Leadership

 

President

Rob Griffith

Mr. Griffith joined Track in 2019 as the President. He has worked in the communications Industry for over 19 years including managing large teams responsible for installation and maintenance, central office, planning, engineering and construction. In addition, he was responsible for significant capital and expense budgets including major fiber deployment expansion projects over multiple states. Prior to this he owned and ran a small business which designed and managed networks for small business customers. He also served in the military for 12 years.

 

Sr. Director of Business Transformation

Bobbi Hjort 

Ms. Hjort joined Track in 2019 as the Sr. Director of Business Transformation. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and an MBA from City University. She has over 41 years of experience in the communications field, most recently for Network Engineering and Construction. She has extensive experience managing budget initiatives, process improvement, training, data analytics and leading an Operations support team.

 

Vice President of Operations

Brad Fairchild

Mr. Fairchild joined Track in 2019 as the Vice President of Operations. He has worked in the communications field for 19 years and has managed large capital and expense budgets as well as significant fiber deployment projects across several states. He has in-depth experience in engineering, loop electronics, construction and splicing. He also served in the military for 4 years.

 

Business Development Manager

John Hilton

Mr. Hilton joined Track in 2002 as the Company's 3rd employee and has over 20 years of electric utility construction experience. He has extensive work experience especially as it relates to all aspects of electric power, joint utility trench and boring operations. This experience allows him to develop business solutions including responding to new business inquires, maintaining current business relationships, and developing new sales in new sales territories. He maintains the primary strategic relationship with Idaho Power.

 

General Manager of Engineering

Sam Farhat

Mr. Farhat joined Track in 2019 with 26 years of experience in the Telecom and Power Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. After college, he spent time in Power as a junior transmission/distribution engineer in the Midwest; followed by 24 years in Telecom in leadership positions managing & directing multiple states and functions including Engineering, Planning, Construction and Installation & Maintenance. He has extensive background managing capital and expense budgets, large scale initiatives, building relationships and partnerships, and delivering quality service on time to all customers.

 

Controller

Kimberly Erickson

Ms. Erickson joined Track in 2019 as the Controller and brings over 7 years of Controller experience over a variety of systems and industries. Overall, she has over 18 years of financial experience at various companies including project managing three (3) different ERP system conversions. She has prepared and managed all aspect of Budgeting, Forecasting, Financial Reporting, General Ledger, Asset Management and Inventory, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Payroll, Sox Controls and Compliance Reporting. She possesses a wide range of industry experience in manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, grocery retail, public utilities and non-profit companies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

 

Human Resources Manager

Lisa Friedman

Ms. Friedman joined Track in 2018 and brings over 25 years of Human Resources experience with 15 years of Management experience. She started her career with Convergys call center in Arizona and has worked in various fields such as Manufacturing, multiple start-ups and international transportation and logistics.

Ms. Friedman graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. degree.

 

Manager of Safety Quality and Training (SQT)

Nate Svetich

Mr. Svetich joined Track in 2017. Prior to joining Track, he logged 13 years of experience in Risk Management and Claims Management for the public sector. He has overseen a variety of property and liability claims including wrongful death, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, and law enforcement excessive force.

Nate holds his Associates in Claims designation as well as his Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Technology and Associate of Applied Science in On-Site Power Generation Technology. As a member of The Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN), he also holds a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) designation.

 

Fleet Manager

Joe Barbera

Joe joined Track in July 2017. He Graduated from Boise State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He worked in the service department in PowerSports dealerships for 5 years at Carl's Cycle Sales and Moto Tech. From there, He worked for Field-Logic as a regional rep analyzing and reviewing risk with automotive and PowerSports dealership for almost 4 years. Before coming to Track Utilities, he worked for BMC West as their Division Fleet & Logistics Manager covering the Western United States Division for almost 3 years.

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