Meet the Team

Jerry O'Gorman

Jerry O’Gorman

President, Advantech B+B SmartWorx

Jerry O’Gorman is president of Advantech B+B SmartWorx, headquartered in Ottawa, Ill., USA. Prior to 2013, he served as Managing Director of B+B SmartWorx EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) division located in Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland. Jerry has more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, international sales and marketing for a variety of technology-based industries. A member of Advantech B+B SmartWorx senior management since 2006, O’Gorman understands the company’s customers, products and operations, as well as its strategic growth plans. He played an integral role in a number of company acquisitions which expanded the company’s portfolio of mission-critical network connectivity solutions.

Mike Fahrion

Mike Fahrion

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Fahrion, Advantech B+B SmartWorx CTO, is an expert in data communications with more than 20 years of design and application experience. He oversees development of the company’s rugged M2M connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. Fahrion has particular expertise in reliable connectivity solutions for devices deployed at the “edge” of networks in remote, harsh or uncontrolled environments. Mike has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. Contact Mike at [email protected].

Gail Farlee

Gail Farlee

Vice President of Business Intelligence

Prior to B+B SmartWorx, Gail spent five years as Vice President/Operations Services with Call Center Clinic. As a senior consultant, Gail worked with under-performing centers, restructuring operations, aligning technology and implementing the people and process changes to support corporate objectives. She also served services operations leadership roles for JC Whitney, Gander Mountain and Cabela’s. She has an MBA and a BS in Business Administration from Franklin University. Contact Gail at [email protected].

Rich Czekanski

Rich Czekanski

Director of Human Resources

Rich Czekanski has a Human Resources background with a reputation as a strong business partner and adviser to executives regarding business, performance, leadership and strategic issues. His HR expertise helps to align people with the business strategy and to achieve optimum results. Rich has extensive and diverse experience in consumer packaged goods (CPG), transportation, healthcare and electronic component distribution and manufacturing, and global management responsibility at both the plant and corporate levels covering both union and union-free settings. In his most recent role, Rich helped Richardson Electronics’ global business more than quadruple in sales to over $660 million. Rich has a BS degree in Management from Lehigh University. Contact Rich at [email protected].

Product Team

Meet Ken Kao

Director of ITS and Networking Solutions

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Meet Kevin Nelson

Product Sales Manager, Wireless Sensing

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Meet Stan Simmons

Product Sales Manager, Media Converters

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Meet Brian Foster

Product Sales Manager, Serial, USB and Wireless

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Meet Andrew Lund

Product Sales Manager, Cellular Technology

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  • "You guys are awesome! Some of the best customer service!"

    B+B SmartWorx Customer

Applications Engineers  & Tech Support

Meet Ted Phillips

Applications Engineer

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Meet Michelle Holdiman

Technical Support Engineer

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    B+B SmartWorx Customer

Customer Care & Sales Teams

Meet Juanita Chavez

Customer Care

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Meet Tim Fredricks

Strategic Channel Account Manager

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Meet Mark Huntzinger

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Meet Jeff Koncor

AOnline Sales Manager

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Meet Paul Kutch

Solution Sales Engineer

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Meet Dina McMichael

Sales Support Team

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Meet Don Neas

Solution Sales Engineer

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Meet Brad Pagen

AOnline Sales Manager

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Meet Heather Salas

AOnline Sales Manager

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Meet Fanny Scargle

Director of Sales for Latin America

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Meet Jamie Storm

AOnline Sales Manager

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Meet Sharon Torres

Channel Sales Support Team

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  • "Thank you so much for your help ... I really appreciate all of this."

    B+B SmartWorx Customer

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