CE-Tech would like to welcome several new employees to the team.

We are excited to continue to grow our incredible team alongside our growing business.

 

John Alvenus

Pre-Owned Equipment Manager

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Originally from Crystal River Florida, John is a Florida native that has a passion for tinkering. After attending Sante Fe College in Gainesville where he received an Associate’s Degree in Biomedical Electronics, he went on to land an internship at Shands Hospital that ultimately led to a full-time position. While working at the hospital John decided to go back to school for a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Upon completion, John continued to work at Shands hospital but saw a need for after-hours Biomed services. Through friends and connections made throughout his career, John launched an after-hours Biomed business to repair the hospital’s research equipment and sell used medical equipment the hospital was disposing. Over the next 10 years the company John started, BioMed Techs Inc. grew into a full-time job and subsequently, he left Shands to focus solely on his company. As time went on the business continued to thrive and in 2020 he sold his shares to enjoy some well-deserved time off.

He decided he wasn’t done in the Biomed world and thus has joined CE-Tech bringing his knowledge and expertise to our team as Pre-Owned Equipment Manager. He is very involved in the biomedical community; currently on the executive board of the Florida Biomedical Society FBS, serving as a chapter rep all the way up to President of FBS. Also serving as a member of FBS’s local chapter, Northeast Florida Association of Medical Instrumentation (NEFAMI). As well as returning to his alma mater as an academic advisor for their Biomed program. When not working he enjoys fixing things for friends and family and working on older CJ Jeeps, as he has always had a natural curiosity to find out how things work.

 

Victor Wong Chong

Biomed Technician

Victor has worked in the Technology sector for 48 years. His career began in the US Air Force as an Electronics Communications Repairman specializing in ground navigation systems, progressing to the position of Electronic Engineering Installations Team Chief. During his time in the military, his duties encompassed traveling all over the world managing a team of installers, building navigation systems from the ground up all the way up to certification by the F.A.A. Post military, his career included varied occupations in electronics installations and television systems. He worked for a major television station in the Miami area, before switching careers to the Healthcare Technology field in 1983. He has been in the Biomedical Engineering industry since 1982. The bulk of his experience was obtained at Mercy Hospital, a major South Florida institution where he catered to the needs of the Operating Room specializing in Anesthesia Systems, Lasers and, anything associated with surgical operations. He holds certifications in Anesthesia systems, Med gas systems, and a CBET certification from AAMI. He is the former Chairman of the South Florida Association for Medical Instrumentation and a former President of the South Florida Association for Medical Instrumentation. His hobbies include guitar playing, boating, and related outdoor activities as well as traveling (15 countries and counting). He is a certified diver, and a licensed private pilot, artist, and currently spends spare time with family or by indulging in playing acoustic guitar, tinkering with Vintage Audio Equipment, and boat restoration.

 

Bill West

CE-Tech Supervisor

Bill has been a BioMedical Engineer for over 27 years. Beginning his career in the Navy operating, maintaining, and repairing the Tomahawk Cruise Missile system. Following the military, he joined Roche as a Field Service Engineer. While still at Roche, he was involved in the development of a prototype along with BioVeris Corp. (formerly IGEN) for an Immunoassay analyzer that utilized a detection technology that IGEN discovered and developed called Electrochemiluminescence (ECL). This technology is widely used today! He was then hired by IGEN as an Engineer to do serviceability studies on a proprietary system of their own. He moved through that process, into manufacturing, then into developing and managing the Field Service group for the final product. His career continued to evolve and afforded him many opportunities over the years to work for Inventive Health Services, Biotek Instruments, and Sysmex in roles ranging from Project Manager to Senior Field Service Engineer. He is a certified associate Project Manager. In Bill’s spare time he enjoys fishing, playing the drums, and anything involving his grandkids. He has been married for 32 years, has three daughters, and 10 grandchildren!

 

 

Stacy Gotshell
Purchasing Assistant

Originally from Ohio, Stacy’s career began working in administrative roles. In 1993 she began managing the office and AP/Billing, and payroll for her family’s excavating business. Her interests changed which led her to Legget & Platt where her willingness to grow eventually afforded her the opportunity to escape the Ohio cold and move to the coast where she took on a new role at Leggett & Platt. In her 15 year tenure there she began as a Receptionist/AP and closed out her chapter there as a Payroll Administrator. Stacy most recently joins us from Baptist Health where she was in the purchasing department. She is excited to join the CE-Tech team as Purchasing Assistant. In her free time, Stacy enjoys spoiling her twin grandchildren and spending time with her family as well as soaking up the Florida sunshine on Crescent Beach.