One of the Most Experienced Teams in the Industry
After spending more than 20 years working for some of the best known structured cabling installation companies in the region, Mike Ragan founded GT Telecom. Leveraging his experience in project management and customer relationships, Mike got the business off to a strong and profitable start. He built his team around some of the industry’s most experienced and qualified field technicians-many of which had worked with Mike in the past.
Today, GT Telecom is a well known, rapidly growing company that specializes in structured cable design, installation and testing. Headquartered in Doylestown, PA, the company serves the entire Philadelphia metropolitan area including some of the area’s best known companies, education and healthcare institutions.
RCDD/NTS, President & CEO
Mike has over 20 years of experience in the structured cabling industry with a concentration in the area of project management. He has held various positions, of increasing responsibilities ranging from managing small jobs to managing complex multi-million dollar projects. As the Director of Sales Engineering for the region’s largest cable installation firm, Mike was the customer’s key link between sales, design and installation.
In 2003, Mike was presented with an opportunity to create and to run a new Telecom Division at an Electrical Contracting company. Mike assumed the position of Vice President of Operations. Under Michael’s leadership, the Telecom Division experienced significant revenue and profitability growth. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Michael was also responsible for sales, customer service, finance, forecasting, job costing, strategic and business planning and other administrative accountabilities within the Telecom Division. Mike used this experience as a “springboard” to start his own company — GT Telecom.
Mike received a B.S. degree from LaSalle University with a double major in Management and Finance.
Mike has also achieved the BICSI credentials – RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) as well as his NTS (Network Technology Systems Designer).
Executive Vice President
Mark has 25 years of management experience focusing on starting and successfully growing entrepreneurial ventures. He served as CFO and Vice President of Finance for several highly successful start-up companies where he dealt with financial, management and administrative issues related to rapidly growing companies.
Mark is a graduate of Penn State University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and sits on the Board of the Mainline Association for Continuing Education.
V.P., Business Development
Pat has over 11 years experience in the structured cabling industry with a concentration in the area of Business Development. In those years, he has also gained valuable project management training and experience that has allowed him to work directly with his clients from the first meeting and presentation to project completion. He has completed projects of varying size and scope and prides himself on always meeting the needs and expectations of his clients.
As V.P. for GT Telecom, he is consistently involved in networking amongst the various “layers” of the structured cabling industry in an effort to stay in tune with this ever-changing market and help in the growth of the company. His relationships within the business and construction community are, and have been, a critical element in his ability to gain new opportunities and increase company revenue.
Pat received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Neumann University.
Vice President of Security
Joseph Snell joins GT-Security as Vice President of Security, a new division of GT-Telecom. Joseph has excelled at every position in the security integration business from installer, technician, project management, account management, sales manager and regional support. Joseph has also worked as a national support representative for one of the world’s largest security manufacturers. He provided remote and onsite professional services for security integrators and end users. He brings 21 years of experience in the security and communication industry and is well versed in many of the top security products. He has successfully managed and executed multimillion dollar security projects while focusing on the customers’ needs and expectations. Joseph’s educational background consists of Electronic Engineering and many trade certifications. Joseph is committed to supporting a positive culture and experience for both the new security installation team and our new customers.
General Manager — National Division
Mike Yager has over 25 years experience in project management, technical support, implementation and management of advanced telecommunications systems, cabling infrastructure and telephony services. Mike’s career began at age 21 with the company recognized as the inventor of the modern day voice mail system, VMX. From there Mike worked his way through the telecommunications industry from senior technician to national account management working almost exclusively with fortune 500 corporations. Mike has directly handled all aspects of corporate business from hands-on installation to overall account management – giving him a unique and detailed understanding of corporate infrastructure.
For the past 15 years Mike has worked towards building an elite team of installers and suppliers stretching from coast to coast ensuring his customers receive the most experienced and reliable service available.
Jerry Vitale has over 30 years experience in both Structured Cabling and the Electrical industry. Jerry’s career began as a field technician where he began as a cable splicer and outside plant specialist. After almost 15 years in the telecommunications industry Jerry decided to put his field experience to use by becoming an estimator / project manager. His vast knowledge and versatility has enabled him to complete hundreds of successful projects, of various size and scope. Today Jerry services many Fortune 500 companies that rely on him for all their telecommunications needs.
Jerry has specialized in the design and installation of Indoor (DAS) Distributed Antenna Systems. Along with managing local projects – Jerry occasionally travels the country for GT Telecom managing and performing DAS installations.
Project Manager / Estimator
Jim Dors has over 16 years of experience in the Structured Cabling industry. Jim’s career began in the year 2000 as an Operations Manager for one of Philadelphia’s premier contractor’s. His roles included: project management, payroll, dispatch, scheduling, inventory control and procurement. Jim grew up in the business at this firm and soon became a seasoned PM with many Fortune 500 clients.
In 2010, Jim decided to leave the contractor world to go work on the supply side with Accutech Corporation. Jim held an Inside Sales position for three years and was very successful with triple digit sales growth. It wasn’t long before Jim was lured back to the installation business in 2013 by GT Telecom. Jim has been with GT Telecom since 2013 and is one of our key project managers / estimator’s. Jimmy currently serves as one of our in-house experts in the discipline of sound masking.
Project Manager / Estimator
Eric Fox has over 25 years experience in the Structured Cabling industry. Eric’s career began as a field technician where he installed some of the original proprietary cabling systems. (i.e. IBM Token Ring, 10Base2 – Thinnet etc.) After almost 8 years as an installer Eric decided to put his field experience to use by becoming an estimator / project manager. His vast knowledge and experience has enabled him to complete hundreds of successful projects, of various size and scope. Today Eric services many of GT’s clients that rely on him for all their telecommunications needs.
Eric has also specialized in the design and installation of Indoor (DAS) Distributed Antenna Systems, Sound Masking and Mass Notification Systems.
Eric received an Associate’s degree in Technology from RETS Education Center. He is also certified with Belden, Lencore, Panduit, Cambridge, Ortronics and many of the other structured cabling major manufacturer’s.
Project Manager – Security/Electrical
Tom McGowan joins GT-Security as a Security/Electrical Project Manager & Estimator. Tom has been in various sales and management roles throughout his 15 year career in the business. Tom is a skilled project manager with a broad range of business and management experience. His successes are a direct result of his abilities as a decisive problem solver, effective communicator, and team builder. He has completed numerous mission-critical security/electrical projects for some of the region’s most prominent companies. His experience in field operations, estimating, procurement and work force relations has made an immediate positive impact here at GT Security.
Toms educational background consists of a Business Administration Degree from St. Joseph’s University, 7 years in the Financial Services world, and his own company in the trade services field.
Bob is one of the most experienced and highly qualified Project Managers in the structured cabling industry. He started his career as an installation technician and has held increasingly more responsible positions over the last 20 years.
As GT’s Operations Manager, Bob oversees the work of several installation crews insuring that all work exceeds customer requirements and technical standards. His reputation and qualifications have earned him the respect of his crews as well as the respect and gratitude of our customers.