For utilities, storms come in two’s. The first is the adverse weather that knocks fuses, lines, and transformers offline and forces utilities to scramble their workforces to fix them. The second is the whirlwind of calls utilities get when their customers want to know why the power is out and when they can expect it back on.
Timely repairs and crystal clear communication with customers is of the utmost importance for utilities that want to weather these storms. With an array of cutting-edge, mobile-ready solutions, such as GIS, OMS and IVR systems, dataVoice International’s integrated utility management systems make it easy to quickly and easily predict and manage outages while reliably communicating with customers and linemen alike.
Roy Rooker (President/Founder) – For 27 years, Roy has served as President and CEO of dataVoice International. Holding a BBA in Accounting, Roy also spent 5 years as a Public Accountant with a CPA firm, and 15 years of Financial/Operational/Venture capital management. With 15 years of experience in developing and writing IVR software for domestic and international markets, and 20 years developing and writing software for the utility industry, Roy is extremely well versed in the requirements of the utility industry.
Denna Sandoval (Vice President) – Denna has been with the dataVoice team for over 23 years. She began working as a Service Representative then moved to our project management team, then transferred into Sales. She has extensive knowledge of the utility industry and understands the needs that face the utility market. She holds a BBA in Strategic Management with a minor in Computer Science and Marketing.
Michael Keilhofer (Vice President of Software Development) – A seasoned veteran of the Telecom and Utility industries, Michael has more than 50 years of business and technical experience. He has more than 36 years of total software development and team management experience, with 24 years in IVR software and 15 years in VoIP software.
Ronald T. Bentley, PhD, (Chief Operating Officer) – Ron has twenty years of experience in electrical engineering, twelve years involved directly in the engineering, management, and business side of electric utilities. Ron currently focuses much of his technical work on Geographic Information Systems when not attending to duties as Chief Operating Officer for dataVoice International. Prior service includes tenure as a delegate on the Wholesale Market Subcommittee of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as Texas transitioned to a deregulated electric market.
Ron Aiken (Director of Sales) – Ron brings more than 35 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development to dataVoice. After finishing a degree at the University of West Georgia and doing a tour with the U.S. Army, Ron began his professional career with General Motors initially working in Germany. Ron’s interest in international business lead him into export sales where he worked for Medeco Security Locks traveling 28 countries for seven years setting up distribution and sales channels. Ron also brings 20+ years of utility software sales experience having held sales executive positions with SEDC, SunGard and ATS. Ron brought his entrepreneur and business development skills to dataVoice in 2014 where he continues to focus on sales growth to electric cooperative and municipal businesses.
Kelli Froman (Director of Software Support) – Kelli Froman is the director of software support at dataVoice International. Prior to joining the organization in 2011, Froman worked for 17 years as an applications engineer at Texas Instruments. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.