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 Design Officer
As Chief Design Officer, 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.
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.
National Sales Director
As National Sales Director, Mark specializes in working with police agencies to solve community relations and transparency issues through the development and implementation of body cameras and in-car camera systems.
Mark is a life-long police officer and brings over 30 years of law enforcement experience to Utility. He began his law enforcement career with the Houston Police Department in 1982 and retired from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in 2016. Mark has been involved in virtually every aspect of law enforcement including patrol, investigations, and administration.
His administrative experience includes a heavy emphasis on policy writing, accreditation, crime analysis and IT acquisition projects. These projects include Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS), Automated Mugshot Systems, Crime Analysis Systems, and CAD/RMS systems. Most recently, Mark served as the executive officer to the Deputy Chief of Operations and was the body camera project manager for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Director of LE Relations
Chief Jason Dombkowski retired in January 2019 after 25 years of service with the West Lafayette (IN) Police Department. He served as the city’s Chief of Police from 2008 –
2019. He is currently the Director of Law Enforcement Relations for BodyWorn by
Chief Dombkowski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Indiana
University and a Master of Science degree in Technology from Purdue University. He is
a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico and Northwestern University’s
School of Police Staff and Command.
Under Jason’s leadership, the WLPD was the first law enforcement agency to deploy
police body-worn cameras in Indiana beginning in 2012. He is a U.S. Dept. of Justice
Body-Worn Camera Subject Matter Expert.
Jason is the Immediate Past President of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police.
Representing the IACP, he worked with state legislators to enact law establishing state
standards for retention, redaction and public release of law enforcement body-worn
camera and in-car camera video.