Sonny Loreto - President and Principal, Utility Telecom. Sonny received his BS Electronics & Communications Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. Sonny has over 32 years of telecom system design and operation experience with analog/digital fiber optics and microwave systems, multiplex systems, system protection, private telephone systems, telemetry, and mobile radio. Sonny brings extensive management and engineering experience in the utility and telecommunications environment to the Utility Telecom team.
Prior to joining Utility Telecom he held progressive engineering and management positions at Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Raychem Corp., and Nevada Power Company. He has a well-rounded combination of system and network design, field operations, and management experience including contract negotiations (PCS relocation and EF&I contracts), budget management, regulatory compliance, and standards/policy & procedure development.
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George R. Stoll - Vice-President and co-founder of the business, BS Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, MS Telecommunications, University of Denver, Public Utilities Executive Program, University of Idaho. Mr. Stoll has more than 34 years of telecommunications engineering and management experience in the gas and electric utility business. Recent Utility Telecom projects include strategic plans for utility companies, radio and microwave system design, requirements analysis, specification and bid preparation, FCC licensing and project management. He annually speaks at vendor, educational and user group conferences on planning, voice, FCC radio, microwave and MAS licensing and data technology applications in the utility environment.
Prior to founding Utility Telecom, he held various engineering and management positions at Public Service Company of Colorado (now Excel Energy). He was Manager of Information Network Services Division and the Telecommunications Divisions where he was involved in managing telecom and network applications for the parent company, subsidiaries and their fiber, satellite and paging business activities.
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Bret Johnson - Senior Consultant, BS Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado. Bret has more than 22 years of telecom and utility engineering experience. His specialties include a variety of telecom transmission system applications including fiber optic broad band systems, SONET, frame relay, ATM, IP and TDM systems. He is an expert in all aspects of circuit interfaces, DACs and digital multiplexing. He also has significant experience with the switched voice network, SS-7 network and has designed, written and worked with a wide variety of network control and tracking software.
Prior to joining Utility Telecom Bret worked in the gas and electric utility environment for Public Service Company of Colorado and for AT&T Broadband. In these capacities he designed radio, microwave and fiber transmission systems.
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Marcus Kohler - Senior Consultant, BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University. Mr. Kohler has more than 18 years of telecommunications and electric utility operations experience. He has been responsible for the planning, budgeting, engineering and implementation of communications systems supporting generation, transmission, and distribution systems of electric utilities.
Prior to joining Utility Telecom, he supervised Union International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) employees for all activities related to the operations of transmission and distribution substations as a Substation Operations Manager for PacifiCorp.
Recent Utility Telecom work includes design and implementation of upgrading an analog mobile two-way radio system to digital trunked radio technology, supporting client’s transition from Time Division Multiplexing backhaul and endpoint equipment to Ethernet, RF propagation studies, and communications site design. Mr. Kohler is also responsible for FCC licensing and license database monitoring tasks for Utility Telecom’s clients.
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Dave LeBlanc - Senior Consultant, BS Electronic Engineering, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Mr. LeBlanc has more than 27 years of telecommunications engineering and management experience in the gas, electric, and water utility business. He has been responsible for the planning and engineering of complete telecommunications system for fossil fuel and hydro electric power plants, substations, gas compressor stations, service centers, and customer service offices. This includes the planning and engineering of digital and analog microwave, high-speed fiber optic, telephone, SCADA, wireless mobile radio, power line carrier, and WAN systems.
Prior to joining Utility Telecom he held engineering and management positions at Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Nevada Power, Sierra Pacific Power and Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
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Lou Conover - Senior Consultant. Mr. Conover has more than 30 years of telecommunications engineering and installation experience in the electric utility business. He has been responsible for the planning and engineering of complete telecommunications systems for substations, operations centers and service center offices. This includes the planning and engineering of digital and analog microwave, high-speed fiber optic, EMS/SCADA & NOC/Dispatch center, wireless mobile radio, power line carrier, and WAN systems.
Prior to joining Utility Telecom he held engineering and installation positions at Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.
Recent Utility Telecom work includes a Technology Migration Study for moving a client TDM communications system to a packet based system.
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Ed Lochrie - Senior Consultant, BS Electrical Engineering-CalPoly,California. Ed had more than 22 years of telecom experience with Tri-State Generation andTransmission Association. Before working at Tri-State he was the ChiefCommunications Engineer for the State ofAlaska and principle engineer for the design and implementation of their state wide radio and dispatch network. Mr. Lochrie also served as the AlaskaAPCOFrequencyCoordinator for seven years. He is an expert in two-way radio systems design, spectrum issues, interference analysis and frequency coordination. For many years he served as the UTC Region 8 Power Radio Service frequency coordinator.
Recent Utility Telecom work includes specialized spectrum coordination and design projects, field analysis, resolution of interference problems, mobile radio system design, FCC and FAA licensing, microwave path analysis and propagation studies.
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Danny Sudduth - Field Engineer - Dan has more than 25 years of technical experience with military, public safety and utility company communication systems. His hands-on experience includes analog and digital microwave, power line carrier, two-way radio, PBX systems, analog and digital SCADA/telemetry and fiber optic transmission, multiplex and outside plant engineering.
Prior to joining Utility Telecom he held technical positions with Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Denver Police Department and Platte River Power Authority. He was Project Manager for several SONET microwave and fiber optic transmission system projects.
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