Sean Taylor

Vice President of Product Development, Sean Taylor, is the man behind the scenes at M2 Machines.  He researches, designs and develops every casting and every vehicle variation offered from Castline.  A Southern California native with an auto mechanic for a dad, Sean grew up around the automotive industry, from building model kits as a kid to spending his weekends at car shows. Today, Sean is the definition of a true gear head.  Sean's wealth of existing automotive knowledge and his pure interest to study and learn about the automotive culture coupled with his outstanding artistic abilities, enables him to deliver diecast models replicating exact option packages as they were delivered decades ago. He has been in the diecast field for almost fifteen years and makes a point of immersing himself in the hobby, befriending and listening to collectors. He could talk about cars all day long.

Tony Karamitsos

Tony Karamitsos - The senior designer and brand manager for Round2, a leading company in the diecast and model enthusiast portfolio, is the Michelangelo of the model kit, and diecast business. His meticulous concern to detail and accuracy makes him a leader in the model industry. He has well established his place in the hobby and collectors business, showcasing an ability to work both in diversified scales, and  subject matter. Whether its Johnny Lightning, Auto World, Racing Champions, slot car replicas, resin models or model kits,  Tony has delivered a product that can only appreciate in value, making many of Round2 scale models sought after by collectors not just in the United States, but on the International marketplace too.

Mark Pingitore

Mark Pingitore is an illustrator/animator who created the artwork for over 100 Garbage Pail Kids card fronts, as well as concept work, sketch cards, and paintings for various other trading card series. More recently, he has gone off on his own releasing independent series inspired by 80's pop culture, including Disasters of the Universe, Horrorible Kids, G.I. Jokes, and Mutagen Canister Kids.

Brian Nazario

Brian Nazario is an automotive restoration technician by day and a diecast hobbyist by night. He has been a diecast collector for over twenty years. Five years ago, Brian took collecting to the next level by creating custom diecast vehicles, mainly M2 Machines and Hot Wheels. His natural talent for painting has made him one of the best diecast artists outside of the manufactures themselves. All of the hand crafted low production event vehicles for Central Pennsylvania Collector-Con are his creations. His work can be seen at Super-B Diecast Customs (on Facebook and Instagram).

Andy Goodman

Goodman has been a major contributor to the automotive industry since the late 1990’s. He has worked and managed in several facets of the industry, starting in his early years as a manager of a performance shop. Andy was an executive partner of the world’s largest traveling car show series hosting events throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. As a consultant, he has advised companies such as: MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and is currently on the advisory board of several leading toy manufacturers and retailers.

Andy has been published in several leading automotive and collectible journals and co-author of Penguin’s Guide to Idiots series "The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride." His latest contributions to the industry has been in the event production arena for international and domestic manufacturers and retailers.

Recognized internationally as one of the leading model car collectors, his personal collection exceeds 40,000 unique pieces. As a collector, he dabbles in several other markets such as: Garbage Pail Kids, Funko Pops, Jada Metal Figures, and along with his children has assembled an extensive Lego collection.

Recognizing the need to offer his fellow collectors a place to discuss, swap, and share comradery and the joys of collecting, Andy is launching Central Pennsylvania’s Collector Con this summer. Andy is working to provide an event that will be fun and enjoyable for all, that affords collectors the opportunity to learn and grow their collections.