The Avocet Team

Avocet Sales and Marketing was started in Northern California in 1989 by partners J. Dmitry Makowsky and Malcolm Plant to provide professional sourcing of mechanical and electro-mechanical engineered component parts and automation solutions for companies in Northern California and Northwestern Nevada.

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Malcolm plant - Avocet Partner

Over 25 years of Professional Selling Experience and 5 years of Professional Mechanical Engineering Experience. Plant holds a BSME and MBA from U.C. Berkeley.

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Zachary J. Makowsky - Outside Sales

7 years of Professional Selling and Project Management Experience. Makowsky holds a BS Degree from the University of Colorado


Jeff Briggs - Outside Sales

Over 15 years of Technical Sales, Project Management, Software Automation and Workflow Customization. Briggs currently serves as Chair Elect for the SME Sacramento Valley Chapter. He holds an MBA from the University of Redlands as well as a BA in Spanish, a BA in International Studies and a Minor in Anthropology from CSU, Chico.


Hayden Plant - Outside Sales

3 years of professional sales experience. Plant holds a BA degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


Anthony Esposo - Office Manager

Anthony has spent over 4 years working with the Avocet team. He holds an MSN degree from Samuel Merritt University as well as a BS in Biological Sciences from UC Davis.