Director of Operations
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 project 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 Advance Utility Services (AUS); since starting AUS, Mike has assembled a very experienced team to insure the success of AUS. There is a combined 85 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.
CFO - Shawn Killeen
Shawn has over 20 years of both public and private accounting experience. In his years in public accounting, Shawns focus was taxes and consulting. Discovering that his passion was working for small companies, he decided to leave public accounting after 10 years. He then worked closley with multipul small business firms in various fields including construction, manufacturing and engineering.
Shawn has now brought his skills and determination to Advanced Utility Services as of October 2016. He is responsible for guiding the company in all financial decisions to grow net worth and maximize cash flow. Shawn believes excellence always happens when you do the small things correctly and consistently over a long period of time.
Shawn has an accounting degree from Harding University, AR and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Director of Operations - 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 the development of roles and responsibilities of team members, including hiring, resource allocation and all field production.
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