Our Team

Kimberly Hutton

Kimberly Hutton

President

Kimberly has over 20 years in the optical industry and has been at COLTS since it was founded in 1997 and has intricate knowledge of all aspects of the business. She has held a variety of positions at COLTS. She has extensive experience in accounting, human resources, marketing, quality systems, customer service, business development, long range strategic planning.


Daryl Neely

Daryl Neely

Vice President

Daryl is a Quality Engineer with over 30 years experience in the optical industry. His experience includes working in the quality engineering discipline, as well as responsibility for supervision of a test lab for a large lens manufacturer. He has extensive experience in statistical analysis of data, especially as related to the optical industry. Furthermore, he is knowledgeable in the areas of quality systems, continuous improvement, auditing, standard operating procedure development and statistical process control techniques.


Gregory Williams

Gregory Williams

Technical Services Manager (Ophthalmic, Helmet, Equipment & Supplies)

Greg is an ABO certified optician, in addition to being a Level 3 accredited ABO CE lecturer, with more than 40 years of experience in the optical industry. His years of experience include working in wholesale laboratories, private practice and corporate retail chains. Greg’s extensive skills include lens manufacturing, dispensing, staff management and development. In his 15 years with COLTS, he has become an expert in optical testing and the processing of frames, lenses, hard hats, and safety protective equipment, as well as being actively involved in client education and CE lecturing. As a Technical Services Manager, Greg is the main point of contact for all ophthalmic and helmet testing, as well as equipment and supplies orders. In addition to his onsite duties, he also serves as the Vice Chairman for the TVC Lens Technical Committee and the COLTS representative & technical expert on both ANSI Z80.1 and ANSI Z80.3 standards committees.


Dale Payne

Dale Payne

Technical Services Manager (PPE)

Dale has 30 years of experience in the optical industry, with extensive experience in managing wholesale laboratories. He has held various positions in his 21 years with COLTS, which has allowed him to gain knowledge in many disciplines which include building test equipment, training technicians and conducting educational classes for clients, as well as developing procedures and reports in accordance with industry standards. Dale has extensive knowledge in the ophthalmic industry and testing, as well as personal protection equipment for the eye and face. In his current position as a Technical Services Manager, Dale is the main point of contact for all personal protection equipment testing with a focus on client services and education.


Jacob Gary

Jacob Gary

Quality Engineer

Jacob has 10 years of experience in the optical industry and over 15 years in the quality management realm. He brings to COLTS an education from Purdue University and ample experience in ISO quality management system maintenance, auditing ISO systems and quality control. Jacob’s skills include project, systems and personnel management, as well as regulatory compliance and research & development. His broad and extensive experience lends itself well to his current position at COLTS as Quality Engineer. Here he is responsible for maintaining the COLTS ISO 17025 accreditation, conducting internal audits, managing document control systems, developing and validating new test methods, as well as other quality and management related tasks.


Jason Fawell

Jason Fawell

Lab Manager

Jason is an ABO certified optician with 24 years of experience in the optical industry. In his first few years, he worked as a lab technician in corporate retail chains where he acquired skills such as lens manufacturing and dispensing, staff management and development. For the past 20+ years, Jason has been at COLTS, working in various positions, allowing him to gain years of experience in testing and the processing of frames, lenses, and safety protective equipment. In his current position as Lab Manager, he is responsible for the overall operation of the laboratory, which includes prioritizing and organizing workflow, overseeing testing, ensuring laboratory compliance with ISO 17025, training of lab personnel and testing.

We are currently staffed with 2 highly experienced Certified Opticians.