January 31, 2018
Newtown, PA – January 29, 2018 – Opvantek, a leading provider of risk management software for the utility industry, is pleased to announce that Mr. Tony Sileo has become a full partner in the firm effective January 1, 2018. Tony joins the company’s President and founder, Andy Benedict, in an equal partner and ownership position, and will also serve as Corporate Secretary. Tony will also continue in his current role as Vice President of Sales and Product Management.
Tony holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a retired Captain from the United States Air Force. Tony joined Opvantek as Product Manager in 2005, after working for many years developing and delivering mapping applications to the utility industry, culminating in 2 years as the Global Product Development Manager for GE Network Solutions (formerly Smallworld Systems, Inc.).
“I am thrilled to have Tony officially joining me to lead Opvantek in our next phase of growth. He has been integral to our success in establishing the Optimain product line where it is today. I am confident Tony’s energy and enthusiasm will help the company build its position and reputation as a leading specialty software vendor.”
Opvantek is a leading provider of software solutions for gas, electric, and telecommunications utilities. The company’s current products include Optimain® IM – a web-based, cloud-deployable risk assessment and risk mitigation planning tool based on true probabilistic assessment of the probability and consequences of failure to natural gas delivery systems (storage well to burner tip); and Optimain® xDR – for assessing the probability and consequences of excavation damage associated with 811 tickets. Opvantek’s products are being used to assess risk on over 25% of the natural gas distribution pipes and nearly 2 million utility locate requests per year in the United States.
Newtown, PA 18940
Contact: Matt McHugh
Director of Sales and Marketing
For Immediate Release