Ron Harris (CEO) Chief Executive Officer.
Ron brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Mobile Installation Technologies. Prior to Ron’s career in mobile and construction related services, Ron was a Vice President for Sun Bank/Miami, N.A. for 8 years in its corporate lending division. 1992 Ron left the banking world and joined Omega Research & Development (a manufacturer and world-wide distributor of over 30 different models of aftermarket vehicle security, keyless entry, remote car starting and other 12volt mobile products) and was Managing Director of from 1992 to 1996. Developed and organized the industry’s largest vehicle interconnect T-harness program for Omega products. Ron established separate operating divisions within the automotive dealership and mobile electronics retail channels to capitalize on the growing demand for security and keyless products incorporating quick-interconnect T-harnesses.
Opportunities in the GPS industry came about and in 1996 Ron joined Mobile Security Communications’ (a GPS hardware and software manufacturer) senior management team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the CARCOP GPS mobile monitored emergency response and vehicle tracking product program. Responsibilities included developing a national mobile electronics retail and automotive dealership expediting program for the CARCOP product. In addition was the development of a national fleet tracking and emergency response distribution program through ADT’s commercial sales division for MSC’s commercial fleet products. While rolling out the CARCOP product, Ron experienced first-hand the need for a professional, nationwide installation service to install the CARCOP GPS tracking systems into several fleets. Ron and Chris Allen capitalized on this need by forming Mobile Installation Technologies in March of 1998.
Ron attended the University of Miami, FL on a football scholarship, graduating in 1985 with a BBA in finance. Ron and his wife Sherry live in Atlanta, GA with their two children. Ron enjoys working with church-related mission programs, reading, hiking and coaching youth football.
Chris Allen EVP) Executive Vice President – Operations.
With 28yrs experience in the mobile 12volt industry Chris brings a wealth of experience and ground level knowledge to Mobile Installation Technologies. Chris began his career in the mid-80s as an automotive audio and security installation technician and managed a mobile electronics retail store until 1989, when he successfully started his own retail and auto dealer expediter business which served over 15 car dealerships
In 1996, what started out with a phone inquiry about a GPS product turned out to be an opportunity in the GPS industry. After 7 years of business Chris joined Mobile Security Communications (a GPS hardware and software manufacturer) where he was the Installation and Technical Support Manager. Responsibilities included the development and implementation of installation training, technical support, and field installation quality control parameters for the CARCOP and ADT fleet programs. Other responsibilities included product testing of hardware, communications software, vehicle research, technical writing for the CARCOP installation manual and testing installation methodologies.
Chris joined Ron in March of 1998 in forming Mobile Installation Technologies. As EVP of Operations, Chris is responsible for overseeing business and deployment operations which include project management, installation network planning, logistics, installation training certification and technical support operations
Chris and his wife live in Alpharetta, GA with their two young children. Chris enjoys hiking, climbing, mountaineering, firearms, and spending time with family.
Greg Schnute (EVP) Executive Vice President – Sales & Business Development.
Greg has spent his entire 30-year career in the sales and marketing area of multiple industries. His experience lies in forging long-term relationships with clients and satisfying their needs through constant communications and support. He has worked with product development, sales training strategies, strategic planning, and the implementation of marketing plans.
Prior to Mobile Installation Technologies Greg was Director of National Accounts at Mobile Security Communications (a GPS hardware and software manufacturer) from 1996 to 1999.
In April 2000 Greg joined Mobile Installation Technologies and maintains the role of developing sales/marketing relationships within the mobile environment. Having owned his own sales rep business for over 20 years, Greg brings both the experience and vision necessary to assist in Mobile Installation Technologies growth.
Greg has four children: Kim, Kelly, Brock, and Brandi along with their grandchildren. Greg attended Florida State University where he earned a B.S. and M.B.A. in business marketing. He also played baseball at Florida State, and was a member of the NCAA runner up team in 1970.