Satellites Unlimited is proud to welcome Sara Litwin as Human Resources Manager. Sara will be responsible for recommending corporate policies related to employee relations, safety, employee services, and performance management across SUI. Sara will also manage the maintenance of employee records to ensure compliance with an emphasis on new hire documentation. Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia State University and earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Human Resource Development from Florida State University. Read more from the Birmingham Business Journal here.
Josh Meeks joins SUI as Vice President of Finance. In this position, Josh will be responsible for the accounting operations of SUI, including the production of financial reports and maintaining records, controls, and budgets to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy of reports, and ensure compliance with financial standards. Josh earned his BS in Accounting and his MBA from Auburn University. Read more from the Birmingham Business Journal here.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Todd McClinton to Manager of Technician Development of SUI. In this role, Todd will be leading a team responsible for all facets of SUI technician training. This includes our new technician development and ongoing field training for incumbent technicians. Over the last seven years, Todd has been a role model for both SUI values and delivering results.
Todd joined SUI in 2009 and was promoted to Field Service Manager of our Birmingham Office prior to serving as a Corporate Trainer for SUI’s Northeastern and Southeastern Regions. As a Corporate Trainer, Todd oversaw the development of SUI’s Calibrated Trainers and the field training process. Most recently, Todd oversaw the successful implementation of field training for DISH’s new Smart Phone Repair services.
Todd holds a Bachelors in Business Marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is excited to now be involved with both classroom and field training for new Technicians. Todd believes the first impression is the most important, and he hopes to leave positive impressions upon all of SUI’s new trainees as they enter the Corporate Training Center. Congratulations, Todd! We’re proud to have you on the team.
We are pleased to announce the promotions of three of our team members, Grant Hobin, Jamie Milton, and Keith Wickham, to the role of General Manager. As General Managers, they are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of their respective offices, including leading workplace safety, branch office profit and loss statement ownership, technician and staff development, inventory, and route management.
Grant Hobin has been promoted to the role of Birmingham General Manager. Grant has been with SUI for over 11 years and has held a number of roles including Technician, Calibrated Trainer, and Corporate Training Instructor. Grant looks forward to working with the winning team at the Birmingham Office. He has been developing team members for a number of years and hopes to use his skills to help all Birmingham team members become even more successful. Prior to joining SUI, Grant worked in residential construction in the Adirondack Mountains and in commercial construction across the Greater Birmingham area. Grant attended Colgate University and the State University of New York.
Jamie Milton has been promoted to the role of Crestview General Manager. As the new GM of the Crestview Office, Jamie is excited for the opportunity to play an even larger role within the organization. He looks forward to building up Crestview’s technicians and assisting them in achieving their goals and long-term success with SUI. Jamie joined the SUI family in 2010 as a technician and was quickly promoted to Field Service Manager. As FSM of the Crestview Office, Jamie was able to work with a team that won Office of the Year multiple times, and he frequently assisted other branch offices in need of support and training. Jamie now plans to lead his team to Office of the Year 2016. Prior to joining SUI, Jamie worked in retail management and in the construction industry as a Project Manager. Jamie attended the University of New Orleans and is a diehard LSU fan.
Keith Wickham has been promoted to the role of Huntsville General Manager. Keith has worked in the Telecommunications Industry for over 20 years and has spent the last 12 years as a part of the SUI family. During his 12 years with SUI, he has worked as a Technician, Field Service Manager, Office Manager, and Corporate Training Instructor. Keith is most excited for the challenge of taking the Huntsville team to the top of the pack and becoming the Lead Dog office at SUI, and he looks forward to working with Huntsville’s senior tech force and developing new up-and-coming Technicians.
Congratulations to these invaluable members of our “People Machine!” We look forward to many years of shared success.
At SUI, one of our core values states that “We are committed to our people machine.” One way we show that commitment is by investing in our employees’ success and rewarding excellent performance. Today we are happy to announce the promotions of two of our branch office General Managers to the roles of Regional Managers.
Greg Maddox has been promoted to the new role of Northeast Regional Manager of Satellites Unlimited. In his new role, Greg will support field operations across 4 SUI branch offices—Attalla, Auburn, Birmingham, and Huntsville. Greg joined the SUI family 16 years ago and has played a key role in SUI’s growth over the years. He holds a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification from the Association of Talent Development. Greg has taken on a number of roles throughout his longstanding career with SUI including Technician, Field Service Manager, Corporate Trainer, Manager of Technician Development, Safety Manager, and General Manager of the Huntsville branch office.
Greg is most excited about the opportunity to work with more offices and more technicians. He says that working at SUI has been a life-changing experience for him and his family, and he looks forward to helping others realize the same types of successes he has as a member of our team.
Alex Goebel has been promoted to the new role of Southeast Regional Manager. In this role, Alex will support field operations across 4 SUI branch offices—Crestview, Dothan, Mobile, and Montgomery. Alex joined SUI in 2015 as the General Manager of SUI’s Birmingham branch office and brought 12 years of field services industry experience to the role. Alex began his career in the industry as a Service Technician for an HVAC filtration company and was quickly promoted to Regional Manager covering parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia. He also worked multiple years as General Manager for Sears in-home services and was responsible for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa markets.
Alex graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelors in Business Management. He is confident in the General Managers of his region and knows they are strong operational leaders. He looks forward to assisting them in continuing to develop their teams to become even more effective contributors to SUI’s success.