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Our Team

Robert Scott — President

Robert is the President of CE Mid-Atlantic. Robert joined CE Mid-Atlantic in January, 2005 but he has been in the industry since 1995. He has previously served as Vice President of Sales, Director of Sales & Marketing, Market General Manager and Residential Sales Manager for Norfolk and Richmond, VA. Previously, Robert held various leadership positions both within and out of the HVAC industry. He was the President & General Manager of a large HVAC Dealer/Contractor prior to Joining CE MA. Robert holds a B.A. in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting from Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA.

Brett Hawkins — Director of Finance

Brett is the Director of Finance for CE Mid-Atlantic. He joined CE Mid-Atlantic in 2015, and became Director of Finance in 2017. Prior to CE Mid-Atlantic, Brett held a wide range of finance and accounting roles at KPMG Peat Marwick, General Electric, Genworth Financial, Landamerica and the Timken Company. Brett holds a B.S. in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University, and previously held a CPA certificate in the state of Ohio.

Marlene Groh — Regional Credit Manager

Marlene is the Regional Credit Manager for CE Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and MidSouth. She joined CE-Southeast as Regional Credit Manager in 2015 and took over the Mid-Atlantic region in 2018. Prior to joining CE, Marlene was the Direct of Credit for Wastequip. She previously worked for other distribution companies in the Industrial supply, Hospitality and Food Industry for over 20 years. Marlene holds the CCE and ICCE designations from the National Association of Credit Management. She also graduated from the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management. She also has an AAS in Accounting from LCCC.

Audrey Collins — Director of Human Resources

Audrey is the Director of Human Resources for CE Mid-Atlantic. In this role she oversees all human resource related activities including training for the region. Audrey joined CE Mid-Atlantic in January 2011 and became Director of HR in October 2011. Prior to CE Mid-Atlantic, Audrey held numerous positions with Reynolds Metals Company, Alcoa and Reynolds Packaging Group spanning over 20+ years in varying HR managerial capacities. She has extensive generalist experience. Audrey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Richmond.

Mike Gayton — VP of Wholesale

Mike is the Vice President of our Wholesale divison. He joined CE Mid-Atlantic in November 2017 as our General Manager of the West Virginia Market. Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia State University and his MBA from Indiana University. He has 15 years of HVAC/R experience. Prior to joining CE Mid-Atlantic he has held various positions including Territory Leader, Manufacturer’s Representative, District Leader, Sales Manager, and General Manager in the HVAC/R industry as well as the automotive industry. Mike is married with one daughter and two dogs.

Mike Poirier — Marketing and eCommerce Manager

Mike is the Marketing and eCommerce Manager for CE Mid-Atlantic. Mike joined CE Mid Atlantic in July of 2008 and has held various positions included Inside Sales Rep, Territory Manager, Parts and Supplies Product Training, and Brand Strategy Manager before he took his current role in January 2019. Prior to joining CE, Mike worked for Carrier Corporation within their 1-800-Carrier call center directly out of high school. Mike earned his Bachelor's Degree with a major in Secondary Education from SUNY Oswego in 2007 and a Masters Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. Mike has over 17 years experience in HVAC, mostly within sales and customer service. Mike is married with a daughter.

Michelle Lee — Business Development Manager

Michelle Lee is the Business Development Manager for CE Mid-Atlantic. She joined CE Mid-Atlantic in May of 2012 and has held various roles, including Director of Marketing and eCommerce, Customer Service Representative, Inside Sales, and Territory Manager. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Business Marketing from Radford University in 2012. Michelle has over 8 years of HVAC experience.

Joseph Miller - Director of Commercial Sales

Joe is the Director of Commercial Sales for CE Mid-Atlantic. This role includes oversight of the three commercial segments, Packaged Unitary Equipment, VRF and Controls. Joe joined CE Mid-Atlantic in June of 2008, after a long tenure in industrial sales that included a strong concentration in consultative and application sales within the manufacturing industry. Prior to his advancement as the Regional Commercial Sales Manager, Joe served as a Commercial Sales Representative and a Commercial Sales Engineer for the Richmond Market. Joe holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, VA.

Matt Talley - Customer Care Manager

Matt is the Customer Care Manager for CE Mid-Atlantic. He joined CE Mid-Atlantic in January of 2017 as our Newport News Branch Manager with 10 years of Sales and Management experience. He is the point of contact for our Fuze Phone System within the Mid-Atlantic region. Matt is married with one daughter and another on the way.

Kevin Sharpe — Director of Residential Sales in Baltimore

Kevin is Director of Residential Sales for the Baltimore market. He served as an account manager for CE-Mid Atlantic for 15 years prior to taking the Director role in the spring of 2019. Prior to working for CE, he worked in credit and marketing with Carrier UTC in their Syracuse office. Kevin graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Niagara University in 2000 and graduated with his MBA from LeMoyne College in 2003. He is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Johnny Asimakopoulos — Director of Residential Sales in Roanoke

Johnny is the Director of Residential Sales for the Roanoke VA Market and surrounding areas. He began working for Automatic Equipment Sales in 1981 on the parts counter. Since then he has held various positions starting with counter sales, inventory planner, inside sales, territory manager, sales manager and currently General Manager. Johnny is married and has two children.

Johnny Davis— Sales Manager of WV Market

Johnny is the Sales Manager for the West Virginia markets. He joined 2018 as Account Manager and has 20 years sales experience. He has been working in the HVAC industry for over six years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, hunting, fishing and traveling.

Dan O'Shea — Director of Residential Sales in DC

Dan is the Director of Res Sales for the Northern Virginia/Washington DC Metro Market. Dan joined CE Mid-Atlantic in May, 2005 and has held roles as the Regional Bryant Brand & Sales manager for Mid-Atlantic and as an Account Manager in the Washington DC market. Dan holds a B.S. in Business Management from Niagara University and an MBA from University of Phoenix. Dan is married with 3 children.

Scott McGrew — Director of Residential Sales in Richmond

Scott is the Director of Residential Sales of the Richmond market which includes Richmond, Northern Neck, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg. Scott began his employment with CE Mid-Atlantic as a TM in 2013. He has 12 years of HVAC experience, is a graduate of Marshall University, and is married with three children.

Josh Walton — Director of Residential Sales in Norfolk

Josh is the Director of Residential Sales of the Norfolk market which includes Tidewater, VA to Northeast, NC. Josh joined CE Mid-Atlantic in February, 2017, with 14 years of HVAC/R experience. He is a graduate of Hampton Sydney College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Managerial Economics. Josh enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife and 2 children.

Jim Vickers — Director of RNC and Multi-Family Sales

Jim is the Director of RNC and Multi-Family Sales for CE Mid-Atlantic. Prior to accepting the position, Jim was the General Manager for the Washington DC Metro market, a position that he had held since 1997. Jim began his HVAC career with Automatic Equipment Sales in 1976 in Beltsville MD. Since then he has held positions in parts counter sales, purchasing, inside sales, Territory Manager, Sales Manager, and General Manager.

Matt Hart — Multi-Family and Mid-Sized Builder Specialist

Matt is the CE Multi-Family and Single-family builder specialist with focus on our factory rebate programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He began his career with CE Mid-Atlantic in June 2018. Prior to joining CE Mid-Atlantic, Matt and his family manufactured heat pumps for the swimming pool industry. Matt worked his way up and eventually became the national sales manager spending 20+ years servicing distributors and dealers throughout the country. Matt had the opportunity to play college athletics and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree holding a major in English.

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