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About Us

About Zogics

Our Company

We're actively building the industry's best one-stop shop for all your facility needs – with your help. Since Day One we've built our catalog based on your ideas — we are here not just for you, but because of you. Whether you’re focused on health, fitness, education, government, real estate, or hospitality, we’re a bit obsessive about bringing you the best products, at the best prices, as quickly as possible. Plus, our famously friendly Customer Experience Team is always here to help.

We try to bring a sense of balance and authenticity to everything we do. Our selection includes eco-friendly, safety-oriented, and specially-designed products to suit a variety of facilities. With a dedicated staff, we’re always striving for an honest connection with clients, sharing knowledge, resources, and pushing the industry in new and creative directions. In keeping with our mission, we’re excited to give back through land preservation initiatives and local conservation efforts in conjunction with The Trustees of Reservations.

Our Culture

Our home is our playground. We’re located in the Berkshires — a hotbed of culture surrounded by the great outdoors. You can find us in the foothills of the largest state forest in Massachusetts, where we hike, run, bike, and x-country ski on a daily basis. We believe in wowing our customers and in giving back in ways that help maintain, expand, and preserve our amazing forests and ridgelines.

What We Do

We work with major gyms, hotels, hospitals, and other types of large-scale facilities. However, we’re enthusiastic about working with small local businesses as well. Our products range from our best selling gym wipes, high-quality cleaning supplies, wholesale towels, to state of the art fitness and exercise equipment, carefully handpicked wellness products, and much more. Whatever your expertise or business, we have the experience to help facilitate what you need. We pride ourselves on offering an incomparable customer experience and on helping businesses create the environment they hope to provide for their own clientele.

Our Team

Paul, Zogics Founder & Owner

Paul LeBlanc, Founder & CEO

Originally from Boston, Paul attended Babson College and the University of Economics in Prague. A lifelong entrepreneur, Paul is also on the Board of Directors for The Trustees, the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation organization.

Paul is a former member of the U.S. Cycling Team and was a three-time Junior National Champion and U.S. Record Holder. These days, Paul can often be found road cycling, hiking with his lovely wife, Lauren, and trail running with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, S'bu.

Connect with Paul on LinkedIn, Instagram and Strava.

Arsema, Data Scientist

Arsema Abegaz, Business Analyst

Arsema came to the Berkshires in 2010 by way of Ethiopia. A graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, MA, Arsema majored in Economics with a focus on economic development and holds certifications in Google Analytics & Adwords. She's also a recent Berkshire County 40 under Forty Nominee! She brings her love of statistics and problem solving to Zogics as our new Data Scientist.

​Outside of her passion for Excel, Arsema also spends her free time volunteering for various community organizations in the Berkshires. She is also an avid BuzzFeed reader and a dedicated member of Beyonce's BeyHive. #flawless

Ellen Gonnello, Customer Experience Manager

Ellen Gonnello, Customer Experience Manager

Ellen is a Berkshire County native whose young life was filled with work and fun on her family dairy farm. After high school, she went on to earn her degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. After gaining years of experience in retail, hospitality, and the adventure of helping open a new fitness studio, she was ready for a new challenge that combined her skills and passions.

Ellen brings vast customer service, creative problem solving, and general management skills to her role here at Zogics. Outside of all the fun she's having at Zogics, she works with her husband Chas at Spartan Fitness and the rest of her family at Crystal Brook Farm. She is also a beekeeper, minimalist enthusiast, and is currently building a tiny house on wheels.

Jeff Stripp, E-Commerce,  Business Development, Marketing, Customer Experience

Jeff Stripp, VP, Marketing & Sales

Originally from Weston, CT, Jeff attended Williams College where he graduated with a BA in Economics. He is also the VP of the Western MA Chapter of US Lacrosse.

Jeff has management experience in e-commerce, communications, business development, marketing and sales. He brings a great deal of strategic knowledge and e-commerce experience to Zogics. When he is not driving growth and helping customers at Zogics, you can find Jeff on the local athletic fields coaching lacrosse. He lives in Williamstown with his wife Linda of Mezze Catering fame and their three kids, Carter, Sarah, and Mason. Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook

Jon, Graphic Designer

Jon Pierotti, Graphic Designer

Jon grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Graphic Design from Susquehanna University. After serving a variety of roles in agency settings and in house teams as a designer, art director, and director of marketing, Jon moved to the Berkshires where he brings his sharp eye for stretched typography and design scrutiny to the Zogics' team.

Aside from his passion for creative problem solving, Jon spends his time hiking, camping, and enjoying all of the great outdoors the Berkshires has to offer. Also, he is on a never ending quest to discover new music and watches too many horror movies.

Justin, Warehouse Manager

Justin Mairo, Warehouse Manager

Justin is a Berkshire County native and a graduate of Lee High School. He excelled in football and lacrosse and led both squads as team captain. Justin joined the Marine Corps during his senior year and he proudly returned and graduated with his class in his dress blues. During his time with the Marine Corps, he spent three years with the 1st Fleet Antiterrorist Security Team and was Honorably Discharged after an injury in 2007.

After traveling all over the world, Justin returned to the Berkshires. He now spends his time outside going on adventures with his twin sons and their dog. They can all be found on weekends hiking every beautiful mountain that Berkshire County has to offer.

Lauren, Product Marketing Manager

Lauren Nitroy Reinhart, eCommerce Marketing Manager

Originally from southeastern PA, Lauren brings her love of tedious tasks to her role as our eCommerce Marketing Manager. A 2013 graduate from Susquehanna University, Lauren is responsible for managing the roll-out of new products on our site, constantly improving our efficiency, our Amazon Store and anything else we throw at her.

When Lauren isn’t working, you can find her hiking with her dog, Grizzly, running, biking, or woodworking.

Misti, Operations & Logistics Manager

Misti Mitchell, Operations & Logistics Manager

Hailing from Eugene, OR, Misti is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. A 2010 graduate of Mildred Elley Business School, Misti has lived in and around the Berkshires for over 20 years.

As the shipping and logistics manager here at Zogics, Misti oversees all customer orders, inventory supply and the smooth running of shipping and freight operations with the concentrated poise of a Tibetan Monk. In short, she keeps our complex global business running as smooth as silk while overseeing warehouses in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Atlanta, Utah and Canada.

Nannette, Customer Experience Manager

Nannette Reid, Customer Experience Manager

A native of Berkshire County, Nannette (AKA Nan) is a graduate of Drury High School and went on to study Criminal Justice at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. Nan participated in athletics in both high school and college; excelling both in basketball and softball. Nan offers many years of Customer Service experience in the Information and Financial industries.

In her personal time, Nan is a passionate softball player and still plays in a women's softball league. She enjoys spending time with her family and also enjoys watching her children excel in athletics. She is a busy mom of three and when not at work she is shuffling her children to various soccer/basketball practices/games.

Rebecca, Order Management & Account Specialist

Rebecca Daly, Order Management & Account Specialist

Rebecca, our Order Management & Account Specialist, was born and raised in the Berkshires. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design for two years before transferring to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where she graduated with a degree in Studio Arts and a minor in photography. She currently lives in Dalton, MA with her husband Austin and their son Roman.

When Rebecca's not making orders fly out the door with precision and ease, she loves to be outside with her family and working on design projects around her house.

Shawnee, Office Manager

Shawnee Tannenbaum, Office Manager

"Country mouse, city mouse, country mouse" most accurately describes Shawnee. She recently returned to her Berkshires roots from NYC with a BA from Hunter College and vast experience in start up operations. Along with enthusiasm for anything tech, she brings keen skills in problem-solving, planning, and logistics to the Zogics team!

Shawnee spends her downtime at home or at The Bookstore. She loves kayaking and cross country skiing with her family and is a little obsessed with her cat and snow. Okay, a lot obsessed.

Tiffany, Sales Development Rep

Tiffany Aldous, Sales Development Representative

Tiffany came to the Berkshires from Rehoboth, MA in search of a BA in Marketing, which she received in 2013 from MCLA. The Berkshires quickly won her heart and Tiffany now calls it home. Life has brought her a diverse range of opportunities from thriving in the business development sector to excelling in the technical communications space and now back to business development.

Tiffany describes herself as a serial hobbyist, trying to obtain as many skills as she can in her lifetime. Some of which include AcroYoga, leather work, jewelry making and general crafting, upcycling, hiking, running, and kayaking. When taking a break from hobbies and work you can find her with her side kicks, a fearless pup, bearded dragon and kitty.

Lauren, Product Marketing Manager

Tom Craig, eCommerce Marketplace Manager

Arriving in the Berkshires in the early '90s to study at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Tom got caught up in the first dot-com boom in the "Silicon Village" and never left. He spent 20 years in the market intelligence industry, including running his own market research company for 8 years. Tired of selling data and analysis, Tom yearned for a chance to work with real products solving real problems for real people, and jumped at the opportunity to bring his experience and varied skills to Zogics. Tom is responsible for managing Zogic's eCommerce channel partners and doing most of the heavy lifting for IT support, infrastructure, and technology initiatives.

Tom lives in Williamstown with his wife Jen and their 3 children: Maddie, Henry, and Cady. When he isn't wearing his many Zogics hats, he enjoys coaching Cal Ripken baseball, hiking and camping.

S'bu, Canine Resources

S'bu, Canine Resources

S'bu makes sure that the Zogics team provide our customers with the highest quality service. He sits in on all major decisions, including employee raises.

S'bu likes all types of music — and food. He aspires to run the 10 Mile Tough Mudder. You are definitely missing out if you don't follow S'bu's Facebook page.

How We Can Help

We understand that each customer and business is unique. If you’re looking for a particular item, a custom price quote, or friendly expert advice on selecting the right products to suit your space, we’re here to help. We encourage you to get in touch with us anytime by sending us a message through our website, or by taking advantage of our live chat feature from 8 AM - 6 PM (Eastern Standard Time) for more immediate assistance. You can also reach us via phone at 888.623.0088.

Connect With Us

To learn more about who we are and what we do, we invite you to connect with us on social media. Find your own inspiration on our Pinterest boards, learn from other community members on our Facebook page, or explore helpful and current tips and trends through our blog. To help you find the information you need, we also offer a one-of-a-kind product resource guides. Here you’ll find up-to-date and essential guides to cleanliness, safety, equipment usage, and much more. We love connecting with our customers and invite you to submit any suggestions you may have for new products or services. We sincerely looking forward to hearing from you, and to providing you with the best experience in creating the environment you want with the products you need.

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