Meet the Team
With a rich 35-year career in the electronic components supply chain and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Gilvan has leveraged his multifaceted experience as a Materials Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Purchaser and Salesman to create his own company.
By working in a variety of manufacturing industries, such as automotive, industrial and telecom, Gilvan has an exceptional understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by the electronics manufacturing industry.
As an embodiment of the American dream, Gilvan, an immigrant from Brazil with very humble beginnings, utilizes his diverse expertise to drive his company’s mission, demonstrating an exemplary commitment to excellence and innovation.
In both business and athletics, his work ethic and dedication are hard to truly quantify. Still playing soccer multiple times a week, his passion for the sport has inspired him to work with professional teams in Brazil to help develop future talent.
Beginning his career in the warehouse handling inventory intake, Lucas has either led or developed multiple departments of AGS throughout the years. These include quality certifications programs, quality inspection, excess acquisition, inventory sales, and accounting, to name a few.
Using the knowledge acquired in these departments, he now manages the entire company together with Gilvan. Lucas’s leadership style revolves around empowering others to showcase their full potential, driving both individual and team success. By providing opportunities for growth as well as prioritizing the mental health of AGS employees, Lucas has turned the company into an example for the market.
Known for his exceptional learning agility and eye for the future, he quickly adapts to new challenges and embraces emerging technologies. Through a growth-minded outlook, Lucas spearheads investments in equipment, technology, and personnel, keeping AGS ahead of the curve.
In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and gaming.
Before Thomas began his career in electronic components in Long Island, New York, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. A family member’s success in the business of sourcing and selling electronic components back in 2000 inspired Thomas to follow in their footsteps. To properly set himself up to succeed, he studied several languages before starting his first sales associate position. There, Thomas met the people he would form relationships with for a lifetime.
Among those new friends, Gilvan Angelini had a particularly interesting and unique background. He told Thomas his story of a poor working family in Brazil, where he worked tirelessly to earn a degree in engineering. Armed with that knowledge, he moved to the United States with only 20$ in his pocket and the determination to succeed.
“No one can make you fail,” he said to Thomas. “You get to decide if you succeed or not.”
Thomas realized that this man was cut from a different cloth and when Gilvan founded AGS Devices, Thomas joined a family destined for success.
When he’s not sourcing components or making negotiations, Thomas enjoys cooking gourmet meals for his family, studying history and gaming.
A New York City native, Maurice is a driven individual with a diverse background in sports, military service, and sales. Growing up, Maurice excelled in multiple sports, fostering his competitive spirit and teamwork skills. At the age of 17, he joined the US Air Force as an F-16 Crew Chief, where he developed a strong work ethic and a keen attention to detail and precision.
Following his service, Maurice transitioned into the world of sales, accumulating over 18 years of experience across various industries. Notably, he spent a decade in electronic component distribution sales management, where he successfully led teams and navigated the intricacies of the industry.
Now holding the position of Corporate Sales Manager for AGS, Maurice utilizes his extensive sales knowledge and leadership acumen to drive revenue growth and forge strong partnerships.
Beyond his professional commitments, he finds fulfillment in coaching his daughter’s soccer team, sharing his passion for the sport, and imparting valuable life skills to the young athletes.
A Sales Manager at AGS, CJ helps companies within their supply-chain purchasing for related printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronics needs.
Learning his supply-chain and purchasing management skills while in the USMC, he has successfully translated those skills into the public sector. While working as a PCB purchasing manager, CJ fortified his expertise by earning his undergraduate degree at Hodge’s University and his MBA from The University of Miami.
With over a decade on the procurement side, CJ decided that his expertise would be better suited as an account manager so, he joined the customer-facing side of the industry and quickly scaled to a sales management position.
If he’s not out fishing, CJ spends his time landscaping and gardening at home.
Douglas Zamith is a professional from Brazil with 14 years of aerospace industry experience. He is responsible for developing long term relationships with aerospace manufacturers and customers in the United States, South America, and Europe, with regard to the sale of tools, electrical, mechanical parts and components for the aerospace industry.
After work, he loves to play tennis, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.
Jaeder has been in the electronics market for more than 20 years. Before joining AGS Devices in 2009, he worked at maintenance companies dealing on a daily basis with all kinds of electronic components.
Based in Brazil, he works at and helps manage AGS’s South America location, Vector Trading Ltda. Jaeder supports various industries and specializes in processors, electronic components, devices, and peripherals, as well as military, aerospace, and chemical materials.
Outside of work, he likes spending time with his family, playing with his grandson, and playing guitar.
With over 15 years in the electronic components industry, Kalen has been through multiple industry changes and challenges. His ability to build trust and long-lasting relationships with both OEMS/CMs and suppliers around the globe has enabled him to be successful helping companies through their supply chain challenges.
Before getting into the supply chain field, Kalen credits his ability to build trust and relationships from his nine years as a mortgage broker and sales manager, where he learned to work with people from all backgrounds. Kalen has been able to carry that over to the supply chain industry to build relationships that have lasted since he first started in the electronic components industry.
When Kalen isn’t working, he loves to be on the golf course or traveling with his family.
Jermaine Negroni is a seasoned professional with 13 years of diverse warehousing experience, specializing in the electronics industry for the past five years. He holds an Associate’s degree in computer science and has a strong understanding of technology-driven processes within warehousing operations.
Beyond work, Jermaine is an avid collector of comic book memorabilia, showcasing his attention to detail and commitment to preserving his prized possessions. With his warehousing expertise and passion for comics, he brings a unique blend of skills and enthusiasm to any role, optimizing warehouse operations and managing inventories effectively.
Working in the Electronics industry for the past 35 years with a degree in Business Management, Edward has worked in the electronics fields of opto-electronics, PC boards builds, rework & repair, Upgrades, and component re-tinning and re-balling.
He has worked as an electronics Project Manager, Applications Engineer, Inside Sales, Electrical Test Technician and Quality Inspector for products in the military, medical, telecommunications, avionics, and aerospace sector.
Through his wide range of experience and commitment to excellence, his mission is to always look for opportunities for improvement and build better customer relationships as well as continually support AGS in leading the industry with on time and highly reliable devices.
When not working, Edward enjoys upgrading his home, reading, family activities, and trying not to get bitten by his German Shepherd too much.
After a rewarding 15-year career in warehousing & inventory control within the HVACR industry, Alex Perez joined the AGS Family. Equipped with his meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational acumen, Alex enjoys the pursuit of accurate inventory management, optimal warehouse operations and the quest for continuous improvement.
A third-generation Floridian, his leisure activities of trivia games, catching concerts and traveling are representative of his various abilities and interests.
AGS Devices Ltd is founded by Gilvan Angelini & Andreas Spathis on Long Island, New York.
Working out of the first dedicated building in Hicksville, NY.
Expansion to a new building in Bethpage, NY to pave the path towards becoming a stocking distributor.
First excess inventory acquisition.
Gilvan Angelini buys out his business partner and becomes the single owner and president of AGS.
Moved operations to Florida and renamed to AGS Devices Co. to better position for future growth.
ISO9001:2015 and AS9120:2016 certification achieved.
Inaugurated new and current HQ, the first fully owned facility by AGS.
Launched brand modernization and new website.
Our Core Values
Our expert engineers provide exceptional customer service with a human touch. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and commitment to the latest advancements, we deliver unparalleled support grounded in humility and accountability.
We prioritize our customers’ unique needs and build solid business relationships based on trust and reliability. With transparency and a commitment to quality testing, we ensure that our clients receive only the best products and services, reinforcing our dedication to integrity in every aspect of our operations.
As a minority-owned company, we are deeply committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity at all levels of our organization. We strive to empower each member to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table, celebrating and valuing the diversity that makes us stronger.
We are proactive in identifying potential issues and leveraging our expertise in the field to be the first to spot trends and quickly take action. With a creative problem-solving mindset, we strive to provide effective support to our clients, ultimately contributing to their success.
The AGS Difference
We don’t just sell components, we build lasting relationships with our clients through service that always puts your needs first.
We stand by your side, from beginning to end.