Bios

This section contains biographical information about the Direct Dimensions' Team. To learn about any of our great team members, click on their name below.


Name

Title

Email

Extension

Administrative

Michael Raphael CEO
mraphael@dirdim.com
103
Charlie Matlin Director of Sales
cmatlin@dirdim.com
102
Peter Kennedy Operations Manager
pkennedy@dirdim.com
119
Sara Ebright Business Manager
sebright@dirdim.com
122
Harry Abramson Art Sales
harry@dirdim.com
110
Elaine Scott Administrative Assistant
escott@dirdim.com
124
       

Engineering

Sean Frank Senior Engineer
sfrank@dirdim.com
105
John Kelbel Lead Engineer
jkelbel@dirdim.com
109
Michael Lent Lead Engineer
mlent@dirdim.com
104
Greg Chaprnka Lead Engineer
gregc@dirdim.com
106
       

Modeling

Jeff Mechlinski Senior Digital Modeler
jmech@dirdim.com
107
Glenn Woodburn Lead Digital Modeler
gwoodburn@dirdim.com
120
Dan Haga Lead Digital Modeler
dhaga@dirdim.com
114
Michelle Craft Lead Digital Modeler
mcraft@dirdim.com
108
Jessica Brodsky Digital Modeler
jbrodsky@dirdim.com
108
Jon Wood Digital Modeler
jwood@dirdim.com
112
Matt Haga Digital Modeler
mhaga@dirdim.com
114
Derek LeBrun Digital Modeler
dlebrun@dirdim.com
112
Joe Nicoli Heritage Scanning Specialist
jnicoli@dirdim.com
118
       

Research and Development

Mike Agronin Director of R&D
magronin@dirdim.com
113
Dominic Albanese Manager of R&D
dalbanese@dirdim.com
106
       



Michael Raphael
Michael Raphael - CEO
Michael earned a BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech, followed by a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University. During his 10 years at Lockheed Martin as an engineer responsible for solving aerostructures manufacturing quality problems, Michael co-developed the FaroArm portable CMM and became the first user on the planet! In 1995, he founded Direct Dimensions, Inc., now in its 15th year of providing rapid solutions to 3D problems!
email mraphael@dirdim.com
extension 103
 

Charlie Matlin
Charlie Matlin - Director of Sales
Charlie has had a long career in Sales and Business Development in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas. Charlie joined DDI in 2004 to combine his professional sales background with his passion for 3D technology.
email cmatlin@dirdim.com
extension 102
 

Peter Kennedy
Peter Kennedy - Operations Manager
Peter received his BS in Art with an Industrial Design concentration from Towson University. He has been with DDI since 2004. Currently he manages the Digital Modeling group at DDI. Peter specializes in the use of laser scanning hardware and point cloud processing software. He also provides training and support services to our customers.
email pkennedy@dirdim.com
extension 119
 

Sara Ebright
Sara Ebright - Business Manager
Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Boston University. She received her Master of Music from Peabody at Hopkins in 2005. Sara handles adminstrative and marketing functions and helps coordinate efforts between DDI's Sales and Production teams.
email sebright@dirdim.com
extension 113
 

Harry Abramson
Harry Abramson - Art Sales
Harry graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Economics. With a background in business operations and sales and marketing he has a proven track record assisting multiple successful start-up companies. In 2004 Harry joined Direct Dimensions to develop new lines of business to take advantage of the expanding market for 3D imaging technology and services. Harry has a passion for music, skiing, and of course - his wife and kids.
email harry@dirdim.com
extension 110
 

Elaine Scott
Elaine Scott - Administrative Assistant
Elaine comes to Direct Dimensions with 22 years of experience in sales and office support. She joined DDI in 2008 where she specializes in supporting the sales team. The two loves in Elaine’s life are her children.
email escott@dirdim.com
extension 124
 

Sean Frank
Sean Frank - Senior Engineer
Sean is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Sean is the world's expert in developing Class-A surface models from point cloud data. Sean also manages DDI's computer and network systems.
email sfrank@dirdim.com
extension 105
 

John Kelbel
John Kelbel - Lead Engineer
With over 15 years of professional experience, John graduated from Capital College with a BS in Electronics Engineering. Now in his 9th year at DDI, John maintains expertise in measurement and reverse engineering as well as math algorithms for processing point clouds. And he's an avid climber as shown to the left!
email jkelbel@dirdim.com
extension 109
 

Michael Lent
Michael Lent - Lead Engineer
Mike Lent joined DDI in 2004 after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Mike provides measurement engineering and design services.
email mlent@dirdim.com
extension 104
 

Greg Chaprnka
Greg Chaprnka - Lead Engineer
Greg was an intern at DDI for 2 years and joined full-time after graduating from UMBC in the Spring of 2007 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Greg works with reverse engineering and digital modeling applications.
email gregc@dirdim.com
extension 118
 

Jeff Mechlinski
Jeff Mechlinski - Senior Digital Modeler
Jeff attended Auburn University and received his BID (Bachelor of Industrial Design) degree in 2001. Jeff has been with DDI for 8 years and also teaches Industrial Design part-time at local universities. Jeff manages DDI's Digital Modeling group and Industrial Design projects.
email jmech@dirdim.com
extension 107
 

Glenn Woodburn
Glenn Woodburn - Lead Digital Modeler
Glenn graduated from Towson University with a BS degree in Industrial Design in 2004. Glenn interned at DDI during his senior year before joining DDI full-time. Glenn specializes in on-site laser scanning using our 3D imaging tools.
email gwoodburn@dirdim.com
extension 120
 

Dan Haga
Dan Haga - Lead Digital Modeler
Dan came to DDI in 2008 with nearly 10 years of experience in various 2D and 3D fields. His work included civil, structural and architectural design to the development of high resolution 3D ground vehicles and aircraft for miscellaneous military radar and weapons systems. Dan also has strong skills/interest in photography and graphics.
email dhaga@dirdim.com
extension 114
 

Michelle Craft
Michelle Craft - Lead Digital Modeler
Michelle graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Industrial Design and minor in Environmental Science in 2008. She interned at DDI during the summer before starting full time as a designer and modeler. Her interests outside work include clothing design and construction for herself and others.
email mcraft@dirdim.com
extension 108
 

Jessica Brodsky
Jessica Brodsky - Digital Modeler
Jessie interned at Direct Dimensions during her last year and a half of college. Upon graduating in August of 2008 with a BS in Digital Art and Design, she became a full time designer at DDI. Outside of work Jessie enjoys volunteering for many types of groups, as pictured to the left painting a house in New Orleans.
email jbrodsky@dirdim.com
extension 118
 

Jon Wood
Jon Wood - Digital Modeler
Jon Wood joined DDI in the summer of 2004 and specializes in scanning and modeling. Jon is also a local musician and can be seen playing clubs in and around Baltimore. For more information go to www.feinwood.com.
email jwood@dirdim.com
   
 

Matt Haga
Matt Haga - Digital Modeler
Matt started with DDI at the tail end of 2010. He specializes in 3D industrial modeling and has extensive experience in 2D design. He has studied history, art, and architecture in Italy, Greece, and England and hopes to apply his experiences to his work. In his free time he enjoys almost anything related to art and creation, including; drawing, 2 and 3D graphics, playing music, writing, carpentry, and blacksmithing.
email mhaga@dirdim.com
   
 

Derek LeBrun
Derek LeBrun - Digital Modeler
Derek graduated in Fall ‘07 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Simulation and Digital Entertainment. He later attended the Schuler School of Fine Arts where he received extensive classical training in realist sculpture and painting. Derek spends his spare time working on his personal art and playing music.
email dlebrun@dirdim.com
   
 

Joe Nicoli
Joe Nicoli - Heritage Scanning Specialist
Joe Nicoli graduated from Beloit College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Anthropology. Before joining Direct Dimensions in 2012, Joe worked all around the Southwestern United States on archaeological digs and preservation projects. In the last 12 years, he has laser scanned and mapped over 100 archaeological sites for The National Park Service and other clients.
email jnicoli@dirdim.com
   
 

Mike Agronin
Mike Agronin - Director of R&D
Mike is our product development expert. He has a unique breadth of experience to solve your project needs, including years with NASA, an industrial manufacturer, and Black & Decker. Mike earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, and an MBA at Loyola University, Maryland. In his spare time, Mike teaches business and product development classes at Loyola and Johns Hopkins University.
email magronin@dirdim.com
extension 113
 

Dominic Albanese
Dominic Albanese - Manager of R&D
Dominic graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with BS degrees in Product Design and Innovation, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronic Art. Dominic joined DDI in 2005 working with reverse engineering, animations, and visualizations. And he climbs (a lot)!
email dalbanese@dirdim.com
extension 106