“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together” -Bill Belichick
Kevin Delaney is the owner and original co-founder of DEI Systems. As President of DEI Systems, Kevin is responsible for overseeing the entire operation including, but not limited to, strategic and financial planning, marketing, preconstruction, business development, project engineering/design, and philanthropy.
Education: Kevin graduated & obtained a bachelor’s degree in 2002 from Fitchburg State University in the field of business administration with a specialization in marketing. He currently holds a Journeyman and Masters license in Massachusetts as well as Masters licenses in New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont. He also holds a Class S Security license in Massachusetts. Kevin is certified and trained in AutoCAD. Safety certifications include OSHA-10 and OSHA-30, and OSHA Confined Space standard 29 CFR 1910.146 certified.
Personal: Kevin enjoys traveling and spending time with his family at home and in Cape Cod. Also, coaching his daughters travel soccer teams, and is an avid multi sports fan.
Favorite Quote: "The reward for work well done, is the opportunity to do more" -Dr. Jonas Salk
In My Own Words: “I love going to work every day, the challenge of competing, seeing plans and designs come together, watching employees reach and exceed potential, most of all seeing clients self-assured at project completion that they put their investment and confidence behind the right electrical and systems team.”
Michael Simmons is the Vice President at DEI Systems. As Vice President, his responsibilities involve revenue generation, analyzing financial reports, attracting, retaining & motivating staff. He is also responsible for ensuring productive client relationships and partnerships for the benefit of DEI Systems. Michael also oversees large and special projects, as well as all Project Executives and Managers.
Education/Training: Mike attended Worcester State University before getting started in the electrical field in 1999. He has worked in all aspects of the trade including as an apprentice through a foreman in the field to estimating, project management and operations management in the office. Mike has held numerous licenses and certifications throughout his career including journeyman and masters licenses, OSHA 10, CEM and AutoCad certifications.
Personal: Mike enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing and golf. He also loves family time, and watching his daughter on the softball fields in the summer, as well as son in the hockey rinks in the winter. Mike is an avid Boston sports fan, especially following the Bruins and Patriots.
Favorite Quote: ”Success is where preparation and opportunity meet” – Bobby Unser
DEI Systems Culture: "Since starting at DEI as one of the first office employees in 2013, it has been amazing experience to not only grow with the company but also have a hand in helping build the amazing team of field and office personnel we have today. It really is a team effort to achieve success and I am proud to be a part of the DEI family."
Thomas Delaney is a Senior Project Manager for DEI Systems. As a Senior PM , he is responsible for planning day to day project operation, coordinating material, project finances, enforcing weekly project plans, and attending meetings and schedule coordination in representation of the company. Tom’s major strength is managing several moving parts simultaneously. Additionally, Tom manages DEI Systems HVAC Controls Division in all aspects including Estimating, and Project Management.
Tom is a 1997 graduate of UMass-Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is also OSHA-10 certified.
Kyle Stewart is a Project Executive for DEI Systems. As a Project Executive, he is responsible for overseeing every aspect of multiple projects. Kyle resolves project issues and coordinates all manpower & supply chain items. Kyle is responsible for direct communication between general contractors, clients and is directly responsible for schedule and quality control. A true hybrid, Kyle’s hands are in so many aspects of DEI above and beyond his Project Executive duties. He manages DEI’s IT Team and Data Security, oversees logistics / property management, works with human resources, and is part of our marketing team.
Education: Kyle attended Middlesex Community College where he studied business. He holds Journeyman Electrical Licenses in both Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Kyle has also obtained multiple certifications in 2d/3d AutoCAD, Card Access Design, Card Access Programming, Video Surveillance Design, Video Surveillance Programming, and Fire Alarm Programming.
Personal: Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, whether its hanging around the house or taking the RV out camping. In his free time he is always looking for a project item to build or create covering anything from woodworking to robotics.
Favorite Quote: "The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity" -Thomas Edison
Julia Santos is the Finance Officer for DEI Systems. She manages accounting records and is responsible for the production of financial reports. Julia oversees all employees involved in the accounting process, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory and compliance. Her duties are extensive and also involve assisting in the preparation of budgets, managing records and receipts, reconciling daily, monthly and yearly transactions, preparing balance sheets, processing invoices, and developing an in-depth knowledge of organizational products and process.
Education/Training: Julia graduated from Middlesex Community College with an associates degree in Business. Her career started at Wang Labs working in the payroll department and over the years she has worked for a handful of companies doing office administration, payroll, human resources, accounts payable & receivable and financial reporting.
Personal: Julia enjoys gardening, playing golf, cooking & spending time with family & friends. She also enjoys traveling, especially to West Palm Beach, Florida where she has a second home.
Favorite Quote: “Life is short, make it sweet!”
DEI Systems Culture: “I came to DEI in 2004 looking for a new opportunity where I could put my years of experience to good use. It was fun coming into a company that was just getting started…being part of the whole process & learning new skills along the way. When I started in 2004, we had around 20 employees and to see DEI grow into what it is today has been very rewarding! It’s great to work for a company that truly values all of its employees."
Mike Fay is a Senior Estimator for DEI Systems. He duties include estimating the cost, time, materials, labor, and equipment required for an electrical construction project. Mike performs cost analyses, determine the duration of a project, procure vendors and subcontractors, and ensure that resources are managed and deadlines are met. Mike is also proficient in design build projects.
David Garcia is a Senior Project Manager for DEI Systems. As a senior PM , he is responsible for planning day to day project operation, coordinating material, project finances, enforcing weekly project plans, and attending meetings and schedule coordination in representation of the company. David’s major strength is managing several moving parts simultaneously.
Education/Training: David Served 8 years in the Army National Guard where he was trained as a Military Police Officer and obtained an Associate’s degree in 1998 from Middlesex Community College in the field of Criminal Justice during his time in the military. He completed Electrical Journeyman Program in the evenings through Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. David is trained in AutoCAD through Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Personal: David enjoys road tripping and spending time with his family up in the mountain and lakes regions of New England whether it’s hiking a 4000’+ mountain, snowboarding, or kayaking. He is also an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast.
Favorite Quote: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
DEI Systems Culture: “I came to DEI in 2020 looking for a place where my skills could be utilized and further expanded. I feel like I found a home here where team work is encouraged, ideas are always valued, and growth is fostered."
Hanna Freitas is an Estimator at DEI. Her role is to estimate the cost, time, materials, labor, and equipment that is required for an electrical construction project.
Education/Training: Hanna attended Electrical Training School in 2014 and The Peterson School in 2019.
Personal: I enjoy watching TV shows, reading, and traveling.
Favorite Quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. -Benjamin Franklin
DEI Culture: "What stands out to me in this company is the level of commitment to teamwork. I think it is important to work with a group of people who all have a strong work ethic and common goal. I also believe in the value of collaboration and feel fortunate to work in an environment like DEI."
Nick Quiles is a Senior Project Manager at DEI. Nicks responsibilities include review of project documents and estimate for accuracy and defined responsibilities. He also maintains project schedules, budgets, systems buyouts, submittal review and submission, pricing of change orders, monthly requisitions and labor tracking. Projects have ranged in value from $75,000 to $5,000,000.
Don Bosco Technical High School
Us Navy Seabees - Construction Electrician & Lineman
Personal: Nick enjoys cycling, hiking and home renovation projects.
Favorite Quote: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade….
DEI Systems Culture: "The management and staff here are quality people. Daily operations are a cooperative effort with an emphasis on communication and teamwork."
Matt Long is the Logistics/Property Manager for DEI. He works as a liaison with field employees to deliver equipment and supplies to the job site. He also manages the overall maintenance of the building, grounds, warehouse, and DEI vehicles.
Personal: Matt enjoys spending time with his wife , beautiful daughter and family. He also enjoys doing home improvement projects and working on trucks in his spare time.
Favorite Quote: “A person can achieve anything by being simple and humble”. -Rig Veda
DEI Culture: "I work hard for this company because I believe this company works hard for me."
Chris Sydell is a Lead Integrated Systems Technician for DEI. Chris is responsible for designing, installing, programming and managing video surveillance along with intercom and integrated systems.
Education/Training: Chris earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Game Design at Champlain College.
Personal: I enjoy music, playing video games, and attending theme parks.
Favorite Quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. -Benjamin Franklin
DEI Culture: "I find that the best quality of working at DEI is that everyone is on the same team and DEI recognizes each individual’s skill set in their field and utilizes them to their full potential. There is an inherent level of trust and support among all employees."