About

Meet Our Team

John Milgram, President

IMG_3840 JohnJohn has served as president of Aexcel since 1993. The company has been in the Milgram family since 1974, and John started with the company in 1988. Active in industry matters, John is on the American Coatings Association Board of Directors, a former Director of Guild CPO, and former President of the Cleveland Coatings Society. John has been a member of his Vistage peer advisory group for over 25 years, and is also active in EDGE, a Northeast Ohio economic
growth group. He also has an interest in urban
development, and was a founding board member of
FutureHeights, a Cleveland-area nonprofit committed
to strong neighborhoods.  On the weekend, look for him
out on his bicycle, if the weather is good.


Ryan Vodicka, NaTional Sales Manager

Ryan Vodicka | National Sales ManagerRyan specializes in traffic paint coatings as well as general industrial coatings. He started at Aexcel nearly 20 years ago as a chemist, and was critical in developing many of Aexcel’s high-performance traffic paints. He prides himself on providing customers with the correct product technology to fit their specific performance, application, and regulatory requirements.



Jerrie Lee Rispoli, Vice President

Jerrie Lee Rispoli | Vice President of Finance and AdministrationJerrie Lee earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Cleveland State University and also became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). When she isn’t busy balancing the books at Aexcel, Jerrie Lee enjoys piano, reading, Cleveland Indians games, and spending time with friends and family.



Gina Garmone, Customer Service Manager

Garmone.jpgGina has over 30 years of experience working in the paint and coatings industry, primarily in customer-facing roles. She applies her experience to ensure Aexcel’s customers receive attentive, personal, outstanding customer service. When she isn’t providing customer support at Aexcel, Gina focuses on spending quality time with her family and friends, and most importantly, spoiling her two grandchildren.



Lorie Webb, Procurement & Regulatory Manager

Lorie Webb Picture.jpgLorie has been with the company for over 40 years, and has an extensive knowledge of the paint and coatings industry, particularly in raw material procurement. She leverages her long-standing relationships with raw material suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of raw materials and to keep Aexcel up to date on the latest innovations in paint and coatings technology. As regulations continue to evolve, Lorie is tasked with maintaining familiarity with all state and federal regulatory requirements. Outside of work, she enjoys her seven grandchildren and vacations at the beach.



Mark Smalley, PlanMark Smalleyt Manager

Mark has held numerous positions during his 33 years at Aexcel in all facets of production, shipping, and receiving. In his current role , Mark oversees employees and production making sure the plant is running smoothly, quickly, efficiently, and safely. Mark has been a crucial part of implementing safety procedures and maintaining quality standards during the Covid-19 pandemic. In his free time, Mark likes spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing