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Meet the CE-Tech Management Team

With over 60 employees, CE-Tech is the leader in Clinical Engineering and Healthcare Technology Management for Florida and surrounding areas. CE-Tech provides high-quality medical device management services at cost-effective prices while maintaining the highest industry standard. Our staff are experts in the industry and have 200+ years of combined experience.


Scott Long

SCOTT LONG, PRESIDENT

“Providing large corporate abilities with small company values!”

Scott’s bio is the quintessential story of someone working in the mailroom becoming the CEO. Scott’s career in clinical engineering began after six years in the Navy. He graduated from Florida State College with a degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology in 1987. He started with CE-Tech before graduation working part-time counting parts for $4.25/hr. For the next eight years, he worked as a biomedical equipment technician specializing in surgical/ophthalmic lasers and clinical laboratory analyzers. He attained his certification as a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician while teaching the biomedical curriculum at his alma mater in 1993.

Scott enjoys playing golf and watching sports, especially football. Although a little too old to surf any longer, he particularly loves doing anything on the water. Fishing, boating, and jet skiing are a regular part of his time away from work.

Scott has been and remains very active in trade organizations. He’s historically sat on numerous boards; acted as a state representative for the North East Florida Association of Medical Instrumentation and is a past president of the Florida Biomedical Society. He has had various appointments over the years with both regional & national organizations as well.  He is an active member of AAMI, ASHE, HIMSS, HTA, FBS, FHEA, NEFAMI, and GBIS.

Out of 33 years in Biomed, twenty-five is in management. Scott holds certifications as a Certified Professional Manager and Certified Healthcare Technology Manager. His passion for customer service is the cornerstone in which CE-Tech is built on. His influence has been instrumental in elevating CE-Tech into one of the largest and most well respected biomedical companies in the southeast. Under his guidance, CE-Tech has seen significant growth in increasing existing business while diversifying into life safety, facility management, quality pre-owned equipment, and various dealer and distributorship opportunities. Past titles included; site manager, service manager, director, vice president, and finally, president. All that and he’s still paid less than $5.00/hr.


Max VistaMAXIMO VISTA, BAPTIST HEALTH DIRECTOR

Max Vista joined the CE-Tech family in July of 1994 where he has obtained 25 years of experience in Healthcare Care Technology Management. Currently, he is responsible for system-wide operational oversight of biomedical services being offered to Baptist Health.

Max graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville with a degree in Biomedical Electronic Technology and for the past 10 years has served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching the core classes for the Biomedical Technology program in the evenings. He is an active member of AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), FBS (Florida Biomedical Society), and NEFAMI (Northeast Florida Association for Medical Instrumentation). In his free time, he loves to fish.


Dave DeforgeDAVE DEFORGE, DIRECTOR OF FIELD SERVICES OPERATIONS

Dave grew up in Massachusetts and entered the military shortly after high school. He spent six years in the US Navy maintaining onboard computers that controlled the sonar, radar, and weapon systems. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business & Information Technology degree from Southern New Hampshire University and is a Certified Healthcare Technology Manager. He loves to cook and enjoys playing golf (badly), fishing, sporting events, and spending time with his family.

As the director of field service operations, Dave helps healthcare facilities across the southeast achieve their equipment/facility management goals while remaining in a constant state of compliance. He supervises all field service staff and oversees daily work assignments. He manages all aspects of the operation from quoting service, starting up accounts, administering accreditation reports to providing quality customer service. His years of experience, understanding of the industry, and personal approach to customer relations make him ideal for the position.

Throughout his 30 -year biomedical career, Dave continues to look for ways to improve his knowledge and provide the highest quality of service for his customers and the patients in which they serve.


WAYNE DEALING, ASSET MANAGER/EQUIPMENT CONSULTANTNone

In a city full of transplants, Wayne Dealing, a 10th generation Floridian, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Interestingly enough, he was actually born in Baptist Medical Center a place he has worked for more than thirty years. He began his career in logistics for building materials and construction supplies, but ultimately landed in a healthcare role in 1982 and has stayed in healthcare ever since. Originally starting at Baptist Hospital in the materials management department in 1986, Wayne has performed a variety of supply chain roles including his current role as CE-Tech’s asset manager and equipment consultant. As an active member of the community, Wayne participates in North East Florida Association for Medical Instrumentation, Florida Biomedical Society, NE Florida Scouting, and a contributor to Florida’s Water Conservation efforts. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors; camping, hunting, fishing, and anything to do with water.


Mike TonkinsonMIKE TONKINSON, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Mike Tonkinson’s consultative approach to business development begins with…..What would you like to see happen?

Mike focuses on delivering quality, integrity, and value in the services and products provided by CE-Tech. As a business development professional, he is primarily responsible for new business growth, as well as, reassuring existing key account relationships. For 25 years Mike has contributed to prolific sales growth for multiple healthcare organizations in addition to CE-Tech to include such companies as; Abbott Diagnostics, U.S. Surgical, Safeskin, and SterilMed. Mike is a leader, contributor, and teammate who stands accountable.  He has been published in several healthcare periodicals including, SurgiSales Magazine.  Tonk sees the good and he is thankful; he is a family man, friend, and athlete who is always game for competition.


Larry KLARRY KLOSTERMAN, MANAGER LIFE SAFETY, AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Originally from Sioux City, Iowa Larry began his career in the United States Marine Corps as an arial construction wireman. Living in various cities and continents along the way, he eventually found himself in Jacksonville, Florida. He began his healthcare career at Baptist Hospital in 1995 as an electrician. He held multiple roles through the years until eventually reaching the level of facilities director for a prominent hospital in Jacksonville. Larry joined the CE-Tech as life safety manager in 2016 bringing decades of experience with him. He is responsible for maintaining NFPA code compliance, scheduling of life safety specialists, facilities operations, and repair of life safety equipment and building systems. Additionally, Larry performs project management for renovation/remodel, capital construction projects, emergency preparedness consultation, and technical services. In his free time, Larry enjoys the outdoors; camping, fossil hunting, and hiking to name a few.


Ben ArchambaultBEN ARCHAMBAULT, IT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Ben Archambault graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1999 with a Biomedical Engineering degree.  After developing the software for one of the first eye-controlled wheelchair prototypes in 2003, Ben went on to get his Masters in Pastoral Studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Ben managed multiple clinical engineering accounts over the past decade before specializing in medical device cybersecurity. He moved to Jacksonville in 2018 to join the CE-Tech team as the clinical engineering information technology manager. He currently manages a team of seven highly skilled individuals who oversee cybersecurity, data management, and healthcare technology Projects for CE-Tech clients.  Additionally, Ben manages the medical device information technology helpdesk, mobile/desktop applications, and components of the CE-Tech.com website.


FRANKLIN SANDS, LIFE SAFETY COMPLIANCE OFFICER

After leaving Florida State University, Frank followed his passion and became a firefighter with the North Naples Fire Department. After 10 years of serving the public as a firefighter, Frank started his own business. This is where he learned the lesson “timing is everything”. Unfortunately, his business opportunity started 2 years before the recession and resulted in closing its doors. These events lead him back to what he knew and loved most, helping people and fire. He obtained certifications as a fire inspector and fire investigator on his way to a new chapter with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). For the past eight years, he was a life safety surveyor in North Florida. He recently joined the CE-Tech team to provide education by teaching compliance and helping facilities maintain a safe workplace.

              Frank has always had a passion for sports. Playing semi-pro football and competitive soccer around the country until the age of 43 has him moving a little slower these days.  As much as it hurts, he still finds the energy to play with the kids and a round of golf every blue moon.


Rachel CrispRACHEL CRISP, MARKETING MANAGER

Rachel studied at Darla Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina. Obtaining an undergraduate degree in both Marketing and Global Supply Chain and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. After spending several years learning the ins and outs of marketing for various business sectors working at advertising agencies she moved into the role of marketing manager at a company in St. Simons Island, Georgia. There she helped develop a new website, established a social media presence, oversaw the SEM strategy, along with the day to day marketing functions and operations. Joining the CE-Tech team in February of 2020, Rachel is responsible for marketing strategies to reach current and potential customers.

In her spare time, Rachel loves spending time with her one-year-old daughter and husband, going to the beach, the zoo, or anything else that allows her to soak up the Florida sun! 

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