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 now have an extension office in Wildwood, Florida in order to better service our Florida utility clients and are hoping to expand more in the near future.
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.
Founder and General Manager
Roy Hilton is the Founder 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.
Roy has been married to the former Susan Hughes for 36 years who also plays an integral part in the success of the companies.
Chief Operating Officer
Lori Terry is the Chief Operating Officer for the HS family of companies, where she is responsible for designing and implementing business operations, establishing policies that promote company culture and vision, overseeing the operations of the company and work of executives.
Lori joined the company at inception in 2012 and has held numerous positions including, Human Resources Director, Contracting Manager and Accounts Receivable Manager.
Lori attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia and received her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certificate from Southeastern Technical College. She is presently pursuing her MBA from Mercer University.
Chief Financial Officer
Spencer Tydings is the Chief Financial Officer of the HS family of companies. Spencer is responsible for the Companies’ financial functions including accounting, review, treasury, and corporate finance.
Spencer has over 34 years of experience in public accounting including providing tax, accounting and consulting services to a wide variety of business and individual clients. He has experience in construction, convenience store chains as well as petroleum distribution, financial institutions and real estate development.
Spencer has been involved in leadership positions in numerous professional and civic organizations through the years. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and served as President of the local chapter. Spencer has also held officer roles in the Dublin Exchange Club, the Laurens County Advocates for Alzheimer’s Care, the Laurens County Court Appointed Special Advocates, has been a board member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and he is a graduate of the Georgia Society of CPA’s Leadership Academy.
Spencer received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Georgia Southern University.
Georgia Area Manager
William “Billy” Terry is the Georgia Area Manager for HEATSINC where he is responsible for all operational aspects including maintaining a safe work environment, ensuring the highest quality solutions for our customers, efficient use of resources, providing project estimates, coordinating with clients and empowering his team for success.
Billy has over 10 years of experience in the electrical industry as an Electrical Test Technician and Relay Technician. He held numerous positions with Bechtel at TC2 in Trimble County Kentucky, the Keystone Pipeline and the Prairie State Energy Campus. Additionally, he held positions at Volt Work Force Solutions San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and Georgia Power.
Billy holds an Associate of Arts degree from Middle Georgia College and a Bachelor of Science Degree Liberty University.
Florida Area Operations Manager
Alvin Smith is the Florida Operations/Relay Manager for HEATSINC 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 and meeting with clients, and empowering his team to succeed.
Alvin has over 26 years of experience in the electrical industry, beginning as a relay apprentice and working his way up to Project Manager, Lead Relay Technician and Area Supervisor supporting relay construction and maintenance projects for generation, transmission and distribution utility companies. He also has 14 years process plant experience as a Millwright and Electrical/Instrument Technician.
In his spare time, Alvin actively supports and participates in various community activities, youth sports and his church. These experiences have cultivated a compassionate leader with the ability to provide quality customer service, high level project management and effectively market services while being innovative and maintaining a high level of integrity.
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.
Gulf Coast Area Operations Manager
Macon Earl Ayres is the Gulf Coast Area 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.
Gulf Coast Area Sr. Projects Manager
Colin Bamber is the Gulf Coast Area Sr. Projects Manager for HEATSINC where he is involved in expanding operations throughout the Gulf Coast and North America. He is customer oriented and fully committed to providing the highest quality in the safest possible work culture.
Colin has over 30 years of experience in the electrical and energy industries providing start-up and commissioning services to the oil, gas and chemical sectors as well as renewable energy sources. Colin has held positions throughout North American for a number of clients including TransCanada, Enbridge, NextEra Energy, APEX Energy, Marathon Oil and Exxon Mobil.
Colin attended Industrial Technical Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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.