Leadership Team

JB Ballard

JB Ballard

President, SPX Communication Technologies

 

JB joined SPX in 2001 when TCI, the public company he was leading at the time as president and CEO, was acquired by SPX. He was appointed to his current leadership position in 2011 and is responsible for two telecom infrastructure related SPX businesses known as Flash Technology, located in Franklin, TN, and TCI, located in Fremont, CA.

 

JB earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Humboldt State University and a master’s degree in education from Colorado State University. JB and his family reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pete Bruce, Vice President of Channel Management

Pete Bruce

Vice President, Channel Management

 

Pete joined Flash Technology in 2000 as the sales manager for Mexico. In 2003 he transitioned to a domestic role as manager of the National Operations Center, then went on to serve the business in telecom key account management roles for the sales department. In 2008 he was promoted to director of business development for the wind energy market, where the company experienced tremendous growth. Pete transitioned to senior director of sales for national accounts in 2012. Four years later, Pete was promoted to the vice president of channel management, where he now leads the global sales efforts for the entire Flash organization.

 

Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Pete earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Prior to joining Flash Technology, he worked in the engineering, operations and sales departments in the electric motor industry. He and his family reside in Brentwood, TN.

Mark Lane, Director of Product Management & Marketing

Mark Lane

Director, Product Management and Marketing

 

Mark joined Flash Technology in 2000 as a mechanical design engineer focusing on new lighting and monitoring designs. After implementing the ticketing software and network to support the National Operations Center in 2003 and subsequent customer web portal, he was promoted to director of information technology in 2006. In 2011, Mark transitioned to product management for the xenon and LED lighting product lines as well as monitoring. Marketing responsibilities were added in 2014.

 

Originally from West Virginia, Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. He worked in the automotive industry prior to joining Flash. He and his family reside in Nolensville, TN.

Marc Snoblen, Director of Operations & Service

Marc Snoblen

Director, Operations and Service

 

Marc joined Flash Technology in the fall of 2008 as quality manager, bringing a background in Lean and Six Sigma quality management from the automotive industry. He developed and enhanced Flash’s quality systems, achieving ISO 9001 and NATE STAR certifications. In 2015, Marc was promoted to director of operations and service and continues to drive continuous improvement throughout the business. He maintains oversight for manufacturing, purchasing, customer service and technical support.

 

Originally from Lapeer, Michigan, Marc earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. He and his family make their home in College Grove, TN.

Scott Fulton, Director of Engineering

Scott Fulton

Director, Engineering

 

Scott joined Flash Technology in 2008 as a software engineer focused on monitoring products for the National Operations Center. In 2013, he began his transition to managing both software application development as well as embedded firmware development for Flash Technology’s lighting and monitoring products and services. He was promoted to director of engineering in 2015, where he now leads the engineering design efforts for the entire Flash organization.

 

Scott has called Middle Tennessee his home since 1997. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Middle Tennessee State University and his masters in software engineering from Auburn University. Scott and his family reside in Spring Hill, TN.

Brian Striepling, Controller

Brian Striepling

Controller

 

Brian joined Flash Technology in 2013 as a senior financial analyst focusing on financial reporting and process improvements. In 2016, Brian was promoted to controller and is responsible for all the finance and accounting operations of the business.

 

Originally from Tampa, FL, Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and holds an active CPA license. Prior to joining Flash, he held various controller and analyst roles with public and private companies. He and his family reside in Murfreesboro, TN.