Ronald Mazurek founded Access Innovators in March, 2006. In his current role, he oversees and is responsible for the continued growth and profitability of Access Innovators.
Prior to Access Innovators, Ron created a record of leadership in building corporate value for publicly traded companies such as Honeywell, Rollins, Inc., and Home Depot. Utilizing his strong qualifications in strategic planning to include market, competitor and organizational analysis, financial planning, manufacturing/operational optimization, distribution management, and change management skills garnered from his corporate executive management roles, he formed Innovative Management Concepts (IMC). IMC was a turnaround specialty firm that brought fast track growth and profitability to privately held companies in the commercial printing, pool and spa, apparel, medical, furniture and swing stage industries.
During a swing stage company turnaround project, Ron took an immediate liking to the Access industry. A few years later, this interest in serving the industry led to the formation of Access Innovators. The company’s success is attributed to a team of customer- centric employees, great suppliers and, most important, extremely supportive customers. The company that was started with one wire rope product now offers 3,000 SKU’s to meet customers’ needs.
Ron has 13 years of experience in the Access Industry. He lives with his wife Carole in Dunwoody, Georgia. Both Carole and Ron are actively involved in volunteer work with their church, local hospital, and non-profit organizations.
Carole Mazurek has been responsible for most of the accounting duties at Access Innovators for the last eleven years. Her working life began as an English teacher and, over time, has taken turns in many different directions. Carole has been a sales clerk, gift buyer, merchandiser, and substitute teacher. She loves to read a good book, knit a scarf, redecorate a room, or cook something special. When Carole is not in the office, you can find her and her husband Ron mentoring engaged couples and helping them prepare for marriage. This is one of several activities they participate in for their church. Every Wednesday, for the last twenty-five years, she has been a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.
Vice President of Business Development
Paul is Access Innovators’ Director of Business Development, responsible for understanding customer needs and meeting them with new products and services. He researches the capabilities of suppliers as part of this process, seeking out application solutions from a variety of industries. Paul also evaluates strategic opportunities that have the potential to contribute to the company’s growth and advises the management team accordingly.
Paul earned a BA in history from the University of Virginia. When he’s not working hard at Access Innovators, he’s working hard at home with his wife to raise their four children. A little known fact is that Paul originally thought he was going to be an attorney until he found out that many of them “write term papers” for a living. Being the co-founder of Access Innovators was the obvious alternative.
Director of Operations
James Mazurek has been with Access Innovators since December, 2010. In his current role, Director of Operations, James is responsible for the following functions: purchasing, inventory management, production and quality management. He has direct contact with customers, suppliers and regulatory agencies.
James has accumulated a wealth of industry knowledge with 20 plus years of experience serving in construction sales, and project management roles for international firms the likes of Skanska Construction and Niscayah/Stanley. Prior to joining Access Innovators, James became involved in the Access industry through employment as a sales specialist with Sunbelt Scaffold Services.
While working full time at the Home Depot, James attended Oglethorpe University and in June, 2000, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.
James enjoys the outdoors. His hobbies are many, including fly fishing, golfing, and hunting.
Technical Support Manager
Bob Lago has been with Access Innovators since April 2013. Bob’s main responsibilities are Inside Sales and Customer Service, but he also performs the duties of Training, Quality Assurance and Product Support. In addition, Bob helps engineer and design product assemblies by designing and maintaining electrical schematics and other CAD drawings for new product developments.
Bob proudly served 12 years in the United States Air Force, where he was trained as an Electronics Technician. Shortly after leaving the Air Force Bob completed his education with a B.A.S. in Technology Management and was promoted to Associate Engineer for his new company.
Bob has more than 12 years direct experience in the Access Industry. His past experiences include Customer Service, Product Development and Product Support, Quality Assurance and Professional Training and Training Management. Bob’s vast experience in the Access Industry makes him a valuable resource for our clients. You will find him a great support for your team.
Bob and his wife Della live in the north Georgia Mountains, where they enjoy walking their dogs and hiking the many trails in the area.
Customer Service Manager
After stints as a schoolteacher and as a restaurant owner, Steve Snelgrove joined Access Innovators in December 2011. Officially, his title is Business Systems Manager. However, he is often on the phone helping customers and taking their orders, arranging and tracking the shipping, and communicating the estimated delivery times of the orders on the days of delivery. Keeping the network up and running, QuickBooks and all of its functions, running and analyzing reports, website maintenance, software evaluation and implementation- anything technology related also falls under his purview.
When he’s not busy chasing down freight or holding the carriers to task, Steve can be found at home cooking up a storm with his wife and two daughters, or singing in several community choirs.
Kelina Holmes is the Materials Manager at Access Innovators. In this role she works directly with management to meet customer order fulfillment requirements. Kelina earned a degree in Business Administration, and has more than 7 years of experience in order fulfillment. Before joining Access Innovators, Kelina worked for a diverse range of industries. She has held positions in shipping/receiving, purchasing, and order processing. Kelina’s varied background provided the perfect foundation for her role at Access Innovators. She is a team player and believes in going the extra mile to meet customer needs. In her spare time, she likes to challenge herself with big projects like Ikea furniture assembly.
Sandy Zhang joined the Access Innovators team in 2016. Sandy has over 10 years’ experience in print, desktop publishing, and design along with over 8 years’ experience in B2B marketing. This has allowed her to fill the role of Marketing Manager with a wealth of knowledge. Sandy’s duties include market research and new market penetration, new product marketing efforts, and in house graphic designing among other things. Being new to the access and swing stage industry, she is able to bring a different perspective and new ideas. She incorporates her passion for marketing and design into all aspects of her role, creating one of a kind marketing pieces to represent Access Innovators in the industry.
In her spare time, Sandy tends to her 3 rescue cats. She also volunteers at her local animal shelter on the weekends and is passionate about animal rescue. Sandy also enjoys drawing, DIY projects, and reading up on psychology.
Fran Hardman joined the team at Access Innovators in June 2018 as our Account Manager. Fran has over 30 years' experience in Sales and is very focused on supplying customers with exceptional customer service. Prior to joining Access Innovators, she was in the specialty metals industry.
Fran is a small-town girl from Madison, GA. Her hobbies include hiking, spending time outdoors, cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and spoiling her Cairn Terrier.
Michael Ledwick has been with Access Innovators since January 2013. Michael is our Warehouse Manager and Senior Technician. He is responsible for shipping, receiving, and maintaining inventory in the warehouse. His duties also include product development, product training and customer support.
Michael joined the United States Marine Corp directly out of high school and proudly served for six years. Shortly after moving to the Atlanta area, Michael began working with a large rental company in their Scaffolding Division where he worked for eleven years. During this time he formed valuable business relationships in addition to gaining extensive knowledge of various products in the swing stage industry.
Michael and his wife Keri, live in Woodstock, GA. Together they enjoy camping and traveling around the United States and overseas, exploring new places. Their daughter Tayler, is currently pursuing a degree in Health and Human Services at a local college. In his down time, Michael enjoys woodworking and metal detection.
Nathan O’Hannon jointed the Access Innovators team two years ago as a Bench Technician. Nathan is a fun loving guy and always the life of the party. He’s family oriented, a perfectionist, and serious about his work. Those who know him often refer to him as a workaholic. In his personal time, Nate enjoys dancing and can dance the shoes right off your feet.
Brian Moore is a Bench Technician at Access Innovators and has been a part of the team for two years. Brian recently received his certificate as a Service Mechanic. Before Access Innovators, Brian worked at General Electric as a Maintenance Technician with experience working with Liechit Turbo Mill 2600LX, Liechit goMill 350 5-Axis Vert, and Okuma MA500 HMC. When Brian is not working hard at Access Innovators on his personal time he enjoys go-kart racing.