“Enjoying Your Work Leads to Perfection” (Aristotle)

Our Story

Since 1985, Tonas Graphics has been providing educators with nationally recognized visual products that help schools communicate, motivate, and engage.

As the education system is always growing and evolving, we are, too. In 2017, we redirected our focus to giving teachers the tools they need to communicate, educate, and inspire students. With this new direction, we reinvented ourselves – AGC Education. With the leadership of our CEO, Chuck Scothon, GM of Fisher-Price, we dedicate ourselves to the success of visual learners nationwide.

Management/Operation Team

Larry Girty

General Manager of AGC Education and manages the daily operations

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Before being named General Manager of AGC Education (formally Tonas Graphics) in January 2018, Larry served many roles with Tonas Graphics.  During his 21 years with Tonas Graphics, he has supported customers in many roles, such as Support Coordinator, Senior Service Technician, Implementation Success Program manager, Product Consultant, and Sales Manager. 

Larry believes using technology in the classroom will spark inquisitiveness in children and boost their curiosity, improving their academic success.  In addition to managing AGC Education, he works with many school professionals nationwide, helping them launch or improve their STEM and STEAM programs. 

Larry holds a BA in Computer and Information Technology from Penn Technical College. 
Larry shares his passion for technology with his 2 amazing children and wife, who also loves technology and the arts.

Julie Mazzacone

Julie Mazzacone

Office Manager

Julie graduated from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. After spending 7 years in an Executive Administrative Management role in the DC Metro Area, she moved back to Pittsburgh to raise her family.

She came on board at AGC in 2019 and has played a vital role in day-to-day office administration: accounting, inventory management, and customer/vendor relations.

Julie is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in our busy work environment. She also uses her love of creativity to learn more about AGC’s innovative technology products.

Outside of AGC, Julie enjoys shopping, crafting, and decorating. Above all, she loves spending time with her husband and two children.

Melissa McCartney

Administrative Assistant

Melissa has joined the AGC Education team, bringing her customer service and management background. She has spent the last 15 years growing a small business in the Pittsburgh region.  Her expertise in marketing and client services, along with sales experience, grew that business to become a well-known success in the area. She has now taken on an additional role at AGC Education as an Administrative Assistant.  She supports our managers and employees’ daily office needs and manages the company’s general administrative activities.

Time with her family is Melissa’s greatest passion and joy. Her three children are what motivates her every day. 

Implementation Success Team

David Lorence

Training and Support Specialist

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Successful implementation of the tools purchased by our partner schools is my goal. Empowering schools to maximize their efforts for the students is very rewarding.

At AGC, I have the privilege of working closely with partner schools to help introduce them to how the tools they have can most benefit their schools. Helping to answer questions and troubleshooting with schools when they have questions. Over 40,000 schools across the country trust AGC to fulfill their visual learning needs.

Dave is a graduate of Point Park University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to AGC, Dave spent 15 years working in a variety of mental health roles. Outside of AGC, Dave enjoys coaching, watching his kids’ activities, watching sports, and, more than anything, spending relaxing time with my family.

TJ Young

Product and Supply Specialist

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TJ graduated from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. After spending 14 years in the banking and financial services arena, TJ decided to take his talents and love of customer service interaction and enter the education field.

He came on board at AGC in 2017 and has played a vital role in consulting with schools on a wide variety of needs, ranging from new technology integration, supply purchases, special project assistance, and budgeting.

TJ works in tandem with the Sales and Training Support Staff, as well as the Management Team, to ensure that students, teachers and administrators are able to maximize their investments as well as enjoy the culture and atmosphere at their prospective schools.

When he is not assisting schools with their needs, he and Marci are singing 80’s songs in their cubicles on a regular basis (they have the Duran Duran and Police catalog memorized)!

Marci Highfield

Product & Supply Specialist

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Marci graduated from Point Park University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Corporate Communications. She has been with  AGC Education for almost 6 years and has over 20 years of Customer Service experience: establishing long-lasting relationships, database management/ updating customer accounts with purchase activity, assisting with supply orders, preparing quotations, problem-solving support, and offering products to schools.

Marci is responsible for providing supplies and our variety of products to Educators, keeping students engaged & motivated in the classroom setting. She is a team player and always has a positive attitude.

Outside of AGC, Marci enjoys listening to 80s music, exercising, and baking. She especially loves spending time with her husband and two wonderful daughters.

Will Krefta

Supply and Support Specialist

Will recently joined the AGC Education team.

Dan Jones

Training & Support Specialist

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At AGC, Dan enjoys answering questions and troubleshooting with schools. Prior to AGC, Dan spent 20+ years in the printing and marketing field, working with wide-format printers and copiers. Outside of AGC, Dan is an avid bowler who participates in tournaments & leagues. Dan loves going to country & rock concerts, watching the Steelers, and enjoying time with my family.

Rich Henry

Shipping & Receiving

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Rich joined the AGC team in 2022 and is responsible for managing all shipments and receiving all products, materials, and supplies. He also maintains and keeps our warehouse clean and organized. He collaborates with our officer manager and sales representatives to ensure your order is fulfilled correctly and efficiently.

Prior to AGC, Rich worked at various jobs. He had warehouse/shipping experience after spending a year at UPS, but he most recently was a supervisor/manager at Mr. Magic Car Wash.

Outside of AGC, Rich enjoys exercising, gardening, anything outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Our Promise

Flawless execution, lifetime support, and game-changing solutions that simplify program implementation and maximize your results.
Plus, unlike others, we will never sell you old, out-of-date, or refurbished equipment. We will protect your investment for years to come.

Understand one thing …

We want partners for life, not customers for a day.