Technology Leadership

Collaboration plus Execution equals Success


Dedicated Managers


Years of Industry Experience


Clear Vision


The Technology Leadership Team

At Laketec, the goal of every member of the technology management group is to help drive the success of every team member in the company.  We foster an inclusive, feedback driven, philosophy geared toward providing our employees with the best possible work experience which directly translates to an unparalleled customer experience.

President – Joe Little Sr.

  • Our Founder and President, Joe Little, started Laketec out of his home in Lakewood Ohio in 1989. As a former Marine, he instilled the Laketec Core Values into the organization from day one.  Today, Joe focuses on leveraging his customer relationships to grow the business while working tirelessly to build scalable processes to ensure continued growth for the next generation of technology leadership.
  • Fun Fact: Joe proudly served in the Marine Corps from 1977 – 1981.

General Manager – Joe Little Jr.

  • Joe worked at Laketec during summers and spring breaks from when he was 13 years old. In 2007 Joe joined the team full time and is currently responsible for management of our Sales organization.  He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to literally grow up with the company and is looking forward to many years of continued growth.
  • Fun Fact: Joe started a non-profit to provide adaptive technologies to children with Autism in honor of his son, Mack.
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Director of Technology – Ben Sterley

  • Ben joined the team in 2008 as a lead technical resource and quickly demonstrated his ability to take complex technologies and communicate them in a consumable way. Today he is responsible for thoughtfully selecting the manufacturers we represent as well as leading the sales organization.
  • Fun Fact: Ben is an avid fisherman who can often be found on a river in the metroparks at the crack of dawn, even in the winter months.
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Director of Administration – Heather Mayer

  • Heather Joined the Laketec Family in 2016 and has been an integral member of the Technology Management Team since 2018.  Her role has evolved substantially in her tenure with the company and she has risen to every challenge as we’ve grown and the demands have changed.  As the leader of our Administrative Team, Heather oversees Accounting and HR functions and also takes pride in working internally with our Laketec Culture Committee.
  • Fun Fact:  Heather loves to cook and isn’t afraid to lead a song around a campfire!
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Director of Cabling Services – Dale Dawson

  • A 25 year Laketec veteran, Dale brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that primarily stems from his years in our services organization. He is passionate about customer service and satisfaction. Dale is responsible for our structured cable division and the project management of all cabling projects at Laketec.
  • Fun Fact: Dale served his community for 8 years as School Board President.
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