Fire2Wire is a company that has been on the cutting edge of the computer industry for the past 24 years, specializing in computer and network infrastructure solutions to companies around California. In the last 15 years, Fire2Wire has expanded its scope into Internet service, providing connection services, domain registration, web site hosting, and most recently fixed wireless broadband for the San Joaquin Valley region. The name of Fire2Wire was formed when PC-InTouch was purchased by Dace Computers in 2000.
Founder and CEO Duane Severson started Fire2Wire 28 years ago in Modesto, California when he saw a need for network administration and knowledgeable support. At the time, there were few people with any experience in this field. Having owned several other businesses in other fields, Duane had the background and experience of running a successful business as well as having the technical expertise to cover computer support. Currently, Duane oversees business growth and expansion.
President Kristian Hoffmann has worked at Fire2Wire for almost 15 years developing Fire2Wire's Internet services and network infrastructure. Kristian has contributed to several open source software projects, including the Linux kernel. He is considered in many circles as a Linux Guru.
Vice President William Moreno has spent 15 years in the ISP field working for California based ISP's including coming to Fire2wire in 2002. His experience includes 35 years in sales & marketing in the Real Estate, mortgage investment, and retail fields. He has directed the sales growth of Fire2Wire, a 24-year-old ISP & Network consulting business, expanded its wireless network to cover 5500 square miles throughout the state of California.
Wireless and Infrastructure Manager Mike Silva leads the wireless field technicians. He is in the "thick of things" daily climbing towers, deploying wireless networks and helping clients achieve their goals. Mike has been with Fire2Wire for more than 11 years and has been a tremendous part of the growth and development of the company.
Mark Hesler is managing the Network consulting department and brings 20 years of experience to Fire2Wire. Mark cut his teeth on Atari and Amiga in the 80’s. As the industry grew from DOS to Windows 7 and Server 2008, Mark has literally grown up with the industry. He was awarded the Spot Light Award by one of the nation’s largest Architecture firms for his work in building and managing a world-class helpdesk and has a real passion for customer service.