NewCom was founded in 1995 by former members of the management and engineering teams of major telecommunications company. NewCom performs engineering services and network data management for the telecommunications industry. In addition, NewCom specializes in customized software development and management of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for governments and utilities. Moving from the first versions of digital documentation to the current advanced versions of GIS, NewCom has continually incorporated ever-evolving spatial technology into its business operation.
NewCom's origins are rooted in CATV – over the course of 30
years, members of the NewCom team designed more than 60,000 miles
of OSP network for cable television, becoming a respected, sought
after, and innovative resource in the cable industry.
Additionally, the entire NewCom engineering team— data specialists, designers, drafters, field engineers, GIS specialists, programmers — are equipped with knowledge of both cable and telecom OSP engineering of more than 90,000 plant miles across the United States. Plus this team worked in MSO and CLEC operations. In addition, the Telecom Division engineering team average more than 30 years of telephone network operations and OSP engineering experience.
NewCom's engineering capability includes
Smart Grid consulting. NewCom can
help you with project
planning, funding and implementation.
The newest Smart Meter devices can greatly improve
the profitability of your organizations. Let us show you how to
leverage your networks to gain the most in this new technology.
Senior Engineering and IT Team
Joel Kinser, Senior Design Consultant and Project Manager
Formerly: Senior Drafter, McLeod; Industrial Drafter, Delavan Mfg.; Technician, Natural Gas Pipeline Co.; Craftsman, Henningsen Construction
. B.S. Industrial Tech,
Northwest Missouri State University
Bob Probasco, Senior Design Consultant and Project Manager
Formerly: Safety Trainer, Field Manager, McLeodUSA; President and Owner, RJP Communications Engineering; Engineering Manager, Channel Communications, Heritage Communications; AS Electronics,
Area Community College; Azimuth Laying Specialist, Guidance Systems, Des Moines Army US
Cody Barrett, Senior GIS Analyst and Project Team Lead
Formerly: BA, Geography
John Wilkins, Senior Design Consultant and Director of Design
Formerly: Senior Manager, OSP and Director of Network Design, McLeodUSA; Corporate Network Design Manager, New Heritage Associates; Corporate Network Design Manager, Heritage; Member, SCTE
Senior Management Team
- (Ms.) Sharon Aupperle, Senior GIS Consultant
Formerly: GIS Consultant, Bartlett and West, Senior Production Manager & GIS Specialist, McLeodUSA and NewCom Technologies, A.A.S. Structural Engineering, Southwestern Community College
- Siva Chinniah, VP of Application
Formerly: GIS Software Engineer: Northrop Grumman, T-Mobile, PSMA Australia, Western Michigan University Hewlett-Packard.
, B.S. Computer Science, University of Malaya, B.S. Mathematics, University of Science; Malaysia. MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
- Arthur Hutzler,
Director of Market
Formerly: President, INT Communications; Senior VP, Heritage Communications. VP Engineering, Crown Media; Cable Engineering Dir., Foxtel B.S.E.E., Duke University M.S.E., University of Florida
- Ken Demlow, National
Business Development Manager
Formerly: National Sales Manager, Millstone, Inc., Moore Utility Construction, Progressive Construction, Williams Scotsman B.A., Franklin College.
- (Ms.) Dana McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer and Director of
Formerly: Marketing Communications Director, NCMIC Group, Downtown Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa; Communications Project Coordinator, Iowa Department of Economic Development. B.A., Political Science, Drake University; Member, SCTE
- Jim Petro, Partner and
Formerly: Director of OSP, McLeodUSA; Senior VP of Engineering, New Heritage Associates; VP of Engineering, Heritage Communications; Director of Engineering, Rollins Communications. B.S.E.E., University of New Haven; Senior Member, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers; Member, SCTE