About MDCS (Meter Data Collection Services)
MDCS has taken a new and innovative approach to the capture and delivery of meter data. This unique approach has substantially reduced manufacturing costs as well as the delivery and distribution of metrology data. The accuracy of multiple data parameters is repeatable, dependable and secure. The features of this solution at this value are simply not available in the market today.
The MDCS solution is spawned from over 70 years of experience and historical relationships with key customers and suppliers. The company is squarely focused on small and medium utilities including muni’s and co-ops that need low cost of ownership and ease of use to make the transition to the next level of AMI/AMR technology.
“For too long, many utility companies in the US have been unable to move forward with new technology because of the cost to change infrastructure and upgrade products. MDCS has a cost effective way achieve complete AMI performance throughout the service area,” says George Davies, VP of MDCS. “The KILOWAZE meter is the result of several years of creative hardware design and software ingenuity. The KILOWAZE meter and long range network combination presents a new standard in the marketplace,” says Ron D’Ambrosio, CEO of MDCS.
Meet Our Team
For almost 20 years, Ron D’Ambrosio has been Founder and CEO of Glacier Computer, www.glaciercomputer.com. The experience as a manufacturer of rugged industrial computers and systems integrator has served as a backdrop to several other synergistic business opportunities. North Peak Data was one such offspring that became a reseller of similar products and enabled Glacier to offer a full complement of additional hardware to the existing customer base. In 2016, Glacier purchased an Oracle partner database development company called Datafase, which enabled Glacier customers the added dimension of cloud computing for their rugged computing customers.
The Glacier team made the list as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing companies by Entrepreneur Magazine. It was also one of INC Magazines top 5000 fastest growing companies in the US and was awarded twice elected to the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Connecticut.
In 2018, Ron along with other members of a new management team started Meter Data Collection Services: www.meterdcs.com. MDCS has developed a new smart electric meter that is sold to utility companies. It is an ANSI approved AMI meter that delivers data faster, more accurate and at a much lower cost than others on the market today. The company uses a proprietary network using standard industry protocols to deliver the data to the utility. In addition, through Datafase, MDCS is able to offer utility companies the added benefit of Meter Data Management Software tools.
“This all sounds like a really great plan now, but it wasn’t so apparent 6 months ago. We have been very fortunate in the way that things have fallen together, “says the vigilant opportunist D’Ambrosio.
A graduate of Ohio University’s BBA program, a native of Pittsburgh and an avid Steeler fan, in spite of it all, Ron is a husband, father and grandfather who enjoys the struggle of keeping his handicap “down” in the teens. He enjoys hiking, lake activities and serving on various local boards in the town and community.
George C. Davies
George C. Davies brings years of senior management experience in sales, management and system integration. Mr. Davies is Founder and President of CA Electronics Group, LLC , of Wethersfield, CT, an electronics marketing and technology development firm, and President of Colwyn Bay Capital, LLC, a financial consulting and management advisory firm, located in Avon, CT. Mr. Davies has over 40 years of executive and managerial experience in the computer and electronics industries. He was Founder and CEO of CTI Technology, Inc., Springfield, MA, a publicly-traded electronic contract manufacturing company with several manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. He was also Co-Founder of Circon Technology Corp., Woonsocket, RI, a leading manufacturer of high-density multi-layer printed circuits. He served as lead investor and Chairman for a Connecticut-based provider of design and engineering services, and also as CEO of a Waltham, MA-based contractor for network integration services. He has worked with numerous clients on acquisition, financing and re-structuring projects, and has successfully served as interim CEO for several “turn-around” companies. He has also been active in the financing and development of several commercial and industrial real estate projects. Mr. Davies is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and has served on the Board of the Virginia Engineering Foundation, an alumni advisory board. He also attended the University of Maryland School of Law and Johns Hopkins University where he studied economics and accounting. Mr. Davies is a resident of Wethersfield, CT, married with 3 children and 10 grand-children. His leisure activities include golf and sailing.
Richard Reynolds, CPA, CVA
Mr. Reynolds is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Meter Data Collection Services, Inc. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of Colwyn Bay Capital, LLC, a financial consulting and management advisory firm, located in Avon, CT. He is also the managing member of Richard A. Reynolds & Company, LLC, a public accounting firm. Prior to the above entities, Mr. Reynolds has held senior level positions with several financial and technology firms and was in-charge of tax services for the Hartford office of Deloitte & Touche, an international public accounting firm. He has practiced in public accounting for forty-nine years, specializing in tax and accounting services for high net worth individuals, closely-owned businesses, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and partnership tax law.
Mr. Reynolds is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Accountants (CSCPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NAVCA). He has served on the Professional Ethics Committee, Federal Tax Committee, Management of an Accounting Practice Committee (Chairman), State Legislation Committee, Public Relations Committee, Liaison with the Bar (Chairman), Cooperation with Bankers, and Area Activity committees for the CSCPA. In addition, he has written tax articles for various journals and newspapers. He is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association Committee for the Arbitration of Fee Disputes and has served on the Advisory Council for the Hartford Tax Institute which is sponsored by the Center for Tax Education and Research.
Mr. Reynolds has been Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Visiting Nurse and Community Care, Inc. of Vernon, Connecticut and, Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Hartford, Inc.
He has a Master of Science in Taxation and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford. In addition, he has participated in numerous seminars on mergers, acquisitions, liquidations, organizations, reorganizations and business valuations at the University of Illinois. Princeton University and other institutions.