Leadership

 

President

Rob Griffith

Rob 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. Direct of Program Management

Danette Sampson

Danette joined Track in 2019 as Sr. Director of Program Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from Washburn University, Topeka Kansas. She has 22 years in the telecommunications field, with primary focus on Project Management and most recently Contract Administration, Joint Use and Right of Way. She has in-depth experience in negotiations, and contract modeling and has experience managing large team budgets.

 

Sr. Director of Business Transformation

Bobbi Hjort 

Bobbi 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

Brad 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.

General Manager of Engineering

Sam Farhat

Sam 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

Kimberly 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.

 

 

Manager of Safety Quality and Training (SQT)

Nate Svetich

Nate 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.

He 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.

Director of Human Resources

Debra Henning, SHRM-SCP

Debra joined the Track Utilities team in 2020 as Director of Human Resources. She brings a wealth of experience across a diverse range of industries that include; commuter rail manufacture, pharmaceutical education and marketing, paper manufacture, and parking and transportation.

Working directly with and for senior leadership teams, Debra has designed and implemented recruiting/hiring/onboarding strategies, leadership training and development programs, employee benefit programs, led HRIS system evaluations and companywide implementations and has been the senior human resources member of merger and acquisitions teams..

Debra is passionate about employee development, mentoring and culture. She champions opportunities to promote a fun, hardworking, employee focused, gratitude driven company culture.

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