OUR TEAM

Ronald M. Salvatore
Founder & Chairman
 
Ronald graduated with a B.B.A. from Fairfield University in 1964 and after a tour with the 192nd Artillery Division of The Connecticut National Guard, he founded Accurate Lock and Hardware in 1972. Over the past 45 years, Ron has established Accurate as the premier lock and hardware manufacturer in the industry and still remains actively involved in the business. Ron is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Door and Hardware Institute, and the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association. He has held appointed positions with the Stamford Fire Commission and the Stamford Police Commission, as well as serving on a variety of volunteer boards including: State Street Debating Society, North Stamford Little League, the Stamford Boys Club, and the Yale Eye Center Advisory Board. Ron resides in Stamford, CT with his lovely wife Joanne of 51 years with whom he shares 4 sons and 12 grandchildren. When he's not at Accurate, he enjoys playing golf and tennis with his close friends of over 40 years.
Reed M. Salvatore
Chief Executive Officer
 
Reed M. Salvatore joined Accurate as the CEO in July of 2014. He previously worked at Accurate throughout high school and college in various capacities. Reed graduated Dartmouth College in 1993 with a B.A. in Economics and spent the last 20 years managing global trading desks before rejoining Accurate in his current role.

Rodd Salvatore

Vice President

Rodd Salvatore rejoined Accurate in 2018 as Vice President after leaving in 2015 to pursue a tech venture. Prior to that, Rodd worked as an options trader on the American Stock Exchange spending 15 years at Accurate in various capacities.  Rodd studied business and marketing at Boston College and the University of Connecticut, respectively.  Rodd resides in Stamford, CT with his wife Jennifer and three sons. 

David Cundari

Director of Fulfillment & Custom Manufacturing

David joined the firm in 1986 while a student studying drafting and mechanical engineering. A much smaller company then, he had the opportunity to work in many departments at Accurate including polishing and finishing, lock assembly, shipping and receiving, machining, and drafting. David eventually handled most of Accurate's prestigious historical restoration projects. Today, he manages a dedicated group of engineers providing consultation and insight while personally handling the advance projects. David's exposure to all aspects of Accurate's operations has led him to be a key member of the Executive Management Team.

Mark Gallo

Director of Business Development

With a degree in Architectural Engineering, Mark Gallo joined Accurate Lock in the spring of 1992 as a draftsman and junior engineer. Over the past 20+ years, he has become a key member of the Accurate Team as the Director of Business Development. Mark and his team are responsible for curating customer relationships and finding turn-key solutions to enhance the overall customer experience. Mark resides with his wife and two children in Redding, CT.

Mercy Arteaga

Accounting & HR Manager

Educated in Ecuador with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Mercy has been with Accurate since 1986. Beginning her career as a receptionist, she quickly assumed multiple office responsibilities in the rapidly expanding firm. She quickly ascended to a management role handling a staff that is responsible for accounting, order processing, reception, human resources, payroll and purchasing. She and her team keep the operations of Accurate running smoothly on a daily basis.

Fran Colligan

Director of New Product Development & Manufacturing

Fran came to Accurate in 2004 with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering and 25 years of experience in multiple engineering disciplines. These include mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, packaging and value engineering. Prior to engineering, he worked as a certified journeyman tool and die maker for many years. This rich background in all things manufacturing, including machining, fabrication, and CNC programming, make him uniquely qualified to take ideas from concept to production swiftly to give Accurate an edge in providing products to quickly meet the ever changing demands of the architectural hardware community. Fran handles new product development as well as helping to introduce and implement the latest technologically advanced equipment. He oversees and consults with factory personnel on production techniques. Fran leverages his knowledge of AutoCad, SolidWorks, and 3-D printing technology to deliver creative product developments. He currently has 31 US patents and one pending.

Tarra Del Chiaro

Director of Marketing

Tarra joined the team in 2016 to develop and direct marketing strategies for the Accurate brand. Previously, she led the global digital strategy for GUESS Watches, where she was responsible for delivering the brand message via a curated, market-specific manner in over 70 countries worldwide. Tarra developed the content, social, and media strategies that positioned GUESS Watches to become the largest and most engaged watch brand on Facebook. Prior to joining GUESS Watches, Tarra worked at Response Marketing, a boutique firm, where she led integrated concept design and implementation for global brands including Logitech, McAfee, ASSA ABLOY and Stanley Black & Decker. She looks forward to being immersed in the hardware industry and trading in fashion watches for "door jewelry."

Monica R. Nunez

Senior Account Executive

Monica received her B.S. in Computer Science from Polytechnic School in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Commissioned with upgrading Accurate's internal and external technology systems, she became familiar with product offerings and operational tasks that accounted for her transition into the Sales Department. Her computer background enables the synergy of Sales, Marketing, and Computer Systems to ensure that all tasks remain on track, goals are met, and most importantly, clients are satisfied.

Jeff Graveline

Field Sales Consultant

Jeff joined Accurate in 2015 with a focus on field sales support, business development, and new product development. Jeff holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute of a Masters of Business Administration from Fairfield University. His previous roles in Brand, Product, and Marketing Management with consumer durables companies such as H.B. Ives, Corbin Russian, and 3M Cuno, provide him with the necessary background to represent Accurate in the architectural hardware industry. He has spent his career marketing to the building industry through key influences such as Architects, Engineers, Contractors, End Users, Contract Hardware, and Decorative Hardware & Plumbing Distributors in coordination with National Sales Organizations. Jeff is a member of DHI, DPHA, ASHE, and NAPHS. Jeff resides in Litchfield, CT with his wife and two children.

Jerry LaMotta

Lead Engineer

Jerry joined Accurate in 2000, bringing years of engineering and drafting experience. He earned a degree from Porter & Chester Institute in Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting. Prior to Accurate, he spent most of his career working for Transact International, a leading manufacturer of Air Cargo handling equipment, designing, developing, and implementing and installing modern, sophisticated cargo systems at airports all over the world. He also had a stint working as a design engineer for a company that produced electrical connectors. Today, Jerry works on the highest level of AutoCad software to help design and draw for the more complex end of the custom hardware projects at Accurate.

Edwin Maeda

Senior Account Representative

Edwin Maeda joined the firm in 2008 and specializes in design and drafting custom hardware solutions. Educated at the Lincoln Technical Institute, Edwin relies on a strong mechanical design background utilizing AutoCad, Inventor, SolidWorks, and MasterCam to facilitate orders. Among his primary responsibilities are handling special wrap, strike, and cover plate requests for the hospitality industry, as well as flush pulls, escutcheon plates, and other custom trim designs for the high-end residential and commercial markets. He also works with customers to solve unique hardware challenges.

Tyler Petrizzi

Account Representative

Tyler graduated from Southern CT State University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communication and a minor in Criminal Justice. Tyler briefly pursued a career in law enforcement and working in corporate security before joining Accurate in 2013. Tyler currently handles requests for special strikes, standard catalog products and general product inquiries. He is training to work with AutoCad and SolidWorks and continues to learn the intricacies of the nice product line of Accurate.

Vincent Guido

Account Representative

Vincent joined the Accurate team in April 2016.  He spent the previous 30 years working in the financial industry for several global brokerage firms.  His comfort with the fast paced world of finance makes him uniquely qualified to deliver world class customer service. Vincent's affinity toward speed and top notch performance transcends beyond the professional environment as he is an avid fan of horse racing. 

David Ceballos

Chief Expeditor

David received a Business Management Degree from Farmingdale State University, a Law Degree from University Dominica OYM, a Masters Degree in Political Science from Catholic University, and a Marketing Degree in Barkley College. David uses his diverse background to perform a variety of functions on the factory floor including coordinating, supervising, expediting, and studying general and special production processes at Accurate. His broad skill set makes him uniquely qualified to be the de facto liaison between office and factory personnel. David assists in implementing new manufacturing technologies to keep the company on the cutting edge.

Lori Tucciarone

Customer Service Coordinator

Lori joined Accurate in April of 2016 as our receptionist.  After nearly 30 years in the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry she is comfortable with multi-taking in a fast paced environment.  Lori took on every challenge offered to her to assist our sales team.  In early 2018, she was promoted to Customer Service Coordinator, continuing to be instrumental in engaging with our customers. Lori holds an AA in Liberal Arts with a major in Sociology and a minor in Cultural Anthropology.  Born and raised in Stamford, CT, her previous ties to the United States Air Force allowed her to live in Florida, Oklahoma, California and Colorado before returning home.  Lori’s mission at Accurate is to treat every client – phone call or walk-in - with a smile on her face and better than she would want to be treated.

Daniel Oliva

Accounting

Daniel joined Accurate in early in 2017. His background includes three years of clerical and administrative assistant duties, and most recently, two years stationed as an operations manager in a small manufacturing company, also in the lower part of Fairfield County, Connecticut. He currently holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport. Daniel holds a high level of competence in dealing with process controls, as well as a skillset that allows him to assess critical problems, enabling the delivery of cutting edge and tech compatible solutions. Daniel also prides himself with maintaining professionalism standard, and sharing common courtesy with his fellow Accurate representatives.

Diana Galarza

Sales Assistant

Diana recently joined the Accurate team in 2017.  Born in Flushing, NY and raised in Ecuador, she studied medicine in the State University Santiago de Guayaquil where she earned a General MD Degree in 2016, and worked in hospitals and private practices.  She relocated to the United States open to new opportunities, and assumed the responsibility of supporting the sales team at Accurate.  Challenged by learning something new daily, Diana has fully embraced the world of hardware and looks forward to continuing to grow.  Her hobbies and interests include playing the drums and performing in the occasional tv show (quite some time ago!), doing artistic make up and being active in Crossfit for almost 5 years.

Diana Inga

Industrial Designer

Passionate about art and design from a young age, Diana has always enjoyed taking art classes throughout secondary education and college. After graduating from University of Bridgeport with a BS in Industrial Design, She turned her passion into a full time position at Accurate after interning for two semesters. During her studies, she has learned to incorporate her creativity and eye for design with a wide range of software such as Solidworks, Keyshot, and Photoshop to name a few. While working at Accurate, she has been able to apply her talent and knowledge to design and manufacture new product concepts.  Diana currently resides in the Hudson Valley in NY and enjoys hiking in her free time.

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