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Management

Jennifer Peters​
Branch Manager

Jennifer Peters

Axis HQ

Jennifer is our branch manager with more than 20 years of experience in industrial automation. Jennifer’s background includes experience in sales, customer service, accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources. Jennifer is dedicated to ensuring the best product selection and buying experience to our customers.
Joe Pitera
Sales Manager & Engineering Manager

Joe Pitera

Joe is our Automation, Drives and Motion Manager and Consulting Expert with over 25 years of experience in engineering and programing. He has worked in the consulting, engineering, training, service, support and repair ends on both the OEM and vendor sides. Joe has a strong working knowledge of many applications and considered an expert in converting, printing and packaging applications.

Outside Sales

Cynthia Kradjel​
account manager

Cynthia Kradjel

Cynthia is our Account Manager covering NYC, Long Island and Westchester, NY with over 35 years of experience in capital equipment technical sales and applications, working with both end users and OEM clients to identify appropriate solutions and to manage projects through to successful implementation. Cynthia’s projects have spanned laboratory automation, process automation, collaborative robots and equipment specification for new plants as well as plant expansions in a wide range of industries including food, pharma, biopharma, dietary supplements, chemical and wastewater. Cynthia has authored hundreds of articles and contributed chapters to textbooks including topics on 21CFR11 and cGMP compliance.

Diego Quintana​
account manager & sales engineer

Diego Quintana

Diego is our Account Manager covering the Central and North Jersey territories with more than 10 years’ experience in industrial automation sales on both the OEM and distribution side of the business. Diego is a solution driven sales engineer helping customers meet their commercial and technical requirements.

 

Ray Johnson
Sales Engineer

Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson joins the talented sales team of Axis bringing 30 years of experience in industrial automation and hvac applications. He has been formally recognized for excellence multiple times by GE, Honeywell, & Siemens and was the Industrial Sales Manager at Monarch Electric while also serving as PLC Specialist.

Mark Grimes
Sales Engineer

Mark Grimes

Mark is our Account Manager covering New Jersey and Eastern PA and is responsible for Business Development in Manufacturing Robotics and Automation. With over 20 years of Manufacturing experience and solution selling Mark provides customers with cost savings and productivity enhancements.

Inside Sales

Kevin Forrester​
Inside Sales Representative

Kevin Forrester

Kevin is an inside sales specialist with over 20 years of sales experience focusing on areas such as business development, customer service, vendor relations, account management and client relations.
Charles Lackey
Inside Sales Representative

Charles Lackey

Charles is an inside sales specialist and logistics expert with over 20 years of experience in the industrial automation business. In addition to inside sales and logistics for Axis, he has worked in operations, accounts receivable, and the credit department. Charles’s broad experience allows him to provide exemplary service and support to our customers. Charles is a proud United States Air Force veteran and a graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Megan Guerrero
Inside Sales Representative

Megan Guerrero

Megan is an inside sales specialist with over 15 years of customer service experience focusing on areas such as client relations, credit management, auditing, and vendor relations. She has worked in the pharmaceutical, transportation, and eyewear industries. Megan is dedicated in providing excellent customer care to clients by going above and beyond which results in exceptional service.

Christopher Buniva
Inside Sales Representative / Business Development

Christopher Buniva

Chris is an inside sales/business development specialist with over 25 years’ experience in sales, customer service and support, management and account management. Chris’ diverse and extensive background enables him to be able to effectively prioritize customer requirements in order to provide top-notch service and support.

Chris Lazzaro
Product Specialist

Chris Lazzaro

Chris is our Product Specialist with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Drexel University. Chris’ academic focus was in control theory and he has product development experience focusing on microprocessor applications for motor control. He brings a unique approach to finding optimal automation solutions. 

Anita Pruzinsky
Marketing Research Analyst

Anita Pruzinsky

Anita is our marketing research analyst, dedicated to investigating different target markets and matching market requirements to product solutions. Anita also supports the marketing and sales teams.

Engineering

JR Cover
application engineer

J.R. Cover

J.R. is an inside application engineer with over 30 years of experience is industrial automation. He focuses on specifying motion control systems whether PLC, PC or Motion Controller based. He is highly experienced in PLC’s, sensors and variable speed drives. J.R. has extensive knowledge of many industries including packaging, printing and semiconductor. His product knowledge extends to competitive lines.
Sales Engineer - Power Distribution Division

Don Giannella

Don is an outside sales engineer focusing on the power distribution industry.
Norman Raval
Automation Engineer

Norman Raval

Norman is our Siemens PLC specialist with 32 years of engineering experience in programmable logic controllers, programming, and Industrial Automation.
Eric Kozub
application engineer

Eric Kozub

Eric is an application engineer with over 10 years of experience in automation and controls accumulated in the packaging and wastewater industries. His abilities cover the range of a solution’s initial conception through final commissioning. Eric’s strengths include process improvement and cost optimization with a focus on maximizing the value of each solution.

Application Engineer

Kipling Joseph

Kipling is an Application Engineer with an Electrical Engineering Degree from Syracuse University. Kipling has experience with electrical installations, designing and building, repairs and troubleshooting. Kipling enjoys working with power distribution and controls. He is excited to learn new ways of improving systems and providing the best solutions.

Karthik Rangarajan​
Industrial Automation Application Engineer

Karthik Rangarajan

Karthik is an Application Engineer with Masters in Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation Engineering Degree from New York University. Karthik has experience with Robotics and Automation, CAD designing and drones. He has 3 years of experience in Product engineering in PCBA manufacturing. He has the ability to see the big picture from concept to the finished product.

Christian Ovalle​
Industrial Automation Application Engineer

Christian Ovalle

Christian is an Application Engineer with a Degree in Physics from SUNY Oneonta. Christian worked as a highly rated physics professor at City University of New York Queens College. The teaching experience allows Christian to be an expert in training a wide range of clients. He is determined to implement high quality solutions and train you to be an expert too.

John Pecoraro
Engineering Intern

John Pecoraro

John is an engineering intern, recently receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering he is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in System Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. John has two years of internship experience in inventory management, quality engineering, and packaging evaluation. He is working diligently on designing custom fixtures and assisting the engineering department.