Meet The Team

 

Jason Dingess

President & Owner

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Jason grew up in Statesville, NC and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. He worked as an apprentice to a master furniture maker before he attended Inside Passage School of Craftsmen. His love of woodworking, building community, and family of his own initially led him to work for Quis Machinery. In 2017, he became the owner. Jason is a forward thinker and transparent communicator who seeks to achieve his personal and professional goals by helping others achieve theirs. Jason is very involved within the industry as the WMIA Technology Committee Chairperson, and In 2018, he was named one of Woodworking Network's top 40 under 40. His background in furniture-making, passion for technology, and desire to build strong and lasting communities affords him in a unique position to tailor solutions within the industry.  He does all this in his spare time of being a loving father of three and husband to a beautiful, intelligent, and compassionate wife.

Ali grew up in NJ and attended college in Italy where she studied Marketing & Mass Communications. After graduating, she realized she didn’t want to work in a traditional corporate setting and so she enrolled in an intensive furniture-making course at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.  In 2011 Ali Moved to Asheville, NC and met Jason Dingess. Together, they shared a mentor, a woodshop, and a friendship. When Jason took ownership of Quis in 2017, he asked Ali to join him in order to help with the business side of things. She has happily been with the company since.

Dan Kostin

Marketing Manager

Dan grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Classical Studies and Philosophy. However, his life-long passion for woodworking led him to the industry. For 10 years prior to coming to Quis, Dan was the Operations Manager at a woodworking supply business in Asheville. Dan is an analytical thinker who is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Tanner McElreath

Marketing Assistant

Tanner is from Fletcher, NC and is currently a senior at Appalachian State University. He will graduate in 2021 with his BSBA in Marketing. He began his career at Quis through an internship as part of his coursework. Over time, his role has become an integral part of the company. Although part-time currently, he has a permanent full-time position waiting for him after graduation.

Strategic Partners

Frank Quis

Sales Rep Emeritus

Pat Heidrich

CEO, Sandler Training 

Thomas Tuck III

Regional Sales Manager: C.R. Onsrud

Chris Hacker

Regional Sales Manager: JLT Clamps, Taylor Products, Cameron Automation

Robert Tate

Regional Sales Manager: Timesavers Inc.

Scott Martin

South East Sales Representative: WEIMA America

Eric Kellend

Solutions Sales Manager: Nederman

 

Company History

After returning home from the Korean War, Frank Quis, Sr. chose Independence Day 1953 to establish his Sales and Service Business. Quis Machinery was born in Statesville, NC.

In 1979, Frank Quis, Jr. purchased the distributorship from his father and later moved operations to Southern Pines, NC.

​​In 2017, Frank, Jr.'s protege, Jason Dingess, purchased the company and moved operations to Asheville, NC.

Today, our experienced sales representatives cover the Carolinas and Virginias, offering new and used machinery to solid wood & upholstered furniture, kitchen cabinet, millwork, and plastic companies throughout the region.