DME – Leadership
Call us marketing visionaries, database trendsetters or simply digital strategists, but one thing is certain… Our vibrant, fresh and reimagined marketing approach delivers success. Our leaders drive that success.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Panaggio came to Daytona Beach by way of Rochester, New York. Along with family, business, and travel – one of Mike’s greatest passions is basketball.
In fact, his father was the coach at SUNY Brockport where he played during college. Mike credits him, a man who coached high school and collegiate sports for 50 years, with inspiring his appreciation, intensity, and direction for creating a winning game plan. That same team concept that earned Mike a men’s scoring record in college has been the roadmap to DME’s success in the marketplace.
Part entrepreneur, part visionary, and all-around innovator – Mike doesn’t just embrace marketing’s evolution, he creates it.Visit Me at LinkedIn
Originally from Rochester, New York, Kathy graduated from SUNY Oswego before moving on to San Diego State to work on her master’s degree.
As fate would have it, two kids and two grandkids later, she’s still running the DME show. Under her watchful eye, DME has grown from a seven-person start-up to an internationally recognized, vertically integrated marketing agency. As President, Kathy is intimately involved in all aspects of the business.
A true champion of DME’s Benefitness program, most days Kathy can be found relieving her stress by sweating it out at the company’s onsite fitness center.Visit Me at LinkedIn
EVP, Client Solutions
A Pennsylvania native, Terry fell in love with a Floridian while stationed at MacDill Air force Base in Tampa in the early ‘90s and decided to call Florida home.
Always a thrill seeker, Terry has redefined the meaning of the Florida lifestyle. He and his family spend weekends as theme park junkies, most recently flying high at an indoor skydiving attraction.
While Terry began his over 20 year career with DME in automotive marketing, he now leads the company’s efforts in product and business development with a major focus on the Office Depot relationship. In fact, our web-to-print platforms, partnered with Office Depot’s nationwide print routing network, are now providing business solutions for many of Office Depot’s best customers.Visit Me at LinkedIn
EVP, Production Technology
Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jon attended the University Of Minnesota Institute Of Technology before moving to Florida in 1990.
He came to work for DME in 1996 as a laser programmer before moving around in various technology roles. He currently oversees daily operations of Data Services and Product Configuration departments. When he's not hard at work on his various DME projects, he spends most of his spare time with wife, children and grandchildren.
Jon loves to cook, especially for a crowd, leading to a Saturday night family gathering tradition. A man of many talents, he also finds time to sing in choir and praise band at his home church every Sunday. When he's not flexing his creative skills in the kitchen or at church, he enjoys his hobby of being a cyclist, traveling the streets and bike routes across Central Florida.Visit Me at LinkedIn
Chief Operations Officer
Hailing from the Philly area, Mike has a love for all things cheesy, greasy and that taste like a cheese steak or pizza. Beyond his foodie persona, he is an athlete at heart.
Being from the hometown of the Franklin Mint, Mike is an avid coin collector. He’s known for his thriftiness and after tiring of his many home improvement projects, he took that frugality to the beach where he and his family are enjoying the Florida sunshine surfside at their new condo.
A member of the DME family since 1994, Mike oversees all day-to-day operations as the Chief Operating Officer. He institutes cost-cutting measures and quality control while streamlining processes throughout the company. He serves as an advisor for business development as DME expands its international footprint.Visit Me at LinkedIn
Chief Marketing Officer
Born in Saratoga, New York and a Syracuse Orange alum, Rob fell in love with his future wife and became a beach-loving Floridian in 1990.
He started as a sales assistant at DME in 1991 before enjoying a successful sales career. After leaving in 2003, he returned in 2007 and delved into several leadership positions before assuming the CMO role in 2015. Like most DME management, Rob is skilled at wearing multiple hats, usually the NY Mets.
When not overseeing DME’s marketing efforts, he spends as much as he can with family and messing with his Fantasy Baseball Team. In 2015, he became a reluctant fan of another orange and blue school when his daughter headed to the University of Florida.Visit Me at LinkedIn
Chief Technology Officer
Born in New York, but raised near the beaches in Florida, Eric is a Marketing graduate from Stetson with a focus on technology and minor in surfing.
Eric is an avid surfer (an addict, really). It's his healthy outlet of exercise also providing solace to de-stress and reflect. When not in the surf, he can be found on the soccer field coaching, playing or watching with his wife and 3 kids. Professionally, it's the love of solving puzzles that lead to providing technical business solutions. Not only is it personally rewarding to create solutions with technology, the real pay-off is the customer satisfaction.
Throughout Eric's 20+ year career at DME, he has provided key influence to many of the core applications and business systems. The current focus of his attention is leading the ongoing development of our Connect platform that provides eCommerce portals for marketing solutions leveraging our Intelligent Production Network (IPN) for production automation.
Director of Information Technology
A western Massachusetts native, Dan joined the armed forces at 17 and served his country for 20 years. Unexpectedly ending up in Florida due to the needs of the Navy, Dan decided to make Florida his permanent home.
A University of North Florida Computer and Information Systems graduate with over 20 years of experience in data communications and information technology, Dan joined DME in 1999 and has provided his leadership and technical skills to the IT Department resulting in an efficient, robust and secure IT infrastructure supporting our internal needs as well as all of our public facing sites and customer portals.
He spends much of his free time immersed in computer and aviation technology, flying an RV7 and engaging in other aviation related activities.Visit Me at LinkedIn