Deluxe Systems Team

Our experience is measured in decades and you can rely on us to find the best solutions for your project needs.

Saul Ackovitz

Saul Ackovitz

Saul Ackovitz, PMP

President
813.435.7792
sackovitz@deluxe-systems.com

As President of Deluxe Systems of Florida, Saul is driving a renewed focus on growth while reinforcing this 35+ year-old materials handling company’s emphasis on high-quality products, excellent service, and unparalleled value to customers.

Prior to joining Deluxe Systems, Saul spent his decades-long career helping Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries improve their management practices, operational capabilities, and bottom lines.

Saul received a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from Rutgers University, where he studied Computer Science and Economics.  He also earned a Master of Project Management (M.P.M.) degree from Western Carolina University.

Joe Caputo

Joe Caputo

Joe Caputo

Sales Manager
813.435.7793
jcaputo@deluxe-systems.com

Joe has been developing Deluxe Systems of Florida wholesale division for the last six years, providing material handle products to distributors statewide.

Prior to joining Deluxe Systems of Florida, Joe spent 5 years distributing equipment and supplies to customers in the state of Florida with MH Sales & Equipment. From 1993 to 2009, Joe worked for Wesco Industrial Products. Starting in the warehouse, working on fabrication of material handling. After 3 years was moved into the office to do inside sales and customer service. From 1998 to 2009, was a regional sales manager covering 20 states.

Joe studied Mechanical Engineering and Education at Penn State.

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

Drafter/Architectural Designer
800.226.6675
jthompson@deluxe-systems.com

Jim Thompson brings more than 45 years of material handling systems design and construction to Deluxe Systems, where he has played a variety of roles since 1986. Jim has fabricated and installed mezzanines, conveyors, freight lifts, tire carrousels, and other material handling and storage solutions for customers throughout Florida, and in more exotic locations including Aruba.

About a decade after joining Deluxe Systems, Jim expanded his skills into drafting and design, employing AutoCAD to create technical drawings and detailed visualizations of custom storage and handling systems for customer projects.

Prior to joining Deluxe Systems, Jim worked for a Houston (Texas) material handling and storage equipment distributor, where he built and installed material handling solutions for customers across the country.

Jim got his start in the material handling business upon graduation from college in Minnesota, where he led teams installing rack and shelving systems, and subsequently organizing parts storage, for Ford Motor Company parts departments in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana.

Flobert Mertilus

Flobert Mertilus

Flobert Mertilus

Drafter/Architectural Designer
800.226.6675
fmertilus@deluxe-systems.com

Flobert Mertilus is Deluxe Systems’ draftsman and sustainable construction designer.  Flobert is a professional with several years of experience as a draftsman assisting with the design of custom, high-end and small-scale commercial projects.

In his capacity, Flobert develops 2D & 3D drawings reflecting design concepts for our clients in order to have an excellent visual representation of their projects in the developmental stages.  In addition, he continues to work diligently on the detailed construction drawings in compliance with local government codes and requirements for our company.

Flobert received his AA., AS Architectural Design & Construction Technology (AS. ADCT), Drafting and AutoCAD Certifications from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa.

Ken Broome

Ken Broome

Ken Broome

Account Manager
800.226.6675
kbroome@deluxe-systems.com

Ken drives Deluxe Systems of Florida account sales and service in the industrial, commercial, and warehousing sectors. Bringing more than 40 years of experience in construction, both residential and commercial, Ken understands that it’s the details that matter when building materials storage and handling solutions that will serve customers needs for decades to come.

Prior to joining Deluxe Systems, Ken worked for Pepsi Cola in building and maintenance, and worked with Home Depot, Lowes and Wurth in his long career. His experience includes assisting all levels of customer, from layman to owner, through all phases of construction.

Ken obtained an Associate Science degree from Florida Metropolitan University and is a licensed United States Coast Guard Master Captain. He was born and raised in Florida and enjoys boating, fishing and travel with his wife of 25 years, Victoria.

Martha Ackovitz

Martha Ackovitz

Executive Assistant
813.474.7803.
mackovitz@deluxe-systems.com

Driving administrative efficiency and effectiveness is Martha’s focus at Deluxe Systems of Florida. Her primary objective mirrors the sales and installation teams: providing Deluxe Systems’ customers with a world-class customer service experience.

Most recently Martha held the position of general manager for a Clearwater manufacturing company where she was responsible for all aspects of daily operations, leading a staff of twelve. She brings 30 years of experience to Deluxe Systems, 25 of which were with large financial institutions like BB&T Bank, where Martha supported the governmental finance and legal departments.

Martha earned an associate degree (A.A.) in Business Administration from Madison College.

David Shank

David Shank

David Shank

Chairman Emeritus

Dave spent 33 years developing Deluxe Systems of Florida into what it is today: a premier provider of material handling systems design and installation. Under Dave, the company focused on maximizing space utilization and flow productivity for industrial and commercial businesses, delivering unrivaled value for customers.

Dave remains connected to the company in a consulting role as he spends more time with family and friends around the country.

Prior to joining Deluxe Systems of Florida, Dave spent 14 years distributing and installing equipment and supplies to customers in the automotive industry.

Dave was originally raised on an Ohio dairy farm, where he learned a wide variety of practical problem-solving skills that he has applied to customer solutions throughout his career. Dave studied Architecture at university, after which he moved to warm, sunny Florida for life!