Leadership

Lance Chastain

Chairman & CEO

 

Lance Chastain is a Managing Principal of Revayah Capital. Lance has founded, advised, and led multiple businesses from concept to start up with two reaching double-digit multimillion-dollar global sales and aggregate revenues in excess of $250mm.  His global C-level leadership and operating experience has been utilized across a range of business sectors and markets in startup, turnaround, operating, and high growth scenarios. He holds two patents for technology and industrial product design and has won numerous awards for product innovation, design, and performance. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Wichita State and holds a BBA with a minor in Management (Magna Cum Laude) from Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business.

Clif McElyea

Chief Financial Officer

 

Clif McElyea joined Trans-Tel since 2008 and became CFO in 2013. He has broad experience in all aspects of accounting, financial management, taxation, and strategic planning. From 1995 to 2008, Clif held various positions of increasing responsibility in both public accounting and private companies. He holds a BS in Accounting from University of Central Oklahoma and a Certification in Government Contracting from George Mason University.

Mark Sorrells

Director of Operations

 

Mark Sorrells has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications field. He has been with Trans-Tel a total of 19 years and manages all the Company’s field employees and subcontractors for all DOD, government, and commercial projects. He holds an extensive list of certifications: ITIL, BICSI, Leviton, Panduit and OSHA 40 along with the highest level of operational expertise, knowledge, and experience in the field. Under Mark’s operational leadership, the company has built a reputation for high quality, on-time, on-budget contract performance in highly sensitive and secure CONUS and OCONUS environments – military bases, Federal and State Government campuses, hospital complexes, refineries, chemical plants, and educational campuses.

Brad Fischer

Director of Engineering

 

Brad Fischer RCDD, has been with Trans-Tel for over 20 years and has extensive experience in engineering, furnishing, installing and testing communications systems. Brad specializes in the design and installation of various Inside Plant and Outside Plant Distribution Systems including fiber optic and copper cabling systems and manhole and duct systems. He is certified in all the required disciplines to work on DOD Contracts.

Bobby Purvis

Safety Manager

 

Bobby Purvis Joined the Trans-Tel management team and brings over 30 years of Safety and Project Management experience with him. Bobby has been instrumental in the establishment of Safety programs worldwide in both the Government and Civilian sectors. Bobby has an extensive background in the Aerospace- Oil and Gas –General Industry and Energy Fields. Bobby holds a very broad array of OSHA certifications as well as being a Certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor for the United States Naval and Air Force Pilot Candidate programs. Some of Bobby’s past Employers are NASA-Boeing-Nestle and The National Safety Council. Bobby holds a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Emery Riddle and also holds a PMP certification.

Danny McConnell

Business Development

 

Danny has been with Trans-Tel a total of 15 years. He started as a laborer and as a result of his work ethic, productivity, leadership, and detailed understanding of the critical factors for operational success, rose through the ranks to hold positions of Site Manager, Project Manager, Regional Operations Manager, Engineering, and Program Manager. He has extensive knowledge in telecommunications design, engineering, and deployment for the Federal, State, Municipal, and Commercial markets in which Trans-Tel operates. His experience, expertise, and detailed understanding of the business, provides Danny a unique and compelling ability to successfully and efficiently work with customers to achieve their objectives on projects of virtually any size or scope.

John Brothers

Director of Engineering & Estimating - Security

 

John Brothers has over 35 years of professional experience in the Telecommunications and Physical Security industries.  He has performed in leadership roles for Harris Corporation, Alcatel USA, Cisco and General Dynamics as well as large Security Integration projects for Chevron Texaco, Tyson Foods and Carnival Cruise Lines.  John has extensive experience in engineering, program & project management and field operations.  He holds certifications with Infragard (FBI), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and is a licensed Security Manager in the State of Oklahoma.

John Dunlap

Director of Operations - Security

 

John Dunlap has 25 years of experience in the physical security industry. He has worked for high profile integrators, including General Dynamics, and has managed those Company’s field employees and subcontractors for countless commercial projects. He holds several manufacturer certifications along with the highest level of operational expertise, knowledge, and experience in the security field.  Under his leadership, the companies he has worked for have built a reputation for high quality, on-time, on-budget contract performance in highly sensitive and secure environments – Military Bases, Government facilities, Hospital facilities, Oil & Gas Refineries and School campuses.

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Leadership

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 All rights reserved