LEADERSHIP BIOS

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Harvey P. Diamond Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Diamond is a principal founder of the Company, and has been in the medical products industry for approximately 35 years. In 1977, Mr. Diamond became a principal stockholder of Endicott Rental and Sales Company ("Endicott"), the largest independent home health care and rehabilitation dealer in the metropolitan New York area. Mr. Diamond facilitated the sale of Endicott in 1982 to Abbey Medical, a division of American Hospital Supply. Following such time, Mr. Diamond served as a principal stockholder and in a variety of executive capacities with several major healthcare companies in the United States. In 1987, Mr. Diamond formed Diamond Medical and National Health Care and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of each company until such companies were sold in 1992 to a publicly traded healthcare company. Following the sale, Mr. Diamond became the President of the publicly traded healthcare company and served as a member of the Board of Directors for a period of time. After such time, Mr. Diamond was involved in a variety of private ventures and investments with Charles Oakley, the former NBA basketball player.

  • President

    Richard S. Kolodny President

    Mr. Kolodny is a principal founder of the Company. He joined the Company in April 2003 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, and became President in 2008. From 1999 through March 2003, Mr. Kolodny was a corporate partner in the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist Park Chapin, LLP. Mr. Kolodny specialized in the areas of general corporate and securities laws. From 1993 through 1999, Mr. Kolodny served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a publicly traded healthcare company where he served as a member of the Board of Directors of such company's domestic and international operating companies. Prior to such time, Mr. Kolodny was associated with the New York law firm of Shea and Gould.

  • Executive Vice President of Sales

    Jeffrey Schwartz Executive Vice President of Sales

    Mr. Schwartz is a principal founder of the Company. He served as the Vice President of Sales of Diamond Medical and National Healthcare from 1987 until 1992. Following the sale to a publicly traded healthcare company, Mr. Schwartz served as the Vice President of Sales of such public company until 1996. In 1996, Mr. Schwartz formed Jofra Enterprises, Inc., a distributor of medical products, located in Mt. Vernon, New York, which was subsequently acquired by a publicly traded healthcare company in 1998. Mr. Schwartz served as the Executive Vice President of Sales of the publicly traded healthcare company from 1998 through 2000.

  • Executive Vice President

    Douglas Francis Executive Vice President

    Mr. Francis is a principal founder of the company. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Francis served as the General Manager and Vice President of Sales of Edge Park Surgical, a privately held medical products company located in Ohio, with revenues of approximately $25 million. From 1995 through 1999, Mr. Francis served as the Vice President of Home Healthcare Sales for Graham Field. At Graham Field, Mr. Francis directed the sales and marketing efforts of the Home Healthcare Sales Division, which generated annual revenues of approximately $180 million.

  • Executive Vice President, Product Development

    Michael Serhan Executive Vice President, Product Development

    Mr. Serhan joined the Company in 2004 in connection with the Company's acquisition of a West Coast manufacturer and distributor of durable medical products. Mr. Serhan is primarily responsible for product development and product design of Drive Medical. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Serhan was a principal stockholder of the company acquired by Drive Medical in 2004.

  • Vice President, Marketing

    Edward J. Link Vice President, Marketing

    Mr. Link served as Vice President of Marketing of a publicly traded healthcare company from 1987 through April 2001, and was primarily responsible for strategic development, marketing development and product management. Mr. Link manages the Company's marketing department.

  • Chief Procurement Officer

    Robert Richardson Chief Compliance Officer

    Mr. Richardson joined Drive Medical in December of 2008. He has over twenty-five years of experience in purchasing and supply chain management in the automotive, consumer products and information technology industries. Previously Mr. Richardson worked for Siemens Corporation as Senior Director of Procurement; Mannesmann VDO Automotive as Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain; as well as Broan-Nutone Group as Senior Materials Manager.

  • Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

    Thomas San Antonio Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. San Antonio joined the Company in February 2004, and is primarily responsible for financial reporting. From 1986 through 1997, Mr. San Antonio served as the Assistant Vice President and Controller of Charan Industries, a privately-held company which owned and operated bowling centers throughout the United States. From 1997 through February 2004, Mr. San Antonio served as the Chief Financial Officer of several privately-held companies located in the metropolitan New York area.

  • Corporate Controller

    Craig Zumbo Corporate Controller

    Mr. Zumbo joined Drive Medical in March of 2008 as the company's Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Drive, Mr. Zumbo served as a senior audit manager at RSM McGladrey, a multi-national professional services company, with a specialization in manufacturers and distributors. More recently, Mr. Zumbo served as the vice president of Financial Reporting at Ambac, a multi-national financial insurance company, where his main responsibility was SEC reporting. Mr. Zumbo is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.

  • Vice President of Credit & Collections

    Michael J. Kelly V.P. of Credit & Collections

    Mr. Kelly has served as Vice President of Credit and Collections for Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing since April 2008. Here, he has provided policy & procedures that have significantly improved the day to day operations. Before joining the Drive team, Mr. Kelly served as Director of Credit & Collections for Bellco Drug Corp. a subsidiary of Amerisource Bergen Corporation for 3 years. There Mr. Kelly was responsible for the Credit and Collections of sales of 2.5 billion dollars annually. Prior to joining Bellco Drug Corp., Mr. Kelly spent 4 years as Director of Collections for Advanced Healthcare. Advanced Healthcare was a healthcare company that specialized in Radiology and Cardiology services. He also served as Collection Manager for NY Presbyterian Hospital's outpatient department for 8 years. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Kelly's business activities have been focused largely in the area of healthcare.

  • Vice President of Operations

    Mark LaVacca Vice President of Operations

    Mr. LaVacca joined the Company in October 2006, and is primarily responsible for the Company's U.S. distribution operations. Prior to such time, Mr. LaVacca was associated in an executive capacity with Penn Plax, Inc., a major distributor of pet supplies throughout the United States.

  • Chief Information Officer

    William Cerniglia Chief Information Officer

    Mr. Cerniglia joined Drive Medical in June 2006. He has twenty years of information technology experience with a focus on systems implementation and leveraging technology to achieve business transformation. Previously, Mr. Cerniglia worked for Win-Holt equipment group, a global manufacturing and distribution company, where he spent eight years implementing ERP systems and deploying LEAN methodologies for manufacturing and distribution processes.

  • Executive Vice President of Business Development

    Mitchell Yoel Executive Vice President of Business Development
    and Government Affairs

    Mr. Yoel joined Drive Medical in September 2009, as EVP of Business Development. Included among his initial responsibilities were Category Management of the Pressure Prevention and Respiratory lines of business, sales force education, and development of customer value-added programs. In 2010, his role expanded to include management of the company?s government relations activities, including DME industry advocacy and lobbying. Mr. Yoel has experienced the DME industry from three perspectives: that of a clinician, provider, and manufacturer. He began his career as a Physical Therapist, serving patients for several years at one of New York City's largest acute care facilities, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He transitioned to the DME provider market as a sales representative and spent the next nine years in sales, sales management and business development roles. During that time, Mr. Yoel was instrumental in building policies and procedures, operations, sales and new business lines specific to Respiratory and Wound Care markets for three large DME Providers. Mr. Yoel is a 1994 graduate of Tufts University, and holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University.

  • Director of Technical Service

    Evan Epstein Director of Technical Service

    Mr. Epstein graduated from the University of Denver, Magna Cum Laude. He brings with him 25 years of industry experience. Mr. Epstein has held positions in operation management with Medco Surgical Supply, Hygeia Medical Supply, and Home Care Supply before joining Drive Medical in 2004. Mr. Epstein was highly successful in increasing the base of business in Florida before relocating to NY in 2006. As the territory manager on Long Island Mr. Epstein built strong relationships with his accounts and took the territory to another level. Mr. Epstein has earned the 2005 and 2006 "All Star Sales Award" and the "2006 Salesperson of the Year Award" before becoming the west coast regional vice president of sales in 2007. Mr. Epstein is currently the leader of Drive's technical service department.

  • Vice President, Ecommerce Division

    Seth Diamond Vice President, Ecommerce Division

    Mr. Diamond has been part of the Drive team since its inception. In his tenure, he has held many roles and his diverse contributions have made him an integral factor in Drive success. His knowledge of durable medical equipment, sales experience and background in Ecommerce has allowed him to flourish as V.P. of the Ecommerce Division. Mr. Diamond's responsibilities include the management and development of the Drive brand via the World Wide Web.

  • Vice President of Retail Sales

    Jim McGuiness Vice President of Retail Sales

    Mr. McGuiness joined Drive Medical in March of 2010. Jim brings over 25 years of executive sales leadership experience from the Consumer Package Goods industry (GSK & Bayer Consumer Healthcare). Jim is a graduate of LSU and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. Jim is responsible for leading the Retail Sales Division for Drive Medical.

  • Chief Executive Officer - Long Term Care Division

    Norman Kay Chief Executive Officer Long Term Care Division

    Mr. Kay joined Drive Medical in August of 2010. He has close to 20 years experience in the Health Care Marketplace, both domestically and internationally. During the 1990's, Mr. Kay was instrumental in developing the first Hi-extra Low bed for Long Term Care in the world. Mr. Kay had previous worked for Carroll Healthcare as Director of Marketing and Sales, which he helped make into the fastest going Long Term Care company in Canada and a very strong contender in the United States. Carroll Healthcare was purchased by Invacare back in 2004. From 2005 2010, in the position of Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Kay established Joerns Healthcare Canada and made it into a market leader within his tenure there. Mr. Kay is very excited with the development of new and ground breaking designs for the Long Term Care Market for Drive Medical.

  • Director of Special Projects

    Scott Diamond Director of Special Projects

    Mr. Diamond joined Drive Medical in 2008, and is the Director of Special Projects. Prior to joining Drive, Scott was an Associate Director for Barclays Capital Real Estate, a Manhattan-based investment bank where he originated commercial real estate mortgage backed securities. Scott spent over ten years on Wall Street and has closed numerous transactions. He graduated with honors from the Smeal College of Business from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Manager Accounts Payable

    Lucy Domenech Manager Accounts Payable

    Mrs. Domenech manages the company's Accounts Payable Department. She has over 20 years experience in Finance and Management. She worked on Wall Street for 10 years in the Securities Industry of a major commercial bank as a Financial Administrator and Operations Assistant handling investments of over $20 million for high end clients. Prior to joining Drive she was the General Manager of Gates Stat, Inc., a distributor of anesthesia and respiratory equipment on Long Island. With her prior experience she brings a wealth of computer skills, business acumen and financial management skills to her position at Drive Medical. She has been with the company since its inception and was recognized as Employee of the Year in 2005.

  • Vice President, Inventory Control

    Mary Gollogly Vice President, Inventory Control

    Ms. Gollogly joined Drive Medical in March, 2002 as controller and was promoted to Vice President of inventory management in 2006. She has over 20 years experience in the medical products industry in both the public and private sector. Previously, she was division controller for a publicly traded medical product company and controller for both a national and a regional medical products distributor. She graduated with honors from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

  • Vice President, Purchasing

    Barry Fink Vice President, Purchasing

    Mr. Fink joined the company in 2002. He has been in the Durable Medical Equipment industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Drive Medical, he was a partner in one of the largest wholesale distribution companies of durable medical equipment and replacement parts in the Northeast.

  • Director, Materials Planning

    Marie Auguste Director, Materials Planning

    Ms. Auguste joined Drive Medical in 2006 as Purchasing Manager. With over 20 years of experience in international business, Ms Auguste holds a Suny Maritime MBA in International Business and Trade. As a result of her leadership and dedication during the SAP implementation she was named Director or Materials Planning in 2009. Her primary responsibilities are not limited to but include data integrity, forecast and developing demand planning work processes in conjunction with Management & Commodity teams. Prior to joining Drive she held positions as a Production Manger for woven products at GAP International, and Purchasing Manager for Professional Audio products at Samson Technologies.

  • National Accounts Manager

    Steven Diamond National Accounts Manager

    Mr. Diamond joined Drive Medical in September 2003 after Graduating from The Ohio State University. From 2003 to 2006 Mr. Diamond learned the different sides of the business. Mr. Diamond's success in the warehouse led to a customer service promotion and eventually led to the role of territory manager for New York sales. After much success in New York sales Steven took over as Regional Manager for Northeast Sales in late 2006- 2011. Now Steven focuses on our National Retail Accounts as the National Accounts Manager.

  • Vice President of Sales - Midwest

    Ryan Mahoney Vice President of Sales Midwest

    A graduate from University of Dayton and previously working for a homecare provider in the Pittsburgh market, Mr. Mahoney joined Drive Medical in 2009 as a Territory Manager for Western Pennsylvania. With a highly successful territory, Mr. Mahoney earned the 2010 Rookie of the Year award, the 2011 Rep of the year award and was promoted in 2012 to Vice President of Sales for Drive's Midwest division.

  • Regional Vice President of Sales for the Northeast

    Nick Gargano Vice President of Sales Northeast

    Mr. Gargano joined Drive Medical in 2006 where he quickly rose to the top winning Rookie of the Year. He continued his upward momentum at Drive, becoming Rep of the Year in 2009. Continued success led to Mr. Gargano's promotion to East Coast Regional Manager in June 2011. Prior to Drive, he had a successful sales career with ADP where he moved into high-end rehab sales. Mr. Gargano holds an Occupational Therapy Degree from Ohio State University where he played soccer on a scholarship.

  • Vice President of Homecare Sales

    Derek Lampert Vice President of Homecare Sales

    A graduate from The Ohio State University and previously working for Golden Technologies, Mr. Lampert joined Drive Medical in 2003 as a Territory Manager for Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. With a highly successful territory, Mr. Lampert earned the 2005 All Star Award and the 2005 MVP Award before becoming the Midwest Regional Vice President in 2006. With the success of the Midwest region, Mr. Lampert has earned the 2006 Coach of the Year Award and the 2009 MVP Award along with the 2010 & 2011 RVP of the year award. In 2012 he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Drive's Homecare division.

  • Vice President of Sales  Southeast

    Steve Wakser Vice President of Sales Southeast

    Steve Wakser started with Drive in January 2009, with over 10 years of experience in the DME industry running a successful dealership in Ohio. He quickly grew his Michigan territory to top numbers and achieved Rookie of the Year in 2009 and Rep of the Year in 2010, with over $6 million in sales. Continued success led Steve to Regional Vice President of the Southeast in 2012. Mr Wakser holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Kent State University.

  • Southern Regional Sales Manager

    Rowley Jackson Senior Vice President of Corporate Accounts

    Mr. Jackson has been in the medical products industry for over 25 years and has served in many capacities from managing sales to product development. Mr. Jackson has been with Drive Medical since the beginning. He was the first vendor for Drive, supplying product from a domestic manufacturer where he served as the Executive Vice president. Mr. Jackson joined Drive in January of 2001 to create its initial sales force.

  • Vice President, Corporate Accounts

    Will Fraser Vice President, Corporate Accounts

    Mr. Fraser has over 40 years experience in the medical product industry. He started delivering DME equipment for a local dealer while attending high school and college. After graduating college he became a manufactures rep and started Harwil Corp. a distribution company of medical product. In 1998 he sold his distribution company to a publicly traded healthcare company; where he worked for the next 2 years as the manager of the NYC distribution center and Northeast Regional Sales Manager. In 2001 he became a manufacture's rep again where he represented Drive Medical in the NYC Metro area. In 2004 Drive hired Mr. Fraser as their Northeast Regional Sales Manager. In 2006 he was made Vice President of Corporate Accounts.

  • Director of Inside Sales

    Josh Gordon Director of Inside Sales

    After graduating from Penn State University in 1999, Joshua Gordon spent several years growing a sales portfolio in recruiting and admissions for the Katharine Gibbs School. Josh joined Drive Medical in 2002 as a Territory Business Manager for the Philadelphia Region. In 2009, Josh took his experience from outside sales and developed a new Inside Sales Department for the company.

  • Vice President of Customer Service

    Francheska Markman Vice President of Customer Service

    Mrs. Markman is a Customer Service and Call Center professional with over 18 years of experience. Most recently, Francheska led and directed a 65-seat Customer Service and Accounts Receivable Departments at Southern Wine and Spirits, a mutli-million dollar national distributor of adult beverages. She has been recognized for her strength in strategic work flow planning, managerial expertise of a fast paced, high volume call center, resourcefulness and commitment to success.

  • Director, Platinum Customer Service Group

    Laura Pergola Director, Platinum Customer Service Group

    Ms Pergola joined Drive Medical in 2005 with over 15 years experience in the Healthcare field, dedicating that time to Customer Service. Over the span of her 20 year career, which started at Diamond Medical in 1989, she has served as Manager and Director in the Customer Relations and Sales departments, working with such companies as Graham Field and Jofra Enterprises. When joining Drive Medical, Ms Pergola managed the Sales Administration Department and the following year she was named Director of the Customer Service Group, which includes the Call Center and Data Entry Departments. She was honored with the Dedication and Leadership award that same year. She served in that capacity for the next three years until recently when Ms Pergola was named the Director of the Platinum Customer Service Group.

  • Director of Operations, Southeast and Central US Distribution Center

    Randy Dugan Director of Operations, Southeast and Central US Distribution Center

    Mr. Dugan joins Drive Medical as the Director of Operations with over 15 years of experience in distribution and process management. He graduated with a Bachelors of Administration degree from the University of Texas in Arlington. Randy gained his expertise in the distribution industry through positions held with various Fortune 500 companies. In the course of his most recent employment with Stanley Black & Decker, he held titles of Distribution Manager and Program Manager in which his accomplishments spanned from creating and implementing company saving initiatives to improving the customers' overall experience through the use of LEAN and Six Sigma strategies.

  • SAP Project Manager

    Sabine Margolis VP of Enterprise Applications

    Ms. Margolis joined Drive Medical in June of 2012. She brings along a successful background in IT and management consulting with a focus on supply chain, financial and business transformation management within the ERP sector. Her client list ranges from small bio-tech start ups to state-of-the-art fortune 100 pharmaceuticals. The common thread throughout has been providing transparency to both technology and business initiatives by maintaining a common focus on the business goals ahead and technology integration. Sabine has an MBA and MSMIS from the University of Missouri St Louis, as well as a technology management degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She is currently responsible for advancing and integrating Drive's diverse landscape of business applications.

  • V.P .of Training

    Randy Rosen V.P .of Training

    Randy brings with him 25+ years of Industry experience. Since joining Drive Randy has held several executive positions. Prior, he was the founder and President of Nationwide Medx, a privately held medical products company located in Brooklyn, N.Y., which was acquired by Drive Medical in 2004. Prior, Randy has held management positions and won awards with both publicly held and privately owned Home Health Care Providers.

  • Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Randy Mitch Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Mr. Mitch joined Drive Medical in February 2013. Randy has over 25 years of engineering and supply chain leadership experience in the consumer products industry. Prior to joining Drive, Mr. Mitch served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain at Altec Lansing and Vice President of Operations at Philips Accessories. He has been recognized for achieving operational excellence through continuous improvement and exceptional customer service. Randy is responsible for leading the purchasing, planning and logistics departments at Drive.