Chief Operating Officer, COO
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Field Operations Manager
President - Mike Smith
Mike worked with Crews and Associates an Investment Banking firm from 1996 – 2006. During this time Mike held a Series 7 license and 62 licenses. While at Crews and Associates Mike was responsible for underwriting millions of dollars of municipal bonds and municipal equipment leases for cities, towns and utilities. Mike spent most of his time working with water utilities while at Crews and Associates and it was during this time that Mike took advantage of that time to learn about the water meter industry. In 2006 Mike, along with two others, approached HD Supply Waterworks, a fortune five hundred company and the country’s largest water supply store to start a new division. This new division had never been tried inside HD Supply, but it would revolutionize HD Supply by bringing a turnkey solution to the industry for automatic water read products. This new division known as the National Service Group would bring the equipment, installation and financing to the customer in one offering for automatic meter read projects. While working with HD Supply from 2006 to 2012, Mike was very successful in selling millions of dollars’ worth of automatic water meter projects and was a regional sales manager for HD Supply. Also from 2006 till 2009 Mike was part owner in a meter Installation Company known as Utility Services Associates (USA) which he founded and later sold his shares. While owning USA Mike brought projects such as Plano, TX 60,000 meters, Mobile, AL 16,000 meters and many other projects which were very successful for USA. In 2011 Mike decided to start Advanced Utility Services (AUS); since starting AUS, Mike has assembled a very experienced team to insure the success of AUS. There is a combined 65 years’ experience assembled with the AUS team. With Mike’s experience of the industry AUS is poised to become one of the premier installation company’s in the country. AUS does an abundant amount of work for Sensus metering and the distribution companies for Sensus.
Chief Operating Officer- Cameron Caruthers
Cameron has 10 years experience in utility meter installation and came to AUS with a broad understanding of the industry as well as customer relations. Cameron has worked for several companies in the industry before finally finding a home at AUS. At AUS and prior to here he has been responsible for the successful completion of over 30 AMI/AMR projects. Cameron brings standards and leadership that he developed during his time in the military. Cameron enlisted into the United States Army and served on active duty for a 6 year term. His customer first attitude and knowledge of both the field and data integration process make him a key asset to our company. Cameron oversees all company operations and is responsible for customer and client relations, company policies and standards, contracts, marketing and pricing, as well as training and mentoring current and future project managers. Cameron's core belief is that a company is not successful without the happiness of their customers and employees.
Field Operations Manager - Mitch Hasler
Mitch has twelve years’ experience in utility meter installation and has served as project manager for multiple contracts such as, Hot Springs, AR., (34,000 meter change out project worth $10M) and Stuttgart, AR., (4,800 meter change out project worth $1.5M) as well as many others. Mitch has extensive experience with the installation and implementation of many different AMR/AMI systems. Having negotiated the terms/conditions of many contracts, Mitch has a full understanding of the process and executes with minimal interruption to the city.
Mitch is responsible for large meter installations and assisting in daily field operations. Demonstrating a strong work ethic combined with a desire to deliver, Mitch's top priority is customer satisfaction. Prior to entering the utility service industry, he owned and operated an irrigation and landscape design company for 10 years providing him with a solid base knowledge of plumbing and water flow standards. Mitch studied Business Management and Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock