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Entering college in 1986, at 17 years old, Emil Pilacik, Jr., had computers on the brain. Microcomputers – the first personal computers – were just beginning to make an entrance into the marketplace. Owning a home computer, generally a Commodore 64 or 128 or early Apple, wasn’t cost effective for most consumers. Even though these machines had very limited functionality, and were used mostly for word processing, Emil recognized a growing trend – a need – for knowledge of computers, and how they worked. He feels lucky to have chosen the field he did.
Graduating as one of only two of remaining students (out of an original class of 28 Computer Engineering Technology students) at Spring Garden College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Emil began his career at Unisys. He wanted to provide computer services to end users, high level executives, and others who needed education and support when it came to their business technology.
A casualty of big layoffs at Unisys in 1990, Emil continued in the IT and computer networking industry, and brought the first PC network to Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company. This 100-year-old lumber yard insurance company was looking to move from a large mainframe environment to a more modern client/server architecture. He later left PLM to join the management team at Syntaks, a small computer integrator and value-added reseller. There, Emil learned about the services business, and helped push the services revenues to $15M annually. Eventually, he joined PFPF Global Fund Services as Senior Manager for the DEC VAX team, working on mutual fund sub-accounting for the stock market.
Working in the field of computers, servers, and networks, Emil has always been the go-to guy for colleagues, friends, and family for technology-related questions and issues. He was frequently called upon to fix an email server or other technology-related problem for other companies, after his normal work day was done. Realizing there was a need in the market to provide IT support to businesses, either to supplement departments or to provide all IT support in smaller businesses, he incorporated EMCO Technology in 2000. As the Managed Service Provider Industry grew, so did EMCO, and Emil was full time leading the business since 2003.
“It’s been a wild ride,” says Emil. “We’ve grown, year after year, all by word-of-mouth. We’ve been able to stay the course in the changing market, and continually adapt to what we see companies need – and provide exactly what they need and more.” Businesses that work with Emil and EMCO Technology feel confident to make referrals because of his integrity, attention to detail, intelligence and expertise to help businesses be successful.
Lori got involved with EMCO Technology while she was attending Cairn University attaining her M.B.A. Lori worked part time on a few projects as the project manager and quickly realized that the EMCO Technology team was where she was meant to be. EMCO Technology embraces integrity, excellence, and performance, at the core of it’s model, three of the many principals shared, and she is delighted to be their General Manager.
Lori worked for the past twenty-plus years at a non-profit agency, as the Senior Director of multiple social services programs. As a leader in her industry she was known for her business aptitude, and her ability to strategize and get results. Lori had many responsibilities in her career and is experienced in strategic planning, human resources, supervision, marketing, event planning, assessments, investigations, project management, budgeting, policy writing, and operational processes.
Lori is married to her husband Dan and has two “fur-children” adopted from rescue shelters. Lori is very invested in causes that support shelter animals, Police K-9’s, and Hemophilia. Lori is a passionate fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. Lori is an avid reader, she loves motorcycles, sports cars and beach destinations.
Brian thrives on the collaborative culture at EMCO Technology. “It’s great to work with team members who share the primary mission of serving our clients,” Brian explains. “Every member of our staff is quick to share knowledge and assist another colleague.” But the collaboration doesn’t stop there. He feels that one of EMCO’s strengths – and differentiators in the industry – is that EMCO seeks to make clients part of the IT team, as well. By working with them to constantly evaluate their changing needs and goals, we can exceed doing basic maintenance and look for opportunities to constantly improve clients’ technology,” he continues.
Brian has worked in the technology industry for 18 years. Brian’s expertise is in network administration, VMware and specific attention to detail, because of the large scale of equipment he is responsible for at the EMCO datacenter. Brian is also a liaison with our technology partners such as Netgear and WatchGuard so that he can share the latest technology with customers. Brian is humble with is career accomplishments, but to spend time with him you quickly realize his sharp intelligence, and why he is the trusted Datacenter Manager.
Not many of people know that Brian has published a hometown history book, Images of America: Frankford. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan including the Phillies and Eagles. His hobbies include photography, traveling and collecting sports memorabilia. He has been married for over 18 years, his wife is a youth pastor at a local church.
Marc has worked in the technology industry for the last twenty years and feels privileged to be an EMCO Technology Field Engineer, because of the superior knowledge of the EMCO team. Marc is well suited in his career choice because he easily meets the challenge of working in a fast-paced, innovative, technology field as he has a high aptitude for learning and is very intelligent. Marc is an expert in VMware and holds many certifications including the CompTIA A+ certification.
Marc views the customers of EMCO Technology as his top priority and enjoys helping them find solutions. Marc worked for many years in a collegiate environment where he was part of the team that virtualized the entire registration and financial services departments. He was nominated for the University of Penn’s “Model of Excellence” award, which is a prestigious honor.
Marc is an excellent cook, loves to work on cars, and plays the drums. Marc is passionate about helping animals and has two cats and a dog all adopted from animal rescues. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 2007, Sarah is a special education supervisor.
Helping clients move their business to modern, reliable technology is what Jon most enjoys about his work at EMCO Technology. What makes EMCO different? According to Jon, “We focus on custom IT solutions. We provide the best service to our customers because we actively seek out and identify the items that cause challenges for our clients and find strong solutions that fit their needs.”
Jon is the identified team member sent for wire installations, his work organized, methodical and aesthetically appealing. When we take on a new client, we commonly find ‘rats nests’ in their network closet/rooms. Jon specializes in rewiring these installations so that the network looks professional and functions reliably.
Jon was a single father for many years until he met his better half, Kathy, together they are raising three children. Jon is a U.S. Naval Submarine Service veteran. In his spare time you will find Jon in the woods somewhere, as he is an avid camper.
Technology has always played a vital role in keeping Nic’s family connected; he has relatives scattered across the United States – and the world. “Being a part of their lives by talking to them and seeing them on my phone or laptop has enriched my life immensely,” he says. Nic’s had the opportunity to see the EMCO team at work first-hand. What has impressed him most, time and again, is that everyone at EMCO -from the CEO to the newest hire – is personally invested in the success of every one of their clients. “I’m very excited to be working with a team that excels in providing the type of technology that has so greatly impacted my own life, and is passionate about quality customer service.” When he’s not working, Nic enjoys spending time outdoors, attending musical performances with his wife, volunteering as a musician at my local church, and going on bow hunting trips.
John has been interested in technology and fascinated by all it has to offer. John is always testing and using the newest technology to stay fresh with innovation trends. In his twenty-plus years in the industry he has developed expertise in SQL, Linux, Novell and VM platforms. John has had many accomplishments in his career, to name a few, design and implementation of a transportation management system for a billion-dollar company, achieving awards for excellence in IT and teamwork, and design and operation pertaining to all the digital signage for NJ transit.
John was most attracted to his role at EMCO technology because he liked the diversity of work and the opportunity to manage projects. John is invested in every project, customer and teammate and makes it his personal mission for the day to make things better for others using his knowledge and talents.
John is an avid reader and gamer, he loves music and plays the bass. He has begun to dabble in photography. He is a member of the Project Management institute and is on the Board of Director’s for a local charity, Samantha Lucas Memorial Fund, which supports young artists. John is married and has three children and one granddaughter, as well as four pets rescued from shelters.
Scott wanted to be a part of the EMCO Technology team because of the elite reputation they have in the industry and the more advanced and innovative technology they are using. Scott has spent the last fourteen years employed as a member of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) community and has engaged in various roles from senior technician to owning and managing his own MSP, so his positive opinion of EMCO is with merit.
Scott has twenty-four years of experience working the field of technology, he enjoys building networks, and recovering and rebuilding after disaster, and using creativity to problem solve. Scott is a critical thinker and has extensive expertise in infrastructure and networking, hardware requirements, modification and troubleshooting, and proprietary professional services automation software and tools. Scott understands the user experience and can provide complex information in understandable terms. Having had a business himself, he knows the importance of keeping business running successfully, and he is dedicated to 100% uptime results.
Scott is married and the father of two boys. Scott is very involved in his local church and plays guitar in the worship band. In his spare time, Scott could be found with his family or close friends engaging in meaningful conversation about life over a good cup of coffee. He is always interested in making a new friend as opposed to just a new client.