Thomas Bates, Service Assistant, joined the Laser Locators team on March 13, 2017. In his job, Thomas assists the service team with any task they need. From packing and unpacking equipment to cleaning and perfecting our equipment and parts to mowing the lawn and checking in equipment, Thomas is a huge asset to the service team and their success.
Thomas was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, and is fluent in English and Spanish. When he was two years old, he moved to Tampa, Florida, with his family, where they have lived ever since. Before working at Laser Locators, Thomas worked construction alongside his dad, picking up on all the traits and skills that have helped him tremendously in his work here at Laser Locators.
Thomas is in his Junior year at Alonso High School, where his favorite subject is History. Every day around 1:00 p.m., after Thomas has completed his classes, he comes to work part-time with the Laser Locators team. His dedication, hard work, and loyalty make him a great student and employee. When Thomas is not in the classroom or at work, his hobbies include fishing, shooting, fixing and driving cars and spending time with his lovely girlfriend, Holly.
Amanda brings a wealth of experience from the hospitality and event management industries to her role as Sales Representative for Laser Locators. For the past 10 years, Amanda has progressively advanced in the hospitality industry. Having coordinated a variety of events, she’s worked with charities as well as managed large teams of servers for private parties. Aside from her hospitality and event management experience, Amanda is an accomplished student with undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology and a graduate degree in Biomedical Science.
As Sales Representative, Amanda manages day to day tasks in our ever busy office. She also manages logistics for Laser Locators and builds and maintains relationships with customers.
Amanda loves the outdoors and, in her spare time, travels to her family’s farm to ride horses. She also enjoys going to concerts and is a loyal Tampa Bay Bucs fan.
We are proud of Amanda for winning the 2016 Tampa Bay Woman of the Year, an award based on her continual work and involvement in the community, through the Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF). To learn more about WCF, please watch the Foundation information video here.
Joey has been the Vice President of Laser Locators since March 2015 and a Managing Partner since 2012. He joined the company in 2011.
Joey has significantly contributed to Laser Locators’ growth, including the development of a full service and parts department. He has streamlined the sales and procurement departments by redeveloping processes and implementing new systems. Through Joey’s efforts, Laser Locators has tripled its sales volume and added 13 new positions.
Joey has over 20 years of experience in global internet sales and marketing. His expertise in analyzing the marketplace and leverage the latest e-commerce technologies has enabled Joey to drive exponential sales growth year over year.
Originally from Philadelphia, Joey earned his Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rowan University.
Outside of work, Joey is involved in the Westchase Charitable Foundation, a local non-profit that provides direct assistance to those in need. His interests include vintage BMWs and rare sports cards.