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Adriana Cruz

Operations Manager


Adriana was born and raised in Mexico, but has been living in USA for almost 26 years.
She is also a recent graduate from LaGuardia Community College and in her spare time she is attending Queens College with the aim of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Adriana has extensive experience in the customer service industry, and this experience will help Metropolis with her insight towards helping customers.


Dimitri Gufield
International Sales Manager.

Dimitri Gufield, is the new International Sales Manager at Metropolis. With his experience Dimitri brings a fresh perspective and unique business approach to Metropolis.
He was born in the former USSR, in Lvov, Ukraine. He emigrated with his family and was raised in Haifa, Israel.
There, he served in IDF and later attended Haifa University, majoring in Economics & Statistics Faculty.
Dimitri then emigrated to the United States in the early eighties. Since then he ran several successful businesses in the United States and Europe before joining Metropolis.
He is a proud father of three daughters and avid NY Rangers fan!
Dimitri loves life, an easy going person and a professional in his field. Today he likes the simple country life and lives in Orangetown, NY .

Harry Pesante

Service Technician
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Harry Pesante is a new team member at Metropolis. Harry hails from Puerto Rico. It is on the Island of Puerto Rico and all over the Caribbean that Harry sharpened his skills with over 7 years of experience in the repair of X-ray and Imaging systems.
Harry’s career starts when he was very young, when he was separating parts of all the electronics he found at his home.
Years later he started professionally at Medintek Corp. Here, he worked on X-ray, MRI and CT Systems. Later, he moved to Philips Healthcare and honed his skills further.
There he worked on X-ray, MRI, CT, C-arm and Special Procedures systems as well as some non-imaging modalities.
With Metropolis, Harry is taking a further step in his career, helping our customers be up and running and focusing on patient care.
-Instead of worrying about their respective systems.
Harry in his early 30’s and is a devoted father. He is very responsible and is focused in his job. Though he misses his native Puerto Rico, especially the weather. But he loves New York, and all that this big city has to offer.

Katherinne Jurado

Latin American Sales Director
Katherine has been part of Metropolis for 8 years. Throughout her career as a Director of Latin America Latin Sales, her knowledge and experience in working with various systems, has given her the benefit of being able to offer stability to her customers in looking for the right equipment. She has been a consistent voice in medical sales in the industry itself, while others in her position in other companies have simply come and gone.
Born and raised in Colombia, she came to the United States almost 20 years ago and has not looked back since. She has constantly focused on customer relationships and helping them procure the right systems. She handles all aspects of a project, from the sale, to crating, shipping and logistics.
-“This is more than just selling a piece of equipment to some customer locally or overseas, because these systems help save lives and are an important facet of life overseas, and it is very important to know the impact we have, in the healthcare sector, and all over the world.” Says Katherine of her work with Metropolis.

Leon A. Gugel

Owner, President

With over twenty years of sales and marketing experience, as well as more than a decade in the medical field, the name Leon Gugel has become synonymous with honesty, integrity and outstanding service.
Leon Gugel has been in the pre-owned diagnostic imaging field for over 15 years. In this time he has brought a new level of competence and performance in locating, procuring and delivering quality pre-owned diagnostic imaging equipment to brokers, dealers and end users alike. He has built personal relationships with many people around the country and the world, and that is why customers come back to him and Metropolis on a constantly repeating basis.

Ashley Velez


Office Manager

Ashley Velez was born and raised in the Bronx. –A Bona fide New Yorker! Ashley graduated school at the top 10% of her class.
She is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Film at Hunter College. She aspires to one day be a film director and screenwriter.
She comes from a family with a long history of film and music making.
At Metropolis, she handles all calls and communications with customers and helps the sales staff with contracts and invoices.
Ashley also has several years’ experience in customer service, which aids her in the role as our receptionist.
As well as helping the service department in ordering needed parts.
After work, she loves to watch movies, her favorite genres are horror, fantasy, and comedies.

Alexandru Belii

Service Technician


Alexandru Belii is a new member of the Metropolis team. He comes with a depth of knowledge and real world experience in working with electronics and mechanical systems.
He received his Master’s Degree from Chisinau Polytechnic University in Moldova.
He studied design and integration of electronics and microcircuits. He worked for over 30 at the Mezon Plant in the former USSR in electronics and worked on micro-electronics used on subsystems in the former Soviet Space Program.
He arrived in the United States in 2005. Upon his arrival, he studied and participated in the design and production of OLED glass products for modern uses.

He is a father of a son and a daughter and a proud grandfather of a grandson. Alexandru loves to travel around America and relaxes by the water in his spare time.

Gabe Freydson

Acquisitions Director


Gabe Freydson is the Acquisitions Director at Metropolis International. Gabe's primary responsibilities include negotiating, seeking out and organizing purchases of various imaging modalities. He originally started in the medical field as a Field Service Engineer providing installs, repairs and preventative maintenance to many healthcare & academic institutions throughout the tristate area. Now his responsibilities are aligned with his true passion, in customer relations and strategic implementations.

He relishes the opportunity in providing a seamless, simple and cost effective way in helping his clients in getting rid of their unused imaging systems.

Born and raised in Queens, NY, Gabe graduated from Queens College with a BA degree in Political Science and minor in Philosophy. He also has an electronics degree from Bramsonort. In his spare time Gabe enjoys trying new foods and playing guitar.