Roy Hilton, founder of Hilton Electrical, Automation, & Testing Services, Inc. (HEATSINC), started the company in 2012. No stranger to the industry, Roy has worked in various roles within the electrical testing and commissioning world, bringing with him over 30 years of coveted experience. HEATSINC was born out of his conviction to provide work that is unmatched in quality, uphold the highest of industry standards, and create stability for his employees.
Operations began in the Hilton’s home in Dublin, a city strategically located in the heart of Georgia. Dublin is known for its southern hospitality and charm, and it is an easy drive from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It wasn’t long before we outgrew our home-based office, and in 2014 we moved to a new, 18,000-square-foot facility in East Dublin. Our growth has allowed us to focus on expanding our project management services and an in-house fabrication shop for the design and build of proprietary electrical control panels.
We are a family-owned company with 150+ full-time field employees. As members of the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to support our community where our employees live, work, and play. While providing services across the country and the world, we remain family oriented and integrity-focused.
President and CEO
Roy Hilton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the HS family of companies.
In 1985, Roy Hilton began working in electrical and industrial construction after a successful tour in the Marine Corps where he received his technical education. He worked on numerous large industrial projects holding positions in electrical controls, supervision, and commissioning.
He started electrical testing in 1994 with a national division of Raytheon doing utility work at nuclear plants and power generation plants. During this time, he served in field supervision, superintendent and general foreman roles, and held project management positions on government contracts. On the first phase of the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline project, Roy was the lead protection and control field engineer for the United States section of the project.
During the 2000s, Roy ran an electrical contracting company and in 2010 he began sub-contracting for a utility company performing testing and commissioning. The need for high-quality services with a commitment to safety and reliability was great, so in 2012 Roy formed HEATSINC as a full-service electrical testing and maintenance company.
Environmental Safety and Health Manager
Johnny Hilton is the Environmental Safety and Health Manager for the HS family of companies where he oversees government and industry compliance, training development, and policy development and integration.
Johnny has over 30 years of experience in the health and safety industry including past positions as EMS Director, Corporate Construction Safety Manager, Site Safety Officer/QC, and ES&H Specialist. These positions have taken him across the country, working with numerous global organizations such as General Motors, Raven Energy/Aerotek, Shaw Inc., and BP with the Deepwater Horizon Response.
Anticipating, planning, designing, and implementation are core work processes Johnny utilizes to direct HS companies to a goal of a “Zero-Incident” and “Zero-Accident” record.
Southeast Area Operations Manager
Jon Perez is the Area Operations Manager for the HEATSINC Southeast Region where he is responsible for all operational aspects including promoting a SAFE work culture, ensuring the highest QUALITY standards are met, efficient use of resources to meet project/client requirements within budget, creating “best practices” in technical procedures to ensure consistency and compliance for testing and commissioning, providing project estimates, coordinating with clients, and empowering his team to succeed.
Jon has 12 years of experience in the electrical utilities industry, most recently with Phasor Engineering as a Senior P&C Inspector / Relay Construction Inspector for Duke Energy Florida.
Jon holds a Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering Technology degree from ITT Technical Institute. He also has Master of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) and Master of Project Management degrees from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Florida Field Supervisor
Mauricio Lohrengel is the Substation Construction Supervisor for HEATSINC where he is involved in estimating and project management as well as providing leadership for his team members.
Mauricio has over 15 years of experience in the electrical industry, beginning as an apprentice in residential applications and attending the Florida Electrical Apprenticeship Training (FEAT). During his apprenticeship he had an opportunity to work on a home for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Apopka, Florida!
Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Mauricio moved into commercial applications working his way up to Foreman and becoming a Junior Relay Technician. With his experience in substation construction and protection and controls (P&C), Mauricio was able to become the Substation Construction Supervisor for HEATSINC in 2015.
Mauricio has a passion for the electrical industry and HEATSINC. His goal is for HEATSINC to be successful in the industry and to SAFELY provide all clients with the highest QUALITY product.
Macon Earl Ayres is the Operations Manager for HEATSINC where he is involved in expanding operations throughout the Gulf Coast and westward. He is customer-focused and a safety true-believer. He is committed to employee engagement, using human performance principles to deliver quality solutions to our clients.
Macon has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry, most recently as a Start Up Engineer at Southern California Edison. After completing an apprenticeship in power production with the United States Air Force, he held positions at TXU Energy, Exelon, Duke Energy and Entergy where he began his career in Protection and Control (P&C).
Macon holds a Bachelor in Energy Management degree from Bismarck State College.
Midwest Area Operations Manager
Steven Thompson is the Area Operations Manager for the HEATSINC Midwest Region where he is responsible for all operational aspects including promoting a SAFE work culture, ensuring the highest QUALITY standards are met, efficient use of resources to meet project/client requirements within budget, creating “best practices” in technical procedures to ensure consistency and compliance for testing and commissioning, providing project estimates, coordinating with clients, and empowering his team to succeed.
Steven has 10 years of experience in the electrical utilities industry, most recently with ARC AMERICAN as the Director of Project Managers overseeing 11 Project Managers in 6 states.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management as well as a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional.
Department Manager / Estimator
Ray Chapman is the Department Manager/Estimator for HEATSINC where he is involved in estimating, bidding, and pre-construction processes as well as managing numerous industrial and water/waste treatment projects.
Ray has over 19 years of experience in the electrical industry, beginning as an electrical apprentice and evolving into leadership positions including Lead Estimator, Department Manager and Project Manager.
In his role as Department Manager at HEATSINC, Ray cultivates an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining a SAFETY culture. His strong communication and client service skills enhance HEATSINC’s process-driven management and quality assurance philosophy. Ray is an Electrical Professional and Licensed Master in the trade.