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DERRIN DAVIS - TECHNICAL SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Derrin Davis has grown up in the world of bowling and with a strong understanding of Kegel and its core values. His father, Mark Davis, was one of the original members of the Kegel team and is currently Kegel’s Executive VP of Mechanical Product Development and Support.
Through his childhood, Derrin was a bowler in Kegel’s Youth League and in 2000, he began working for Kegel in the chemical division. Since then Derrin has built lane machines in the Manufacturing department and worked in Quality Control testing lane machines. With his strong technical knowledge, he joined Kegel’s Tech Support Team in 2008 where he performed support for customers on the phone and also handled in-house lane machine rebuilds. As Technical Support Coordinator, he is responsible for all the daily operations of the Technical Support Team. Derrin also teaches all levels of lane machine training for both Customers and Distributors
Steve Cross - Technical Support
Steve Cross has worked in the bowling industry for over 50 years. Before coming to Kegel, 23 of those years were invested in customer service, pro shop operations, private instruction, and support of AMF machines. For 10 of those years he was the PBA Director of Lane Maintenance. In 1997 Steve started at Kegel, where he has directed lane maintenance for tournaments around the world and co-founded the Kegel Mobile Support Vehicle. Steve was the recipient of the 2014 Jim Jaryszak Laneman Award, presented to a person who has devoted his/her life to the behind-the-scenes career of the laneman. Steve's vast experience with lane machine research & development, technical support, and pattern theory/development makes Steve an icon among laneman. He even has his own T-Shirt!
John Janawicz - Technical Support
John Janawicz "JJ" (as he is known throughout the bowling world) is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration. He has worked with Kegel since 1998. During his tenure at Kegel, JJ has traveled extensively managing lane maintenance for the PBA Tour as well as the European Bowling Tour and many worldwide Games and Championships. His involvement in pattern theory development makes him a well-rounded technician and master pattern theorist. JJ has been in the bowling industry since 1989 and brings the competitive side of bowling to the table as well being a 8-time Team USA member. In 2004 JJ shot an 858, the highest singles score ever shot in USBC Open Championship history at the time. He was also on the record-setting Lodge Lanes Too team that shot 3538 at the 2013 USBC Open Championships winning the Team Championship that year. JJ's goal is to create and uphold a fair playing field for the sport of bowling around the world.
mike purdy - Technical Support
Coming from the west coast, Mike Purdy made the leap to Kegel in 1998 from San Diego, California. He has been in the bowling industry since 1981 with experience as a mechanic/head mechanic from 1982 - 1993. In the mid 90's he went to work for Century in Colorado as a technician where he worked on all types of AMF equipment. Here at Kegel Mike serves as Tech Support for all of Kegel's products, but specializes in the line of coaching tools released by Kegel including Specto and the Torch.
Bud Dacheux - Technical Sales Specialist
Bud Dacheux brings over 16 years of experience working on lane machines from Bowler's Supply Company of York PA, where he specialized in Kegel products. Based in Las Vegas, Dacheux visits and assists bowling centers across the west coast. He has performed many upgrades from tune up's to full machine rebuilds, holds training sessions, gives lane pattern assistance and improves your bowling center's overall lane maintenance program. Bud has the eye and experience to take your equipment to the next level.
Doug Dukes - Technical Sales Specialist
Doug Dukes has been in the bowling industry since 1998 and worked as Pro Shop Owner and Operator before moving onto the mechanical side of the business. From there, he took on a management role and ran his local bowling center for 10 years before joining Kegel. Doug also has an impressive record as the Assistant Coach for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's bowling team. Over 8 years, he helped the school earn 4 National Titles and 4 Conference Championships. Through his membership in the Mechanics Guild, an educationally focused organization, Doug is able to share his extensive knowledge of pinsetter mechanics, he brings a great blend of lane maintenance and pinsetter experience along with a unique coaching background.