Dennis is a graduate of the University of Albany in political science, business management, and law. He has worked in the signage and LED industries since 2000, becoming president of Sansi North America in 2009. Dennis is focused on driving the company to develop new and innovative display products that reduce client costs and improve company market-share. Dennis is an avid sports fan and, although born and raised in New York, loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins. Dennis enjoys traveling the world and experiencing different cultures, as he believes success can be forged by combining the positive qualities and uniqueness of each team member.
DENNIS HICKEY, President
In his role as Executive Vice President, Jason oversees all North American operations for SNA. Jason has been in the LED display and lighting industry since 2000, starting as a product manager for an LED stairwell lighting program. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA. He has overseen the implementation of more than 250,000 square feet of LED product across hundreds of applications. Jason and the operations team have comprised an industry-leading project management team of degreed engineers and architects.
JASON S. HELTON, Executive Vice President
An executive in the LED display space for more than five years, Rick’s prior experience in channel sales spanned 30 years as CEO of Elcom, Inc. where he drove top line sales to over $350M in the embedded computing space. As Vice President of Global Sales at SNA Displays, Rick and his team have built a network of best-in-class audio/visual integrators and other strategic relationships, responsible for sales and installation of the company’s indoor LED product suites throughout North America. Rick enjoys watching his daughter play tennis at Ole Miss and his nephews play professional baseball and football along with an occasional sunny day on the golf course.
RICK BORTLES, Vice President of NA Channels
Pat graduated from Otterbein College in Theatrical Arts. He has an extensive background in control and engineering systems across multiple industries. Over the past 15 years, his experience has ranged from video production and engineering, for both broadcast and LED, to installing and maintaining audio systems for special events and recordings. Pat has worked closely with various industry heavyweights, including Coca-Cola, Sony, Budweiser, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, Samsung and AIG, as well as major sports entities like the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Madison Square Garden and MetLife Stadium. Pat’s experience provides a unique advantage in an industry that is rapidly merging the interactive and live aspects of events into the digital realm of LED. Projects ranging from Super Bowl XLVIII to a Samsung product launch with a live Times Square concert telecast showcase his understanding of the complex nature of making any project a success.
PAT GREEN, Vice President of Systems
Ryan began his career in public accounting, performing state and local tax due diligence. As Executive Director of Finance and Accounting, Ryan is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of Sansi North America. He guides the accounting department to pursue the company’s aggressive growth strategy and ensure SNA is tax-compliant. Ryan holds a BS in Accounting and MS in Taxation from the University at Albany and is a CPA in the state of New York.
RYAN WILKINSON, Exec. Director of Finance & Accounting
Greg manages SNA Image Group, a division of Sansi North America based in Knoxville, TN, which provides turnkey imaging services, LED price signs, text-and-graphics message centers, static signage, logistics services, surveying, permitting, manufacturing, installation and much more. Greg joined the SNA team in 2012 as a project manager after having worked with the Sansi group for 12+ years as a client. He has worked in the signage industry since 1996 with brands such as Gulf Oil, McDonalds, Sunoco, Coca-Cola and US Army. Greg loves to travel with his wife of 33 years and spending time with his granddaughter, Nora. He’s an avid Volunteers fan.
GREG LUDWIG, Vice President, ImageCare
As senior director of the SNA Displays communications team, Mitch manages the company’s internal and external communications including public relations and written content. Mitch also works with SNA Displays’ executive team to determine the company’s strategies in key markets and verticals. Mitch graduated from Texas A&M—Commerce with an English/Journalism degree, and he has professional experience in graphic design and marketing as well. Mitch enjoys learning new things, disc golf, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
MITCH LEATHERS, Sr. Director of Communications
As Senior Director of Marketing Gerard leads strategy, digital, and demand generation to share the SNA Displays story with customers, partners, and the digital display industry. He brings over 20 years of broad B2B experience to SNA Displays, including building the brand and marketing team at a large public company. Gerard loves working with the many creative and talented people in this industry to see their Dreams Live Digitally. Outside the office, Gerard enjoys traveling overseas, running in view of the NYC skyline, and watching how SNA Displays continues to shape that iconic skyline.
GERARD SHALLO, Sr. Director of Marketing
With 3+ years in the LED industry, Brittany brings a combination of her previous experience in business administration and operations in a diverse set of industries with a degree in Psychology to her role as Director of Human Resources and Administration at SNA. Brittany has aided in the over 60% expansion of SNA’s team in addition to creating and implementing initiatives that support Company core values, employee engagement and overall business development. Brittany also holds a SHRM-CP certification. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys playing tennis and volunteering at the New York ASPCA.
BRITTANY MCMANN, Director of HR & Administration
George has been in the advertising and signage industry for the past 29 years. He began his career as a Journeyman in local #137 and handled all signage and maintenance for Clear Channel Airports located in Newark Airport. In 2006, George became the Project Manager for maintenance and install for Clear channel Spectacolor’s Times Square locations. In 2009, George was promoted to Director of Project Management at Spectacolor and was responsible for all signage; digital and static in the Time Square area. He managed the build-outs of all the digital signage in Times Square as well as the Iconic I Heart Radio Sign in the Bronx. George is excited to bring his 29 years of experience to SNA and looks forward to working with the most talented group in the LED industry. George spends his free time Coaching youth sports in New Jersey and watching his sons play Lacrosse and Wrestle for their respective Colleges.
GEORGE HANRATTY, Director of Installation & Service
Stew has a rich background in front-end engineering and content management. He also has vast experience in the operation of LED spectaculars and in retail audio/video environments. Previously, Stew built and led the technical operations group as a vice president at Activate the Space, a boutique AV company. He hails from a multimedia background in theater, and when not in front of a laptop handling systems for SNA, Stew enjoys watching Auburn football and traveling back to his native south.
STEW IVES, Sr. Director of Systems
Jeffrey brings with him over 10 years of Accounting experience. His career includes experience in public accounting as an auditor as well as corporate accounting as an internal auditor and Accounts Receivable specialist. As Director of Finance and Accounting, Jeffrey is responsible for financial reporting and compliance. He is focusing on business efficiencies and implementing processes and controls to help boost company performance. Jeffrey is a Certified Public Accounting in the state of New York, received a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and a Bachelors of Arts from Brandeis University with a focus in economics and international business.
JEFFREY KLEINHAUS, Director of Finance & Accounting
Anne joined SNA Displays as the Director of Project Management and oversees the project management staff for North America. Anne has spent 30 plus years in the construction industry managing capital construction programs on three university campuses including new building, renovation, adaptive reuse, sports venues, infrastructure and historic preservation projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and an MBA, additionally she is a registered professional engineer and LEED accredited professional. Anne is thrilled to join the project management team bringing project controls, collaboration and communication. In her free time Anne enjoys cycling, gardening and photography with her family.