Meet the Scanner Master Staff!
Founder and President
love of radio communications and scanners began as a youngster when he
first eyed the flashing LED of a Regency scanner in a friend home.
Monitoring the local public safety agencies instilled in Rich a great
respect for the jobs police and firefighters perform. Soon, Rich's first
scanner would be the Bearcat III. On February 5th, 1978, the day the
great "Blizzard of '78" began, Rich, a young teen, sold his first batch
of Scanner Master frequency guides to You Do It Electronics in Needham,
MA (where his books are still sold today). Later Rich expanded his line
of books to cover the northeast and later the nation with Monitor
America. In the mid 90's, Rich teamed with Gene Hughes of Police Call
and became editor of that best-selling line of frequency guides. Rich
co-holds numerous patents on scanners and other consumer-electronics
technologies and he works closely with scanner manufacturers in scanner
development. Rich also partners with Butel of Holland to develop
high-end scanner software applications for news media and government and
he spends time in Europe and Asia each year sourcing scanners and
accessories for his customers. Rich has also joint-ventured with Lindsay
Blanton of RadioReference.com, the ultimate communications data
resource. Scanner Master has become, over these past 30+ years, one of
the largest scanner dealers in the world. Rich is proud of his team at
Scanner Master and their strict focus on scanners, selling and
supporting the product for state and local government, federal agencies,
the military, news media, industrial accounts and of course radio
hobbyists. Besides a continuing effort to support scanners and scanner
customers in any way possible, Rich's latest project is the National
Police Scanner Museum, currently under construction at the Scanner
Master offices in Holliston. Stay tuned for more information.
Director of Operations / Shipping Manager
Dave joined the Scanner
Master team in April 2009. He brought with him a wide variety of
experience, including shipping, receiving, purchasing, inventory
control, warehouse and operations management. Dave worked for over 20
years in the children's residential playground industry (both at
Childlife Inc. and his own company), where he sold, delivered and
installed several brands of playground equipment. Looking for a change,
Dave found Scanner Master and is looking forward to working in the
scanner industry. He enjoys taking care of his lawn and spending time
with his wife Justine and son Jack. Dave hobbies include weekly fishing
trips off the coast of Martha Vineyard, playing sports and anything
related to the New England Patriots.
Digital Media Communications Manager / Senior Sales Representative
joined Scanner Master in May 2008. Along with being a scanner expert
Jonathan handles all of the digital content; websites, point of sale management, social media,
blogs, e-newsletters, phone system, and photography. Before working at
Scanner Master Jonathan was in Radio as an on air personality and
producer, in both the Boston and Providence Markets. Jonathan has been
interested in scanners and two-way radios for over 25 years
not at work Jonathan loves to spend time with his wife Jodie and
daughter Kortnie and there dogs Abbie, Daisy and Watson. He loves to go
bike riding and camping with his family. He has an interest in trains
and railroad history, check out his personal blog "Train Aficionado" about everything that rides on rails! He also owns a web radio station "US 66 Radio - America's Country Station!".
Customer Service Manager
graduated from Northeastern University Cum Laude and attended Graduate
School for Business Administration. He was a radio operator in the Air
Force. He started working at a major retail chain and was responsible
for a $300 million dollar division of that company. After retiring from
that company at age 55 he started a manufacturer Rep organization which
was sold some years later. Because he couldn't sit still he came to
Scanner Master 25 years ago to help out and has been here ever since.
John Niewiecki II
Director of Sales & Marketing
passion for technology and electronics brought him to Scanner Master in
2010 as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Since John early days of
selling electronics on the floor of Circuit City 20 years ago, he has
been working to market and sell technology products in both B2B and B2C
capacity. John experience in international sourcing,
telecommunications, consumer electronics, and information systems means
Scanner Master will continue to provide new and exciting advancements in
police scanner products.
John plans to reinforce and enhance effective, high value, and low
cost information systems through police scanner technology. Scanner
Master exclusive and innovative products and software pose a perfect
opportunity to create unique and innovative solutions that customers
need. Contact John today and let him show you how Scanner Master can
enhance your life and elevate your business opportunities.
has been an Attleboro,MA firefighter since 1991. He also serves as a
part time civilian dispatcher with the North Attleboro Fire Department
for the last 8 years. In his role as an Attleboro firefighter Greg has
been closely involved with the departments radio systems and dispatcher
training. In his free time he is a long time scanner and fire buff. Greg
is a member of the
Providence Citywide Fire Network,
currently serving as Vice President of Administration. Greg lives in
Attleboro MA with his wife Kathleen, their two children Kacey and
Kellen and their Cairn terrier Fenway. He other interests include youth
sports, golf and summers on Cape Cod.
With over thirteen years experience in accounting Monique enjoys rolling up her sleeves and working to solve the everyday business problems. Prior to joining Scanner Master Corp, Monique held various diverse positions including: Controller at a manufacturing service company in Fall River, MA as well as working many years in the high tech industry at several well-known software companies. Monique is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Newbury College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Ginger Snow is now an E-Commerce Consultant for Scanner Master. Her role includes responsible of the company website including DataFeed Management, Online Marketing and Volusion E-Commerce Administration. Ginger graduated from UMass Lowell with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a in Concentration in Graphic Design, also minoring in Art History and discovering an early interest in the Internet. Joining Scanner Master in 2003 Ginger now has over 16 years experience in Web Development and Administration. Her varied background also includes Operations Management, Accounting, Print Design, Photography, Success Coach, Entrepreneur, Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, E-Commerce Administration, DataFeed Management, Exterior/Interior Painting and Professional Organizing. A New Hampshire native Ginger Snow is an avid athlete in her free time participating in many various activities including hiking, golf, basketball, Karate and Women's Professional Full Contact Football for the Boston Militia. Currently Ginger is actively involved in building her Viral Blogging System.
Scanner Industry Vendors and Partners:
Paul Opitz, Uniden
Raj Gounder, GRE
Taka Nakayama, AOR
Mark Francis, Waters & Stanton
Peter Dudera, DD Amtek
Jim Finch, SSE
Scott Haligan, Scan New England
Lindsay is the president and owner of RadioReference.com LLC, the worlds largest radio communications data provider for radio communications enthusiasts and professionals. In 1998, Lindsay founded RadioReference.com by by recognizing the need for a dynamic, collaborative solution for collecting and disseminating radio communications data for public safety and hobbyist users. He has since grown the community to over 185,000 members, resulting in the RadioReference becoming the definitive source for radio communications data worldwide. Lindsay responsibilities include managing a team of 80 administrators located globally, the development and implementation of the site platform, business development activities with third-party partners and suppliers, and day-to-day financial and business management.
Gommert (callsign PE1MTG) has been listening to scanners since he was 14 years old. He has a bachelors degree in Electronics, during his university study he worked part time in a scanner shop in The Netherlands responsible for sales and repair of scanners and ham radio equipment. After his study Gommert worked approximately 10 years in the scientific industry as a technical field expert and technical trainer. Gommert has been developing software for scanners since the early nineties and started his career with the famous ARC8000 software for the legendary AOR AR8000 receiver. In 1999 this became an official business developing software for scanners both for hobby and professional users. In 2003 Scanner Master became the master distributor of BuTel software products in the US and Canada. Since 2004 Gommert has worked full time developing software for all popular radio scanners for the US and European market. Recently he completed a new range of software products for RadioShack and GRE scanners and the new professional software line called 'ScannerStation'.
Rich CarlsonRail Scanning Consultant
Rich Carlson, N9JIG, has been a railfan since the late 1970's and a radio listener since the 1960's. He has written several scanner guides, including the Scanner Master Illinois Communications Guides. He is a Director of the Chicago Area Radio Monitoring Association, the largest scanner club in the USA and edits the renown CARMA Profiles. He has written several articles for Monitoring Times and other publications. He also owns the Illinois Highways Page at www.n9jig.com
. He has a collection of over 25 scanners and dozens of transceivers and specialized receivers. Professionally, he is a Sergeant with an Illinois police department, in charge of 9-1-1, Communications and Records. He is happily married with a grown son.
Railroad Radio Monitoring
Peter DuderaDD Amtek