MTUG Board

  • Bakutis, Alan


    Bakutis, Alan

    Fairchild Semiconductor
    Contact MTUG at 207-370-5327

    Al is the Manager of Global Enterprise Network and IT Communications for Fairchild Semiconductor. He is responsible for Fairchild's worldwide telecommunication and data networking needs and manages the WAN, LAN (wired and wireless), ISPs, VPN and remote access, PBXs, mobile devices, audio and web conferencing, email systems, security equipment, and the global help desk. Alan has worked at Fairchild for the past 10 years. Prior to Fairchild, Alan worked at AT&T for 17 years in New Jersey and Maine as a Systems Engineer and Global Account Representative. Alan has a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and a MS degree from the NYU School of Business.

    Al has served as a member of the MTUG Board since 2006 and is currently serving as Board President.

  • Begin, Michael


    Begin, Michael

    US Cellular
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    Michael BeginMike Begin is a Wireless Solutions Architect with US Cellular, where he serves as the technical and solutions design expert, and leads deployments of new solutions. Prior to that, Mike was a Sales Engineer  with FairPoint Communications, and OTT Communications. A twenty-year veteran of Maine's IT community, Mike graduated from the University of Maine with an Associates in CIS and a Bachelors in Business Administration, and is pursuing an MBA at Husson University. Mike is a long-standing participant in the MTUG community.

  • Bourgault, Joe


    Bourgault, Joe

    OTT Communications

    Joe BourgaultJoe joined the MTUG Board in 2014.

    Joe Bourgault is a Strategic Account Manager for OTT Communications. Prior to that he was a Senior Account Manager for FairPoint Communications, and has worked in the IT industry for over a decade.

  • Brower, Austin


    Brower, Austin

    FairPoint Communications
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    Austin Brower

    Austin Brower is a 16 year member of the Maine ISP and Telecom community. He started his career at Points South (a dial-up ISP) providing technical support to end users. He then engineered, deployed, and supported telephone and DSL broadband networks in southern and central Maine for Points South and then Cornerstone Communications. At Cornerstone Communications and Lincolnville Telephone he helped win broadband expansion funding from the ConnectME Authority, build rural broadband networks (including fiber-to-the-home), and he remains involved in broadband expansion policy. At the end of 2014, Austin joined FairPoint Communications as a Sales Engineer, where he supports Maine's Enterprise accounts -- including banks, health care, and other multi-location businesses.

    Austin joined the MTUG Board in late 2015.

  • Brown, Abbie


    Brown, Abbie

    Bowdoin College
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    Currently Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Project Management, Abbie has worked at Bowdoin College since 2008. She is responsible for Bowdoin’s portfolio of applications, databases, and management of large-scale software implementations across the campus. She also is President of Brown Consulting Group, a business and IT consulting firm, providing services in strategy, project management, and IT implementation planning.  Prior to Bowdoin, Abbie worked at UNUM for 10 years in various business and IT positions, including as CIO for UNUM America.  She has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern Maine.

  • Brown, Ron


    Brown, Ron

    Ronald O. Brown Consulting
    Contact MTUG at 207-370-5327

    Ron BrownRon is a professional engineer with more than 45 years of professional experience and over 25 years as an independent IT and telecom consultant. He formerly was with GTE where he conceived, designed, and implemented the world’s first CLEC, and was National Director of Telecommunications Consulting at Coopers & Lybrand. His current practice emphasizes expert work in the areas of IT and telecommunications intellectual property, contracts, and antitrust matters. He also works actively with the University of Maine to develop new computer and telecommunications programs.

    Ron has served for more than a decade as an MTUG Board member and is also currently Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications and Computer Societies in Maine and Vice Chair of the IEEE Maine Section.

  • DelMonte, Terry


    DelMonte, Terry

    Contact MTUG at 207-370-5327

    Terry DelmonteWith 25 years of IT experience Terry brings a blend of in-depth technical expertise and leadership and management skills to the MTUG Board.

    Following a four year tour in the US Navy, Terry began his IT career with Hannaford supermarkets supporting over 150 locations, holding position in IT Operations, Disaster Recovery, Information Security, and Mainframe Services.  At Hannaford, Terry implemnted a second hot data center with full parallel sysplex capabilities across sites for seamless site to site failover.

    In 2008 Hannaford IT merged with Food Lion IT to create the Delhaize America Shared Services IT, supporting over 1,400 locations, where Terry held positions managing Storage Services, as an Infrastructure Architect, and as Director of Network and Platform technologies.  Terry focused on solutions delivery, leading teams successfully delivering high profile, multi-million dollar solutions on time and on budget.  Some key projects Terry led include the implementation of a Global Messaging and Directory program, the implementation of a Network Segmentation program that was key in improving Delhaize's security posture, and he also led a major initiative to remediate over 100 audit findings.

    In 2013 Terry joined Unum Group, serving as Director of Network operations and then Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture.  In this role Terry successfully led the creation of a vision and strategy that has worked to align the nearly 400 person infrastructure organization to ensure that they are working towards a common set of objectives.

    In 2015, Terry joined WEX as Director of M&A Integration and Global Customer Service, where his responsibilities include discovery and planning of all Infrastructure Merger & Acquisition integration activities and global customer service delivery for WEX infrastructure services.

    Terry joined MTUG in late 2015 as a Board Member.

  • Drummey, Scott


    Drummey, Scott

    Contact MTUG at 207-370-5327

    Scott DrummeyScott Drummey is a 20-year veteran of the Telecommunications & Data industry.  He started his career in the PBX industry in 1993 and in 1997 joined one of the first CLEC’s in Maine as Operations Manger.  In 2003 he joined OTT Communications (formerly Pine Tree Networks) as Field Operations and Data Engineering Manager.  He helped Pine Tree Networks roll out the first Maine Based Hosted PBX platform, which became a flagship product for the company.

    At the time of Pine Tree acquisition by OTT Scott joined the Sales Engineering side of the company and worked closely with customers and sales staff to develop solutions based on customers needs.  In the beginning of 2012 he joined the team at GWI as a Senior Sales and Product Development Engineer.  He is involved in all aspects of GWI’s explosive growth in Maine, helping them craft cloud based services over theirultra high speed Metro Ethernet network.

    Scott started participating with MTUG as a member in 2006, and became a board member in 2012.

  • Ennis, Tonia


    Ennis, Tonia

    One Bridge Consulting / Johnny's Selected Seeds
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    Tonia EnnisTonia is a Managing Partner at One Bridge Consulting, a technology consulting firm. Prior to that, she was ERP Implementation Project Manager for Johnny’s Selected Seeds where she was responsible for facilitating business process improvement efforts, organizational change management, and software implementation.  Prior to working with Johnny’s Selected Seeds as a Project Manager, Tonia managed their inbound call centers.  Additionally, she worked at TD Bank and MBNA managing inbound call centers. Tonia is a currently enrolled at Champlain College pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity.  Tonia joined the MTUG Board in 2015, and currently serves as the Board Secretary.

  • Falk, Christopher


    Falk, Christopher

    Reliable Networks, a Division of OTT Communications
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    Christopher FalkChristopher Falk currently serves as Director of Technical Operations for Reliable Networks, a division of OTT Communications, in Portland, where he is responsible for nationwide services delivery infrastructure, including systems design, implementation, security and management of supporting technical staff. Prior to its joining with OTT, Christopher was a partner at Reliable Networks, in the role of Senior Network Engineer.  Prior to that he owned an IT consulting firm for several years.  Chris studied Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a BA from the University of Maine. Chris has been active with MTUG for many years, and joined the MTUG board in 2014.

  • Foley, John


    Foley, John

    Maine Medical Center
    Contact MTUG at 207-370-5327

    John FoleyJohn Foley is Manager of Network Engineering at Maine Medical Center. He has 20 years of IT experience, with 17 years in networking in healthcare. He has managed numerous infrastructure and organizational upgrades and transitions as healthcare organizations in Maine have expanded and merged. John has been part of the MTUG community for many years, and joined the board in 2014.

  • Heatley, Kevin


    Heatley, Kevin

    Gorham Savings Bank
    Contact MTUG at 207-370-5327

    Kevin HeatleyKevin is the Vice President for Information Technology at Gorham Savings Bank.

    Kevin has served on the MTUG Board since 2006 and is a previous Board President. Kevin currently serves as the MTUG Treasurer.

  • Hopper, Mark


    Hopper, Mark

    Stonewall Kitchen
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    Mark is the Network Security Engineer at Stonewall Kitchen. He is responsible for managing the network infrastructure and day to day operation of the Stonewall Kitchen networks.

    Mark has participated in MTUG events for the last ten years, 6 from a vendor perspective while with Lincolnville Telephone, 2 as a consultant with The NorthCross Group and the last 2 as an end user with Stonewall Kitchen.

    Mark joined the MTUG board in 2015, and is very much looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the MTUG organization.

  • Ollen, Linda


    Ollen, Linda

    New England Communications
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    Linda is the Director of Operations at New England Communications, an Avaya Channel Partner located in Portland. She and her team are focused on delivering integrated telecommunications system solutions to the Northern New England Business Community along with cost effective support options. Her current responsibilities include Sales, Service and Back-Office Operations.

    Linda Ollen has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 30 years, the last 26 in Maine. Linda began her career with New England Telephone and ventured through the various changes in the industry with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Avaya primarily on the systems side of the business. Linda has had management responsibilities in Sales, Technical Support, Operations, and Finance.

    Linda has served as a member of the MTUG Board of Directors since 2004, and is currently the MTUG Board Vice President.

  • Stewart, Uli


    Stewart, Uli

    Vantage Point Recruiting
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    Uli StewartUli Stewart is a Technology Recruiter with Vantage Point Consulting where she specializes in building high performance teams in engineering, IT and upper level management workspace. She brings over two decades of experience in telecommunications and IT, having served analyst roles at Central Maine Power, WellPoint/Anthem, and Idexx Laboratories, and account management at Systems Engineering. Uli holds BA from the University of Connecticut, and has been active with MTUG for much of her twenty-year career.