Meet the Team

At Appalachia Technologies, our Managed IT and Security Services allow you to focus on your business goals and objectives, while our team proactively monitors, manages and responds to security events in your environment.  We help businesses in our community stay ahead of the latest cyber security threats through a combination of technology, service, and education. 

Founded in 2004 by Mike Romano and Brian Stone, Appalachia has a local presence in Central PA, with a national reach.  Our roots are in technology infrastructure design, implementation, and management - with a heightened focus on cybersecurity.  As a services-only company, we don’t sell hardware, which means we lean forward with a solution that matches your business needs and budget, not a hidden agenda.  

Executive Leadership

Brian Stone
Brian StoneOwner
Mike Williams
Mike WilliamsPresident
Mike Romano
Mike RomanoOwner
Terri Bendl
Terri BendlVice President, Sales & Marketing

Management Team

Andy Warren
Andy WarrenDirector of Cybersecurity Services
Derek Dowhower
Derek DowhowerDirector of Technology
Mike Miller
Mike MillervCISO & Compliance Officer
Junaid Emadi
Junaid EmadiManager, Consulting Services
Chris Swecker
Chris SweckerManager, Technical Assistance Center
Lynn Rondon
Lynn RondonManager, Accounting & HR

Sales & Marketing Team:

Larry Arnold
Larry ArnoldSenior Account Executive
Chris Notarfrancesco
Chris NotarfrancescoSenior Account Executive
Chris Therit
Chris TheritSenior Account Executive
Josh Foster
Josh FosterSales Executive
Ashley Louden
Ashley LoudenSales & Marketing Specialist

Our Company is Our People

Our staff is experienced, invested and highly engaged - they’re the very reason our first Core Value is “We Salute our Staff”. We understand that as a Professional Services company, our “center” must be the client experience; one that is rooted in technical excellence, service and communication.  Our exceptional staff is the reason we have be honored with multiple awards, including Best Places to Work in PA.  As a team, we work to provide IT-based solutions that not only add tangible value to our clients, but also foster real relationships.

Our Core Values

  • We Salute Our Staff
  • We Own the Client Experience
  • We are One Unstoppable Team
  • We Communicate Relentlessly
  • We Improve and Evolve

Our Mission:

Embracing a culture devoted to outstanding service, technical excellence and positive client experiences, we at Appalachia Technologies provide relevant, secure and forward-thinking IT Solutions that scale to the business goals, strategies and dreams of our clients.

Our Vision:

To be recognized as the LEADING IT-provider that businesses trust to SECURE their environment, EDUCATE their staff, and PRESERVE their mission. We’ll do this through intention, collaboration, and thought-leadership.

Join our Team

Appalachia is a Best Places to Work in PA and a Top 50 Fastest Growing Company!  We have the best talent in the business; our staff includes some of the most experienced engineers found anywhere within our operating territory. Our engineers not only have the necessary technical savviness, but they also have a sincere desire to help your business succeed.

Do you have a strong passion for IT and Cybersecurity, solving complex problems, and want to work with some of the industry’s leading experts? Check out our job opportunities here.

News & Updates

Press Release Mechanicsburg, PA, February 15, 2024 — Appalachia Technologies, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Appalachia Technologies to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2024.

Contact Us

Learn more about what Appalachia Technologies can do for your business.

Appalachia Technologies
5012 Lenker Street
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050