George A. Cresto, Founder & CEO
In 2006, George quit his corporate job after coming up with the idea that RFID would have an important impact in the Automotive industry. He has over 25 years experience is conceptualizing system solutions for a variety of industries including manufacturing, cellular, and automotive.
Fast forward 10 years later and MDL has the most successful Automotive RFID company in the industry working with the nation’s top auto dealers such as Sewell, Park Place, Fletcher Jones, Sonic Automotive, and numerous other clients. George focuses on the evolution of MDL’s product lines, OEM relationships, and strategic account sales.
In 2012 MDL was endorsed by Audi of America. In June 2013, MDL was formally endorsed by Lexus and Toyota Motor Services for installation in their US dealer network. In 2015, BMW North America selected MDL as their RFID partner after an exhaustive search amongst all the players.
George has a BA in Economics from Fairfield University.
J. Ken Karegeannes, President, CFO
Ken Karegeannes has served as a Board of Director, COO, CFO, Executive Vice President, and General Manager, as well as a financial and strategic advisor to public, private and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Europe. He has over 29 years experience in forming start-up businesses, performing corporate re-engineering, designing and implementing management processes and control systems for both traditional and virtual organizations, developing effective business plans, raising capital, launching and managing products, and assisting companies in entering new markets.
During the last 10 years he has helped take several technology, manufacturing and retail health care concepts from ideas to fully-functioning businesses.
Ken has an MBA from The Tuck School of Dartmouth College and a BS in Financial Management from Clemson.
Deron Pardue, CIO
Deron Pardue has over 15 years of experience in IT as a software developer, systems architect, project manager, and business analyst. After working as a consultant, Deron founded ProMinds, Inc. in 2002 in Atlanta, GA, a company which focused on custom applications for mid-sized business. During his time at ProMinds, he led successful projects in the U.S. and Europe spanning many industries, including Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, and Education.
He brings with him a wealth of development experience centered around RFID technologies. He excels at mobilizing and building highly efficient teams that help translate business strategy into automated systems solutions. Deron is also a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.
Deron has a MME from the University of South Carolina and holds BM and BA degrees from the University of Georgia.
Ken Scheder, Executive Vice President, Sales
Ken Scheder started his career in the commercial transportation industry as an operations troubleshooter, before he found his calling in sales management. Since then, he has successfully run sales and marketing departments for a variety of transportation and automotive related organizations such as Sertec, CEI, Ventech and TireProfiles.
Ken brings with him an abundance of Business Development expertise in the areas of effective sales & marketing strategy creation and implementation, solution selling techniques, setting and achieving corporate revenue initiatives, relationship and rapport building, product/service development, corporate planning, and is driven to work with software based organizations that facilitate their clients in becoming leaders within their own markets.
Ken has BS in Business Management from Berry College, with minors in CompSci & Psychology