Team V1

Chris Hart

Christopher Hart
Founder & CEO

Chris brings his leadership and over 20 years of experience in hardware design, software engineering and development of video compression technologies. As a senior programmer at Golden Bear International, he developed the Simtrek stand-alone golf instructional and entertainment kiosk and collaborated on the Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studio. Prior to developing the V1 technology, Chris participated in the development of video games, a word processor, and telecommunications software. Chris holds a BS in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University and lives with his wife and two kids in Dexter, Michigan.

Gary Palis

Gary Palis
Vice-President, Sales
Direct: 734-357-2999

Gary is a CPA with over 25 years of information technology experience. He was Vice President of L & W Engineering and managed sales departments for its national offices and was Director of Finance and Information Technology at Exedy America Corporation. Gary currently leads V1 business development in the coaching industry. He is a frequent speaker at the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summits and PGA Sectional meetings and various trade shows around the country. Gary holds a BBA degree from Western Michigan University. He and his wife live the empty-nester life in Plymouth, Michigan.

Ken Pletzer
Director of Research and Development

Ken brings over 20 years of software development experience and is responsible for the development and release of the successful V1 Pro and V1 Home software products. Throughout the years, Ken has worked on many program development projects involving the integration of graphics, video, and music within the communication and multimedia industries.

V1 Account Reps

Whether you need information to purchase V1 products and services, looking for camera and hardware recommendations or want input on designing a new indoor facility, we can help.Our knowledgeable and experienced V1 Account Reps can provide expertise and recommendations regarding V1 video analysis technology & software solutions for everyone from independent coaches/instructors to world-class training facilities.

Bob FotaBob Fota
Direct: 734-357-2989
Bob Fota Email
Matt KernenMatt Kernen
Direct: 734-357-2959
Matt Kernen Email
JasonJason Ptak
Direct: 734-357-0206
Jason Ptak Email

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Adam LasterAdam Laster
Software Developer
Mike MesterMike Mester
Software Developer
Tim LasterTim Laster
Software Developer

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Dean WilliamsDean Williams
Technical Support
John Watson
Technical Support
Jim Vanlente
Technical Support
Tim Griffin
Technical Support
Lynn Gill
Michelle Niva

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