MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BOOTH
Since 1985, Tony Mastronardi has been a serial entrepreneur having founded companies in various fields. In the early 90s he founded Planete Mobile, a Rogers branded wireless store. Planete Mobile quickly became one of the biggest players in its field in eastern Canada. The company grew to 25 stores. By the mid-90s, he founded TouchTunes, a digital jukebox company. Mr. Mastronardi, an inventor named in over 40 patents, used innovation and technology to drive TouchTunes to dominate its industry. TouchTunes grew from start-up to the biggest company in the coin-operated amusement machine industry with 70,000+ kiosks worldwide.
Dominique Dion has over 25 years dedicated to R&D and IT, as well as 20 years in various management, executive and entrepreneurial positions, Dominique leads BuyBack Booth's software development teams and product management strategy. Dominique started his first internet-business in 1992. Joining TouchTunes in 1997, he rapidly took the lead of the most strategic R&D projects and quickly made his way to VP, R&D. In 2007, while a VP at TouchTunes, Dominique obtained an executive MBA from ESG UQAM. He also lectures an entrepreneurial simulation course for BBA and MBA students.
VP, Hardware, Engineering
With more than 25 years as an electro-mechanical designer, Benoit Tessier has worked on personal computers to motherboards to the BuyBack Booth kiosk. Benoit has worked for more than 13 years as a mechanical director, involved in every aspect of the TouchTunes jukeboxes’ mechanical design. Prior to TouchTunes, Benoit owned and operated a design service bureau, contributing to the development of various products, ranging from facial skin treatment machines to telecom computer equipment. Highly involved in the manufacturing process, Benoit has been called to work with major contract manufacturers here in North America, as well as in Asia. He has overseen the production of 20,000+ kiosks in Asia.
Brian Miller has 28+ years of experience in sales & manufacturing within the high-tech electronics industry. He has co-developed a GPS tracking company, negotiating global contracts with network carriers (Rogers/AT&T, etc.). Alongside senior key executives in the security sector, he has also developed business opportunities and increased sales revenue YOY exponentially. Attaining the highest sales revenue of outdoor enclosure systems in North America, Brian had been actively involved as a Global Key Account Manager for Nortel Networks.