About Us

"We strive to create an environment where employees see Lastar as not just a job but as a lifestyle with great people who enjoy working together and are recognized for their success."-Bill Diederich, President and Chief Executive Officer

Leadership

The vision and expertise of our senior management team defines and focuses the company on being the industry leader and trusted expert for connectivity solutions.With the ever-changing technology landscape, we see challenges as opportunities — to drive innovatively simple solutions, move the industry forward, and help our customers "Get Connected."

Mike Shane

Mike Shane

Chairman of the Board

Mike Shane co-founded Cables To Go (now C2G) in 1984 and served as Lastar’s Chief Executive Officer through 2010.Currently, Mike serves as the Chairman of the Board.In that role, Mike participates in a variety of philanthropic and community related activities.

Community and Philanthropic Boards

  • The Federal Reserve Bank's Dayton Business Advisory Council
  • The Children's Medical Center Board of Trustees
  • PNC Bank - Dayton Advisory Board
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Board
  • Southwest Ohio American Heart Association Board
  • Feast of Giving Steering Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of The Year
    • 2012 Regional Finalist, 1993 Regional Winner
  • 10xCEO - 2009 Member of the Year

Geoff Hyman

Geoff Hyman

Vice Chairman

Geoff Hyman co-founded Cables To Go (now C2G) in 1984 and served as Lastar's President through 2006, and subsequently served in a sales ambassador role.Currently, Geoff serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board.Prior to co-founding Cables To Go, Geoff worked at Computer Expressions.Geoff graduated from Indiana University in 1982.

Jeff Fourman

Jeff Fourman

Vice Chairman

Jeff Fourman co-founded Cables To Go (now C2G) in 1984 and served as Lastar's Chief Operating Officer through 2007. Currently, Jeff serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board.Prior to co-founding Cables To Go, Jeff worked at Computer Expressions.

Bill Diederich

Bill Diederich

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bill Diederich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lastar, with direct responsibilities for the company's sales, marketing, operations, finance, strategic planning, leadership development, and human resources functions.

Sam Pfabe

Sam Pfabe

Chief Operating Officer

Sam Pfabe joined Lastar in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer and in 2006 became Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for managing the company's operations and supply chain.

Gregory Billhardt

Gregory Billhardt

Executive Vice President

Gregory Billhardt is the Executive Vice President of Marketing. He oversees all disciplines in marketing including brand management, customer marketing, product management, pricing, graphic design, database marketing, and Internet marketing.

Michael Caruso

Michael Caruso

Senior Vice President - Accounting and Finance

Michael Caruso is the Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance. He joined Lastar in 2011 and is responsible for the company's financial, accounting, and information technology functions.

David Walsh

David Walsh

Senior Vice President - North American Sales, Technology Reseller Group

David Walsh is the Senior Vice President for North American Sales responsible for the Technology Reseller Group.Prior to joining Lastar in 2011, he held senior executive roles with XChange Technology Group, IngramMicro, and NEC.

Jim Bush

Jim Bush

Vice President - Channel Sales

Jim Bush is Vice President of Channel Sales and is responsible for driving sales of C2G products through the distribution channel, national accounts, and value-added reseller channels.

Gary Hess

Gary Hess

Vice President - Innovation

Gary Hess is Lastar's Vice President of Innovation responsible for product management, product marketing, and product engineering. Prior to joining Lastar, he held leadership roles in product management, and application engineering with Intel Corporation.

Joan Williams

Joan Williams

Director of Human Resources

Joan Williams is responsible for the HR strategic direction and thought leadership for Lastar, Inc. As strategic business partner to the CEO and senior executives; Joan and her team execute HR initiatives that create high performing organizations and build a 'best place to work' culture.

Mindy Morrow

Mindy Morrow

Director of Leadership and Organization Development

Mindy Morrow is the Director of Leadership and Organization Development. She is responsible for maximizing employee productivity and engagement with a primary focus on leadership development.