At Pittman Dental Laboratory, we understand that our employees are stakeholders and vital to our success.

We empower them with an in-house training staff, certification assistance, and the mentorship and expertise of some of the industy's most talented technicians.


Rudy Pittman, CEO

The founder and President of Pittman Dental Laboratory, Rudy has 40 years of dental laboratory experience. He founded Pittman Dental Laboratory in a small garage in Gainesville, Georgia. He is now responsible for over 125 skilled technicians and employees. Rudy's not the kind of owner to make Youtube videos about himself while in the lab, instead, he can be found at his quality control bench checking work and talking with our clinician clients to review specific case details and treatment planning. Usually the first to arrive and last to leave, Rudy is an inspiration to the employess of the lab.

Zach Pittman, CDT Vice President

Oldest son to Rudy Pittman, and the Vice President of Pittman Dental Laboratory, Zach is responsible for the direction of our company as well as monitoring the changing technology and trends in the Dental Laboratory industry. His leadership has helped us grow into a technology leader in our field. In 2013, he was elected president of the Georgia Dental Laboratory Association. He is also a quality control manager, and can often be found checking work at his bench while pouring over spreadsheets, monitoring the progress of everything Pittman. Zach is a Certified Dental Technician and holds a Bachelor's degreee from  the University of South Carolina.

Brett Pittman, CAD/CAM Director

Brett is the youngest son to Rudy Pittman, and the CAD/CAM Director for Pittman Dental Laboratory. Brett has a drive to learn and an unending source of energy to progress and move the CAD/CAM department forward. His leadership has been instrumental in improving the workflow and systems involved in our CAD/CAM processes. He's now attending national Dental Laboratory meetings to further increase his knowledge of what is surely the future of the dental laboratory industry and CAD/CAM technology. 

 


Sales and Marketing

   
 

 

Frank Manfre, Vice President

Frank Manfre is Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Pittman Dental Lab. He has over 20 years of experince in the dental market. He has worked as an executive in several corporations and as a consultant focused on helping small businesses with strategic planning, business development, leadership training, and building high performance teams. He is a regular contributor to the Journal of Dental Technology and serves as Executive Director of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  

 

Josh Griffin, Territory Manager

Josh is our Georgia Territory Manager and has over 15 years of dental experience. This year Josh will be celebrating his 5 year anniversary here at Pittman. He is a Certified Digital Impression Specialist with a focus on Implant Dentistry, Guided Surgery and Full-Arch Conversions. When Josh isn’t chairside teaching digital impression techniques, taking custom shadesor treatment planning, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer and his four children. Josh is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s in Economics.

 

Paul Wagner, Territory Manager

Paul is a Territory Manager covering Northeast Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and South Carolina. He has been in dental laboraty sales for over 15 years. As a certified Certified Digital Impression Specialist Paul brings his expertise to dental offices working with dentists, periodontists, and oral surgeons to support their efforts to provide optimal patient outcomes. Paul has a home in the North Georgia mountains where he has lived for the past 11 years and he enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, snow skiing, golf, and raising his Siberian Husky.

 

Dwayne Smith, Territory Manager

Dwayne Smith is Pittman Dental Lab's Tennessee /Kentucky Territory Manager. As a Digital Specialist Dwayne works with dental clinicians in Middle and West Tennessee and Kentucky.  Prior to joining the Pittman team Dwayne had over ten years of sales experience in the dental implant arena. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage sons, attending church, running, and almost any activity outdoors. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from UT Knoxville.

 

Tim Matyaszek, Territory Manager

Tim Matyaszek is the North Carolina territory manager. He has brought a spark of life to the territory, becoming a trusted partner of our clients there and greatly increasing the influence of Pittman Dental in the area. He is a Clemson graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Management & Operations

 

Mark 

Cornett

Mark Cornett is the Laboratory Manager for Pittman Dental and has been with us for 31 years. On a normal work day, you can find Mark consulting with a client, checking on the flow of cases around the building, or passing along knowledge to the rest of the team. He has multiple certifications; BTI Laser, CAPTEK, PTC, & Dawson I, II, and III. He loves a good surf & turf, and would travel to Hawaii if he could go on any vacation. He's also a Star Wars fan.

Teo 

Barth, CDT

Teo is the Ceramics Department supervisor, responsible for strict quality control standards and measures for the ceramics department. He is a member of our PROLINE technician team. He has worked in the Dental Laboratory field for over 20 years, and spent 6 with Pittman Dental. His favorite food is Ribs, as 'there is nothing better than smoking a rack or two'. He would love to vacation any place tropical, and one of his favorite past times is making and collecting pottery & folk art.

Julie 

Banks

Julie is our Production & Stain and Glaze supervisor. She's also the one responsible for all of the patients who come up to get custom shade work done in house. She's limitless in talent and skill when it comes to the shade department and has dedicated the last 16 years to the service of our clients. If she could go on a vacation anywhere, it would be to Tahiti, because, "It's hard to believe God made a more beautiful place on earth".

Nick 

Hathorn, DDS

Dr. Nick is one of our quality control managers. He brings a unique perspective to the laboratory with over 25 years of dental experience, providing unique insight to the clinician perspective.

Steve 

Cochran

Steve Cochran is one of the managers of the Removables department at Pittman Dental. He is one of the seven quality control checkpoints we utilize in every piece of work that leaves the laboratory. He has worked at Pittman Dental for 26 years, and has certifications in PTC and Dentistry Tru-Bite. He is also a Georgia Mission of Mercy volunteer. Steve loves to paint, trout fish, and work out. He has two kids and loves spending time with his family.

Gary 

Greenway

Gary is one of the CAD/CAM team leaders, and technical support for our clients who use digital impression technology. He has worked at Pittman Dental Laboratory for 17 years. When asked if he preferred Star Wars or Star Trek, he chose Star Wars.

David 

Aparaschivei

David is a CAD/CAM supervisor & CAD team leader. He is responsible for quality control of the final design of restorations in our CAD software, as well as the technical support for our CNC mills. He has been working at Pittman Dental for 6 years. He loves spicy food and good curry, and decided to answer "stargate" when prompted if he liked Star Wars or Star Trek more.

Angie 

Kemp

Angie is a do-all kind of technician that is one of our strongest team leaders. She can do everything from wax up to polish, and has been with Pittman for 21 years this June, 2014. When we asked her where she would vacation if possible, she said, "Fiji, because it's warm and tropical!"

 

 

Jesse 

Satterfield

Jesse is the Models department supervisor, and has worked at Pittman Dental for 13 years. When asked where he would vacation and why, he said that Ireland would be his destination of choice, and he would love to visit old Celtic churches and burial sites

   

Finance & Administration

 

Brenda 

Gauthier

Brenda is our Controllerr, responsible for all financial reporting, collections, customer support, and supervises the human resources and accounting teams. She made sure to mention that she loves her team, is thankful for their support, and wouldn't be able to do her job without them. She has worked at Pittman Dental Laboratory since 2014. She's a wife and mother to three great children. When asked if she liked Star Wars or Star Trek, she answered, "Star Trek and Jonathan Frakes is hot! Met him at Dragon*Con. So nice."