About Us


Randy Dawson-

Randy has been involved in the fitness industry for almost 40 years.  He began his career working with some of the most recognizable names in fitness like Gold’s Gym and World Gym. He has consulted with countless college and university customers including University of Missouri, Southern Illinois University and Washington University to name a few.

He and his longtime partner Jim Vigiano founded Orthotech in the early 1990’s with the goal of becoming the premier distribution company for brands like Star Trac, Nautilus and Hammer Strength in the Midwest.

When the opportunity arose to enter the growing free weight and functional training market Randy spearheaded the launch of the Intek brand and grew the business into one of the most recognizable names in the industry.

Randy is passionate about fitness and relationships and continues to consult with people across the United States about design, equipment selection and training.


Tom Johnston-
Key Account Sales

Tom is a lifelong professional student.  While producing elite sales numbers for Orthotech he’s continued to learn new skill sets.  Tom has self-taught himself AutoCAD, Power Point, Photoshop, and received a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Central Michigan University. He then became CSCS certified, the gold standard of certification in the fitness industry.  Tom joined Orthotech in 1998. 

From day one, Tom’s focus has been to serve customers.  That focus has afforded him the opportunity to nurture long lasting and genuine relationships in the industry while being considered a resource rather than a salesperson. 

Keith Santens-
Orthotech Account Sales

Keith has spent countless hours in the gym in both a professional capacity and working on personal self-improvement.  Five years working with Club Fitness of St. Louis in various roles enabled Keith to see the entire fitness business from all angles. 

Now, after 14 years with Orthotech, he has become an expert regarding programming and equipment selection for all kinds of fitness amenities.  Keith’s commitment to the fitness lifestyle helps him provide the right solutions to outfit any fitness center, improve member experiences and increase profits.


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TO: Randy Dawson, President, Orthotech Sports Medicine Equipment

Re: Congratulations From The American Inhouse Design Awards

“I want to call attention to MIZZOUREC and its award winning performance in our annual American Inhouse Design Awards.  From nearly 6,000 entries, only a few hundred design and communication projects were selected as winners including the graphic look for the MIZZOURED FITNESS SHOWCASE in which your equipment was displayed.  The performance by MizzouRec’s art and design team was, in a nutshell, exceptional.