketing and sales. Outside of work he enjoys traveling or relaxing while creating the newest batch of home brew beer with his son and friends. CONTACT

Inside Sales

  • Director of Sales Operations Kathleen Brown Kathleen started with EandM in 2008. She loves to travel and has a long list of must see destinations to visit. She also likes camping, gardening, baking and is a huge music lover of all varieties.
  • Inside Sales Manager Dani Vargas Dani has been with EandM since 2009. She has two small monsters that rule her life during off hours. In an effort to escape, she’s always looking for the newest brewery, podcast or book. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Dylan Bree Dylan has been with EandM since 2011. In his free time, Dylan enjoys checking out the latest technology, gadgets, and video games available; or enjoying the many micro-breweries Sonoma County has to offer. He is an avid bay area sports fan, but mostly follows hockey and the San Jose Sharks. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Tony Vasco Tony has been with EandM since December 2014. In his spare time, Tony collects vinyl records, plays bass and tries to keep up with his kids and his three dogs. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Ty Brown Ty has been with EandM since January 2011. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, watching Ancient Aliens and perfecting his barbeque - with a goal of competing at the "Memphis in May National Barbeque Competition" in Tennessee. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Kristen Hall Kristen joined Inside Sales in January 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys worldwide travel, local wine tasting, beach activities and keeping herself up-to-date on new consumer technology. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Cesar Cuellar Cesar joined EandM in May 2019. He has three kids that play sports year-round. He enjoys watching anything sports and loves the local teams. He’s a big fan of local cuisine and is always looking for new places to eat. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Brent McDowell After eight years in the wine industry, Brent is new to EandM. Despite a background in wine, he very much prefers a good local craft beer! Most of his free time is spent watching or playing sports, cooking a variety of foods, and going on new adventures with his amazing wife and two kids. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Israel Rivas Israel comes to EandM with a fresh perspective, having spent many of the last few years in banking. In his free time, he enjoys hiking the local Bay Area trails and takes yearly trips to the Lassen Volcanic Park. He hopes one day to complete the Pacific Coast Trail. When he isn’t hiking, he enjoying the arts like filming, photography and watching movies. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Brian Wortmann Brian worked in wine for over eight years while settling in Healdsburg with his wife. They enjoy tending to their garden and beehive, hanging with their lazy pets, hosting friends and family, and supporting the local restaurants and watering holes. Brian also likes woodworking on his lathe, playing the guitar, diving, and golfing. CONTACT
  • Inside Sales Brian Hageman Brian joins the team after having spent 6 years in manufacturing. In his spare time he enjoy watching baseball, soccer, football and anything Star Wars related. he also enjoys making trips to Disneyland with his wife and 2 kids. CONTACT