ABC-Amega's senior executives draw on more than 100 years of combined industry experience to guide the organization.
David I. Herer
Chief Executive Officer
In addition to his corporate leadership responsibilities, David’s community leadership and board service includes The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Seminary, CEPA Gallery, the United States District Export Council - Upstate NY, and the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara. In 2016, David was also appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker. In this capacity, he will advise the Secretary on policies and programs that will expand access to finance for U.S. exporters and educate them on available U.S. government resources.
Paul F. Catalano
President and Chief Operating Officer
Paul began his tenure with ABC-Amega in 1980 as a Customer Relations Representative and Director of Credit Interchange Groups. He was subsequently awarded a series of promotions including Director of Marketing, Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Executive Vice President. In each of these positions, Paul’s accessibility and common-sense approach have assisted ABC-Amega in forging lasting relationships with many leading companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Paul currently serves as a member of the CRF (Credit Research Foundation) Board of Trustees. His previous experience includes time as a financial manager for Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys). He holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has been an active supporter of numerous charity and community organizations including Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), SUNY Buffalo’s School of Economics, State University College at Buffalo's strategic council for the Television and Film Arts Program, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of WNY, where he was a board member for many years and had been awarded for his dedicated service.
Robert M. States
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining ABC-Amega in 2011, Bob effectively served the company in a consulting capacity. He is a former CFO for Liazon Corporation, a Buffalo-based provider of online health insurance services, and Chief Operating Officer for COPC Inc., a leading authority on customer contact center and vendor management operations. Bob began his career in finance as an accountant for industry leader KPMG. He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from St. Bonaventure University; and serves on the Board of SABAH (Skating Athletes Bold at Heart).