Our team has the field service experience to understand your needs like no other company. We aren’t just office dwellers making guesses; we’ve been there.
Danny McKinney, Founder
As one of the founding partners of DES, Danny has been the driving force behind our company’s continuous growth. Since 2004, he has spent months overseas ensuring all aspects of our manufacturing process and supply chain are designed to meet quality standards and customer demands. This heavy focus on a quality product and a happy customer played a key role in getting DES as an approved component in many of today’s video and data systems. Danny was responsible for acquiring most of our original customer base, most of who are still with us over a decade later. In his spare time, Danny currently serves as a board member of the TumTum Tree Foundation and as a trustee of both the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Eye Sight Foundation of Alabama.
Josh Meeks, Chief Financial Officer
Josh Meeks joined DES in June 2016 as Vice President of Finance and was named Chief Financial Officer in May 2017. Josh’s career includes 13 years as Vice President of Finance for a full-service telecommunications contractor and three years as the controller for a national fastener wholesaler. Josh’s constant focus on financial performance, operational effectiveness, and overall industry knowledge ensures our customers are always getting the product need at the price they deserve. Josh is married with two beautiful daughters and currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama. He enjoys teaching 5-year old Sunday School at his church and is an avid long distance runner and golfer.
Chris Guest, General Manager
In early 2016, Chris transitioned to DES after serving as Chief Operations Officer for one of the largest regional service providers of Dish Network in the US. His background in industrial engineering and operations management helps keep our entire supply chain running error free from the production line to our customer’s doorstep. In addition to assuring a lean business model, Chris focuses on strategic planning and business development by staying up-to-date with the emerging technologies in video and data delivery. In addition to his day job, Chris is the cofounder and Branch President of the Alabama chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).
Marcus Jones, Strategic Accounts Director
Marcus joined DES in the spring of 2017 as Strategic Accounts Director. In this role, Marcus focuses on building and maintaining valuable relationships and overseeing the logistics involved in getting our product to our client’s door. His past experience includes 2+ years working in a Routing and Calendar Management role for one of the largest DISH Network regional service providers in the Southeast. Away from work, Marcus enjoys reading and movies, exercising, and spending time with his son and daughter.
Clark Xu, Quality Control Engineer
Since 2008 Clark has been the on-site quality control engineer of our production facility in Hangzhou, China. Leveraging his degree in Electrical Engineering, Clark helped develop and implement our total quality management system that guarantees our products are conforming to all applicable ASTM and SCTE standards. His work in the factory allows DES to carry an ETL Listing, RoHS compliance, and an ISO 9001:2008 factory certification. When not on the factory floor, Clark is an avid fisherman, mountain climber, and swimmer.