Management Team

Mark C. Lewis
Christopher Balson
Paul Collini
Julia Dolsen
Kathy Gagin
John W. Shiffler
Tracy Smearman
Mark F. Maltese

Mark LewisMark C. Lewis , President and CEO of our parent company, Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc.

Previously held positions of CEO, President, COO positions past 27 years in distribution, retail, manufacturing, e-Commerce with extensive M & A growth experience increasing shareholder value. President/CEO of MCL Equities, LLC – CEO/Board Advisory Services, President/CEO, Visual Edge Technology, Inc., (national rollup of technology dealers), Co-Founder, President and CEO, CalGraph Technology Services, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Tekgraf Inc., a NASDAQ publicly traded distribution company (national roll-up of tech distributors and service organizations). Founder of Martec/MGD Distribution. Mark has a B.S. General Management, Purdue University


Chris BalsonChristopher Balson, a LEED Green Associate, is a Business Development Manager for Energy Efficient Facilities.

Responsibilities include growing the sales channel for energy efficient products as well as direct sales and auditing. Christopher was Co-founder and Partner of Erie Energy Consulting Group an LED lighting retrofit company. He has 6+ years of experience in energy efficient lighting covering all aspects of the conversion process. Prior to the energy efficiency business, Christopher worked at AT&T developing new business and managing accounts from the mid-market to global accounts. Chris has a BA from Kent State University.


pcolliniPaul Collini, a LEED Green Associate, is General Manager for Energy Efficient Facilities.

Paul joins Shiffler Equipment with 28 years of experience in the electrical distribution and manufacturing industries. After leaving Westinghouse in 2000 he founded Edison Equipment, a leading distributor of electrical equipment. Since 2013 he has been helping large organizations to realize improved energy efficiencies through LED, building controls, and other emerging technologies. Paul lives in Central Ohio with his wife and two young sons.


Julia Dolsen

Julia Dolsen, Product Marketing Manager for Energy Efficient Facilities

Julia works closely with vendors to ensure the best product offering for our customers. With more than 10 years of lighting experience, including working for an LED lighting manufacturer for 7 years, her product and industry knowledge ensures that we can offer a full range of quality lighting solutions. Her past roles include Marketing Manager for Energy Focus, an LED lighting and retrofit suppliers.
Julia has a BBA and MBA from Cleveland State University.


John W. Shiffler, Co-Founder.

Recognized leader in the educational facility distribution business. He has held a variety of sales, marketing and operational roles within Shiffler since 1983. John has extensive experience in the parts business and very involved with revenue generating business development initiatives and holds several key patents. School of Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc.



Tracy SmearmanTracy Smearman, Vice President Finance & Operations

25+ years of executive financial and operational leadership. Past positions include Director of Finance & Admin at Active Plumbing Supply, Director of Finance and Admin at the Cleveland HeartLab and more. Tracy has a a BA in Accounting & Finance from Cleveland State University and is a certified public accountant.


Mark MalteseMark F. Maltese, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

30+ years of sales and marketing experience with technology products, VP Sales Support, FotoZoomer LLC, VP/GM, GEI Wide Format & GEI CalGraph Business Units, Operating Companies of Visual Edge Technology, VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, The WideCOM Group, VP/GM, Systems Reprographics Business Team, Xerox Engineering Division Business Team.
B.S. Information Management Systems, University of San Francisco.