Ryan is responsible for overseeing the Sales Department. 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. Military and Government Sales
Kurt is responsible for all U.S. Government and Military sales. He is a former U.S. Navy Diver and since separating from the Navy has worked as a commercial diver and PADI Scuba Instructor before joining the OTS team. His work has allowed him to dive all over the world, however he still loves the kelp forests and spiny lobster of California. Kurt is married and recently became a father. He enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son, recreational diving, working out and visiting family in Vermont.
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Head of U.S. Public Safety and Commercial Sales
Andy Kunig is responsible for Public Safety and Commercial Sales at OTS. He draws on his experience as a former dive center owner to help guide his customers and their clients in choosing the right equipment to suit their needs. In his free time he enjoys teaching Technical, Rebreather and Public Safety diving courses. He holds a PADI Course Director rating as well as credentials from SDI, TDI, ERDI, and IANTD. When Andy isn’t diving, he loves spending time traveling with his beautiful wife.
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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 sales assistant and is the primary assistant for John Hott. She organizes and recruits for AGA and Guardian classes and also prepares travel & trade show arrangements for the OTS Sales team. In her free time Amie enjoys being a Hockey Mom and spending time with her Bulldog, Bella and Boxer, Rogelio.
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International Sales Assistant
Amber Valencia is the International Sales Assistant. She is responsible for inputting orders, assisting customers, setting up new International Dealers, 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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U.S. Sales Assistant
Yadira is the receptionist and front office assistant. She provides administrative support to accounts receivable and accounts payable. Before working at OTS she worked for 13 years at a non-profit organization as an administrative assistant. Now she enjoys working at OTS where she feels she learns new things every day. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter. She likes going to the park with them and attending church every Sunday.
Andy Nelson is responsible for all of OTS’ Marketing needs. He assists in handling media clients, creating new product catalogs, maintaining social media accounts, 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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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.