Meet The Staff

Arizona / Nevada / New Mexico

Lyle Porter
Founder

With over 30 years of experience in the Data Center industry, Lyle has witnessed first-hand the evolution of precision air conditioners as densities in the Data Center increased. With today’s cutting edge technologies offered by APC, Lyle is able to provide unprecedented efficiencies in his designs while returning value and capital to his clients. Lyle held Regional Management positions with Edpac and EPE prior to founding LDP, and is educated as a mechanical engineer.
Dennis Strieter
President

Dennis utilizes over fifteen years of experience in Data Center design and development to lead LDP’s strategic direction. Mr. Strieter has brought his unique combination of communication and planning skills to clients in need of mission critical support services on a global scale. Mr. Strieter serves as a public speaker for a host of information technology and Group Schneider training and educational seminars. His recent work includes leading APCs critical role in the design and implementation of the SUPERNAP high-density facilities data center in Las Vegas, a campus featuring over 1,000,000 square feet of white space, 160 Megawatts of power and the World’s only Uptime Tier IV Design, Construction, and Operationally Gold certified Colocation Facility. 
Adam Rainer
Director, Southwest Solutions Engineering

An industry veteran of over 15 years, Adam Rainer delivers mission critical data center solutions for organizations in the information technology industry. With a nine year history at APC working in both sales and engineering, Adam is uniquely positioned to understand both the construction process and what it takes to successfully navigate through a large multi-national like Schneider to deliver success. His eclectic experience includes his unique ability to work with construction, engineering, facilities, and IT groups to provide a complete solutions meeting all of your project stakeholders requirements.
Mike Murosky
Service Sales Manager

With over seven years’ experience in successfully deploying differing data center products and services Mike Murosky is able to efficiently provide our customers with pre and post-sales support. His expert knowledge of the data center service environment can be evidenced in the manner in which he efficiently bridges the gap between suppliers, contractors and IT and facility end users. Mike is the go to person for all of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power and Cooling Services and can also facilitate onsite Vendor Management, Managed Maintenance, and Facility Operations needs.
Jamie Saavedra
Sales Engineer

Jamie began her career as a diesel mechanic specializing in power generation with a degree in diesel technologies.  This hands on experience and ability to network led her to a career in data center power systems.  With over 15 years of power systems experience, Jamie’s extensive knowledge of data center power, infrastructure, power distribution, power generation, and DC power makes her the go to person for your data center needs.  As a New Mexico native, Jamie understands and meets the challenging needs unique to the territory to provide turn-key solutions with the most reliable, flexible, and energy efficient systems in the market. 
Doug Lovell, EIT
Sales Engineer

Educated as a Mechanical Engineer and currently an EIT, Doug’s specialties include Precision Air Conditioning systems for the data center, Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems for new construction and TI projects, and moisture control. Doug utilizes his past experience as a design engineer to deliver both value and knowledge to clients, be they Consulting Engineers, Contractors or End Users.
Patrick Betzel
Sales Engineer

As a Veteran of the US Air Force Patrick served ten years in the military.  All of his training from early on in his career and his Degree in Applied Science in Electronic Technology from DeVry University makes him an accomplished IT Sales Engineer.  With over 15 years as a Field Service Engineer, including his time as an FSE with APC, Patrick has impeccable customer service skills, managerial skills and a unique ability to work with construction, engineering, facilities and IT groups.  This wealth of experience both on the IT side and in customer service proves invaluable to anyone working with Patrick.

Chris Gaudete
Project Manager

Coming from the retail industry with a focus on logistics.  Chris brings experience in multiple areas of Customer Service, Logistics, Project Implementation and Planning.  As a great communicator and a focus on details Chris will ensure that project stakeholders and vendors have a seamless delivery of Mission Critical Support Services.

Stephanie Kunz
Service Sales

Stephanie has nearly a decade of experience serving customers in the Mission Critical space.  She has in-depth knowledge of UPS systems, generators, batteries, and monitoring from all of the industry-leading manufacturers.  Stephanie understands each component of the critical path and how vital proper service and maintenance is to achieving 100% uptime.  Her core focus at LDP is Service Sales directly to End Users and Partners in the Southwest region of North America.  Stephanie's excellent communication skills, responsiveness and dedicated focus to customer availibility and reliablity ensures that she exceeds expectations in every area of focus.
Alan Snow
Parts Manager

Alan Snow is dedicated to providing our customers with high quality post-sale parts, service and customer training. He is focused on keeping your equipment supplied with factory-direct replacement parts and consumables to ensure that maximum life-span is attained regardless of your application. A master troubleshooter, Alan can spot maintenance issues’ early, often avoiding costly equipment rebuilds in the future.
Judie Foster
Executive Administration / Special Projects

Judie relies on her extensive experience in order management, expediting, and vendor relations to ensure that LDP’s customers enjoy a high degree of satisfaction.

Southern California

Brad Schultheis
Director, West Coast Solutions Engineering

Brad Schultheis has over a decade of experience in the data center environment and nearly 20 years of experience with electrical systems. With a degree in Electrical Engineering and a strong background in server, storage, and networking technology, Brad has the ability to work seamlessly with your IT and facilities group and the engineer of record on your projects. Previous to his career as a “Data Center Architect” Brad served as a Power Quality/Service Engineer for American Power Conversion and as an Electrical Engineer for Underwriters Laboratories. This breadth of experience proves invaluable to anyone working with Brad as he has a significant amount of experience with every facet of the data center industry. Brad has been involved in over 300 data center projects and his recommendations are truly respected by whoever works with him.
Victor Cota
Sr. Sales Engineer

For over 35 years, Victor has focused his attention on implementing and engineering large, three-phase Data Center solutions for our customers. In addition, he has successfully provided power quality work to UPS manufactures for the management, building, inspecting and testing of their product lines, as well as delivering over 500 data projects. Victor has the ability to work seamlessly with your organization’s IT and facilities group, electrical contractors and the engineer of record as he focuses on the specification/bid market. He will deliver the right solution to fit in the customer budget while also meeting or exceeding the project goals.
Bob Brockett
Service Sales Engineer

With over seven years of experience, Bob Brockett began his career with LDP in Southern California in 2010, as a Critical Asset Manager. He is directly responsible for overseeing that our customers receive maximum performance rates, in terms of technical and environmental specification, from their mission critical systems. Bob specializes in all aspects of data center sales, service, asset management and factory maintenance management. Bob delivers service solutions that encompass all of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power and Cooling services as well as Vendor Management, Managed Maintenance, and Facility Operations.
Kelley Hall
Project Coordinator

As a former Project Coordinator for APC by Schneider Electric, Kelley brings a wealth of contacts and relationships in Sales, Service, Manufacturing, Planning and Distribution to LDP Associates. Kelley supports the Southern California office as an inside sales associate as well as providing project coordination services to efficiently act as a liaison between LDP Associates, APC by Schneider Electric and customers to assist in the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and delivery of customer projects.

Danny Martinez

Sr. Data Center Architect

Danny Martinez has a technology-focused career with positions in R&D, Applications Engineeing, Field Sales Engineer, and Sales Management all spanning over 20 years in the Data Center Industry.  With a degree in Electrical Engineering he has the knowledge to design and implement technical solutions for his clients.  His focus on account management makes Danny an advocate and trusted advisor to his partners and customers.  Danny has held senior positions with the three largest UPS manufacturers on the planet and uses his invaluable knowledge to implement best practices.  Supporting the Southern California market for the entirety of his career, he holds respected connections and insight in the data center community and is able to leverage all key stakeholders to successfuly deliver projects.

Pacific Northwest

  For questions on products and services in the Pacific Northwest, please contact Ben Seager at (801) 597-0618
   

Intermountain West

Ben Seager
Director, Intermountain Region

With over a decade in the Data Center construction industry, Ben brings a meticulous, results-oriented passion to his customers’ solutions. Specializing in integrated system design, Ben unites the myriad of disciplines required for a World-class Data Center implementation. When challenges arise during projects, Ben is the first on the scene proactively assessing and remedying to the delight of his many repeat clients.
Eric Johnson
Senior Sales Engineer
Eric has over three decades of experience selling industrial and automation controls. His consultative sales approach, thorough technical proposals, a passion for superior customer service and support will augment LDP’s mission as the partner to deliver expert mission critical power solutions. 
Jason Weidauer
Project Coordinator

Hailing from the telecommunications industry, Jason brings experience in project coordination, delivery, implementation, and execution to clients. An excellent communicator, Jason bridges gaps between project stakeholders and vendors to ensure seamless delivery of Mission Critical Support Solutions