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John Lanzillo - President/Owner
John has been a member of the Zonk Group Team since 1976. In addition to his outside sales duties, John has been the Sales Manager since 1991. In July 1995, he acquired the company, and has continued to successfully grow the business. John is a graduate of The University of North Texas, where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, with minors in Marketing and Accounting. In January 1996, John completed a three-year course of study through the Institute for Professional Advancement, Inc., obtaining the designation of Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative. He is married and has three sons. John's leisure activities include music and golf.
Zonk Lanzillo - IT Manager
IT Manager
Zonk is the founder and former Owner/President of the Zonk Group. He started the company in 1971 and directed the business until he transferred it to his son, John, in 1995. Zonk continues to contribute to the success and growth of the company, lending both his sales and computer expertise whenever needed. He serves as MIS Director/Network Administrator, and keeps our electronic lines of communication running smoothly. Zonk received his BSEE, from Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN., and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Prior to starting this business, Zonk was employed by Texas Instruments in the position of standards engineer. Zonk has been married to wife Jean for 51years, and they are the parents of three children. In his recreational time, Zonk enjoys golf, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and is a diehard Texas Rangers fan.
Regina Embry - Distributor Sales
Distributor Sales
Regina is the President/Co-owner, of Zec Sales, Inc., the distribution arm of our business, and is the Comptroller for the Zonk Group. She has been with both companies since their inception in 1971, and has been instrumental in their continued growth and success. Regina is responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting for both firms. She has two children, and in her leisure time Gina enjoys scrapbooking, movies, and traveling.
Shelly Woolwine - Customer Service Manager
Customer Service Manager
Shelly has been with the Zonk Group for over 30 years, with prior experience as Marketing Manager for a computer manufacturer. She is a native of West Virginia, where she graduated from the University of Charleston, with a BA Degree in Social Science and Education. Shelly has the dual roles of Office Manager and Customer Service Manager for the Zonk Group. She is responsible for overseeing the daily office operations, various marketing projects, website maintenance, sales and commission tracking, along with quote preparation, customer order processing, expediting and customer service. With her commitment to Great Service, Shelly has established excellent rapport with Zonk's customers and principals, during her 30 years with the company. Shelly is married and has two daughters. She enjoys outdoor activities, music, reading and family outings in her spare time.
David Ross - Regional Manager, South Texas
Regional Manager, South Texas
David worked with the Zonk Group, Inc. for 12 years from 1991-2003, then left to run his own business, and is now back with us as the South Texas Regional Manager. Based in Austin, Texas, David brings to the company a vast sales experience in mechanical and electro-mechanical components and an in depth knowledge of the customers in his territory. David is a graduate of Texas Tech University and has a degree in Finance. David is married to his wife, Marianne, and they have three children.
Chris Cornwell - Account Manager
Account Manager
Chris joins our team with over 25 years of Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication, Cabinet Integration, and New Business Development. He has performed many roles through the years including New Product Development, Sales, Program Management, Customer Service Management, and Internal AS-9100 Quality Auditor. His customers have been in the Aerospace, Telecom, Defense, Medical, Oil and Gas, Semiconductor and Commercial fields. With working knowledge of his customers products he was able to help with cost savings and ensure quality delivery of their products. Chis is married and enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Joyce. He is a wine enthusiast, an avid target shooter and enjoys the outdoors.
Chance Lanzillo - Inside Sales
Inside Sales
Eric Pfrommer - Account Manager
Account Manager
Eric is based in Houston and has over 20 years of metals industry sales experience in steel castings and heat treating. He has worked with customers in the oil & gas, valve, construction, mining, automotive, precision machining, die casting, and stamping industries. Eric is an avid Hokie with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech. He is married and has three children. Eric enjoys spending time with family, being active in church, and cheering for his favorite sports teams.