Meet our Leadership Team
Madiston PowerTel, Inc.’s core leadership team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Electrical & Fiber industries. Our unique skill sets allow us to be innovative and create personalized solutions for our customers.
Melissa Allen is the co-owner and CEO of Madiston PowerTel, Inc. Melissa is certified in Accounting and as an Administrative and Office Assistant. She also holds a certification as an Administrative Support Specialist. She is responsible for managing and maintaining Madiston PowerTel’s administrative office and daily operations. Melissa has over 10 years of experience in the electrical industry which allowed her to certify Madiston PowerTel, Inc. as a Woman Owned and Operated Business.
Matt Allen is the co-owner and COO of Madiston PowerTel, Inc. Matt is a Certified CE Electrical Contractor, certified in Fiber Optic Design, Installation, and Maintenance, and a Certified Fiber Optics Installer. Matt has over three decades of experience in the electrical industry which assists him with overseeing daily operations on the Fiber Optic and Electrical Divisions of Madiston PowerTel, Inc.
Esther Bobo, Ph.D is our Business Development Manager. Esther has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Adult Education, and a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership. She has over 20 years of experience in the business administration industry working with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and non-profits. Esther is responsible for the effective and efficient growth of Madiston PowerTel, Inc.
Jason Carter is our Electrical Supervisor and a Certified Journeyman Electrician. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in Concrete and Construction Management. Jason has more than two decades of experience in the electrical industry and oversees all our electrical operations. Jason oversees our inventory and monitors our expenditures on a regular basis. He is responsible for speaking with customers (homeowners, contractors, job superintendents, etc.) to ensure the utmost quality service is provided to our customers.
Matt Gentry is our Supervisor of the Fiber Splicing Division. Matt is a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist with over 2 decades of experience in the fiber industry. Matt supports Broadband projects and is responsible for the supervision and organization of site personnel and the reporting of all pertinent site activities and managing the quality of work performed. He ensures that all work is installed/maintained in accordance with the company and customer's safety and quality requirements.
Bradley Gunter is one of our Electrical Leads and a Certified Generac Technician. Bradley has over 6 years of experience in the electrical industry. He is responsible for managing Electrical Assistants, operating equipment, generator installations, and service contracts. Bradley prepares and maintains reports and records related to electrical work activities meeting state generator requirements for medical and state facilities.
Brad Prater is one of our Electrical Leads and a Journeyman Electrician. Brad has over a decade of experience working on residential electrical projects. He is responsible for ensuring that all safety protocols are met and followed on each project. Brad has a team of Electrical Assistants to manage our Electrical Division projects.
Chris Singer is our Residential Electrical Lead and a Residential Electrical Trainer as well as a Journeyman Electrician. Chris has over a decade of experience in the electrical industry. He manages a team of Electrical Assistants who are responsible for many of our complex residential projects. Chris is responsible for the skills development, training, and education of our new employees.
Derek Singleton is an Electrical Assistant who is also responsible for administrative initiatives. He is accountable for a team of Electrical Assistants who handle electrical projects in an efficient and effective timeframe. Derek is responsible for developing and improving the skillset of Electrical Assistants as well as developing performance-improvement solutions for electrical employees.
Dustin Stluka is our Fiber Optic Foreman. Dustin started his career with us on the electrical side of the business and transitioned to the Fiber Division in 2019. Dustin is cross-trained in both fiber and high voltage. He is responsible for training new fiber employees and one of his core responsibilities is to develop and improve the knowledge of those new fiber employees. Dustin is also responsible for ensuring that the many administrative aspects of the Fiber Lead are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Matthew Stluka is our Fiber Optic Cable Foreman. Matthew is responsible for maintaining fiber optic cables on telephone poles and building fiber in rural areas. He has a team of groundmen who assist with installing, repairing, troubleshooting, and general maintenance of the fiber optic lines. Matthew is responsible for the training and development of new and existing employees. Matthew and his team ensure that work is completed in the most successful, proficient, and safe manner.