Meet The Team

Transformer Sales

They only know one speed: Fast. They only know one word: Yes. And, will get you exactly what you need, when you need it.

Transformer Sales

Jim Landino

Jim Landino

Original Dreamer

Chad Wilkinson

Chad Wilkinson

Sales

Matt Clune

Matt Clune

Purchasing / Sales

Monica Knapp

Monica Knapp

Sales / Marketing

Riley Atterholt

Riley Atterholt

Sales / Marketing

Kristin Neal

Kristin Neal

Gulf Coast Sales

Ty Cole

Ty Cole

Sales / Marketing

Allyson Brooks

Allyson Brooks

Gulf Coast Sales

Jim Landino

Original Dreamer

Jim Landino grew up understanding the value of a job done right, an ethic dyed into the blue-collar fabric of his western New York hometown. Starting out as a sales leader for Sunbelt Transformer, he worked his way up through the company to the highest office—CEO and President, a position he held until the company was acquired in 2014. After the sale of Sunbelt, Jim refocused his energy into helping with the rebuild of Sharon, Pennsylvania, a town whose economic fortunes suffered greatly with the collapse of American steel. Seeing Sharon rise again has become a consuming passion for Jim and his wife, Jen Krezeczowski Today, the couple lives in the heart of Sharon in the restored Oddfellows Lodge and oversees the management and restoration of several downtown enterprises. Jim is the proud father of Alex and Olivia, and stepdad to Jen’s daughter, Kira.

Chad Wilkinson

Sales

Chad Wilkinson doesn’t go halfway on anything.

After earning an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he began his career in the electrical field in 1999, drafting and designing in the electrical engineering department.

For the next 20 years, he continued to earn greater responsibilities in operations, purchasing, and sales departments before joining JCL Energy in January 2020. Chad is driven when he is serving customers and co-workers, but always makes time for after-hours passions like shooting, bowling, and home remodeling.

Chad and his wife, Julie have one son and make their home in Brookfield, Ohio.

Matt Clune

Purchasing / Sales

Born and raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Matt is a 14-year veteran of the electrical industry.

After his first career post in Las Vegas, he came home to the Shenango Valley to serve in the leadership ranks of the transformer industry.

As a founding member of JCL, he’s driven by working with those who share a passion for people and for building a culture that treats co-workers and customers like family.

Matt and his wife Sandra are the proud parents of 3 young children and make their home in Sharpsville, PA. On Wednesday nights, you’ll find Matt working alongside his in-laws at Aldo's Pizza Shop—a small, family-owned enterprise in the heart of Sharon, PA. Matt loves his family and is proud to be part of transforming the community he calls home.

Monica Knapp

Sales / Marketing

Monica is committed to active listening, critical and creative thinking and positivity. Prior to JCL Energy, her experience chalks up to 10 years in various sales roles. She’s had the opportunity to manage multi-million-dollar projects and has assisted her customers with orders on small components, alike. No matter the project size – customer satisfaction is her #1 priority. Outside of the office she can be found with her Siberian Husky, Ruby. A musician at heart – she tackles various music projects collaboratively with friends, while finding time to enjoy solo ventures too. Monica would like to invite you to reach out to any of the JCL Energy team members, for an opportunity to experience what it’s like to do business with folks going the extra mile. The team is always seeking out ways to better our customer experience – and it is believed that professional friendship is the best place to start.

Riley Atterholt

Sales / Marketing

Riley Atterholt is a lifelong Shenango Valleyian. Born in Sharon, PA and a graduate from Penn State University with a degree in Marketing & Management. Riley started his career at Buhl Park Corporation where he was ran recreational programming and instruction grew into overseeing all park operations. Riley developed his passion for working with others and the community with in college and at Buhl Park; while he is early in his career Riley has built a strong network of connections and business knowledge. Riley joined the JCL team in February of 2019 where he worked hands on getting real estate projects and development off the ground. Riley has sense transitioned into business development and marketing but is not afraid to get dirty gutting on a job site! New to the electrical business Riley is learning from the best in the business. Riley is recently married to his wife Marissa; he enjoys traveling, golf, recreation, and mission trips.

Kristin Neal

Gulf Coast Sales

Kristin Neal is an experienced sales professional who is born and raised in the Texas gulf coast.

Her passion began when she joined the industry in 2017 and worked alongside with some of the most knowledgeable veterans in the trade. She loves to take on challenging projects and finding solutions for her customers, while also being cost effective. To know, is power - pun intended!

Kristin and her husband, Jordan live in Willis TX and enjoy bass fishing in their free time. Her favorite hobbies are fishing, traveling and cooking.

Ty Cole

Sales / Marketing

Bio coming soon!

Allyson Brooks

Gulf Coast Sales

Bio coming soon!

Shop / Service

The guys who make, pretty much, everything work. And, do it well. Very, very well.

Shop / Service

Max Smoker

Max Smoker

Shop / Service

Jason Clepper

Jason Clepper

Shop / Service

Evan Santiago

Evan Santiago

Shop / Service

John Mills

John Mills

Shop / Service

Josh Yeager

Josh Yeager

Shop / Service

Max Smoker

Shop / Service

We're working on Max's bio - and with a name like his, we're loving every minute of it. Stay tuned!

Jason Clepper

Shop / Service

Bio coming soon!

Evan Santiago

Shop / Service

Bio coming soon!

John Mills

Shop / Service

Bio coming soon!

Josh Yeager

Shop / Service

Bio coming soon!

Office / Admin

Last and certainly not least, our office cogs that help keep the JCL Energy machine running smoothly on the tracks.

Office / Admin

Mandy Schneider

Mandy Schneider

Manager / AP / AR

Mandy Poweski

Mandy Poweski

Bit O' Everything

Joe Polite

Joe Polite

Rental Director

Brett Baxter

Brett Baxter

Inventory Mgmt

Daniel Vanderslice

Daniel Vanderslice

The Numbers Guy

Jason Fellows

Jason Fellows

Creative / Marketing

Lynn Dula

Lynn Dula

Creative / Marketing

Mandy Schneider

Manager / AP / AR

Mandy is a lifelong Shenango Valley resident and a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration. Mandy spent 11 years in the manufacturing industry where she processed everything from estimating, ordering, accounting, and shipping. Now handle all office management Mandy oversees all accounts receivable/payable and is handles the day to day traffic at the office; keeping the team on the right track and helping lay the ground work for success. Mandy currently resides in Hermitage, PA with her husband Justin and their son and newly born daughter.

Mandy Poweski

Bit O' Everything

When you look up "Jill of all Trades" in the dictionary, it says "See also: Mandy Poweski"

That's the best way to describe Mandy, and also explains why JCL Energy brought her into the fold. Graduating from Kent State University in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration / Marketing, Mandy brings a multitude of experience with her. Before entering the electrical industry, Mandy worked in various large, full-service advertising agencies throughout Ohio and excelled in operational support for all departments within.

Entering the local electrical industry four years ago, Mandy brought that same tenacity to both the Rental and Purchasing aspects of the business, but not exclusively to just those. JCL brought her on in August 2021, and the reason her title is "Bit O' Everything" is because that's exactly what she does for JCL Energy, and it's customers. A little bit of everything.

When not keeping us all in line, Mandy resides in Warren, Ohio with her husband Bobby and their two beautiful daughters - Vienne and Isla. She's a big health / fitness nut and also enjoys being outdoors and cooking.

Joe Polite

Rental Director

Joe Polite comes to the JCL Energy Team with extensive experience in the Business Management arena. Cultivating new relationships in the equipment and finance world, is something that Joe does very well! It’s his goal is to find solutions for his customers’ needs while growing JCL Energy’s portfolio and footprint in Western PA. Prior to JCL Energy – Joe traveled throughout the Northeast States, working one on one with businesses - maintaining long term relationships The primary reason Joe chose to make a move to JCL Energy - is Mr. Jim Landino. Joe believes that Jim is not only a true business professional, but an inspiration to this community. “ Working in a family environment with people that truly care, speaks for itself – I am very proud to be a part of this team.” Joe is a year-round hobbyist – he loves to Hunt and Fish! He’s also been a motorcycle and classic car enthusiast his whole life. There’s a good chance you’ll find Joe on his motorcycle or out cruising in his classics when the weather permits! Quick rides to Geneva on the Lake or the Pennsylvania Mountains easily entertain Joe on the weekends. Making the best of every day is Joe’s main goal with JCL Energy - and enjoying what this big world has to offer! Work Hard / Play Hard pretty much sums him up!

Brett Baxter

Inventory Mgmt

Brett Baxter was born and raised in the Shenango Valley, and has been serving the electrical industry since 2016. Achieving a Bachelors in Business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2005, and hungry for a change of scenery and opportunity, Brett moved to Arizona right out of college. Ending up in Phoenix, he began working as a Financial Consultant, assisting school districts nationwide with their Special Education and Medicaid programs. In 2012, Brett accepted a new position to help further his career, which brought him back to the East Coast. He worked in New York City for a little over two years as Director of Finance and Operations. As much as he enjoyed working in the Big Apple, Brett felt he needed a change. He continued his work remotely for a couple more years while living in Pittsburgh, before making his way back to his hometown of Sharon, PA in 2016, where he made a career change after 10 years. Hired into the local electrical industry in 2016, Brett used all of those skills and dove right into Purchasing, Vendor / Inventory Management and company operations. Recognizing how good he was and what he could bring to the table, JCL brought Brett on in August 2021. When he's not helping JCL Energy, and its customers, with all of their needs, you can find Brett either traveling, enjoying the outdoors or cheering on his favorite teams as he is a huge sports fan.

Daniel Vanderslice

The Numbers Guy

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel, his parents, and brother moved to Sharon, Pennsylvania in 2001.

Daniel graduated from Sharon High School. He then attended Penn State Beaver to earn two bachelor’s degrees in accounting and marketing/management. Daniel is currently enrolled at Strayer University for his Master of Science in accounting and will graduate in December 2021. Daniel has seen all aspects of a business including sales, marketing, management, and accounting. He is a numbers guy and enjoys being an accountant.

When he is not working, he likes to do DIY home projects, collect sports memorabilia, sell sports memorabilia, and root for all Pittsburgh sports teams and Penn State. Daniel and his wife, Jenna, live in Masury, Ohio with their two cats Millie and Mayzie.

Jason Fellows

Creative / Marketing

If JCL Energy was a house party, Jason would be the one off playing tug-of-war with any dogs he could find.

He most enjoys "behind the scenes" work where he can be creative and use his graphic design skills most effectively. Jason was born and raised in Youngstown, OH. He earned his bachelor's degree in graphic design from YSU in 1999, and began his career working in local advertising agencies. Overall, he has over 20 years of experience in the graphic design industry.

Jason joined the JCL Energy team in April of 2019 and worked hard to help build the JCL Energy brand from the ground up. What he enjoys most is the opportunity to work for a company where he has the ability to lead the creative process.

When he isn't at work, Jason is a sucker for a good sour beer or hard cider and enjoys music, hiking, "annoying" his girlfriend Lynn, and cruising with the doors off on his Jeep.

Lynn Dula

Creative / Marketing

Lynn Dula came to JCL Energy by a round-about road through the world of education.

A former kindergarten teacher, she tackles her work with the energy of a five year old on the playground- ready to take on new challenges and run with them! Lynn was born in Cleveland, raised in Pittsburgh, and spent five years in Las Vegas before moving home to work for JCL Energy. She has a bachelor's degree in Music and Philosophy, a master's degree in Elementary Education, and is currently working through online coursework for Digital Marketing and Social Media Management.

A big believer in honest communication, meticulous organization, and overusing label makers, Lynn is excited to help take the marketing for JCL Energy to the next level! When she is not at work, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors along with fellow team member Jason and their friends in an endless search for the best hiking spots in every state.