Meet Our Team | Dalton Electric Heating Co., Inc.


When you're looking for the best industrial heaters, choose Dalton Electric Heating Co., Inc. For nearly 100 years, we've been providing the world with our patented Watt-Flex® Cartridge and Diff-Therm® Platen Heaters. We couldn't have achieved this legacy alone—it takes a talented team to make it happen.

Meet the Dalton team and learn a little more about what goes on behind the scenes.

Tara Fowler

I joined Dalton Electric Heating Co. in 1989 and worked on the Production floor for a number of years before joining the Quality Department. After a few years as part of the 100% inspection team, through which every heater must pass before it ships, I moved to my current position in the Engineering Department. I live in Ipswich, MA born and raised. I am married with two wonderful children, who play all sports and keep me very busy. Any spare time we usually Ski, snow mobile, boat, beach, and enjoy the outdoors.


Eli Whitney

Coming up on thirty years with Dalton … started as the salesman and have worked my way to a plethora of different hats on the wall. Have a wife and two grown kids who have all joined me climbing some of the 48-4,000 ft. mountains of my home state of New Hampshire. Golfing in the summer, curling in the winter and loving America all the time.


Paul Trainor

After a four-year stint in the USAF, I joined Dalton Electric in 1978. I started as part of the Production team, and worked my way up to my current position as Manager, Technical Services.

I enjoy the company of my grandchildren, am an avid reader and also enjoy most sports.


Dale Lyons

I joined Dalton in 1982 (when I was 12) and have spent my professional life in Customer Service (always at your service).  I have a son with wife and family in Connecticut and love visiting with them whenever possible.  Vacations and holidays find me traveling to Myrtle Beach, Cape Cod, any of the beautiful lakes in New Hampshire (to kayak), or soaking up the sun at Crane Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in the Country, right here in Ipswich.


Yvette Nunez

Yvette has worked in the Customer Service field for over 20 Years.  She joined the Dalton team in June 2014.  One of her many task here at Dalton, is taking orders from customers.  Her voice is often the 1st one you hear when calling Dalton.  Yvette’s bilingual skills (she speaks both English & Spanish) make her a strong addition to the Dalton team. In her spare time, Yvette enjoys reading, gardening, and listening to Latin music.  She likes vacationing in Florida and plans to go to Hawaii someday.

Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker

Joining Customer Service & Marketing at Dalton in January 2017, I previously worked in Customer Service for an Industrial Valve Manufacturer in New Hampshire for 10 years.

I have 3 daughters who keep me very active. We enjoy all that New England has to offer. On the coast all four seasons beach combing and bird watching. On the weekends we’re Candlepin Bowling on our local league. I also enjoy live music, rock & mineral collecting and making accent jewelry.


Barbara Hill

Barbara has worked in the Accounting field for 25+ years and has been with Dalton since November, 2001. Shortly after starting at Dalton, she enrolled in an online college program and spent the next several years obtaining her Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting while working and raising a family. Barbara’s tasks at Dalton include more than just Accounting. She also handles Purchasing, Human Resources, and is always willing to assist the Dalton team with software and other various computer issues. In her spare time Barbara enjoys reading, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.


Steve Lohnes

I started at Dalton Electric in 1986, fresh out of welding school. Over the course of 16 years I mastered the many operations for producing the best cartridge heater in the world. I then became production supervisor for 6 years, and then to my current position of Plant Manager. I have been married for 14 years and have two wonderful children. I love spending time with my family  and watching my children play sports.


Jim Stevens

Jim Stevens - Production Supervisor. My goal is to put people in the best possible position to succeed and aid us in our production of heaters for our customers. Happily married to Laurie for 42 years, we have two wonderful daughters and two granddaughters. We enjoy the outdoors [in warm weather] and my youngest daughter and I enjoy bird hunting in the fall.


Neil Hitter

I have been with Dalton Electric since September of 2011 covering the MidWest and MidSouth area of the United States. During this time I have been blessed with great distributors to work with and have enjoyed uncovering new applications for heating with cartridge heaters and diffusion pump platens. This is a fascinating business and our country has tremendous industry at it's heart...I am still awed at what is out there.

Living in New Hampshire our family has taken advantage of it's natural areas; serious mountains, clear lakes and streams giving us great places to camp, hike and canoe. Although the kids are grown and have moved away, my wife and I still love to keep these traditions going. That said, I have enjoyed my travels to the places I cover and it has been fun to discover what makes those places unique, plus I love Bar-B-Que and I have some fine areas for that!


Jesse Fox

I started at Dalton in 2019 and look forward to being of service to my new family at Dalton.  After serving in the Marines I spent 3 years in Japan where I met my wife.  I returned to Massachusetts to begin a technical sales career in electronics.  Over the last 17 years, I’ve enjoyed learning and applying that knowledge to put the right device in the right place.  My wife and I have two daughters one still in high school the other is recently married.  We enjoy the outdoors and community service.  I have the car restoration bug – my next quest is to find an early model Miata for my wife.


Nick Avendaño

With over 10 years of experience in Customer Service and Sales Nick joined Dalton in the winter of 2014, besides managing the Northeast Region of the U.S. Nick also manages Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, he’s fluent in Spanish and is learning Portuguese in order to help grow our Sales in the Brazilian market. Nick lives with his family in southern New Hampshire.

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens

Started with Dalton in 2017. Having more than 25 years in sales and general management, I appreciate Dalton’s close-knit family environment and the undying commitment to customer satisfaction. I am looking forward to help continue that tradition. I live with my wife and four children in southern Maine and we enjoy the world’s best lobster. It’s hard to catch us most days, but once the snow flies you can always find our ski racing family at Ragged Mountain. One thing for sure, I am always up for a game of golf.



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