About Accurate

For half a century, Accurate Lock & Hardware has been dedicated to providing the finest American-Made locks and hardware solutions.

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Accurate Lock and Hardware fuses old-world craftsmanship with modern technology to create architectural hardware products of uncompromising quality. Our team of experts have created an extensive range of products for the entire door including custom solutions for highend residences, commercial buildings, institutional facilities, and important landmarks such as the White House, Ellis Island, and state capitols. Since 1972, we have operated under one guiding principle: if you can dream it, we can make it. From concept to manufacturing, all Accurate products are proudly made entirely in the USA.


Our Team

Founder & Chairman

Ronald M. Salvatore

Ronald graduated with a B.B.A. from Fairfield University in 1964 and after a tour with the 192nd Artillery Division of The Connecticut National Guard, he founded Accurate Lock and Hardware in 1972. Over the past 50 years, Ron has established Accurate as the premier lock and hardware manufacturer in the industry and still remains actively involved in the business. Ron is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Door and Hardware Institute, and the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association. He has held appointed positions with the Stamford Fire Commission and the Stamford Police Commission, as well as serving on a variety of volunteer boards including: State Street Debating Society, North Stamford Little League, the Stamford Boys Club, and the Yale Eye Center Advisory Board. Ron resides in Stamford, CT with his lovely wife Joanne of 53 years with whom he shares 4 sons and 12 grandchildren. When he's not at Accurate, he enjoys playing golf and tennis with his close friends of over 40 years.

Chief Executive Officer

Reed M. Salvatore

Reed joined Accurate as the CEO in July of 2014. He previously worked at Accurate throughout high school and college in various capacities. Reed graduated Dartmouth College in 1993 with a B.A. in Economics and spent the last 20 years managing global trading desks before rejoining Accurate in his current role. Reed serves on the Board of Directors of CBIA and The Federal Tax Authority (Tax Cloud), and is on the Advisory Board for the Fairfield University School of Engineering.

Vice President

Rodd Salvatore

Rodd rejoined Accurate in 2018 as Vice President after leaving in 2015 to pursue a tech venture. Prior to that, Rodd worked as an options trader on the American Stock Exchange spending 15 years at Accurate in various capacities. Rodd studied business and marketing at Boston College and the University of Connecticut, respectively. Rodd resides in Stamford, CT with his wife Jennifer and three sons.

Director of Fulfillment & Custom Manufacturing

David Cundari

David joined the firm in 1986 while a student studying drafting and mechanical engineering. A much smaller company then, he had the opportunity to work in many departments at Accurate including polishing and finishing, lock assembly, shipping and receiving, machining, and drafting. David eventually handled most of Accurate's prestigious historical restoration projects. Today, he manages a dedicated group of engineers providing consultation and insight while personally handling the advance projects. David's exposure to all aspects of Accurate's operations has led him to be a key member of the Executive Management Team.
Director of Business Development

Mark Gallo

With a degree in Architectural Engineering, Mark Gallo joined Accurate Lock in the spring of 1992 as a draftsman and junior engineer. Over the past 20+ years, he has become a key member of the Accurate Team as the Director of Business Development. Mark and his team are responsible for curating customer relationships and finding turn-key solutions to enhance the overall customer experience. Mark resides with his wife and two children in Redding, CT.
Director of New Product Development & Manufacturing

Fran Colligan

Fran came to Accurate in 2004 with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering and 25 years of experience in multiple engineering disciplines. These include mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, packaging and value engineering. Prior to engineering, he worked as a certified journeyman tool and die maker for many years. This rich background in all things manufacturing, including machining, fabrication, and CNC programming, make him uniquely qualified to take ideas from concept to production swiftly to give Accurate an edge in providing products to quickly meet the ever changing demands of the architectural hardware community. Fran handles new product development as well as helping to introduce and implement the latest technologically advanced equipment. He oversees and consults with factory personnel on production techniques. Fran leverages his knowledge of AutoCad, SolidWorks, and 3-D printing technology to deliver creative product developments. He currently has 31 US patents and one pending.
Senior Account Executive

Monica R. Nunez

Monica received her B.S. in Computer Science from Polytechnic School in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Commissioned with upgrading Accurate's internal and external technology systems, she became familiar with product offerings and operational tasks that accounted for her transition into the Sales Department. Her computer background enables the synergy of Sales, Marketing, and Computer Systems to ensure that all tasks remain on track, goals are met, and most importantly, clients are satisfied.
Director of Human Resources

Mercy Arteaga

Educated in Ecuador with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Mercy has been with Accurate since 1986. Beginning her career as a receptionist, she quickly assumed multiple office responsibilities in the rapidly expanding firm. She quickly ascended to a management role handling a staff that is responsible for accounting, order processing, reception, human resources, payroll and purchasing. She and her team keep the operations of Accurate running smoothly on a daily basis.
Director of Marketing

Tarra Del Chiaro

Joining the team in 2016, Tarra was tasked with redefining and evolving the Accurate brand and its footprint. By elevating the look and feel of the brand to where it is today, she created more visibility in the industry through a variety of brand activations, display programs and traditional and digital advertising. Additionally she led the launch of Access by Accurate, which features capsule collections of hardware by well-known interior designer, Jay Jeffers, and most recently the Thom Filicia for Accurate Collection of Hardware. Previous to her current role, she led the global digital strategy for the fashion brand, GUESS’ watch division, responsible for delivering the brand message in a curated, market-specific manner to over 75 countries worldwide. Prior to that, she worked at Response Marketing, a boutique firm, where she led integrated concept strategy for global brands including Logitech, McAfee, ASSA ABLOY, and Stanley Black & Decker. She is a charter member of the Fairfield County Women in Building Council and currently sits on the Board as Secretary.
Manager Operations – Production & Logistics

Rocco Cundari

Rocco is responsible for maintaining the integrity of production schedules in relation to customer sales orders due dates. He oversees production planning, finishing, assembly and fulfillment operations. As a fan of Accurate for over 30 years, when the opportunity to join the team presented itself, he was more than excited to join. Taking the business to the next level, along with the vision and challenges that come along with it, firmly fits his career background. Prior to Accurate, he managed five distribution and production facilities and traveled domestically and globally to Germany frequently throughout the year. He has been part of the team for eight months, enjoys having the home base at Accurate and looks forward to contributing, and continually making us number one in the industry.
Director of Accounting

Daniel Oliva

Daniel joined Accurate in early in 2017. His background includes three years of clerical and administrative assistant duties, and most recently, two years stationed as an operations manager in a small manufacturing company, also in the lower part of Fairfield County, Connecticut. He currently holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport. Daniel holds a high level of competence in dealing with process controls, as well as a skillset that allows him to assess critical problems, enabling the delivery of cutting edge and tech compatible solutions. Daniel also prides himself with maintaining professionalism standard, and sharing common courtesy with his fellow Accurate representatives.
Order Expeditor/Special Projects Coordinator

David Ceballos

David received a Business Management Degree from Farmingdale State University, a Law Degree from University Dominica OYM, a Masters Degree in Political Science from Catholic University, and a Marketing Degree in Barkley College. David uses his diverse background to perform a variety of functions on the factory floor including coordinating, supervising, expediting, and studying general and special production processes at Accurate. His broad skill set makes him uniquely qualified to be the de facto liaison between office and factory personnel. David assists in implementing new manufacturing technologies to keep the company on the cutting edge.
Field Sales Consultant

Jeff Graveline

Jeff joined Accurate in 2015 with a focus on field sales support, business development, and new product development. Jeff holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute of a Masters of Business Administration from Fairfield University. His previous roles in Brand, Product, and Marketing Management with consumer durables companies such as H.B. Ives, Corbin Russian, and 3M Cuno, provide him with the necessary background to represent Accurate in the architectural hardware industry. He has spent his career marketing to the building industry through key influences such as Architects, Engineers, Contractors, End Users, Contract Hardware, and Decorative Hardware & Plumbing Distributors in coordination with National Sales Organizations. Jeff is a member of DHI, DPHA, ASHE, and NAPHS.
Customer Service Coordinator

Lori Tucciarone

Lori joined Accurate in April of 2016 as our receptionist. After nearly 30 years in the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry she is comfortable with multi-taking in a fast paced environment. Lori took on every challenge offered to her to assist our sales team. In early 2018, she was promoted to Customer Service Coordinator, continuing to be instrumental in engaging with our customers. Lori holds an AA in Liberal Arts with a major in Sociology and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Lori’s mission at Accurate is to treat every client – phone call or walk-in - with a smile on her face and better than she would want to be treated.
Receptionist

Linda Cohen

Linda is the part-time receptionist at Accurate. In addition to greeting visitors and managing deliveries, she helps to maintain records of sales and shipping orders for the company. She has been part of the team for 2 years, and works with her husband who has been here for over 25 years and son for 15 years. She truly enjoys that Accurate is a family-oriented business.
Sales Assistant

John Cundari

John focuses his day on making sure orders are put into the system correctly and efficiently. Prior to joining Accurate, he led door hardware sales at Klaff's showroom in Norwalk for 17 years before they closed. Now, he enjoys working closely with his older and younger brothers. When he isn't at Accurate, you can find him spending time with his daughter and grandson.
Senior Account Representative

Edwin Maeda

Edwin Maeda joined the firm in 2008 and specializes in design and drafting custom hardware solutions. Educated at the Lincoln Technical Institute, Edwin relies on a strong mechanical design background utilizing AutoCad, Inventor, SolidWorks, and MasterCam to facilitate orders. Among his primary responsibilities are handling special wrap, strike, and cover plate requests for the hospitality industry, as well as flush pulls, escutcheon plates, and other custom trim designs for the high-end residential and commercial markets. He also works with customers to solve unique hardware challenges.
Account Representative

Diana Banda

Diana joined the Accurate team in 2017. Born in Flushing, NY and raised in Ecuador, she studied medicine in the State University de Guayaquil where she earned a General MD Degree in 2016, and worked in hospitals and private practices. She relocated to the United States, open to new opportunities, and assumed the responsibility of supporting the Sales team at Accurate. Challenged by learning something new every day, Diana has fully embraces the world of hardware and looks forward to continuing to grow her knowledge. Her hobbies include playing the drums and performing in the occasional tv (quite some time ago!), and doing artistic makeup.
Lead Engineer

Jerry LaMotta

Jerry joined Accurate in 2000, bringing years of engineering and drafting experience. He earned a degree from Porter & Chester Institute in Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting. Prior to Accurate, he spent most of his career working for Transact International, a leading manufacturer of Air Cargo handling equipment, designing, developing, and implementing and installing modern, sophisticated cargo systems at airports all over the world. He also had a stint working as a design engineer for a company that produced electrical connectors. Today, Jerry works on the highest level of AutoCad software to help design and draw for the more complex end of the custom hardware projects at Accurate.
Engineer

John Lombardo

John graduated from the University of Connecticut with an Engineering Degree. Prior to working at Accurate, John worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry where he integrated new parts into the workflow, designed tooling to improve ergonomics and performed root cause analysis on non-conforming parts and communicated with customers during the jet engine repair process. At Accurate, John creates 3D models and drawings for a variety of special-order custom architectural components. He also collaborates with the sales team to assist with assembly and order processing. When he’s not at work, John plays a variety of sports including stand-up paddle boarding and enjoys exploring local and national parks.
Manufacturing Engineer

Stephan Marquez

Stephan wears many hats at Accurate, but you can usually find him assisting in the finishing, assembly and manufacturing departments, resolving issues and making sure that everything runs smoothly. Before joining Accurate, he was the manager of one of the largest bike store chains in the northeast. He enjoys tackling different challenges everyday and the autonomy is his position. Stephan is Cuban-American born and raised in the Bronx. His interests include cameras, cars and bikes.
Industrial Designer

Diana Inga

Passionate about art and design from a young age, Diana has always enjoyed taking art classes throughout secondary education and college. After graduating from University of Bridgeport with a BS in Industrial Design, She turned her passion into a full time position at Accurate after interning for two semesters. During her studies, she has learned to incorporate her creativity and eye for design with a wide range of software such as Solidworks, Keyshot, and Photoshop to name a few. While working at Accurate, she has been able to apply her talent and knowledge to design and manufacture new product concepts. Diana currently resides in the Hudson Valley in NY and enjoys hiking in her free time.
Industrial Designer

Renata Avendaño

Renata is an Industrial and Graphic designer from Mexico City, Mexico but grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport in May 2020 with a BS in Industrial Design and a minor in Graphic Design, where she was also part of the NCAA Women's Swimming and Cross Country team. She joined Accurate as an intern the summer of 2019 and began full-time upon graduating, designing products from their developing phase up to their marketing assets. Renata's passion for design is rooted in the ability to beautify the world around us through clean aesthetics and high functionality. She is greatly inspired through her travels, especially those to her home country. Renata keeps herself busy in her freetime through a wide variety of personal creative projects. From freelance design, furniture and home décor design, to a small shop of explorative crochet creations, and endless DIY projects for her two cats.
Industrial Designer

David Jurado

David enjoys working with the elegant solutions that Accurate Lock & Hardware presents. On a daily basis, David performs his duties as an Industrial Designer not only with technical and aesthetical skill, but also with great enthusiasm. As a Colombian, he would introduce himself as "Da-veed" and greet you with a big smile. He gets motivated by challenges, turning every opportunity into a learning experience. His favorite quote is "Jump off the cliff and make your wings on the way down".
Graphic Designer

Sarah Lopez

Sarah Lopez is a graphic designer and photographer from New Haven, Connecticut, who graduated from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport in May 2021 with a BA in Graphic Design. At Accurate, she is responsible for developing print, digital, and social media material. Sarah naturally finds beauty in simplicity and aims for her work to always be functional, minimal, and aesthetically pleasing. Ever since she can remember, Sarah has always been passionate about all forms of art and is very grateful to be able to use this passion in her career. When she's not designing or taking pictures, Sarah spends her time listening to music, supporting local businesses, and taking care of her house plants.
Director of Field Sales - Behavioral Health

Rodney Allison

Rodney joined Accurate in 2022 to focus on the Ligature Resistant line of products for our business. For the last ten years, Rodney has spent his career specializing in healthcare, specifically, helping to create a ligature resistant space in behavioral health. His previous role provides him with the experience necessary to represent Accurate in this all-important ligature resistance space for behavioral health. Rodney has a unique passion to work with healthcare facilities and design firms to provide the very best LR solutions for patient safety. “Our common goal is to the patients, to aide the end user in creating a safe, livable space for their patients”. Rodney is available to consult with you and your team for any Ligature Resistant solutions you may be looking for in your facility. Prior to 2012, Rodney spent the first part of his career in the fitness industry followed by local media sales. Helping people achieve their goals has been the center piece of his career. Rodney holds a degree in both Drafting and Design and Business Administration. When he’s not traveling around the country assisting you with your projects, you can find Rodney at home down in Texas with his wife and two kids. Rodney is a member of ASHE.

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I've watched Accurate shine brighter than many of the manufacturers because of your choices to poise your team to be able to quickly respond to the changing demands in hardware, whether that means re-engineered and re-designed products, engineering new products/features out of anticipation or response to current needs/trends, and finally - most importantly - investing back into your employees, caring for and retaining the amazing staff you have, in sales and in the shop.



Stefanie Fudenna | index-d

Accurate is one of the finest companies in the door hardware industry. In addition to providing the mechanisms that power the industry, they have created a culture of finding solutions to some of the most complex applications. This is all backed up with a team of people that are extremely hard working, dedicated and always a pleasure to speak with.



Hermie Glick | The Brass Center, NYC

Accurate is unequivocally one of our most trusted and relied upon manufacturing partners. What they offer to the marketplace in terms of catalog product, custom capabilities, and engineering prowess is pivotal to our ability to serve the A&D community. We owe a great deal of our success to the evolved relationship that we have with Accurate.



Kurt Schnakenberg | President, Chicago Brass