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Meet The Team

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Jason Dingess

President & Owner


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.

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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.

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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.

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Tanner McElreath

Sales: NC


Tanner is from Fletcher, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with his BSBA in Marketing in 2021. He began his career at Quis through an internship as part of his coursework. Over time, his role became an integral part of the company and he took on a full-time sales position immediately after graduation.


Ian Hurlock

Sales: SC, Coastal NC


Ian grew up in Philadelphia, PA and Charleston, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Columbia in 2019, with a major in English and Business Administration. His life-long tinkering nature led him into the industry. Prior to Quis, Ian was an Account Manager for Dale Carnegie. Ian is detail-oriented and loves to connect with others. Outside of Quis, you’ll catch Ian in the gym or with his hands in a computer.

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Zach grew up in Tennessee playing football. His accomplishments on the field led to a D1 scholarship to Austin Peay State University, where he became an Ohio Valley Conference Champion (Go Govs!). However, after an unfortunate injury put his football career on permanent hold, he decided to enter the workforce. Before coming to Quis, Zach worked for a construction company in Virginia. When he isn’t working, you can find Zach in the gym or out in the woods honing his skills as an avid hunter. 

Our Mission

Quis Machinery uses our expertise in production to provide the manufacturing industry with solutions to help improve their people, products, and processes.

Our Vision


​​To be a growing, prestigious company of driven, innovative, and service-minded professionals that understand the dreams and needs of our customers.

Our Core Values


Develop and nurture trust through efficient and open communication.



Through acting nobly and with integrity, we create long-term mutual growth with our community.


-Impeccable Customer Service-

Success equals meeting and exceeding expectations. 

-Bringing Value-

We strive to cultivate long-term relationships by bringing value to every interaction.



Our country, our community, our company, and its ability to help customers are all made stronger when the team members come from diverse backgrounds, races, genders, ages, religions, and viewpoints.


Strategic Partners


Frank Quis

Sales Rep Emeritus


Pat Heidrich

CEO, Sandler Training 

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Thomas Tuck III

Regional Sales Manager: C.R. Onsrud

Chris Hacker

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

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Eric Kellend

Solutions Sales Manager: Nederman


Company History


Frank Quis, Sr. established his Sales and Service business in 1956. Quis Machinery was born in Statesville, NC.


In 1981, 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.

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