Pine Tree Food Equipment



Gary PotvinGary Potvin – Owner/President

Gary started Pine Tree Food Equipment in 1989. With a background as a healthcare technician, he carried over the same dedication he had for his patients to the customers of PTFE. Gary works to infuse the company with the values of excellence and trust. He promotes employee training and skill expertise to provide customers with the best level of service.

Gary is also the President of CFESA (Commercial Food Equipment Assosiation).

Board Memberships:

  • Maine Restaurant Association Board of Directors, 2014-Current
  • Commercial Food Equipment Association Board of Directors (2011-2013)
    • Voted  President by membership vote in May 2016 
    • Frequent conference speaker
  •  Restaurant Facilities Management Association Member 2014-Current
    • Serves on the Conference Curriculum Committee 


  • Foodservice Equipment and Supply Magazine’s Top Achiever, Service Agent, North America, 2014
  • Gray, Maine Business Person of the Year 2008

Personal Information

  • Married to his wife, Diane, for over 30 years (She says that she deserves a medal.)
  • Their daughter, Jacqueline, has her Masters Degree in Education and  is a High School special education teacher in Freeport.

Volunteer efforts:

  • Knights of Columbus (4th degree)
  • World Wide Marriage Encounter
  • Raymond Waterways


  • Graduated from University of Maine, Fort Kent, 1981

Jan Castagna - Director of Business Solutions

Jan Castagna has been with Pine Tree since 2002 she started as the Office Manager but has been promoted to Director of Business Solutions. Originally from New York, Jan has resided in Maine since 1978. She attended SUNY Brockport majoring in journalism and communications. Jan completed People of Potential and Direct Managers training at Priority Learning in South Portland, Maine. Jan Resides in Poland.


Nicole Lajoie - Office Manager-Human Resources Manager

Nicole joined Pine Tree in 2014 as the Office Manager. Nicole is a Sebago Lake Rotary Club member and past president, as well as a Chamber of Commerce member. She has a background in office administration, banking and telecommunications. Nicole completed the CFESA Management Training course in October of 2015 and resides in Raymond.


Chris Brown-Service Manager

Chris joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2017 as the Service Manager.  Chris's background as a project manager in commercial HVAC and electronic broadcast equipment helps round out our service team. Chris attended USM where he studied electronics. Chris resides in Raymond






Bill Sawyer - Customer Relationship Partner

Bill joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2018.  Bill previously worked at Blue Cold, in sales.    Bill works in our Saco office and can be found doing walk throughs in various kitchens. Bill sets up Preventative Maintenance contracts with our customers, and provides estimates to them.  Welcome to Pine Tree, Bill!  





Kim Poulin -Warranty-Collections

Kim has been with Pine Tree Food Equipment since 2007 and works part time in our collections and warranty billing department out of our Gray office.  Kim owns her own Photography business and takes the majority of our company photos.  



Patti Lindemann - Collections - Customer Service 

Patti has been with Pine Tree Food Equipment since 2012 working in our Brewer branch office. Patti handles Collections and customer service.She resides in Hampden.

Kelly Poulin - Billing and Warranty Administration

Kelly joined Pine Tree in 2009 and has worked in almost every department at Pine Tree. She currently is our Warranty administrator. Kelly is the team leader in the billing dept.  Kelly works in our Gray office and resides in Auburn.

 Jen Garey - Billing

Jen joined our team in 2018 in our Gray office billing department. Jen attended Central Maine Community Collage and graduated with an assosiates degree applied sceice.  She worked as a medical assistant for 10 years. Jen resides in Poland.

Christina Harvey - Special Billing - Customer Service


Christina joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2016. She is working in our billing department and currently works out of our Saco branch office. Christina previously worked for GKS Service Company. She resides in Buxton. 




Khrystyna Watkin - Billing

Khrystyna works remotely, part time in our billing department.  She started in October 2016.Krystyna resides in Rangeley.






 David Maloney - Dispatch- Customer Service

David joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2017. He works in our Gray Office as a dispatcher and previously worked as a General Manager for 5 branch locations at Downeast Energy. David has a degree in business administration and resides in Standish.     





Tyler Mackey - Dispatch- Customer Service


Tyler joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2013 to work in our parts department.  Tyler currently works in our Dispatch department.  Tyler works out of our Gray office and resides in Poland.