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Meet the DBK Executive Staff

danny katz

Daniel Katz - Founder and CEO

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: dkatz@dbk.com

Danny Katz, a Veteran of the United States Navy, earned his B.S.B.A. with a major in Accounting from Florida International University. Danny is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive senior management experience in the grocery and distribution industries. His experience was gained through such prestigious companies as Hi-Grade Foods, Ryder Systems, Inc. and the international accounting firm Laventhol and Horwath, where his major clients included supermarket chains and hospitals. His experience with bar coding and inventory management, particularly the successful development and implementation of computerized order entry systems, motivated him to found DBK Concepts in 1988. DBK has expanded to become one of the largest service providers of mobile handheld technology in the U.S. Danny is a member of both the American Institute and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves the community as an executive board member and financial advisor to his synagogue. His extensive community service includes his alma mater, where he is a charter and active member of FIU’s President’s Council, the university’s premier community relations board; as well as the FIU College of Engineering & Computing’s Dean’s Leadership Council. Danny was a finalist for the 2001 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the 2002 and 2003 Cutting Edge Awards. He has earned two Beacon Council Keys to the City of Miami, and was inducted into the 2005 FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. In 2011, Danny gave the Keynote Presentation at FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing Order of the Engineer Ceremony at Commencement.

eric katz

Eric Katz - Executive Vice President

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: ekatz@dbk.com

Eric Katz grew up in the bar code industry, beginning his career upon graduation with a B.A.B.A. from the prestigious Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Over 20 years of experience at DBK in all facets of the company, Eric has significantly enhanced DBK’s operations productivity and purchasing. As a result of his efforts, DBK now boasts integration services that are unparalleled in the industry. Eric’s achievements have made DBK’s extraordinary customer service a “best of breed” in the industry. When Eric joined the sales staff in 2004, he partnered with several manufacturers to kickstart DBK’s “white label services” division. He continued to grow sales, and ultimately was promoted and put in charge of the Sales Department in 2014. Since then, under Eric’s leadership DBK’s sales have grown exponentially, including many Fortune 500 companies. Eric is also devoted to his community. He is a member of the Miami Dade County Community Emergency Response Team, educating his colleagues and neighbors in emergency preparedness for disaster response skills, team organization and disaster medical operations.

Leonal Larralde

Leonel Larralde - Director of Technical Services

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: llarralde@dbk.com

Leonel Larralde began his journey in electronics by participating in various student projects from an early age. His passion for digital electronics and mobile technologies led him to achieve his university degree as Telecommunications and Electronics Engineer, with a special mention for his degree project on the design of an access control using RFID technology. Leo began his international course as a Principal Systems Engineer at Maritur in Cancun, Mexico. There, he was able to achieve the integration of the logistics system with various mobile technologies, mainly RFID. In 2013, he joined DBK as a Level I Technician. More than 7 years later, his knowledge of microelectronics helped DBK advance their level of electronic repairs, and as a result, Leo was promoted to R&D Lead Engineer. Leo's work was linked to the IT department designing and implementing the DBK Device Utility system, a system capable of performing the loading of custom applications for DBK’s customers, resulting in considerable reduction of human error and increasing the level of automation. In 2017, he was promoted to the position of Director of Technical Services. His management skills improved all aspects of the technical department, and his excellent relationships with employees, as well as his dedication and results, keep DBK services growing and expanding into new technology sectors.

Raul Sam

Raul Sam - Director of IT

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: rsam@dbk.com

Raul Sam brings over 25 years of technical and management experience in Information Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure, Network Management, and Operations. With over 17 of those years employed at DBK, his portfolio of skills allowed him to excel in developing strategies, tactical solutions, system designs, and project management, resulting in the strengthening of DBK capabilities and delivering agile business results. His strength is building strong, collaborative teams to develop and strategically implement IT plans that support and improve business processes, as well as state of the art innovations that contribute to DBK’s growth. In his latest achievements, he delivered successful B2B integrations using Hybrid IT technologies, developing DBK’s ServTrack (our proprietary asset tracking software) to integrate with customers’ systems and deploy end-to-end solutions for maximum availability. Furthermore, Raul designed and deployed an operation for a major staging and deployment for an essential federal government agency.

Ariel Barnet

Ariel Barnet - Director of Project Management

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: abarnet@dbk.com

Ariel Barnet is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Early in his career, he focused on developing his Operations and Project Management skills. While at Niles Audio, he led various strategic projects collaborating with product teams, suppliers, and manufacturing partners to develop and launch new consumer products. As a result of his success, he was promoted to Program Director, where he leveraged his experience to revamp the new product development process, resulting in accelerated product delivery and increased company revenue. Afterward, Ariel spent several years consulting for the federal government, performing engineering analysis for the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before returning to the private sector. During the past 10 years, Mr. Barnet has led and managed a variety of projects in the areas of operations, application development, and process improvement throughout Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, such as American Express and ADP. In 2019, Ariel joined DBK as Director of Project Management; seamlessly transitioning to the project at hand in order to help establish a new facility for one of the company’s most strategic projects. Today, he co-manages that key project and continues to leverage his knowledge and experience to help drive company growth and organizational excellence.

Placido Estevez

Placido Estevez - Controller

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: pestevez@dbk.com

Placido Estevez is a graduate of St. Thomas University where he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees. He spent the early part of his career working in the accounting departments of leading companies, including UPS and Knight Ridder. In 2000, Placido joined Southern Wine & Spirits, where he was promoted to the position of Division Controller. He advanced in the technology industry when he joined NEORIS, a consulting firm specializing in system implementations, becoming the head of finance for the U.S. division. Placido joined DBK in 2017 as Controller, bringing extensive knowledge and experience in the accounting and finance areas, and contributing to the continued success of the organization.

sylvia galvis

Sylvia Galvis - Executive Assistant

12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: sgalvis@dbk.com

Sylvia Galvis has worked for DBK Concepts since it was founded in 1988. She drives both Customer Service and Operations. Sylvia represents the heart of DBK. Her dedication to excellent customer service and a sincere concern for quality products and operations have significantly contributed to DBK's success and growth. She has an unrivaled understanding of the Auto ID, AIDC industry which gives DBK an advantage over our competitors. With many years of experience in data collection, Sylvia knows the ins and outs of legacy equipment and its repair needs. At the same time, she has developed a deep knowledge base of the latest technology supporting the industry, such as RFID. In addition, Sylvia supports the purchasing division, and is ready to assist customers interested in selling data collection equipment. To sell your equipment, please click here to contact Sylvia. With dedicated employees like Sylvia, DBK continues to offer the best quality service in the industry.

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12905 SW 129th Avenue
Miami, FL 33186

Phone: 1-800-725-7226
Local Phone: 305-596-7226
Fax: 305-596-7222
E-Mail: sales@dbk.com
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