A Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE), Gentsch previously served as IT systems engineer for Linden Industries.
A strong believer in community outreach, Gentsch was instrumental in implementing a fiber optics system for the community of Tuscarawas and sits on the board of the Information Technology Alliance of Appalachian Ohio (ITAAO). He also served as flight engineer in the United States Air Force where he worked as part of the strategic crew for the flight test operations of the 4950th Test Wing. During this time he was also involved in the Airborne Laser Lab (ALL), and Space Shuttle STS-1 flight launch and recovery mission.
"What I’ve learned from every project in IT at Lauren, is they’re never done. While everybody who asks for the projects in the first place think they’re done, we’re always thinking about the next generation."