Chief Executive Officer
Ted Davis is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Utility and co-founded the company in 2000. Davis has a lengthy career in software and hardware technology development, and was previously the Chief Technology Officer for PAD Systems, Utility’s predecessor company. At PAD Systems, Davis led the design and implementation of the PADWorks product line at Consumers Energy and Allegheny Power.
At Utility, he leads the design and development of the AVaiL Web software as a service product lines for the utility and first responder markets, the design and manufacturing of The Rocket family of vehicle communications hardware and overall business operations. Davis spent seven years in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain and T-38 instructor pilot, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Co-Founder and Vice President
Robert McKeeman brings more than 30 years of financial, government, and utility software development, project management, and cybersecurity experience to Utility.
McKeeman co-founded Utility in 2000 after serving in Andersen Consulting’s utility and financial services practices, CIO of Equitable Agri-Business (a $2 billion asset agricultural mortgage service provider), and as a partner in Cumberland Consulting Group. He also was a Research Fellow and faculty member in the Information Systems Research Center at the University of North Texas. He has been certified as a Software Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with ISC2, and a PMP with the Project Management Institute.
IT, Cybersecurity and Project Management consulting clients include Alabama Power, Atlanta Gas Light, Bank of America, Consumers Energy, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. For two years he served as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) loaned executive for Project Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Cybersecurity for the Office of the CIO at the US Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington DC while he was on the faculty of the University of North Texas. McKeeman holds a BS - Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Havice was appointed CFO in June 2017. As CFO, she works closely with the other members of the executive team to support the company's strategic direction. Mrs. Havice has direct responsibility for Finance, Acquisitions, Tax, Financial Services, Risk Management and Human Resources. Mrs. Havice joined Utility in 2015 as the Controller. Previously, she worked at a homeowners association and property management company as the Vice President of Accounting and Administration.
A native of Florida, Amanda graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and from the University of North Florida with a Master of Accountancy. She is also a certified public accountant. Mrs. Havice lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Karl. When not working, Amanda enjoys hiking with Karl and traveling with Matt.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Simon Araya brings over 18 years of mobile technology experience to Utility. Simon oversees the design and development of embedded, mobile and enterprise software products, cloud infrastructure as well as technical support services. Simon also constantly interfaces with clients and prospects to better recognize needs and opportunities. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and has been with Utility since the beginning.
Chief Operations Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Anthony Baldoni oversees the implementation of hardware and software platforms for both new and existing customers. Baldoni has been with Utility since 2003 in various customer-facing roles including sales, support, project deployment and service support. He has over 22 years of experience in customer service operations. Over the past 10 years, Baldoni has focused on the mobile computing and communications needs of the first responder and utility industries. Baldoni served in the U.S. Army in the U.S. and South Korea, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chris Lindenau is a native of Columbia, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his six years on active duty as a Navy Diver, Search and Rescue Swimmer, and as a Supply Officer, he deployed to the Middle East to assist the U.S. effort during Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. After the military, Lindenau worked in the IT Industry as both an Integrator and Manufacturer – and in his previous role as the Director of Global Sales and Marketing for Moog Sensor and Surveillance Systems, a division of the company’s Space and Defense Group.
Chris Lindenau is the Chief Revenue Officer for Utility Inc., headquartered in Decatur, Georgia. Utility Inc. is a manufacturer of hardware and software solutions for mobile connectivity and body worn camera systems for first responders. An active member of ASIS, he is currently on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of ASIS International, and has fifteen years of experience working with domestic and foreign security issues.
VP of Technology
As VP of Technology for Utility, Eric Bedell focuses on designing and implementing hardware and software solutions, concentrating on GUI and Windows-specific applications. Bedell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and has been with Utility since its inception.
VP of Engineering
As VP of Engineering for Utility, Jon McChristian has over 25 years of product development of mobile devices. Jon is responsible for hardware designs from concept to manufacturing. McChristian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from John Brown University.