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A while back we introduced you to RF System Lab’s newest Sales Consultant, the Detroit Tigers Lovin’ J. St John. This time around, we want to offer you a chance to get to know the rest of RF System Lab’s sales team. Therefore, we chatted with Jess Kuznicki, Edward Thomas, and Casey O’Tool so that you could have a better idea of whom exactly makes up our team of video borescope experts.

Question 1 (Q1): What has been your favorite part about working at RF System Lab?

Jess Kuznicki (JK): Being able to provide our customers with unparalleled value. Our product provides both high-quality imaging and control at a fraction of the cost of the competition, and I can consult our customers with confidence when helping them decide which of our scopes will best suit their application needs. Also, the comradery and sense of family you get working with a small group of people. Not to mention, the level of talent coming from each person in each department helps evolve my skills every day.

Edward Thomas (ET): Learning more about the technical side of all the various industries that we work with (Aviation, Oil & Gas, Power Gen, Manufacturing).

Casey O’Tool (CO): The relationships I have established and built with esteemed colleagues and valued customers.

Q2: Favorite place to eat in Northern Michigan?

JK: The Lighthouse in my hometown Rogers City, MI. Not much to look at, but the best pizza on Earth. And it’s connected to a bowling alley. What more could you ask for?

ET: Georgina’s Authentic Asian & Latin Taqueria, hands down.

CO: Apache Trout Grill or Brutus Camp Deli… both are excellent choices.


Q3: What is your favorite VJ-Advance video borescope feature?

JK: The support that comes along with it. You won’t find a more dedicated group ready to help a customer at the drop of a hat.

ET: The pistol grip design and seamless 360-degree articulation.

CO: Designed use of AA batteries giving our customers a long-term reliable power source that is not restricted to carry on airplanes like most lithium ion battery packs.


Q4: Do you have any hobbies?

JK: Watching and playing sports (football, basketball, baseball). Playing, singing, and listening to music. I enjoy exploring Northern Michigan with my family.

ET: Playing pranks on co-workers (well, at least it’s about to be a new hobby…)

CO: Motorcycling, snowmobiling, boating, golfing, and skiing.


Q5: Where are you most excited about visiting / where do you hope to visit in your trade show travels?

JK: I have been quite a few places already on the trade show circuit. My favorite so far has been New Orleans. I’m a sucker for good food, and they have plenty of it. I’m excited to get a chance to visit San Francisco for the first time this fall for the A4A Forum.

ET: Montreal for the RSI/CMA Canadian Railway Summit. I visited earlier this year for a show and had a great time – I cannot wait to be back.

CO: My most exciting trip to date was my trip to the Big Apple…that’s right, New York City. I’d enjoy going back there, but I would also like to make it to San Diego or San Francisco for a tradeshow soon.


So there you have it – a little bit of insight into ¾ of the RF System Lab Sales Team. Make sure to read up on our fourth sales consultant, J. St. John, if you haven’t already.

You can contact any of our sales consultants and find out more about the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope (or maybe to find a good place to eat in Northern Michigan) by calling (888) 747-6526.

We have quite a few exciting announcements coming in 2014, but the first of those is that we are very excited to announce that we have a few new staff members here at RF System Lab in Traverse City, Michigan. The first of those new staff members that we would like to introduce you to is J St. John, who recently joined the team as a VJ-Advance video borescope sales consultant.

MOGA 2014 - J St. John- RF System Lab- Borescope

J St. John presents the VJ-Advance video borescope at MOGA 2014.

J St. John joined RF System Lab as a Sales Consultant in April of 2014. Through phone consultations and at trade shows, J works with clients to find cost effective solutions to their remote visual inspection challenges. J also serves as Team Leader for RF’s Customer Satisfaction program, supporting long-term, post-sale customer service. J is a “gear-head” who can serve clients in any industry, but he has a special interest in aviation and land-based turbines, down-hole drilling motors and complex castings. Since graduating from Michigan State University with a BA in Marketing, J has worked primarily in automotive, energy, and aviation education. In his spare time, he enjoys SCCA racing, playing music and spending time with his young family.

We sat down with J and asked him a few questions so that you could get to know him a bit better:

 Q1: What are you looking forward to about working at RF System Lab

A1: After spending 10 years in education, it is nice to be back in industry, solving real world problems that impact people’s lives.  The chance to help our clients save time, money, and in some cases, lives is an opportunity I had to jump at!


Q2: What is your favorite place to eat in Northern Michigan?

A2: A Big D from Don’s Drive In may be the best burger on the planet.  The only thing that can touch it is BBQ in my backyard.


Q3: Are you a sports fan? What’s your favorite team?

A3: I am a shameless sports fan.  My Detroit Tigers look solid this year, and I cheer for all things Michigan State.  GO GREEN!


Q4: What is your favorite VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope feature?

A4: My favorite VJ-ADV feature is the instruction manual.  What makes it truly great is that I have not had to read it yet.  It never ceases to amaze me how many people pick up the VJ-ADV and go to work.  Its intuitive design allows for a VERY short learning curve.  Dealing with industries that are often penalized for downtime, this feature makes the VJ-ADV stand out.  Additionally, the fact that it uses off the shelf AA batteries makes it portable and convenient.


Q5: What is one place that you hope to visit while traveling for industry trade shows?

A5: I would like to go to Texas in the future.  I have lived there before and still have friends in the area.  Plus, nobody does chicken fried steak like Texas!


J has already represented RF System Lab at various industry trade shows and is doing an excellent job of spreading awareness of the VJ-Advance line of video borescopes. If you catch J at a trade show, make sure to chat with him about the VJ-ADV capabilities – he’s only been with us for a short time, but he’s already a pro!

If you’re interested in chatting with J or one of our other sales consultants about the VJ-ADV, give us a call at 888-747-6526!