Mike CentolaPresident / CEO
Mike Centola, current President and CEO, has been in the firearms industry for only about 6 years. In addition to founding Allstar Tactical, Mike also is the owner of a very successful new media and marketing company. He has been involved in business for nearly 15 years, and has worked for several fortune 500 companies in the Information Technology and Engineering fields. He has two Bachelors of Science degrees, as well as a Masters degree, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Additionally, he is a NRA certified instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer, as well as a MDTS range safety officer and technical consultant. He spends a great deal of time at his local range, helping the community with firearms safety and knowledge of the AR-15 weapons platform.
Mike continues to further his skills with the carbine, by training with some major tactical training outfits such as Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts (PFC), Modern Defense Training Systems (MDTS), I.C.E. Training, and many more. He logs nearly 100 hours per year of carbine training, so that he may better design products and advise customers on product choices. In addition to carbine training, he also spends time working on his handgun and shotgun skills, making for a well rounded "tactical resumé."Favorite Caliber: .50BMGFirearms Tidbit: This is my rifle... this is my gun... this one's for fighting... this one's for fun.
Erica CentolaExecutive VP / C.O.O
Erica Centola has a background in biology, with a Bachelor's degree from Russel Sage college. She had grown up around firearms throughout her childhood, and recently took a greater interest after having a chance to shoot some of our AR15 rifles. She decided that she would help the company out by meeting with customers and maintaining the retail side of Allstar Tactical. In 2010, she officially assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, as we decided to move Allstar Tactical into the role of firearms manufacturing. She now helps to keep the day-to-day operations of the company going strong as we grow.
Erica has been through several firearms training classes in handgun combatives, carbine combatives, as well as she is an NRA certified Range Safety Officer. She enjoys helping other women shooters enjoy the sport and find good defensive firearms training.Favorite Caliber: .223 / 5.56Firearms Tidbit:
Mark CardonaRetail Sales Agent
Mark's primary interests are in defensive and sport handguns as well as target and 3D archery. Mark comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, including extensive accolades in the martial arts industry. When Mark isn't helping your pick out your perfect defensive handgun, he can be found teaching all types of students in Wan Yi Chuan Kung Fu.
Mark is looking forward to working at Allstar Tactical with Mike and Glenn and expanding his knowledge in the fields of AR15's, Bolt-Action Rifles, and gunsmithing.Favorite Caliber: 9MMFirearms Tidbit: It's all about the Grip and the Trigger.
Zach BernierRetail Sales Agent
Born and raised in Rochester, NY and currently serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as an 0311 rifleman. He learned through the Marines that he has a lot of passion for shooting and learning about weapon systems.Favorite Caliber: 5.56Firearms Tidbit: Hand Grenades for when Shit hits the fan.
Matt HenningRetail Sales Agent
Matt's firearms experience mainly comes from his hunting background. His newly found interest in more complex firearms lead him to the doors of Allstar Tactical. Matt is also a certified sUAV pilot through the FAA, and has a background in water treatment, electrical, and instrumentationFavorite Caliber: .223 / 5.56Firearms Tidbit: Call Kenny Loggins because you're in the Danger Zone..
Mike AnneImpact / Edge Weapons Consultant & Outside Sales
Mike Anne is the owner of X-8 Tactical Limited as well as works in Law Enforcement. Mike has extensive knowledge in edged weapons as well as impact weapons and helps Allstar Tactical apply these principles to many of it's designs.Favorite Caliber: .45ACPFirearms Tidbit: I'm in love with a good 1911. I believe in old school but I do like a good Glock 21 once in a while.
Christina SheelerSponsored Shooter / Product Model
Avid female shooter who was raised by a Marine. Shot her first gun before she was potty trained and never looked back. She has received her CCW as well as a few handgun courses. Christina loves to teach other females to be confident in shooting, as well as teaching them safety and knowledge along the way. She is working on her competitive shooting skills as well as acting as a brand ambassador for the firearms industry.Favorite Caliber: 9mmFirearms Tidbit: Be humble and learn from anyone with experience.
Rob PincusTraining & Product Consultant
Rob Pincus is a professional trainer, author and consultant. He and his staff at I.C.E. Training Company provide services to military, law enforcement, private security and students interested in self-defense. Rob is the Developer of the Combat Focus Shooting program, the most efficient defensive firearms training methodology available today.
Rob provides efficient training methodologies to those interested in developing firearms, tactical operations and defensive skills. These methods stress gaining maximum value from limited training resources and working well with what the body does naturally under real world conditions.Favorite Caliber: .308Firearms Tidbit: I've carried a ridiculous variety of firearms defensively over the years. Lots of decisions that were ridiculous in retrospect!
Chris FryTraining & Product Consultant
Chris is the owner and director of training and curriculum development for Modern Defensive Training Systems in Utica, NY where he conducts courses in reality driven practical physical defense skills, extreme close quarters physical defense, defensive folding knife and edged weapons and practical pistol, carbine and shotgun skills. Chris has been an active instructor with Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts in Nevada since 2003, servicing law enforcement, military and select government agencies. Chris is a certified AR15/M4/M16 and Glock armorer, contributor to various online firearms resource websites and a frequent presenter at national and international personal protection and small arms training conferences for both citizens and law enforcement.Favorite Caliber: 9MMFirearms Tidbit: I wear thunderwear exclusively.