Our People

Fred Brown


Fred has over 45 years in the telecom industry and established Express Technologies, Inc. in 2002. Since then, Fred has managed the firm, ensuring that Express-Tek maintains the highest of standards while leading the company in corporate vision.

Stephen Brown

Vice President of Operations

Stephen has over 20 years in the telecom industry. 15 of those years were leading Express-Tek’s Engineering and OSP departments and help setting the high standards Express-Tek holds itself to. Stephen has overseen the planning, design, implementation, and management of building laterals to large scale ring projects.

Robert Drake

Vice President of Business Operations

Bob has 48 years for telecommunications experience specializing in Field Services, Central Office Operations, Telephone Switch Systems Engineering, and Quality Facilitations.  Bob’s primary role at Express-Tek is contracts administration, business analysis, and corporate compliance.

George Prygocki

Vice President of Engineering - Sterling, VA

With more than 35 years of experience, George focuses on the growth and development of the Express-Tek’s telecom group. George is responsible for client engagement and business development activities, as well as identifying new opportunities that will diversify the business across geographies, sectors and services. Over his years with MFS and KCI Technologies, he has worked on many large projects including small cell.

Jim Bruce

Director of Construction

Jim oversees the day to day activities of Telecommunications ISP & OSP, Audiovisual, CCTV and Security. He monitors employee and project productivity, revenue margins and new direction for growth. He also sets guidelines for personnel evaluation recruitment and advancement. Jim has worked 20 years in industry. Some of his past work involves managing the installation of the Pro Audio Sound System at UVA John Paul Jones Arena, UVA’s Baseball and Soccer Field, and the installation of multiple systems including structured cabling, audiovisual, security, and fire alarm in numerous K12 schools.

Ross Ritenour

Director of Construction - Chesapeake, VA

Ross brings 40 years of commercial electrical, telecom & energy management construction experience to Express-Tek. His travels have taken him all over the United States constructing and managing electrical and low voltage projects from Retail to Healthcare to Transportation. He holds the Master Electrical License in VA, MD and NC along with several certifications for Express-Tek. In 2007 he was tasked to build our ISP construction division until turning over operations to Jim Bruce in 2017. After a short 3-year stint working for Amazon as the Senior Facilities Coordinator, Ross returned to Express-Tek to establish the Construction Division in Georgia and surrounding southeast states.

Keith Ward

Director of OSP Construction

Keith has over 40 years in Aerial & Underground utility construction managing fiber, copper & coax cabling. His primary role at Express-Tek is designing, implementing and managing fiber optic builds for public and private organizations.


Jennifer Marcum

Accounts Manager

With over 15 years of bookkeeping experience and a Bachelors in Business Administration, Jennifer Marcum maintains the daily business operations at Express-tek.  As the Accounts Manager at Express for the past 10 years, Jennifer is knowledgeable and confident in not only the accounting functions but also the HR operations.