About Us

Joel Snell, Founder of Advanced Safe & Lock

Joel Snell, Founder of Advanced Safe & Lock, Joel has more than 25 years’ experience in the locksmith trade. He is considered a master locksmith with extensive skills and experience in antique, unique and unusual keys and locks. Joel retired in 2019.

John Mallette, Vice President of Operations

John Mallette, President, has nearly 30 years’ experience as a master locksmith. He has numerous industry certifications and specialized training in products such as Medeco lock and key systems. His vast experience gives him the ability to find parts and materials that are rare and difficult to locate.

John a member of N.S.O. (National Safeman’s Organization).

John Mastrella, Director of Operations and Communications

John Mastrella, Vice President, has more than 30 years’ experience as a locksmith with training from various locksmith schools. He is expanding his professional experience by taking on  financial responsibilities at ASL.

David Black of Advanced Safe and Lock

David Blake, a 3rd generation locksmith with over 20 years of experience. Dave has extensive knowledge in most aspects of the business.  Dave has great experience with antique locks and their keys. He has become a great asset to Advanced Safe and Lock, both in the shop and on the road.

Jerry Harrison of Advanced Safe and Lock

Jerry Harrison II, Our locksmith in training, Jerry’s previous experience includes management, training and tech support. He is enjoying his position at the front counter. With his experience, he can take a “hands-on” approach to troubleshoot and repair hardware issues.