Jason Botko was born and raised in Clinton, Massachusetts. In 1993, he made a life altering decision and joined the United States Naval Submarine Force as a Radioman/ET. After completing boot camp in Illinois, he was assigned to the USS Billfish SSN 676 fast attack submarine stationed in Connecticut; it was there that he attended numerous electronics trainings. In 1995, he earned his "Dolphins,” which is the insignia submariners wear when they officially pass all the required training to be called a submariner. To this day this is one of his most prized achievements!
Although he loved the Navy, something just wasn’t right for him. He decided in 1997 not to re-enlist and accepted a job with Varian Ion Implant Systems in Gloucester, Massachusetts where he worked in a clean room testing and building systems that manufactured semi-conductor chips. During this time frame, Jason decided to visit an old Navy friend who lived in South Carolina. He fell in love with the Carolinas and found work as an engineer for a technologies company.
It was here that his life changed forever. He had a vendor in Ohio, Jeanette Jackna, owner of A+ Medical Company, Inc., with whom he became friends. Two years later, Jeanette asked Jason to leave REMI and come to work for her company. "I am not sure why to this day I took a gamble on a small, little known business: A+ Medical Company, Inc." said Botko. Now, however, he is certainly glad that he did.
Jeanette and Jason married in 2005. Together they have grown that little unknown company, started from a duplex kitchen table in Ohio, into one of the most reputable and trusted companies in the used medical industry. They now have a 33,500 Square Foot warehouse in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and hope to expand that to a 70,000 SQF warehouse by 2017.
Outside of work, Jason is very active in the children's and youth ministry at Fort Mill Church of God. He loves spending time with his family, serving at church, golfing and traveling.