Head of U.S. Military and Government Sales
Ryan is responsible for US domestic sales to all Military accounts. Ryan is an avid diver. While he enjoys diving the kelp forests off Southern California, his most memorable dive location is Nassau, Bahamas – diving with the crew at Stuart’s Cove. When Ryan’s not diving he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two lovely daughters who are destined to become divers as well!
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Head of U.S. Public Safety and Commercial Sales
Andy Nelson is responsible for all Search & Recovery and Commercial accounts. He assists in growing sales territories, teaching technician classes, helping with online technical support, and educational video production. Andy served with the 101st Airborne as an Infantryman for 4 years and served in Iraq for 13 months. He also served as a Combat Engineer in the Army Reserve for 2 years. Andy is married to Renee Pelissier Nelson and enjoys spending time bow fishing, shooting competitively, working out and spending time with his family.
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John Hott is Director of Training for Ocean Technology Systems. After serving with the US Army in Military Intelligence, John spent 14 years in Law Enforcement—rising to the rank of Sergeant. With OTS, he is a member of the design team that developed the Guardian Full Face Mask and teaches the technician course for the GFFM. As Training Director, he has also certified over 2900 Interspiro Service Technicians, 1400 Guardian Service Technicians and conducts familiarization training on full-face masks and underwater communications. John has been an avid diver since 1975, is a certified Dive Master, and carries certifications from YMCA, NAUI, TDI, and PADI. John has been with OTS for over 17 years.
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Sales & Training Assistant
Amie Litzinger is a general sales assistant and is the primary assistant for John Hott. She organizes and recruits for AGA and Guardian classes and also prepares travel arrangements for the OTS Sales team. In her free time Amie enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, reading, and spending time with her family.
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Sport Sales Assistant
Amber Valencia is the Sport and Recreational Sales Assistant. She is responsible for inputting orders, assisting customers, organizing consignments, constructing the OTS newsletter, and assists in keeping the OTS dealer network organized. Amber earned her degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State San Bernardino and looks forward to attending law school in the future. Out of the office she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two boys.
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Office Dog, Stress Reliever, Office Security
Beretta has been lending a helpful paw to OTS for over 3 years. She provides motivation and happiness to the entire OTS staff with her uplifting spirit. She also provides roaming security of the premises at her leisure.
Commercial, Search & Rescue, and Military Domestic Sales Assistant
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