Leadership Team

ABcom’s success is a direct result of our service excellence and best-in-class system installations. It’s our team’s number one goal to provide our customers with innovative solutions for their specific business needs. We take pride in consistently providing our customers with the highest-quality network infrastructure solutions at a competitive price, while exceeding their service expectations.

Our growth and leadership position in our industry depends largely on the energy and efforts of all of our employees serving our customers across the United States. Their expertise continues to set us above the competition.

John J. Karel
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John J. Karel
CEO

John J. Karel became ABcom’s President and CEO in 2004. Previous to this, John held the position of Vice President of Operations. As one of the founding members of ABcom, John was instrumental in setting the business direction and defining the core values that continue at ABcom today.

“Service excellence is our mission because we believe that you, our customer, deserve nothing less. Our philosophy is providing customer satisfaction that meets or exceeds your expectations each and every time you do business with us. You have my personal guarantee.”


Matthew J. Valentine
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Matthew J. Valentine
President

Matthew J. Valentine has been key to ABcom’s continuing growth and expansion since he joined the company in 2005. Matthew was promoted to President in 2011, and is responsible for business development on a national scale, specializing in the design, More construction and maintenance of mission-critical facilities including data centers, co-location facilities, call centers and medical facilities.

“The only constant in this industry is change itself. The speed and efficiency at which new technology is deployed requires a designer to remain vigilant in the pursuit of knowledge to ensure the design of a data center’s core components.”


Larry Soukup
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Larry Soukup
CFO

Larry Soukup joined ABcom as Controller in early 2013. He came to the company with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of industries. Larry received both his BA in accounting and MBA from the University of St. Thomas. In 2014, he took More over the role of CFO, in which he is responsible for all aspects of finance for the company including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and analysis.

“ABcom’s financial strength, agility and stability allows us to partner with our smallest customers to our largest Fortune-500 customers. We leverage our technical know-how with competitively priced solutions. We are proud of our legacy and hope our stability and commitment is valued by our customers.”


Larry Karel
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Larry Karel
Vice President of Operations

Larry Karel joined ABcom in 2015 as Director of Safety and Training, and was promoted in 2017 to Vice President of Operations. Larry has over 30 years of experience in the electrical contracting industry, and holds Master More and Journeyman Electrician Licenses as well as BICSI and Safety Certifications.

“We are building a team of professional, safety conscious technicians who are committed to delivering high quality service to our valued customers.”


Greg Murphy
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Greg Murphy
Director of Operations

Greg Murphy joined ABcom in 2007 and has served as a Foreman, Superintendent, Safety Director, and Project Manager. He currently manages operations in our Phoenix, AZ office. Greg holds many certifications More in the industry, including Commscope, Panduit, Leviton, Corning and BICSI ITS. Greg has worked with many of ABcom’s largest clients and projects: Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, and New England Patriots Stadiums, Boeing, and McKesson, to name a few.

“Providing our clients not just an excellent installation, but a full understanding of the technology available to them, and the solution they have purchased. ABcom’s Technicians, Project Managers, and Engineers are ready to meet Client needs in the ever-changing world of communications.”